Sunday Selfie Hop


It’s Sunday and it’s the day of the week to post a Selfie.    This, however, is not just ANY Sunday.   Day before yesterday a lot of us lost one of our bestest friends – Raz from Friends Furever went to join his family and friends at the Rainbow Bridge.    Raz had been not himself for quite a while and he fought a good fight to stay with his sisters and his Mom.    He was such a good guy.     Anyway, in honor of our friend – Angel Raz – we have a heartfelt message for him from Teddy.    We already miss him like crazy.    We know his Mom is terribly sad as are Raz’s sisters Noelle and Reesie.      If you’d like to visit their blog and leave a message for his family, just click HERE. 

Love Never Dies……….Hugs, Teddy

Bakin’ With Bacon, King Teddy AND a Guest Chef!


Welcome to Assistant Chef Penny – our “Frequent Flyer” Guest!

Penny from 15andMeowing is often helping me in the Castle Kitchen because she and her Mom find wonderful recipes for us to showcase on Saturdays when we whip up delicious baconized meals to share with YOU.    That’s why she’s with me today – WE have a goodie for you.

Penny’s Mom sent in a really delicious recipe – something a little similar to a recipe we’ve done before but this is ever so slightly different and the difference is tasty!   Ready?


BLT Pasta Salad


  • For the dressing:
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt, plain,
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried dillweed (OK – I know this is a little exotic so if you can’t find it – no worries!)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional
  • Worcestershire sauce, to taste


  • For the pasta salad:
  • 1 (8-ounce) package of fusilli pasta
  • 2 cups cherry ​​tomatoes, halved
  • 2 cups romaine, lightly packed, chopped
  • 2 cups baby spinach, lightly packed
  • 3 tablespoons chives, chopped, plus more, optional, for garnish
  • 4 (8-ounce) slices of bacon, thick-cut, cooked, cut into chunky bite-sized pieces


Step 1 –In a small bowl or ​measuring cup, whisk together the Greek yogurt, milk, olive oil, garlic powder, black pepper, onion powder, dried dillweed, salt, cayenne pepper, and Worcestershire sauce.

Step 2 –Refrigerate the dressing mixture until ready to use.

Step 3 –Cook the pasta until al dente, according to the package instructions.

Step 4 –Drain the pasta.

Step 5 –Place the drained pasta into a large serving bowl.

Step 6 –Pour the dressing mixture over the pasta and toss to coat.

Step 7 –Gently fold the cherry tomatoes, romaine, spinach, 3 tablespoons of chives, and bacon into the pasta mixture.

Step 8 –Sprinkle the additional chives for garnish.

Step 9 –Serve at room temperature or chilled.


Sounds delish doesn’t it?   Well it is!

Thank you Chef Penny for bringing the recipe AND for taking time to whip it up to show our visitors how yummy it looks AND tastes.    It’s a winner.   You can use “low fat” options where you can in the recipe too if you wish.    However you make it – it’s a WINNER!

King Teddy and Chef Penny hope you enjoy this one!

P.S.   Just a short note to say that tomorrow’s post – Sunday Selfies – is dedicated to our dear friend Raz who made his way to the Rainbow Bridge yesterday……….we are beyond sad he’s left us and his Mom misses him so very  much.   We know how hard it is when someone we love has made that journey.    Please stop by to leave a message for Raz’s Mom HERE.

Friendly Fill-Ins


Happy Friday.   Time to fill in the blanks with our co-hosts!     If you’d like to fill in the blanks along with us and don’t have the sentences – click their badge above – the sentences are there.   THEN you can go back after you’re finished and link up so everyone can see your words.

Here are the four sentences with blanks that we got from our co-hosts for this week!    Mom and I shared filling in duty this week – Mom’s words are in TEAL and my words are in ORANGE.                (TEDDY-ORANGE    MOM-TEAL)



1. I am looking forward to _First Day Of Summer on the 21st of this month.
2. I am in need of yummy seafood in Maine when we go for vacation in October!  
3. The big green chair in the guest room is my go-to for a really nice nap.
4. When the weather is nice, I don’t have to ASK to go outside – my Mom and Dad go out a LOT anyway so I tag along!.

Thanks to our co-hosts for this super duper fun weekly fill-in-the-blanks fun.    You should join us if you don’t already!!

Mom and ME – the Dynamic Duo

Friends, Mom and I are praying for our dear friend Raz from Friends Furever – he’s not doing very well and needs our prayers – you can leave a message for him on his blog HERE.

Thank you…..the power of prayer can do wondrous things……….

Thankful and Poetic Thursday


Happy Thursday – it’s thankful day with Brian as our HOP HOST.    If you’d like to tell the world what you’re thankful for, you can link up with the rest of us at Brian’s site by clicking the badge above.   Thanks for hosting Brian!!

Thankful that we’ve had a pretty week so far which means I must be thankful that the weatherman was WRONG with his predictions every single day this week.  He said rain – we have sun.   We do NEED rain though so I’ll be THANKFUL next Thursday if we have some before then!

I’m thankful that Angel Sammy’s poem for this week arrived last night – I’m sharing it below.   Hope you wrote a poem to share!  It makes Angel Sammy happy when people participate in his poetry day.

Hugs, Teddy


Hello Poetry Friends!

Time to share.    Hope you wrote a poem for the photo I gave you last Thursday!    I wrote one – and I’m sharing it below.   Let us know in comments by giving us the link to your poem because we would love love love to read it.    It’s tons of fun writing a poem using a photo as inspiration.

Here’s last week’s photo and my poem follows:

“No Soap”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell      ©May 31, 2023


Wow this place is pretty cool!

Not a tub – you call it a pool!

No soap is there to get in my eyes

No heavy diaper chafing my thighs!

A bathing suit and matching cap

I’m quite the dashing chap…..

I see a little blonde with lovely curls

This swim thing is fun if there’s pretty girls!


Ah yes……we learn things at a very young age.   The little kid in this photo is looking quite comfortable in the water – maybe he’ll grow up to be an Olympic Swimmer one day!   Now here’s your photo for NEXT Thursday’s poetry day.    

Looking for a private weekend on the canal?   This might not be it!


Love this photo – the narrowboats would be a fun way to sightsee – but not if there’s a traffic jam!   Have fun with this one……….I know I will…………………….

Until we meet again next Thursday – please be happy and stay healthy and be thankful for all you have………………

I am the Angel Poet in the green beret…..and I hope you join me for POETIC FUN each week!

Your Angels are always there for you when you need them…..

Love, Angel Sammy

Teaser Tell All


It’s Tell All Time!

I know you’ve been anxious to get to school today so you can find out the scoop on yesterday’s pastel/Easter egg colored houses right?   RIGHT?   Well we’re about to spill the beans…………

Let’s talk about FIRST COMMENTERS first shall we?    Well we only had ONE – just ONE in the first sixty seconds class was in session yesterday morning.   Who was that?????

Drumroll please?



Here’s your badge!

I was the one and only FIRST COMMENTER on the Teaser post of May 30, 2023! YAY FOR ME!

“Well….I woulda been a FIRSTIE but I had a litter box issue……”

Here’s the photo we had as yesterday’s Teaser and if you’ll remember – it was provided by US – We Professors picked the Teaser photo for yesterday so we don’t get a badge but we did do a pretty danged good job picking a photo didn’t we?!   Lots of people had NO IDEA – lots of people had IDEAS BUT WERE WRONG but one of you students was sharp and got to be our FIRST RIGHT GUESSER!

First of all here’s the photo we gave you:


So we don’t get a badge but we’d appreciate some applause for picking a goodie!



Here’s your Badge!

I was FIRST RIGHT GUESSER on the Teaser post of May 30, 2023…..WOO HOO!

If you guessed the right location you get a badge too!

I was RIGHT with my guess on the Teaser of May 30, 2023 but I was NOT FIRST! I’m still a winner though….

If you guessed but you were WRONG – you get one of these:

I guessed WRONG on the Teaser of May 30, 2023 but at least I gave it a TRY!!! Maybe next week?!

Congrats to Badge Winners!

BOO HOO…….well at least I got a WRONG GUESS badge!

There’s also the benefit of getting to go to the cafeteria for a good meal no matter if you are a winner or a loser for Teaser…….see?   That’s everyone’s PRIZE!!!!   FOOOOOD!!!!!

OK – let’s go!

Students and Staff – we’re ready to serve!


Good Job Students!  See you next Tuesday!