Friendly Fill-Ins on Friday

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Hello Fill-In Friends. It’s that time again. Our two co-hosts are waiting for us to link up so everyone can share their “fill-ins” with each other. If you want to join us – filling in the blanks of the sentences they gave us – please do. You can click 15andmeowing’s badge above and LINK up with us there!

Who do you think is filling in the blanks this week at my house?     Mom and I are sharing again…………if Mom filled in the blank it’s in RED and if I did, it’s in GREEN!

1. Watching squirrels on the bird feeder is funny.    (I bet the birds don’t think so though!)
 
2. I’ve written a fan letter to Santa – I hope he gets it in time!  You can’t trust the mail Mom says.
 
3. Making biscotti is easier than it looks.   (I’ve been making it once every two weeks for so long I think I could do it in my sleep!)
 
4. Baking bread is harder than it looks.     (My husband insists on trying to bake bread from time to time and winds up saying “NEVER AGAIN” – however he DOES keep on trying!)
 

 
Teamwork!   That’s me and Mom.     Actually Mom said her two sentences were tougher than she thought they’d be.   Mine were EASY (that’s why I picked them…HAHAHA). 
 
Thanks to our co-hosts for this fun Blog Hop they host every Friday.   It sure gets us thinking and it’s a fun way to get to know each other don’t you think?
 

Me and Mom, Hugs, Teddy

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  1. Your mom is right Teddy, you can’t trust the mail. I ordered Christmas cards from Cats Protection two weeks ago and they were dispatched the next day. I am still waiting for them!

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  2. SSNS is a bread maker. That rising the bread is tricky! He has had limited success making bread from scratch. He has mentioned recently that he would like another bread maker, Maybe Santa will bring him one. Having homemade bread in the house and buttah in the fridge is a hard to resist combination! SSNS’s Mom made the best bread ever! Her cinnamon bread was awesome!
    Good Morning!

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    • I might consider getting David a bread maker for Christmas – any recommendations? I think there’s nothing (other than maybe a turkey in the oven) that smells as delish when it’s doing its’ thing than BREAD! David has problems with the rising part and being PATIENT – I think if you’re making bread you need to be patient. Then he gets upset if he’s taken short cuts and his bread isn’t perfect. I think the bread maker is a GOOD solution!!!!!!

      Hugs and Good Morning!
      Pam and Big Baby Boop

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  3. Oh Teddy – come on now – I can’t believe you think watching the birds at the feeder is funny because I know you want the chance to show your hunting skills. Cheers to Mom for her joys of baking biscotti!

    I’ll toss in one for the WP bloggers. Working in Block Editor is easier than it looks.

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    • Oh I have been known to take a run at a bird on the ground but they don’t weigh 25 lbs. like I do and fly away and out of reach easily! Mom does like making biscotti and Dad likes eating it so I guess biscotti is here to stay in our house. Mom is still clinging to Classic Editor but plans to do more experimenting with Block Editor when (and if) she finds some time………! Happy Friday.

      Hugs, Teddy

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  4. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers from both of you. I agree about biscotti, I tried your recipe and it was easy peasy. The French kitty, LouLou’s mom has a great cookbook No Need to Knead. He should try that, I have made bread from there and it came out good. Have a nice weekend. XO

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    • I’m with you. Mom remembers making beer bread in the old days which was the only EASY bread to make – beer and self rising flour – but “real” bread is TOUGH to get right! Insanity is a real possible consequence of bread baking for sure…………..

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    • Oh I sure do! I made sure to tell him how great he looked since he lost weight (which he hasn’t), and how I was going to get Mom to make special biscotti for him for Christmas Eve (which I haven’t told HER about yet)……I hope he brings me some treats and maybe a toy or two. I bet Santa brings you lots of stuff because I know you’ve been a VERY GOOD GIRL right Cupcake????

      Hugs, Teddy

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  5. Squirrels are definitely entertaining!

    The bipeds have recently started making bread again. They put it in the fridge to rise overnight. They take it out in the morning and give it an hour or two to warm up before shaping and baking. I know all the details because I always help! 😀

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    • That’s interesting that they put it in the fridge – I thought it needed to have warmth to rise?!?!?! Nice of you to help your bipeds….I know my bipeds need all the help they can get!!

      Hugs, Teddy

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      • That’s what we thought! Then we heard about this method and gave it a try. It is much easier because the fridge is a constant temperature and so it’s much more predictable. We think it makes better bread. It starts to rise quite quickly, so it’s a bit worrying the first time you do it. It then slows down when it gets cold. You can leave it in there from 12 to 24 hours. We generally make it in the afternoon and it goes in the fridge at 3 or 4. Then we take it out at about 8 in the morning, shape it into rolls at 10 and leave to rise a second time. Cook it at 12 and have warm rolls for lunch.

        If something gets in the way of cooking it in the morning, we leave it in the fridge and do it in the afternoon. We find it much more flexible than the quicker rising in a warm place.

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  6. Teddy we used to tell Angel Madi that we fed the birds just for her entertainment.
    Oh dear I agree with Dad I learned a long time ago YEAST is not my friend. I have a mental block when it comes to making anything with yeast in it. But Mom’s Biscotti’s are easy pease
    Hugs cecilia

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  7. 1.Watching mama trying to pick up a gazillion strawberry fruits from our prolific tree is funny. (Papa does it every single day…what a mess)

    2. I’ve written (not a fan) letter to myself, instead of Santa, because then I’ll know what I want for the holidays. My memory is slipping…
    3. Eating breakfast, lunch, dinner and midnight snacks is easier than it looks. (I really must go on a little diet before holidays…).

    4. Being a doggy is harder than it looks. I’m giving up trying…I’d rather watch lemurs…..

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  8. (My husband insists on trying to bake bread from time to time and winds up saying “NEVER AGAIN” – however he DOES keep on trying!)

    HEAR YE, HEAR YE. Suzanne’s video on how to make focaccia is a video that KIDS can follow. Mama promises you success. And you can email her anytime of the day or night for help. But trust me, even I CAN MAKE BREAD. And this one is foolproof, no work, and the only time spent is waiting for the dough to rise. Mama will send you photos and you’ll see how easy it is. Suzanne Dunaway’s FLASH Focaccia on YouTube.

    Courage….your life is about to change.

    watch

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    • That’s so funny……..I am trying to remember with all the times David has attempted to make bread if even ONCE he was happy with it. I think not. In the “old days” I used to make beer bread which is the easiest bread on earth to make – and David thought it was a miracle because he could never get a proper rise on the dough when he made “his” bread. HAHA Biscotti has a lot of steps to make but it’s truly relatively easy. Can send recipe if you want – let me know where to send and will do!!

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  9. We placed metal stovepipes, I think 6 or 8 inched in diameter around the bird feeder poles, they need to be wide so the varmints cannot get any kind of a grip, and they are about 5 feet in length…so they can’t jump up and over them. The feeders need to be a bit higher than that for the same reason, and they shouldn’t be near trees so they can’t jump down from there on to the feeders. Also we had our first pole set too close to the house…some intelligent black squirrel climbed up the wall onto the windowsill, and jumped onto the feeder from there, Oopsie!! Back to the drawing board! Those rascals are too smart! And you can almost see the wheels turning their heads when they try to solve the problem of how to attain those seeds:)

    (And try to cover the top of any stovepipes you place, else there may be a birdie stuck in there…we had an oriole do that, sadly it died cause t didn’t know how to get out…)

    I used to make a lot of breads in our breadmaker…till we went off of most carbs from grains…but its pretty fool proof…if I can use that without brad mixes than anyone can…bwahahaha!

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  10. What fantastic fill-ins from both you and your mom, Teddy! We have faith that Santa will get your letter, Teddy, and that you’ll get lots of goodies for Christmas. I have successfully made bread once in my life, and it was an incredibly stressful experience. My dad is a master at using a bread machine, so that’s how our family usually enjoys homemade bread. Purrs!

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    • I think a bread machine is in our future too – that “from scratch by hand” thing isn’t working for our bread maker Dad so Mom is gonna get him one for Christmas!!! Happy Thanksgiving!

      Hugs, Teddy

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  11. Our squirrels spend more time on our bird feeders than the birds. Teddy, we hope you get everything you asked for in your letter. Our dad is a terrific bread baker, and our mom has always wanted to make biscotti. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

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