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Shopping Around the World

Mark Your Calendars Friends!

Shopping around the World will be hosted on Friday, June 29th.  This month we will be highlighting easy dinner ideas for the summer months.  Summer brings heat and who wants to be in the kitchen cooking, right?  So this month, let’s concentrate on what you prepare for dinner in the summer months.

Post your meals and prices on Friday, June 29th and link back to my blog so everyone has a way to your blog to check out your menu’s.

Hope to see you here!

 

 

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Shopping Around the World

This month for Shopping Around the World, we are going to focus on go to desserts/treats.

You know for those days when you need a pick me up or you are feeling down, what is the one thing you go to for comfort?

I know we shouldn’t but we do.  We can all admit that from time to time, right?

Well this month is an easy one for mom.  Wait until you see!  Take it away mom –


When I think of go to comfort food as in dessert, I think of one thing.  Pepperidge Farm cakes.  I was introduced to Pepperidge Farm cakes when I was a young child.  It was something that we always kept in the freezer.  You know back in the day when you wanted people to drop in for visits  and they did unexpectedly – LOL.  These days, we don’t want anyone coming by unless you call weeks in advance and make an appointment.  Times have changed, right?  Well in the day, when unexpected friends dropped by my mom would get out the Pepperidge Farm cake, make a pot of coffee and visit.

These days, I still try to keep these in the freezer if not for just the memories they once brought to me.  Anytime you need some sugar comfort, cut you a slice off of the cake and enjoy a little time just being.  These Pepperidge Farm cakes come in a different variety – vanilla layer cake, red velvet cake, lemon layer cake, key lime cake, coconut layer cake, chocolate fudge layer cake and this one – rich golden layer cake.  And personally, the golden layer and key lime cakes are my all time favorites – LOL.

And the best thing about these cakes – they are cheap.  Really on average they are about $4.00 a cake.  BUT you can find them on sale two for $5.00!  Now can you make two cakes that cheap?  So pardon me my friends, this cake in the picture was opened last weekend.  It’s calling my name to be finished.  The next time you are in your local market, see if you can find one of these and try them.  You won’t regret it.

 

 
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Posted by on 04/27/2018 in Shopping Around the World

 

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Shopping Around the World – Mark Your Calendar

Did you have fun last month my friends?  Well this month for Shopping Around the World, we are going to focus on go to desserts/treats.  You know for those days when you need a pick me up or you are feeling down, what is the one thing you go to for comfort?  I know we shouldn’t but we do.  We can all admit that from time to time, right?

Shopping Around the World will be on Friday, April 27th.  Be sure to write down your ingredients, costs and link back to my blog so we can all drool over your go to dessert/treats.

 
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Posted by on 04/11/2018 in Shopping Around the World

 

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Shopping Around the World – Reminder

Hello Friends!! ❤  It’s that time to get ready for Shopping Around the World for March.  For March, what is your ‘go to’ meal that you always prepare when you have nothing else to do.  A meal that you can always pull out because you always have the ingredients and know how to fix it from memory.  Do tell – we want to know all about it.

Shopping Around the World will be hosted on Friday, March 30, 2018.  Remember to link back to my blog so everyone can read your awesome recipes.  Remember to include prices from your area.  We can’t wait to read all about it my friends!!

 
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Posted by on 03/15/2018 in Shopping Around the World

 

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Shopping Around the World – Mark Your Calendars

Hello Friends!! ❤  It’s that time to get ready for Shopping Around the World for March.  For March, what is your ‘go to’ meal that you always prepare when you have nothing else to do.  A meal that you can always pull out because you always have the ingredients and know how to fix it from memory.  Do tell – we want to know all about it.

Shopping Around the World will be hosted on Friday, March 30, 2018.  Remember to link back to my blog so everyone can read your awesome recipes.  Remember to include prices from your area.  We can’t wait to read all about it my friends!!

 
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Posted by on 02/27/2018 in Shopping Around the World

 

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Shopping Around the World – Mark Your Calendars

Hello friends!!  Wasn’t all of the sandwiches from last month mouth watering?  We got so many ideas here at the Hotel Thompson.  What a blast!  This month we are going to throw a little twist to the Shopping Around the World.

We always concentrate on food but here’s the twist.  For February’s Shopping Around the World, we want a drink and snack food that you love.  Recipes, pictures are awesome and prices to be posted on:

Friday, February 23, 2018.

So mark your calendars and put on your thinking hats.  Is there a nightly ritual that you partake in before bedtime?  Maybe it’s something that you only do on the weekends.  Share with us in February ❤

 
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Posted by on 02/01/2018 in Shopping Around the World

 

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Shopping Around the World

Welcome my friends to a new year of adventure and great food!

Today we are highlighting great sandwiches of any kind.  Mom/dad here at the Hotel Thompson are the king and queen of sandwiches.  Sometimes they are huge and sometimes they are just something thrown between two slices of bread.  You never know with those two.  One of dad’s favorite sandwiches is a club on wheat bread.  There is a local sandwich shop that he always wants to frequent… that is until mom created this monster for him.  Now dad welcomes mom’s club sandwiches any day.  So without further ado – take it away mom!

What you will need:  Hoagie buns (a package of six cost $2.00 – $0.33 each bun); Meats – you get whatever you want from the deli.  We get a 1/2 pound of roast beef, ham and turkey.  Of course, a 1/2 pound makes multiple sandwiches.  They range from $4-$6.00 for each selection.  If you had to break it down, it would be somewhere in the neighborhood of $1.75 per sandwich with all three meats.  Cheese – we also get 1/2 pound of provolone for $3.50.  It costs around $0.50 per sandwich for each sandwich.  Chips – we buy the store brand of chips for $1.00 a bag.  There are multiple servings per bag.  So somewhere around $0.25 per serving.  And we always keep pickles and olives on hands – always for nibbling.  So each sandwich will cost you around less than $3.00 per sandwich.  Not really bad and they are yummy!

Here is the fun part – arrange the sandwich however you want.  Pure and simple, right?  LOL – we prefer a little mayo on one side of the sandwich and  a little mustard on the opposite side.  You can use a sampling of all three meats or just the ones you want.  Add the cheese.  Now we have even used a panini press in the past and squished this sandwich making it hot or you can just serve it cold like this picture – whichever works for you.  It’s a simple sandwich but so delicious and easy.

You can even make them in advance and cut them into little pieces for a big football party.  We’ve done that before as well.  These are so easy to fix ahead of time.  Just a thought with the Super Bowl coming up my friends ❤

 
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Posted by on 01/26/2018 in Bacon, Shopping Around the World

 

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