Bakin’ With Bacon on July 4th!


Happy Independence Day USA – Welcome to the Land of Baconia – let’s cook up a treat!


Now if this doesn’t sound and look good then I don’t know what does……………..YES it has a lot of mushrooms in it and an “ample” amount of bacon but hey – we’re bacon-a-holics right?   Oh heck – just give it a try – it’s incredibly good and if my Dad (who is Mr. Picky) likes it then everyone will.

Mushroom Bacon Paprikash


  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 2 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 lb bacon chopped
  • 1 lb mushrooms sliced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 12 ounces egg noodles cooked



  1. Saute the bacon in a fry pan until starts to get a little crispy.
  2. Drain a little of the bacon grease off and add the butter, onions, and garlic. Keep cooking until the onions start to get clear.
  3. Add the mushrooms to the skillet. Keep cooking and stirring the bacon, onion, mushroom mixture for another 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add the tomato paste, paprika and salt to the mixture. Let it simmer for about 5 minutes or so.
  5. Take the mixture off the heat and stir in the sour cream.
  6. Finally, put some the noodles on a plate, spoon the bacon mushroom mixture over the noodles and ENJOY!

Those of you celebrating the 4th – stay home and celebrate quietly if you can!   Going out?   Wear a mask and don’t get in a crowd.    Humans must do the right thing – we NEED you to stay healthy – you are our SAFETY NET – you are our “Forever Home”………


Love, Teddy King of Baconia!

41 responses »

  1. Happy Independence Day to you and all our US friends!
    That sounds delicious! Sour cream is not widely available here so I use plain Greek yoghurt instead. It is a very good alternative. I was trying to decide what to use instead of bacon and usually come back to chicken. Then I remembered I have ready cooked hot smoked salmon in the fridge. It is a much stronger flavour than regular salmon and I think it will go well. I love mushrooms to and always put a lot in where needed.
    BTW, the smoothie from the other day was delicious made with Greek honey yoghurt.


    • Glad the smoothie worked out! Also think you’re right about substitutions in this Paprikash recipe – chicken or salmon or even shrimp would be delish. This is just plain wonderful period.

      Hugs, Pam and Teddy


    • We too hope that people will do the RIGHT thing and celebrate responsibly today…….we also hope that our humans will SHARE THE food with their loyal cats and dogs! Right Cupcake?

      Hugs, Teddy


  2. Happy 4th King Teddy of Baconia and Mom and Dad. Will ya’ll be doing the out side cookout from driveways w/ your neighbors.
    I declare not only is Bacon at the top of the food pyramid it is a Universal food too that enhances everything.
    We’re having hot dogs, homemade tater salad bake beans and of course Ice Cream
    4th hugs and kisses


    • We’re having that same meal but with burgers instead of hot dogs!! We’ll almost be DINNER TWINS!!! Our neighbors are in Connecticut for the holiday so we will be on our own for the 4th – fine with us…..we’ll miss them but know they’re enjoying their break. I’m about to make my potato salad now!

      Hugs and love, Pam


    • GOOD FOR YOU!! So are we………’s hot outside here today but cool in the woods – the cool air comes up into the backyard from the woods – Teddy likes “natural air conditioning”………Happy weekend!

      Hugs, Pam

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  3. Sounds like a list of yummy ingredients for a tasty dish!!!

    Happy 4th of July

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber


    • This is a really tasty dish – we will be making it again for sure…………hope you had a happy 4th – glad Misty is home and doing well from her surgery. We know you will be glad when all of you can just RELAX and enjoy being together without any health scares or issues!!! 🙂 🙂 ❤

      Hugs, Pam (and Teddy)


  4. Oh yummy. Mom wants this. Maybe for dinner tomorrow night. Happy 4th Teddy and Dad David and Mom Pam. 🇺🇸XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer


  5. I hope you had a nice Fourth of July! I love mushrooms, lots of mushrooms. This is a great recipe and if it ever cools down here in hotter than HELL Florida we are going to have it! Great Sunday comfort meal. Lightning like crazy right over the top of us!


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