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Sunday Selfie Hop

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Oh my goodness!  Is Sunday here already?   I guess so……………….I know it’s time for selfies so it MUST be Sunday.    If you would like to join the fun at The Cat On My Head (our host) with your selfie, click their badge above and link up.

Mom took some very boring photos of me this week.    If you can stand BORING, then I’m your guy.

See?   What’s exciting about this?   Just ME walking down my sidewalk………….woo hoo………not even chasing a squirrel – just cruising along.   Anyway, this is my Selfie for today such as it is.    Maybe we can jazz it up a little bit at Lunapic????????     Mom used the “SCREAM” (yes that’s the name of it!) new art filter.

Pretty darn “stripey” isn’t it!    Amazing how somehow it picked up my stripes for the sidewalk and made them ORANGE.    Coolio!   We also made a puzzle!

CLICK THIS SMALL SIZE PAINTING FOR THE PUZZLE AND GOOD LUCK!

Happy Sunday!  Hug someone you love today.

Bakin’ With Bacon….and a Friend!

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Greetings From The Castle!   King Teddy and his Assistant Chef, Raz from Friends Furever are here to cook for you!

That’s right – Raz said he’d come help me show you a fabulous baconized recipe that his Mom recently made on their “Green Egg” Grill and it sounded just too good NOT to share it with all of you bacon lovers.     I think the name of it is as wonderful as these taste!

pig shots - bacon, sausage, cheese filling with a toothpick

Pig Shots

Yes that’s really the name and oh boy boy do they ever look delicious!   Wait until you read the recipe and I think you will want to try them too…………..BUT first things first – you might be curious!

WHAT IS A PIG SHOT?

Pig shots is an interesting name, huh? Well, a pig shot is basically three components:

  • a slice of sausage on the bottom
  • wrapped in bacon to form a little “cup”
  • and then a cream cheese mixture stuffed into the cup

INGREDIENTS

1 package of bacon, cut in half
1 pound of sausage or kielbasa (I used kielbasa)
8 oz. cream cheese
1 cup grated cheese (I used a three cheese blend)
Your “rub” of choice (see “NOTE” below about rubs…..also while this adds a lot of flavor it’s NOT a necessity in this recipe!!)
BBQ sauce of choice (optional)
toothpicks (optional but helpful)

INSTRUCTIONS

In a bowl, mix together cream cheese, grated cheese and 1/2 tbsp rub of your choice
Cut the bacon slices in half.
Cut the sausage links into 1/2″ slices.
Wrap the bacon around the sausage slice using a toothpick to secure it in place. Once you’ve done this, you should have a little “cup” created by the sausage bottom and bacon sides.
Fill the “cups” with cream cheese mixture until just under the top slice of bacon.
Sprinkle pig shots with seasoning rub.
Brush on BBQ sauce, if using.
Heat smoker to 225-250 degrees (or oven to 400 degrees).
Put pig shots on smoker (or in oven) until the bacon is done and crispy to your liking.

HELPFUL HINTS

If you’re finding the bacon/sausage cups difficult to deal with, you can put them in the fridge for 20 minutes or so. This helps make the bacon a little bit harder and easier to move into different positions. 

Use toothpicks to hold the bacon in place around the piece of sausage. You might need to use more than one.

You can spoon the cream cheese mixture into the cups but here’s a helpful tip: it is easier to put the mixture into a plastic bag, cut the corner a little bit and then use the bag to pipe the mixture into the bacon “cups”. This can also be less messy.

Now another question I’m sure you’re asking if you’re not familiar with smoking or grilling is “WHAT IS A RUB???”    Basically a “rub” is a blend of herbs and spices that add to or enhance a meat before, during, or after cooking. Most rubs usually have a sweet component (sugar, brown sugar), a salty component (kosher salt, sea salt), a savory component (herbs) and/or a spicy component (black pepper, chile powder).

Raz this is a WINNER I just know it.   My Dad is not a griller at heart but Mom says these could easily be baked (although she thinks they would taste BETTER on a grill).   We thank you and your Mom for telling us about Pig Shots.

Listen you all – Raz knows his food!    He has BEEN food for Halloween a number of times…………Spaghetti and Meatballs, a “S’More”, and even Bacon and Eggs!    You have to trust someone who appreciates food that much.     Raz and his sisters Noelle and Reesie are always up to something – if you don’t already follow their blog – you should!

Thanks Raz to you and your Mom…..Pig Shots must be tried!

Your King, Teddy of Baconia

Friendly Fill-Ins

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Oh my – another Friday rolls around.  You know what that means – fill in the blanks.   Our two cohosts supply two sentences each and we fill in all the blanks they leave for US!    If you want to play – click the badge and link up.

Today I’m doing the entire job of filling in the blanks all by myself.   Imagine that.  I usually share with Mom but today – MINE ALL MINE!    My words are in RED.


1. Every fall I chase the acorns and leaves that fall – it’s fun!
2. It is never too early to get up and feed the cat (this one is for you MOM!).
3. I would describe my lifestyle as RELAXED and proud of it!
4. Living with humans requires a lot of patience    (but I’ve got mine well trained so really it’s pretty easy)

I guess I’d better hide these answers from Mom.    After all, she’s the feeder, groomer, taker-outsider, toy buyer, litter cleaner in the family.    NEVER BITE THE HAND THAT FEEDS (AND TAKES CARE OF) YOU!!
Happy Friday everybody……………….

Hugs, Teddy

Friendly Fill-Ins

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Happy Friday.    Oh boy – this is the day our two-co hosts give us FOUR sentences and we complete them with our very own words.   It’s fun AND we learn about each other too!   I decided to do these ALLLLLLLLL by myself today.    Mom got last week and I get this week!    My words are in BLUE.

 

1. Is it wrong to ask repeatedly to be allowed to go outside????????  (Note From Mom:  Since you need Mom or Dad to take you out yes it sometimes is wrong to ask repeatedly if we’re busy doing something else!!!!)
2. I wish I had kept my white mouse Angel Sammy left for me – I tore it limb from limb in my excitement at having a new home….now I miss it so much!
3. Right here – right now is my idea of living happily ever after.
4. It’s been a long time since I was all alone in my cage at the shelter – thank heavens.

That’s it!   Done by ME.    Maybe next week Mom and I will do the filling in together.   You never know…………..we both enjoy filling in the blanks.  If you’d like to join in, click the badge at the top of this post and look for the spot to LINK up with 15andMeowing.    It’s fun to see everyone’s fill-ins!!!
Happy Friday!

I miss my white mouse…..I’m sorry I played SO HARD with it Angel Sammy! 

   LOVE, TEDDY

Sunday Selfie Hop

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Hello Sunday Selfie Hoppers!    Here we are again – sharing our selfies courtesy of our hosts at The Cat On My Head.    If you want to join – click their badge and link up with us.

Mom (bless her old heart) actually got her camera out yesterday and took a bunch of photos of me while I was cruising the front yard.     Most of them I moved just about the time she clicked the shutter so they aren’t all that fab BUT she got one which I gave my TEDDY PAW OF APPROVAL to.

I was watching for butterflies to chase – also keeping an eye on the sidewalk because the frogs peep up from UNDER the sidewalk by these blocks and occasionally a skink too!    It’s a great spot.

Did I make a jazzed up version of the selfie and a puzzle?   OF COURSE I DID!

Lunapic’s “Floating” art effect – I like the pastels…….makes me look coolio!  I love my stripey tail – it stayed stripey !!!!

AND here’s the puzzle for you puzzlers……………..good luck and Happy Sunday!

CLICK this “mini-me” photo to get the jigsaw puzzle!

 

Hugs, Pastel Ted