Bakin’ With Bacon, The King and An Assistant!

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Let’s Get To Cookin’ !

Hello – another Saturday arrives and I have Raz from Friends Furever as my Guest Chef/Assistant again today.    You will remember him from other visits – he brings some pretty yummy baconized recipes to us and this week is no exception!

I’m guessing some of you will freak out when you see this uses gorgonzola cheese.    We have a wonderful cheese section in our grocery here and they have EVERY king of cheese possible including gorgonzola and my Mom and Dad love it.     I’m sure you can find a substitute cheese that you like and use it in this recipe though.     This is yet another dip – I hope you aren’t “all dipped out” since we’ve had several dip recipes lately but this is great for two or three or a party and it IS “Holiday Season” after all!!

BACON GORGONZOLA SKILLET DIP

Ingredients

BREAD
  • 11 oz package of refrigerated bread dough (biscuit dough works and you can “size” them down to the size of your skillet)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil + additional for coating skillet
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • ½ teaspoon salt
DIP
  • 6 slices Bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ⅓ cup mayonnaise
  • 6 ounces gorgonzola crumbles, divided
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 green onions, chopped (plus more for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350º F.
  2. Brush a 12″ skillet with olive oil to coat.
  3. Cut the refrigerated dough into 15 equal pieces and place in a ring on the outer edge of the skillet, leaving the middle open. Set aside
  4. Add 3 tablespoons of olive oil to a small pan with the crushed garlic and salt and heat oil to infuse with garlic flavor, then cool.
  5. Prepare the dip by beating the cream cheese and mayonnaise in a large bowl, until smooth and creamy.
  6. Fold in 4 ounces of the gorgonzola, the garlic powder, green onions and cooked Bacon then mix to combine.
  7. Spoon the dip into the open center of the prepared skillet and sprinkle the remaining gorgonzola on top.
  8. Brush the tops of the bread with the garlic oil and bake for 25 – 30 minutes, until bread is golden.
  9. Top with additional green onions if desired and serve.

Oh boy is this good.    It’s a REAL treat.

Thanks a bunch Raz…………you are a great Assistant Chef and please come back and visit us again (and again) – you and your Mom find some mighty fine recipes that we can make together and pass on to my Kingdom!!!

I’ve decided to honor and thank our Guest Chefs from now on – Raz you get the first badge EVER as my thanks for helping me pass on a recipe to the Kingdom!

Have a great Saturday – hopefully it will include BACON!

King Teddy (and Raz too)

Friendly Fill-Ins Blog Hop

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Hello Friends!   Time to fill in the blanks as provided by our co-hosts Four-Legged Furballs and 15andmeowing.    Four sentences and lots of blanks to fill-in which give the world more insight into US!    Cool huh?    Wanna join in?   Click the badge above and link up – easy.

Here are our four sentences this week (two from each co-host).    Mom and I both filled blanks in so MY words are in RED and hers are in GREEN.


1. I find it easy to choose a gift for Teddy – he likes EVERYTHING (for about sixty seconds!).
2. I find it difficult to choose a gift for my Mom – I don’t know her computer password so no online shopping and I can’t drive to go buy her something so I just give her BIG HUGS which make her happy!.
3. Now that I’ve learned to like my weight control wet food, I can proudly say I’ve stayed at the same weight as I was before the weight control food – haha – fooled ya!!.
4. I’m especially looking forward to decorating the house this holiday season.

Well I must admit that I have lost a couple of pounds but my vet STILL tells me and Mom that I am not fat……….I am big.  In fact I’m bigger than big I’m HUGE.    BUT I’m healthy and heaven knows I’m happy.
Hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving…………..Mom and Dad were away from home but they brought leftovers back!  OH BOY!    See you next week for fill-ins again!

Hugs, Teddy

Thankful and Poetic Thursday

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Happy Thanksgiving

Hello world.   Time for us to be Thankful in Brian’s Blog Hop – and you can join in if you like by clicking his badge and linking up with us.   It’s a perfect day to be thankful and we do have tons of things to be thankful for.    Family, friends, our health, and so many things that we may take for granted unless we really STOP and think about it.    We want to sincerely thank Brian for hosting a wonderful day of the week for us to voice what we’re thankful for.

I’m also always thankful that we hear from my Angel brother Sammy who I never got to meet but love just the same.   As always I’ll share the email I got from the Bridge last night – his weekly message and photo for more fun next week too.

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Happy Thanksgiving – I’m THANKFUL for all of you who enjoy trying your hand at poetry!

I look forward to this day every week – we have a few of you who always go to the effort to write a poem for the photo every week and every once in a while, someone new gives writing a poem a whirl too – that is super special.    Once you write ONE poem, it usually leads to another.    A great way to express feelings and have fun too!

As always I will give you a NEW photo at the bottom of my email which will be what you can use for NEXT THURSDAY’s poem sharing.    You have a whole week to work on it.   Fun huh?    Meanwhile below is the photo I gave you last week and my poem to go with it.   Please share your link in comments so all of us can see your poem if you wrote one – OR if you’d rather, you can write your poem out in comments on the blog.   Just make sure we get to see your work!    

“OOPS”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell      ©November 24, 2021

I’m so sorry officer sir

A traffic ticket did I incur

Over the speed limit was I going?

Was my license plate not showing?

Didn’t I stop at that last sign?

Don’t my headlights properly align?

You say I was fine with all those things?

Then why did your siren loudly sing?

The problem is that I’m totally nude?

I’m just a little kid – didn’t you notice that dude???

 

Well I had to have a little fun with this adorable photo…………….I actually hadn’t noticed the little kid appears to have no clothes on (although he probably has a diaper and maybe shorts on) but no shoes and no shirt led me to take “poetic license” and make him naked!     That was fun.   

Here’s your photo for next week!

Quite a sight to see……………..poetry in motion in outer space………………………let’s see what we can do with this as our inspiration for next Thursday!    Meanwhile, please know that I am wishing those of you who celebrate Thanksgiving  a most beautiful and enjoyable one.     We all have a lot to be thankful for.    We REALLY do.

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

Love neverending……….Angel Sammy

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Angel Sammy I am thankful for you…………….you are my inspiration.

Love, Teddy

 

Teaser Tell All Time!

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“We’re BAAAACK!”

Time for telling it all…………….and we’ll award badges to our ONE Early Bird and our FIRST RIGHT GUESS student!     Shall we get started??

“YES!  Get the show on the road!  It’s WAY past time for my bottle!!”

Alright alright alright – keep your hair on – oh wait – you don’t have any.   HAHAHA

First let’s show you yesterday’s Teaser photo one more time…………….

We thought this was a stunning photo but a whole lot of you found it spooky.   Well I suppose it COULD be spooky but in just a bit we’ll TELL ALL and let you know where this is.    First up though let’s see who was our one and only FIRST COMMENTER yesterday morning!

DRUMROLL PLEASE!

FIRST COMMENTER WAS PIX !!!

“YAY FOR MISS PIX !!!  RA RA RA SIS BOOM BAH!”

She was there the second we went live which was 7:15AM EST.  Here’s your badge Miss Pix!

I was the FIRST COMMENTER on the Teaser post of November 23, 2021 for Thanksgiving! YAY FOR ME!

THEN we waited and waited for someone to guess the Teaser photo…………………..pretty soon someone raised their hand and made a guess and by golly SHE WAS RIGHT!   Who was it???

Drumroll please…………

FIRST RIGHT GUESSER WAS MISS INGRID!!

“WOO HOO FOR MISS INGRID!…….AGAIN!……

Here is your badge for being our First Right Guesser Miss Ingrid………….concatulations:

I was FIRST RIGHT GUESSER on the Thanksgiving Teaser of November 23, 2021! Yay for ME!

Miss Ingrid certainly is a frequent flyer when it comes to being right on the money with her guesses.   Wanna know WHERE she guessed the Teaser photo was taken??

This is lovely (or scary) Bern, Switzerland !!

If you also guessed right – you get one of these!

Well I was RIGHT with my guess but I was NOT First. I’ll try harder next week!!!!

And if you guessed but were WRONG then you get a WRONG GUESSER badge:

I guessed on the Teaser photo for Thanksgiving on November 23, 2021 BUT I was WRONG – yes I said WRONG! BOO HOO.

Good Job Students!

Cheer Team?  You’re ON ladies!

There you have it another Tell All
We think if you were WRONG you should go to Study Hall!
First to show up was our Miss PIX
She was excited about being first which gave us some kicks!
Then sooner or later we had a right guess
It was someone who makes a HABIT of being a Teaser success!
Miss Ingrid got it right before anyone did
She hit the jackpot – had the winning bid!
We know you all tried and did your best
Maybe next week you’ll win and we’ll be impressed!

Now I would like to suggest we head on over to the cafeteria and grab another Thanksgiving meal – if we don’t all gain ten pounds this Thanksgiving then I’ll be MIGHTY SURPRISED!

My kitchen staff and I hope all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends!

Today’s FAB Menu:

SEE YOU ALL NEXT WEEK !    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Your Proud Professors….Angel Sam and Teddy too

Tuesday Teaser for Thanksgiving

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“Campus looks quiet – thankfully they didn’t make us dress up today but WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE THE PROFESSORS!!!!”

WELCOME CLASS – REMEMBER TO COMMENT!

“Alright Sammy, how come I had to wear the turkey hat and you got to wear the dignified pilgrim hat????”

“Because Teddy, I am the ANGEL PROFESSOR and you are the ASSISTANT PROFESSOR!”

Just kidding but don’t we look swell in our ties and hats?    I bet Teddy’s hat is warmer than my hat is……………anyway, we’re here for Teaser – not to have a fashion show!

Today is the last class before Thanksgiving and we know Miss Dingleberry has some Thanksgiving food on the menu along with some regular things so let’s get started with our Tuesday fun and show you the rules for TEASER and the badges you might win!

“Hey Professors – do we get extra credit for wearing costumes???”

No sorry you don’t but you look totally FUN!!    You can have an extra dessert from the cafeteria today – how’s that??     Let’s get down to business – here’s your TEASER PHOTO for this week.    Makes me cold just looking at it………………….

“Here’s the Teaser Photo of the week Professors”

WHERE IS THIS ??????

We’ll all find out tomorrow but it’s YOUR job to figure it out today – let’s get the Cheer Team to get you pumped up!!

“Bring on the chicks!!”

Thank heavens we didn’t have to dress up like turkeys
Professor Ted looks pretty darn jerky!
Being in fish clothes when the weather is freezing
Even for Teaser School is way beyond teasing!
Anyway it’s time for you to use your brains
We’ll give you a hint – the photo is not in Spain
We’ll be back tomorrow with winners and stuff
Now no cheating or whining Teaser School is ROUGH!

Yes it is rough but we balance rough out with good food in the cafeteria and of course the fabulous Cheer Team, and us – your incredible Professors!    NOW GET TO WORK!

On the other hand – maybe you  need lunch before you study?     If you want to head to the cafeteria – get in line!

Off we march to the cafeteria!

Hello students!  Happy Almost Thanksgiving…..we have some appropriate items on the cafeteria line but also your favorites as well.    ENJOY!  

GOOD LUCK WITH TEASER – SEE YOU TOMORROW CLASS!!