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What Makes the World Go ‘Round?
One Final Concert – Who Would You Pick?
Okay friends – this is going to be hard but if you could bring back ONE person for a final concert, who would it be? My mom/dad picked the same person although it was a tight call between three. You see daddy LOVES him some Freddie Mercury – who does’t like Bohemian Rhapsody huh? Even my mom belts that song out in the car when it comes on the radio. And everyone has to agree that Michael Jackson knew how to rock. But our winner here at the Hotel Thompson was Elvis Presley. Mom said it was something about those eyes and hips. I don’t get it.
So who would YOU bring back for one final concert?
Shopping Around the World
My friend Fozzie and I have scheduled a group posting today of Shopping Around the World. We thought it would be interesting to see the differences between different countries all over.Here are our prices for the following from our area – Georgia USA.
Items to price this month:
- Milk. Mom usually buys 1/2 gallon store brand which lately has been on sale for $1.00
- Tomatoes. Mom loves Roma tomatoes. They are small but meaty. She bought some for the dinner at $1.29 a pound – that was about 4 tomatoes.
- Canned Product. Black beans. How could you possibly go wrong with black beans – especially when you can buy store brand for a $1.00 a can. Mom bought two cans for the meal.
- Homemade Dish. Jalapeno Cornbread with Black Beans 🙂 yum – see below
- Random Item of your choice. Jalapeno. Mom bought one very large one and it only cost $0.69 the day she was at the market.
Okay my friends. Mommy went easy – really easy on this month’s Shopping Around the World – go mom! She was able to combine all of her prices and items into the Homemade Dish – which is one of our favorites here at the Hotel Thompson.
Jalapeno Cornbread made with with a diced up Jalapeno (according to taste how much you throw in), cup of milk, 1 egg, 2 tablespoons of melted butter, 1 cup of cornmeal and shredded cheddar cheese. We have a small iron skillet that will serve four slices of cornbread. Mix ingredients, except for shredded cheddar cheese, and bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. When done turn over skillet onto a plate and top with shredded cheddar cheese.
Black Beans with tomatoes, diced Jalapeno’s and diced red onions. So easy here – snorts. Open store bought black beans and heat over the stove on medium heat. Add a little chicken broth (or whatever broth you have on hand), diced Jalapenos (to taste for heat) and diced tomatoes. When bubbles, turn down to low and stir.
When bread is ready, spoon black beans into bowl and top with more diced tomatoes. Mom even added some cilantro into the mix this date. A meal made for a king and queen. Filling and hot for a cold rainy night that we seem to be having a LOT of lately. Happy eats my friends.
Oh… and this entire meal when you break it down ends up to be around less than $6.00 for two people.
I hope you had fun my friends with this month’s edition of Shopping Around the World. Hope to see you shopping soon!
Mom and Dad’s New Game – Answers
Hey my friends – today I’m giving you the answers from mom and dad’s new game that I posted about yesterday. Remember, I showed you a picture to guess but did not give you any clues like how many letters or words the answer was. My deviled Ham side came out to play – snorts. The answer are posted below – how many did you get right? Remember these are the game answers and the game’s way of thinking. Should be interesting.
You have to put on your thinking cap and really look at the pictures. By looking at this picture to the left, you see a man, a boat and a tiger. The conclusion: Life of Pi
Does that blow your mind? Now figure out these –
Picture 1 –
By looking at the nail and the manicure, you are suppose to get beauty. The lady has a crown so she is a Queen.
The answer – beauty queen.
Picture 2 –
This one took mom and dad a bit to figure out. The number 10 means perfect in this illustration. The umbrella with the rain means storm.
The answer – Perfect Storm
Picture 3 –
A house – that’s kind of obvious however the tree throws you a bit. The illustration of a woman in a wedding dress means wife.
The answer – housewife
Picture 4 –
Candy is obvious as well as apple.
The answer – Candy Apple
This one is one of the more simple ones. There’s a piggy – yay me – snorts. Then there’s a bag of money.
The answer – Piggy Bank
Picture 6 –
This is one that really blew mom and dad’s mind. It’s deep. You have to really look at the pictures. A snowflake, the sun, the leaves – and then you shake your head in confusion huh?
The answer – Four Seasons
Picture 7 –
Another one that requires a little thinking. There’s a cat, a dog and a horse with a world looking image. What could it be. Oh – now it’s obvious –
The answer – Animal Planet
Picture 8 –
I leave you with another one that your probable got right. A snake and a set of eyes.
The answer – Snake Eyes
Pirate Fest at Tybee Island, Georgia
Tybee Island – mom/dad’s home away from home. They LOVE that beach. They have been going to Tybee for years now and it just feels natural to be there partaking and having fun with all things beach. They’ve met so many people over the years. Hopefully one day when they retire to the good life, they want to spend their senior moments at the beach walking hand to hand causing havoc (you gotta know mom/dad and the trouble they get into at places unchaperoned – snorts).
This is actually the beach they are planning on visiting later on in the month – without moi might I add. One day hopefully soon, I will get to put my hooves into the ocean as well and see what it’s all about. But I digress. This post is not about me but about Pirate Fest at Tybee Island, Georgia.
The Tybee Island Pirate Fest started in 2005 and has been going strong every year. This year it is scheduled October 10-13th, 2013. It is so cool! There’s going to be a parade of pirate ships and pirates that will go down Butler Street to the beach. And, there is the thieves market where you can shop to your hearts content for everything pirate. AND to start everything off there’s even a Buccaneer Ball at a wonderful restaurant called The Crab Shack (which mom/dad highly recommend). Fun, food and costume contests all with the crowning of the 2013 King and Queen to kick off the swashbuckling weekend.
To buy tickets or get more information, check their web site out at http://tybeepiratefest.com/
Here’s also a flyer of the good time. I sent them my pirate picture… you know just to let them know that I’m all about being a Pirate. Heck, you can call me Captain Bacon 🙂