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Bakin’ With Bacon and King Teddy


Welcome to the kitchen at the Castle in the land of Bacon (Baconia!)

Time for us to spend some time together whipping up some kind of delish recipe of one kind or another which features our FAVORITE THING – BACON!!!!!!   YAY!!!!!     I’ve got one today that’s pretty darn easy but also pretty darn delicious too – if you like cabbage that is.

Southern Fried Cabbage With Bacon, Onions, and Mushrooms



1 lb. of bacon

1 large head of cabbage – chopped

1 large onion chopped

1 8-ounce package of slided fresh mushrooms

1 pinch of salt and black pepper to taste



Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on paper towels; crumble when cooled. Drain all but 3 tablespoons of bacon drippings from skillet.

Cook and stir cabbage, onion, and mushrooms in the remaining bacon drippings until tender and lightly browned, about 20 minutes. Fold bacon into cabbage mixture. Season with salt and black pepper.

Now – what do you think of this recipe????    Sounds pretty darn good huh?    My Mom loves cabbage but rarely thinks to make it…………..other than in cole slaw or with corned beef.   This is just a really nice variation of a cabbage side dish with added GOODNESS – bacon!!!!!

You know you want to try this right?     So – what are you waiting for?     This recipe was after all approved by the KING OF BACONIA – ME!

AHHH………it’s good to be King!

Thankful and Poetic Thursday


Hello!   Welcome to Thursday.    Thursday is THANKFUL DAY and it’s also the day we play around with poetry with Angel Sammy.     First up we must be very thankful because we were extremely lucky with the Tropical Storm that blew up the coast yesterday and day before – we had a whole lot of rain but no tornadoes or damaging winds.    Many were not that lucky so we SHOULD be very thankful.    Hope all of you were that lucky too.

Angel Sammy’s email is below and he shares not just the poem he wrote for this week based on last week’s photo but gives us all a photo inspiration for NEXT Thursday too!     Ready?


YAY – It’s Thursday – Time For Poetry!

Hello friends…………..greetings from the Rainbow Bridge.    We Angels have been keeping an eye on things down there and it seems there’s a whole lot going on that we are unable to help you with.   Particularly that nasty virus – you all will have to just do your best to follow the rules because some things we can help with and others you must help yourselves………OK?

Now let’s talk poetry.    Last week I gave you (and me) a photo to use as inspiration for a poem and below you’ll find MY humble effort.    I hope you wrote one too and if you did, tell us that in comments so we can read it and enjoy it.    Poetry is a lot of fun and particularly if we’re all looking at the SAME photo and seeing different things – imagination is a wonderful thing!

“Lady In The Mist”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell        ©August 5, 2020


The hounds guard the lady from every direction

Her gown moves in the breeze with sheer perfection

She waits in the mist for her love to arrive

The anticipation is building and the woods are alive

In the distance the sound of hooves faintly heard

Her heart beats so fast as she whispers one word

“Antonio” she says as her heart skips a beat

His black stallion arrives and their eyes and hearts meet…………..


Yeah kinda “mushy” isn’t it.    Well I couldn’t help myself – even a cat has romantic feelings and thoughts you know!    I found out that back in “the day” royalty would always ride with dogs alongside to provide protection.    I thought these dogs in the photo were keeping an eye in all directions for danger.   Very cool.

So I have another photo for you to use as next week’s poetic inspiration………… it is!


Another bit of nostalgia……………..thought this one might be a fun one and bring back some memories to some of you too (like my Mom!).     So we’ll get together next Thursday and see what we’ve come up for this one OK?   OK – it’s a date!

Have a good week until then………….stay safe………………….do the RIGHT things for YOU and for those around you………………..

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

Hugs, Angel Sammy


Always makes me happy to hear from you Angel Sammy.    Thanks for the poem and for visiting all of us every week.    I’m sending you and special hug from me and Mom!

Love, Teddy

Teaser Tell All !


YES – it’s Wednesday and time for us to TELL ALL!!

Standing by for my award………….

We will start off class today by thanking our Graphics Department for another APPARENTLY EASY photo yesterday.    We say that because we had more than one FIRST RIGHT GUESSER!    How can that be?    Remember the rule is a comment/guess made in the SAME MINUTE on the WordPress Clock is a winner.    We had TWO during the same minute yesterday and (wait until you hear this) we had FOUR FIRST COMMENTERS!

Holy Moly – everyone was wide awake yesterday at 8:00AM EST I think…………………..

Except Rodney of course…….Rodney is always asleep on the windowsill at the back of the classroom!

Now let’s start things off by letting you know who those lucky FOUR were who were FIRST COMMENTERS.




Each of you gets a copy of this pawsome badge to show off!

I was one of FOUR First Commenters on the Teaser of August 4, 2020…..what a CROWD!!!!


Next week – there’s always next week Roger……………………now let’s show you the photo from yesterday which was another EASY ONE thanks to our Graphics Department:

Students this is the lovely (and apparently deserted) town of BANFF, in CANADA!   

We hear it’s a bit of a tourist trap but it’s kind of obvious why – that mountain is tempting to climb AND makes quite a beautiful backdrop for the pretty city.   We had TWO RIGHT GUESSERS for the photo within the space of 60 seconds so obviously that big mountain may have made it easier to figure out???   Whatever the reason, we had TWO and who were they?????



Not only were these two our TIED First Right Guessers but both of them were also FIRST COMMENTERS!    WOW……………………….we are impressed and have a SPECIAL BADGE for you!

And the crowd roars for Timmy and Ingrid!!

Holy Cow! We were FIRST COMMENTERS and FIRST RIGHT GUESSERS TOO? We got a special badge to celebrate with!!

Did you also guess right?    Well you get a badge for that too – please have a copy of this gem for yourself!!

I wasn’t FIRST with my guess on the Teaser of August 4, 2020 but I was RIGHT – and that deserves this badge!!

And of course if you were WRONG with your guess – you still get a badge…………………please take a copy of this one for yourself:

I was WRONG with my guess on the Teaser of August 4, 2020 but at least I GUESSED – that got me a swell badge too!

Well Cheer Team – I know this will be a challenge – lots of names to stick in the cheer but we know you will do a special job for our winners today right????????????????????????????

All these winners and we had to write a cheer
Needless to say the Profs owe us some beer!
First Commenters were plentiful – we had FOUR
We would have screamed if there had been more.
Ingrid, Janet, Sharon and of course there was Timmy
If there’s been more we’d have left town for Bimini!
We even had two FIRST RIGHT GUESSERS so whaddayaknow
Ingrid AGAIN and Timmy AGAIN really made a special show!
Now if you’ll excuse us we’ve got a date
It will be lonely at the pub if we’re late!!

Thanks girls – don’t do anything WE wouldn’t do!     Right now we’re all heading off to lunch – we won’t be having beer and pretzels like you but we’ll have something NOURISHING and DELICIOUS!

CONGRATULATIONS WINNERS!   You all are SOOOO smart and I hope you’re also hungry!


OK Students!  All aboard for home sweet home!   See you next Tuesday!

Professors Angel Sammy and Teddy

Sunday Selfie Hop


HAPPY SUNDAY!     Time for selfies……………………Mom took a photo of me yesterday because for some unknown reason she thought it was a funny shot.    Why?   She SAYS she couldn’t tell which end was my head and which end was my “end” !!    Very funny Mom………I think it’s easy to tell!     Maybe you need new glasses???     Anyway, if you’d like to join us in the Selfie Hop – click the badge above and go to our host The Cat On My Head and link up.

So “which way is up” ?????

So is it just me or can you plainly see ears at one end of me????  Mom needs new glasses like I said!

I do think this is a rather boring photo of me – and I was sound asleep trying to mind my own business when she SNEAKED up to the guest room door and snapped this.    Even though it’s BORING, I’ll do a puzzle of it for those of you who are puzzle addicts!     But I did tell Mom that photos of me should never be boring….I’m a very exciting cat (when I’m awake that is).


Click this mini-me to get the puzzle – and BE FOREWARNED – Even though Mom lightened the photo it still looks DARK in the puzzle!

Good Luck and Happy Sunday!   

Hugs, Teddy

Thankful and Poetic Thursday


Thursday!  Time for all of us who participate in Brian’s Blog Hop to share what we are thankful for this week.    If you want to play along, click the badge above and link up with us won’t you?    I am super thankful that we actually got a couple of raindrops this week – two days we had lots of noisy thunder and some decent rain but each of the two events lasted about 15 minutes.   Not enough to break the drought OR do much for all the outside stuff like grass, trees, and shrubs!    Oh well………it’s summer.   Guess we should be happy we got ANY “wet” at all.    I’m also very thankful that my Mom and Dad are still healthy – I am keeping a CLOSE EYE on them believe me!

I also got to be thankful that Angel Sammy’s email with his poem for this week arrived.   Let’s see what he’s got to say shall we?


Time for Thursday Poetry!!

Hello friends…………….hope you are all hanging in there and making sure you are taking care of yourselves as best you can.   Staying safe – using your masks – socially distancing AND washing your hands or paws!!    If you’re doing that then GOOD ON YOU!

Last week’s poems for the little baby eating watermelon were so adorable…………but I have a feeling the poems for THIS week are going to be really fun too.    So let’s get this party started shall we?    Here’s your photo that I gave you last week to use for today’s poem:

“Uh Oh!”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell    ©July 29, 2020


Wouldn’t you know this would happen Tom?

On our way to the Senior prom?

All dressed up and we get a flat tire

We’ll probably get there just under the wire!

Now don’t get grease on your new dress pants

You’ll smear it all over ME when we’re having a dance!

Don’t worry though – it’s really not that tragic

Our Senior Prom night will still be MAGIC!


Nice that she didn’t heap too much angst on poor Tom – after all it wasn’t HIS fault they had a flat!   Talk about bad timing though.     Anyway, these two will have a wonderful evening – one of those that every human remembers always – and the flat tire will make for a really FUNNY story they can tell their kids and grandkids many years from now (assuming they survive the Prom and decide to “get hitched”!!)

Now here’s the photo I found for all of us to use to write a poem for NEXT Thursday……………..I hope you’ll participate with me – Poetic Thursday is just a pile of fun!

Mom has a friend who will love this photo I know – she’s a horse aficionado and this is a very beautiful photo indeed.    But what kind of a mood will you use for your poem for this photo everyone?   It’s rather dreamy but is she out to give her dogs exercise or is she part of a hunting party or is she meeting someone special in a clearing in the woods?????

It’s up to you to figure that part out.    I’ll have my poem ready for you next Thursday and I hope you have fun with this one………………..

Take care everyone – keep safe and well.    It’s a MUST!

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

Love always, Angel Teddy


Love the poem Angel Sammy and thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule every week to play poetry with me and our followers.    We have a lot of super duper poets who tune in on Thursdays don’t we?!

Hugs, Teddy