Monthly Archives: August 2016

Shopping Around the World


Shopping Time!

See you in the grocery store aisles!!

See you in the grocery store aisles!!

Welcome to my little contribution to Bacon of Pig Love’s monthly shopping/sharing/recipe post where we get to see prices of foodables around the world AND share a recipe with the universe at the same time.

This month’s “shopping challenge” was to purchase stuff to make your favorite GRILLING FOOD!

One of my Mom and Dad’s favorite things to cook on our grill is SALMON…………I have no objection to that whatsoever because without fail, Mom always shares with me!!!

This one is super easy…………….GRILLED SALMON IN FOIL

Salmon Grilled in Foil Recipe


  • 4 salmon fillets (4 ounces each)   (price:   Fresh Boneless Salmon Filets $9.99/lb.)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder  (Price:  3 oz. shaker $2.49)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning  (Price:  3 oz. shaker $1.89)
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder (Price:   3 oz. shaker $3.89)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt  (didn’t add salt)
  • 1 small onion, cut into rings (Price:  One 5 oz. yellow onion $0.16)
  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped  (Price:   two 9-oz. tomatoes, $1.40)


  1. Place salmon, skin side down, on a double thickness of heavy-duty foil (about 18 in. x 12 in.). Combine the garlic powder, lemon-pepper, curry and salt; sprinkle over salmon. Top with onion and tomatoes. Fold foil over fish and seal tightly.
  2. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 10-15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Open foil carefully to allow steam to escape. Yield: 4 servings


YUMMERS!!!!!!!!     Salmon is one of my favorite flavors of Fancy Feast too…….tee hee….but FRESH salmon – what a treat.

Happy Shopping (and Eating!)

Hugs, Salmon Sam

Did somebody say SALMON???

Did somebody say SALMON???

Teaser Tell All


Good Morning Class!


So proud of you for showing up in class today – why?  Well, yesterday I think Suzie’s Cousin Madge “put the fear” in some of you.   Don’t worry……..Cousin Madge has been re-captured by her caretaker from “The Hospital For The Hopelessly Scary Looking” where she has lived since Suzie’s family realized that letting her out and about was causing too many automobile accidents.   It’s important to keep your eyes on the road and when Cousin Madge was on the sidewalk – eyes would wander!!   If you get my drift.

Anyway, back to the business at hand…………………yesterday we had a fabulous Guest Teaser and it was sent in by my good friend Miss Annie from ANIMAL COURIERS and I thought FOR SURE it would be tough.   I truly did…………..Here’s an instant replay of the photo we used from Miss Annie:


A truly cool looking building I think……………and it happens to be the Railway Station in Helsinki, Finland!    Here’s some really interesting information about the station courtesy of Wiki.   I found out when I investigated that those guys holding the balls are one of TWO pairs on either side of the entrance and those balls light up at night.  I bet it’s really cool looking!    Thank you Miss Annie for this great photo……………Mom and I love it – this is for you!

Thank you Miss Annie at Animal Couriers for the fabulous TEASER photo of 8/30/2016

Thank you Miss Annie at Animal Couriers for the fabulous TEASER photo of 8/30/2016

SO – who got what in the “badge” department???     Well our FIRST COMMENTER was actually FOUR First Commenters!   All four clocked in at 8:23AM (my time) and they were:

Kolytyi (Miss Csilla)

Under The Oaks (Miss Pix)

Oliver and Calvin (Miss Melissa)

CarolMaeWY (Miss Carol)

Congratulations Ladies – you all get one of these:


Moving on to our next category – FIRST RIGHT GUESSER…………..Ready?   It was EASY (yes Mr. Smartypants Weimaraner) whose Mom knew this one because she’ seen a photo of it taken by her parents!   This is for you Easy (and your Mom!):


BUT a bunch of other Teaser Fans were ALSO right – – – – – and if you guessed the Railway Station in Helsinki, you get this:


I know that a Teaser without Greenies being sprinkled around would just not be a REAL TEASER, so to all of you who tried but did not succeed yesterday, you get the lovely GREENIE!


Now wasn’t that just plain FUN??????????????    Well I thought it was anyway – in fact, I just love Tuesdays because it’s fun trying to fool you.   These days though with internet “tools” it’s getting tough because you can search for the answer online but I think a whole lot of you just STUDY the photo and try and figure it out without any help.   It’s tons of fun no matter what and as long as you enjoy it, I’ll do it!

Tomorrow is Thoroughly Poetic Thursday – the letter of the week is “L”…………….hmm…….I wonder what I’ll come up with??    I wonder what YOU will come up with – remember you can share your poem here in a comment tomorrow OR link your blog post with your poem in your comment.   Wax poetic with me!     Stretch that creative brain and write a poem tomorrow!

We intellectuals like to strut our poetic stuff right?

We intellectuals like to strut our poetic stuff right?


Hugs, Mr. Poetry (aka Sammy)


Tuesday Teaser


Wake Up Class! 

I can see you drifting off…….!


Time to sit up straight in your desk chair and pay attention because we’re about to have a test…..that’s right…..a test to see who can figure out where today’s Teaser photo was taken!


Before we do that – remember to comment on this blog – the FIRST PERSON to comment on this blog after it goes live today will win this adorable (cough cough) badge!

TEASERBADGESUMMER16-1You know you want it so go comment then come back and continue with the post and today’s TEASER PHOTO!

While we’re waiting for you to come back, I’ll have SuzieQ provide some motivation for all you sleepy students and all you who need a poke from Suzie to be inspired on Tuesday mornings.   READY?

Today we've got a goodie! A Teaser from a guest! So take off your hoodie And do your very best! Whoever is right FIRST Will get a coolio badge, Whoever is the WORST Gets a kiss from Cousin Madge! Now get to work you peeps Don't make me yell too loud Don't give me the creeps By embarrassing this crowd!

Today we’ve got a goodie!
A Teaser from a guest!
So take off your hoodie
And do your very best!
Whoever is right FIRST
Will get a coolio badge,
Whoever is the WORST
Gets a kiss from Cousin Madge!
Now get to work you peeps
Don’t make me yell too loud
Don’t give me the creeps
By embarrassing this crowd!

Here’s Cousin Madge by the way………………………….




Everybody back?  Good – on with the show……………….Mr. Silver Briefcase, would you pretty please with sugar and sprinkles and candy canes and peppermint sticks and chocolate sauce and a cheery on top bring in the photo for us??????

Here's our TEASER photo Professor !

Here’s our TEASER photo Professor !


SO, where was this photo taken AND what is this structure we’re seeing in this photo???????????   Give it to me straight class – and whoever is FIRST with the correct answer will get this:


AND Whoever is RIGHT but is not FIRST – will get this:


AND whoever is WRONG gets a GREENIE!!


You can’t lose – you get a badge no matter what!

So, what are you waiting for…………get to studying/checking your databases, google, brochures, globes and whatever else you need to figure it out and post the scoop on this photo!   Tomorrow at our Tell All I’ll tell you WHO our Guest Teaser was and WHO wins what!

Ready, Set, Go!

I'll be in my office for the rest of the day class....hiding from Cousin Madge......

I’ll be in my office for the rest of the day class….hiding from Cousin Madge……

Pre-Tease Monday!


Getting Ready to Tease You!


That’s right – I – Professor Sammy – have spent my week looking for just the right photo to drive you nuts show you tomorrow to test your geography skills and I do believe I have a goodie.  Yep – I do believe I do.   It will be a GUEST TEASER……………..You’ll have to wait until the Tell All Wednesday to find out WHO sent us the photo but I do think you’ll like it!

Remember that tomorrow’s blog post will be sent out from my computer to yours at a time WE pick – not the usual time.    It will land in your inbox when it’s good and ready to and not when my “daily posts” come out.   SO be ready…………..if you comment FIRST you get this!


Remember kids, that for purposes of determining FIRST COMMENTER, if more than one of you comments during a given minute, you will EACH get the badge!    We don’t count the seconds – just the minute – so we DO have two or three or sometimes FOUR way ties so just get here early and comment and you might get the freaky little FIRST COMMENTER badge!

We have other badges for FIRST RIGHT GUESSER, RIGHT GUESSER and the ever popular and always GREEN, “Loser” badge otherwise known as THE GREENIE!

Will you be here tomorrow?   I hope so……………SuzieQ, our official Teaser Cheerleader will hopefully come up with something “printable” for her cheer.   She dances on the edge of insanity as most of you who follow me know – so tune in and see how she does.

Have a TERRIFIC Monday – and study!    Got it?   OK!

Your Geography Professor


Professor Sam, I am !

Professor Sam, I am !

Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day



Graphic by Deb Barnes of Zee and Zoey

A Day To Remember………………….

Those who came before me……….who loved my Mom and Dad as much as I do………who left to wait for the rest of us when our time comes to welcome us with open arms.

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Thank you for being part of my Mom’s life – and keeping her heart warm until I came along!

Love, Sammy

Special thanks to Zee and Zoey and Deb Barnes for creating this special day to honor their rainbow kitty Jazz……we are happy to join in their blog hop today for this occasion.