Monthly Archives: February 2020

Bakin’ With Bacon And The King!!

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It’s ME!!  Your King!!   Cookin’ up something with bacon so grab your pencils…..

BACON CHEESEBURGER UPSIDE DOWN PIZZA

I cannot tell a lie – this recipe is a very popular one and you can find LOTS of recipes how to make this but this one is the one we tried out and it was GOOOOOOOD!

Ingredients:

8 slices bacon

1 lb. ground beef

1 onion – chopped

1 green bell pepper – chopped

1-1/2 cups pizza sauce (or spaghetti sauce)

3 roma (plum) tomatoes – chopped

4 oz. shredded cheddar cheese

2 eggs

1 cup milk

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees (200 degrees C)

Place bacon in a large, deep skillet.  Cook over medium high eat until evenly brown and drain.  Crumble and set aside two slices then crumble the remaining six slices.

In a large saucepan over medium high heat, saute your beef, onion and bell pepper until the beef is browned.  Drain and stir in the six slices of crumbled bacon and your pizza sauce.  Spoon  mixture into an ungreased 9×13 inch pan.   Sprinkle with tomatoes and top with the cheese.

In a medium bowl, beat eggs slightly.  Mix in milk and oil then add flour and salt.  Beat for two minutes at medium speed.  Pour evenly over the meat mixture.   Sprinkle the top with the remaining two crumbled slices of bacon!

Bake in a preheated oven for 20-30 minutes or until top is lightly puffed and deep, golden brown.

 

Actually an easy recipe don’t you think? 

Like I said – if this recipe doesn’t grab you there are lots of variations out there.    But this isn’t a complicated recipe – you could still add other “stuff” if you want to……..mushrooms might be good, or if you can’t eat bacon it’s just as good without bacon (but of course since I’m the King of Bacon we have bacon in our meals whenever possible).

Good because we just might need saving so keep your bacon handy everyone!

Happy Saturday (with or without bacon)!   

King Teddy

Friendly Fill-Ins!

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Happy Friday!   Ready to HOP?   I am.    This is a very fun hop co-hosted by 15andmeowing and Four-Legged Furballs and if you’d like to have some fun filling in blanks with us, just click the badge above, and fill in the LINKY FORM!

We get two sentences from each co-host with blanks in them that we are supposed to fill.    This week Mom said I could fill in the blanks ALL BY MYSELF.    YAY for me!   My words are in RED.

 

1. I know spring is almost here when Mom doesn’t look like an Eskimo when she dresses to go outside with me for a walk!.

2. I find being out in the wind confusing.   (The wind blows really hard and I can’t smell danger – cats rely on their noses a lot!)

3. I have a strong opinion on how late my parents should stay up before going to bed – I will meow and meow and complain if they are up past a certain hour – I’m ready to go to bed even if THEY aren’t!

4. Wet cat food is the strangest thing I have ever eaten.   (Mom keeps trying to switch me from dry to wet food and I look at her like she’s got two heads or is nuts!)

There you have it – filling in by Teddy for a change.   I thought I could handle all the sentences by myself this week and I think I did OK don’t you?

Happy Friday!

Are you coming upstairs with me Mom?   Let’s go!!!  NAP TIME!

Hugs, Teddy

Thankful and Poetic Thursday

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Thankful Thursday is a hop hosted by our friend Brian – we get together and tell everyone what we’ve been thankful for in the past week or so since we last got together.    This week I want to thank my Mom and Dad for helping me to take care of the little “outside kitty” who seems to have adopted our front porch and in particular our heated cat house at night.     In the morning I let Mom know he’s here (Dad named him Timothy) and ready for breakfast.    I can see him asleep inside the heated house and when he hears me at the window by the door he comes out, stretches, and thanks my Mom who hands him a big bowl of food to eat.   I’ve mentioned we call the house out there “Teddy’s B&B” and Timothy is my regular occupant.    Well, we are just happy to offer him a warm bed and a meal when he needs it and while I’ve been THANKFUL for that before, I’m THANKFUL for that again today!

Also I’m thankful that Angel Sammy sent me his poem based on the photo he gave everyone last Thursday.    I’m anxious to see what he wrote – are you?

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Hello Poetic Friends!   Let’s share!!

Did you write a poem for last week’s photo?   I did…………..and if you didn’t do one this week – I’ll be giving you another photo in a little while for you to use as inspiration for next Thursday so why not join us?

Here’s the poem I gave you last week…………………..AND my poem follows:

“Tripping The Light Fantastic”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell        ©February 26, 2020

Put on those dancing shoes

Let’s dance away the blues!

Jitterburg, tango or samba

Or we’ll join a line in a conga!

It’s my excuse to get up close

Cheek to cheek and toes to toes

But my favorite dance to do

Is up close, cheek to cheek with you!

 

A shorter than usual poem………………..but my Mom and Dad were talking last week about how much dancing has evolved………..Mom remembers when her older sister taught her how to Jitterbug to Elvis records.    Mom also remembers the first time her Dad tried to teach her how to “slow dance”……..and how she never QUITE got the hang of letting the guy lead!    She danced with my Dad at their wedding and didn’t trip him AND she danced with her Dad too and didn’t trip him so I guess she finally got the hang of it.

Did you write a poem?  Good – let us know in comments and give us your link OR write your poem IN the comments – we can read it there too!    I’ve also found a great photo for all of us to use for NEXT week’s poetry get-together…………..here it is:

Oh my……….attics full of forgotten treasures………………there HAVE to be some good poems for this one right?

You have a whole week to come up with one to share with us next Thursday……………..are you up for the challenge?     I know you are!     GO FOR IT!

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

Love Forever and Ever, Angel Sammy

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Angel Sammy you are my favorite poet…………of course you’re my big brother too so maybe I’m a little biased??????    Anyway, I’ll look forward to seeing you next week……….and always.

Love, Teddy

Teaser Tell All Time

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Students!   You remembered where to come for class today!  BRAVO……..Clowie says we’re good to go so let’s start telling all.

I’m trying to control my excitement….but it’s not easy sometimes!

We are glad that you’re excited – we are too.    We love our new classroom and we are glad you all do too.

I need a booster seat for my desk chair – I’m a little SHORT!

We’ll make sure you have a high stool next week Edgar!

We’re glad all of you found the new classroom with out a lot of problems yesterday and that you took time to COMMENT before you sat down.    Want to know WHO was the very first student to COMMENT yesterday morning???????

YES PROFESSORS – I WANT TO KNOW!!!!!

I’d like to know too – I was here VERY early myself!

Our very FIRST COMMENTER yesterday was:

Drumroll Please!

MISS SHARON OF FRIENDS FUREVER !!!

WOOO HOOOO MISS SHARON!!!!

This FIRST COMMENTER badge is ALL YOURS:

OH BOY! I was FIRST COMMENTER on the Teaser of February 25, 2020 – I’m a “FREQUENT FIRSTIE” !!

YES INDEED YOU ARE MISS SHARON……….a FREQUENT FIRSTIE student for sure!

So  yesterday’s Teaser was from our Graphics Department and it was really a pretty photo – we thought we just might fool everyone with this one but guess what – WE DID NOT!    Here’s the photo:

We asked you to tell us what city and state or country this photo was taken in – and the FIRST student to tell us it was taken in ZARAGOZA, SPAIN was:

Drumroll Please!

MISS JACKIE OF TWO DEVON CATS!

HIPPITY HIP HOORAY for Miss Jackie!!!

CONCATULATIONS Miss Jackie – you are also a FREQUENT FIRST RIGHT GUESSER in class……!   Here is your badge:

I was the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER on the Teaser of February 25, 2020 – WOW – I am a force to be reckoned with!!!!

We had other right guessers yesterday too – and in fact our Security Director Clowie was ALMOST our First Right Guesser – she was hot on the trail but didn’t QUITE beat out Miss Jackie with the correct guess.     If you were also right but not first, we have a BADGE for that…………..please take one (you too CLOWIE!):

I was RIGHT with my guess on the Teaser of February 25, 2020 but I was NOT FIRST! Maybe next week?????

If you were WRONG with your guess…………….well by now you know that you don’t walk away empty-handed.   We have a badge for everyone who TRIED but were WRONG:

Gosh – I thought I was right but I was WRONG with my guess on the Teaser of February 25, 2020. At least I still get a cool badge to inspire me to do better next week! Boo Hoo!

Concatulations Students!

WRONG AGAIN!!!!!

No worries – you can study hard this week and perhaps win something next week! 

I bet the Cheer Team will CHEER you all up and get you ready to pop off to lunch and then HOME for the rest of the day……………………..girls?   Take it away!

This week’s winners are familiar faces!
They recognize the photos taken in so many places!
Our First Commenter was Sharon – she’s an early riser
To be FIRST COMMENTER for her is not a “surpriser” !!!
Then we waited to see who would guess the Teaser location
Miss Jackie of course – the smartest in her nation!!
We’re proud of all who guessed cuz it’s sometimes rough
But Ding Dong School students are made of STRONG STUFF!!!!!!

Now – who’s UP for lunch?    I know we are.    Let’s go shall we???    You’re free to head home after lunch students.

Happy Tell All Tuesday Students…..we’re ready to tell all of you what’s on the menu today!

Dingleberry’s Delightful Menu:

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All aboard the MAGIC BUS……….we will see you next Tuesday for more TEASER fun!   

Your Professors

Tuesday Teaser Class

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Clowie: “Well security squad – looks like we can tell the Professors all is clear today…..!”

Attention Students!   COMMENT FIRST Then Report to School Room #3 !

Greetings Students!   SURPRISE!   New classroom!   Also, Professor Angel Sammy is in his full Rainbow Bridge mode!

Cool huh?    We thought it was high time our Angel Professor be an Angel.    AND we also thought a change of scenery with a new classroom might be nice so here we are.    We haven’t decorated in here yet but that will come in time.     Meanwhile, find a seat and let’s get started with Teaser shall we????    Oh – before we start – today is Mardi Gras and we can’t let THAT pass without a tiny celebration can we!   Some of you dressed up in your Mardi Gras finery today – WELL DONE……………

Alright let’s start class.    First off, we have a GRAPHICS DEPARTMENT (yes it’s the same old wonderful Graphics Department person who helps us out on Tuesdays) Teaser photo for you today.    So who knows what we’ve got in the way of a TEST – we’ll find out shortly though but first – the RULES and Badges:

I’m diggin’ the new digs Professors! Let’s get going with guessing!

Well it’s nice that you’re in a good mood today Junior.   Sometimes – well – nevermind………..let’s just be happy you’re happy!

We like the new class too!   And your purple wings Professor Angel Sammy!   

OK everyone – let’s see what our Graphics Department dug up for us this week shall we???????     Remember to follow the rules too!

All you have to do is tell us WHERE this photo was taken!    Not necessarily what building that is but WHERE the photo was taken (city/town/state/country) – OK?   OK!!!!!!

Umm………duh………huh????

Gosh – Cheer Team I think you all better do your cheer NOW……………..I see a look of confusion on some faces in the classroom – let’s shake things up – do your thing!!

The new classroom is one we all approve!
It’s a nice place to get on our groove!
The Teaser photo is very romantic
We hope the guessing is frantic!
Come on students and go for gold
Before our HOT Professors get all cold!
New badges are coming maybe soon
Still time to win an old one for the wall in your room!

Thanks ladies!   Good job…………………and your uniforms match Professor Angel Sammy’s wings and our new bow ties!    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO PURPLE!

Now – who’s UP for lunch…………..let’s go – get in an orderly line and we’ll head on over to the cafeteria………

Hey!  No shoving buster!

 

Hello Students!   Hope you are enjoying your new classroom – we have the same, familiar menu for lunch though so not everything is changing!   At least yet…………..

What’s On The Menu Today?

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Good Luck Guessing The Teaser Students!   See you tomorrow!

Professors Angel Sammy and Teddy…………………..