Friendly Fill-Ins AND Shopping!



It’s time to Fill In some sentences! 

Friendly Fill-ins are co-hosted by McGuffy’s Reader and 15and Meowing and are a WHOLE lot of fun – if you wanna join in, just click on one of their links and using the linky widget add your blog with your own fill-ins………it sure is fun finding stuff out about each other!

Mom and I are BOTH filling in this week – my responses are in GREEN and Mom’s are in BROWN….

1. I deserve a treat today for letting Mom sleep most of the night.

2. My favorite magazine is one that is comfortable to lie on for a snooze.
3. Recently, I threw up – in fact it was this morning which is VERY recent!.

4. Even though  it’s raining today, I  insisted on going out to eat some grass .

1.Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket, save it for a rainy day!

2. My favorite magazine is Country Living.
3. Recently, I turned 69    .

4. Even though I need to lose weight , I can’t resist snacking all the time!  .

There you have it!   Fill-ins from me and my Mom!    Thank you Miss Annie and Miss Ellen for such a FUN hop!
See you in the grocery store aisles!!

Can I ride in the cart Mom?????

Now for my NEXT activity, I will pawticipate in Bacon and Fozziemum’s “SHOPPING AROUND THE WORLD” event – and this week we are to share information on any “one pot meal”.   
My Mom often uses her crockpot to start dinner early in the morning on those days when she will be running errands or just away from home all day with my Dad on a little day trip somewhere.    She has TWO crockpots – a smaller one and a jumbo one.  
This recipe is one of my Dad’s FAVORITE meals…………..Mom will make this for Dad when she knows she won’t be home for dinner because while HE loves it, Mom isn’t as nuts about it as he is.   It’s easy too………TOTALLY.

Short Ribs In Beer Over Rice (or Noodles)


One package short ribs (enough for however many people you’re feeding!) Price:  Angus Beef Short Ribs Bone-In $7.99 lb.


One onion sliced Price:  Yellow Onion $.16


One can stewed tomatoes (drained) Price:  14.5 oz. can $.79


One beer (any kind will do!!) Price:  $1.33 (for one bottled Bud Light!)


Enough rice for however many people you’re feeding (noodles work too!) Price:  Uncle Ben’s White Instant Rice, 32 oz. $4.59


Throw everything into the crockpot together (except for rice or noodles)……………and turn on low – let it cook until dinner time or until ribs are tender and falling off the bone.   Make enough rice for everyone to have some in a bowl to put their ribs with some of the “juice/gravy” on it.   YES you can eat with a fork or a spoon depending on whether you want to have any of the juice on top – my Dad likes that because he eats nice buttery rolls with his short ribs and that juice is “MMMMMMM-GOOOOOOD!” he says.

YES it’s housecleaning day – and the usual crowd was here to help my Old Mom and Dad and Old Me out to get this place ship-shape for another week.   We don’t make much mess at our age (well, maybe I do because I shed and need help with my litterbox and occasionally throw up)…….thank heavens my Mom and Dad don’t do those things either.   They can’t shed – neither of them has much hair…….they don’t use a litterbox (thankfully so I have it ALL to myself) and they never throw up (YAY!).

The cleaners were in and out in a flash!


BAM!  Done!

Now I can sleep…………without anyone bothering me………..saving up my energy to eat bacon tomorrow……………………..zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Ahhhh......NAP TIME!

Ahhhh……NAP TIME!

Ta Ta Til Tomorrow! 

Love Sammy

56 responses »

  1. my dad is over the moon… you created the pawfect octoberfest meal… and you haven’t to wait till the waiters bring a beer after 87 hours, you still have it in your food… brilliant idea… maybe you should sell the idea to the munich beer tent owners, they only had happy guests that way :o)


    • My Dad REALLY likes this stuff if Mom uses a dark German beer…….I bet the Munch beer tent guys know all about these kind of quickie meals using brewskis for the braising liquid! I think the Oktoberfest folks are happy no matter WHAT they eat as there’s plenty of great beer flowing 24/7!!

      Hugs, Sammy


  2. Great fill-ins, as usual. Double fill-ins are fun. I so agree with you, S. Magazines are for napping. Even when Mom says the word, “YOU’RE WRINKLING IT!!!” And calls me the name of Weirdo.

    Love and licks,


  3. That was very thoughtful of you to let your mum have a good night’s sleep, Sammy. My mum told me to take note! I hope you are feeling better now after throwing up. I went through that last week doing it once every day, but I have got over it now.
    Those short ribs sound delicious. My mum wonders if she could use Guinness, or if it would be too heavy.


    • Mom hasn’t tried Guinness (which is her favorite beer!) but it might not be too heavy since you have other liquid in there from the tomato and onion……….give it a whirl and let my Mom know if it works!

      Love, Sammy


  4. Thank you both for participating in the fill-ins, I enjoyed both sets of answers. I am sorry you had an upset tummy Sammy. That was sweet of you to let your Mom sleep. And Pam, I enjoy Country Living too, that is a great magazine. I am the same with with #4. 🙂
    I am going to send this recipe to my niece, they get beer from a local microbrewery which keeps growing because everyone loves it so much. I am sure this recipe would be perfect for that.
    I wish I had a cleaning crew like yours 🙂 XO


    • Oh I bet the beer from the local microbrewery would be delicious as the “beer additive” in the recipe……I am afraid while I was nice to Mom Thursday night and let her sleep, last night I was back to my usual hourly wakeup yowls. Oh well…..

      Love, Sammy


  5. OMP cousin!! This sounds so yummy delicious and dad’s mouth is watering. Mom has got to make this next week. Your the bomb – thanks for sharing and happy Friday! XOXO – Bacon


  6. That recipe sounds absolutely scrumptious, and Mom’s going to ask Dad to get short ribs the next time he shops. Mom Pam’s answer to #4 is our Mom’s downfall as well. Sammy, we are so delighted that you let your mom sleep most of the night. Definitely a treat or two is in order. As you saw, we agree with your answer to #2, Sammy. With the rain we are having today and constant thunder, we hope Mom Pam’s pockets are full of stars to light up her day. Sending lots of love to our dear friends. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo


    • The recipe is one that if you try once – you will add it to your “FAVORITES”…..I promise. Mom changes it up sometimes – doesn’t put the tomatoes in, crushes some garlic cloves and puts them in – you can jazz it up any old way but it’s still good – Dad thinks it’s the beer, Mom thinks it’s that short ribs are just tasty!

      I did let Mom get some decent sleep Thursday night BUTTTTT last night (Friday) I was back to my hourly wake up calls………….Dad says I’m bored with all this rain – he might be right……..

      Love, Sammy


    • Yep – a six pack of Light is $7.99 – sometimes a dollar cheaper if on sale…….!

      Squaaaaaaawk is right! My Dad squaaaaaaawks every time he goes to the grocery to get a 6-pack of brewski!


  7. We loved your answers but OMCVs that recipe is right up Dad’s alley too. Mom doesn’t like reg. bbq ribs ’cause they are messy (we can’t take her anywhere with out a bib) but she says these sound delicious. We copied the recipe
    Hugs Madi your bfff
    PS speaking of rain we rec’d 1.2″ of unexpected rain this morning.


    • Stay cozy in your house through the rain Madi – I think more is coming from that new hurricane down in the islands…… will sweep by Raz and head up the coastline…YUCK………the recipe is totally delicious and my Mom says she thinks your parents will love it!!!!!!

      Hugs, Sammy


    • I haven’t been much of a player in maybe the past two or three years. Mom tries to get me to play – I still have a huge wagon full of stuff – but I just stare at her like “ARE YOU KIDDING??”……..HAHHA But playing is good exercise so try to keep it up Savvy!

      Love, Sammy


  8. MeeeeeeoW Sammy, those ribs sure did look yummy. Sounded purretty good too. Anyways, hope ya’ll get some sushine soon. Sorry ’bout da chuckin’, dat’s never any fun. Sendin’ purrayers.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena


    • Our rain stopped this afternoon Dezi but it’s STILL overcast and icky out. I think we’re going to have MORE rain………that hurricane will eventually sweep along the Virginia coastline (Hurricane Matthew) but it’s still in Jamaica and who knows whether it will follow the path they think it will…….sigh……….as long as I can sleep through it, I won’t mind!

      Love, Sammy

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  9. Great answers! Sorry about you throwing up. Toby threw up today, too. Right in the dry cat food bowl – which meant nobody had anything to eat until I got home late! I was practically attacked when I came in the door!!


  10. Great recipe idea. When we were working at a convenience store, we had a horse who drank Milwaukee’s Best (Beast). He drank a case of it every day.


  11. This sounds like an interesting recipe.

    I snack more than I should, too. I wonder if it is typical for this stage of life? I always enjoyed Country Living Magazine, too.

    Sammy, I hope that you got a special treat for letting your mama sleep most of the night. 🙂

    Have a blessed weekend!


    • Mom isn’t sure what the deal is with snacking but she does have a tough time NOT doing it. I think it’s because she’s at the computer a lot…..easier to have a snack while typing than trying to eat a whole sandwich or something like that!!!! Well, I did let Mom sleep pretty much Thursday night but NOT last night…….I woke her up every hours…..she said she was like a zombie. She looked like a zombie (they’re scary looking right???!!! HAHAHA).

      Hugs, Sammy

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  12. Hi, Sammy, Gosh, are we late with this comment or what??? (Good human help to type on the computer is SO hard to get, isn’t it?)
    Loved your and your mom’s answers, that recipe looks yummy, and I’m sure your house is clean as a whistle!
    Love, Sundae


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