Friendly Fill-Ins

Another fun Hop – this one lets us learn about our friends and that’s truly FUN. It’s co-hosted by 15andmeowing and Four-Legged Furballs. Each of them gives us TWO sentences with blanks to fill in. Funny how you can learn so much about someone with just a few blanks filled in isn’t it?!?!?!   If you’d like to join us, click the badge above and find where the link up with us.    Then have fun visiting everyone and seeing how they filled in the blanks.

Here are this week’s four sentences……………..this week I decided to let Mom be the STAR…..she is filling in ALL the blanks!    Her words are in RED.

1. I am going to give my husband a bread baking cookbook for Christmas.  (he likes to TRY to make bread but it never turns out like he wants – hopefully the book will help!)

2. I sleep about 6 hours a night.   (sometimes a little more – depends on what aches and pains I have at the time!)

3. My home is decorated with things that make me happy – it’s not a “model home/don’t touch anything” kind of place – it’s a HOME.
 
4. Christmas music makes me feel festive.
 

 
Nice of Teddy to allow me to do all four sentences this week.   Something tells me it’s not something I should get used to though.     HAHA
 

Happy Friday!   Pam (and Teddy too)

Thankful and Poetic Thursday

Time for us to concentrate on what we have to be thankful for……………………..then we’ll talk poetry with Angel Sammy. As for thankfuls – well – we continue to be healthy and as anyone who pays attention to the news knows, the virus is running rampant so we’re very thankful we are still FINE here. Mom and Dad are home all the time except during senior hour at the grocery on Sunday when the doors open (Mom’s the only person in the store!!!!). Are they tired of the routine? No. The most important thing is that they are OK. There’s going to be another surge of virus after so many people thought they’d just have the usual Thanksgiving with family and friends over – little or no social distancing and heaven forbid wearing a mask. Anyway, PLEASE ALL STAY SAFE and DO THE RIGHT THING.    We love you and don’t want to lose any of you.

Angel Sammy says all of the Angels at Rainbow Bridge are watching over us – they can’t make us be smart or make the right choices but they can be with us 24/7 in spirit.     Angel Sammy sent us his poetic blog post for today – are you ready?

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Hello Everyone………Ready for some Poetry?

Poetry lightens the load and is good for the soul……………so if you have NEVER written a poem before – please give it a try.   You might surprise yourself!    There are a lot of different forms of poetry and many of them don’t even rhyme.   Some are VERY short too…………so be brave – you may find you enjoy poetry more than you think you will.

I gave you an interesting photo last week to use as poetic inspiration.    Mom says she got email afterwards that many people have never been in a Fun House at a carnival.    I think a lot of people think they’re scary.    She told me that some of them ARE a little scary but some of them are just good fun.    Here’s the photo I gave you and my poem follows:

“Fright or Fun?”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell    ©December 2, 2020

 

They call it the Fun House but who’s to say?

Some see the unknown as going either way!

Will it be SCARY or will it be FUN?

Probably both for almost everyone.

Some people walk by and hear only screams

Whatever is in there may cause bad dreams!

There’s only one way to conquer this unknown…..

Put on a brave face and enter the Fun House zone!

 

My Mom says most of the carnivals she went to that had a Fun House WERE fun………….nothing scary………….the scary stuff was in the “Haunted House” or “Ghost Ride” at the carnival.   Fun house was tame – some things pretty silly but at least you came out with a smile.

I have a photo for you to use for next week’s poetic efforts…………………I hope you can have some fun with it!

Oh boy – this will be a fun one………………we’re sticking with the Christmas theme………….I imagine there’s a lot of activity right about now in Santa’s Workshop don’t you?     Let’s see what you come up with for next Thursday and I’ll look forward to seeing you all again then!

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

Love, Angel Sammy

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So happy to read your poem and message Angel Sammy.   Don’t worry – I’m taking good care of Mom and Dad……………..and they are taking great care of yours truly!     I’ll see you next week dear Sammy.    

Hugs, Teddy

In Purrrsuit of Flavours

Our assignment this month was “something colorful”…….well now that is a wide open field isn’t it. But for the holiday season we wanted to at least include green and red in the color scheme so how about some delicious and colorful snacks????     This is a fun HOP that is co-hosted by our friends at Canadian Cats and the Weims at EasyWeimaraner.   If you click the badge above it will take you to Chef Shoko’s blog and you can check things out!!!

So what did we make that’s colorful?     

Holiday Cheese Ball Bites

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 8 ounce block cream cheese softened
  • 4 ounces mascarpone cheese softened
  • 6 ounces finely grated sharp white cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans regular or candied pecans
  • 3/4 cup chopped dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced chives
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Place the cream cheese and mascarpone cheese in a bowl; using a mixer or a large spoon, mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Add the cheddar cheese and salt and pepper to taste, mix until well combined.
  • Roll the mixture into bite sized cheese balls.
  • Place the cranberries and pecans on two plates. Mix together the chives and parsley and put the herbs on a third plate.
  • Roll 1/3 of the cheese balls in the pecans, 1/3 in the cranberries and 1/3 in the herbs.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.

 

I daresay these will be hard to resist if you plan on having a night in with a Christmas movie or two (or three) and even though we aren’t having big get-togethers this year, this makes enough to last the whole week of Christmas!!!    

Hugs, Teddy

Sunday Selfie Hop

Happy Sunday!   Time to join the selfie Hop hosted by our friends at The Cat On My Head.  You can join in too if you like – just click the badge above and link up with us!

Now let’s get hopping!

I’m doing a FLASHBACK selfie today – mainly because Mom totally forgot to take her camera outside with her when she escorted me around the yard this week.    I’ve done way more photos INSIDE than OUTSIDE since I’ve lived here.     My favorite spot is ANYWHERE OUTSIDE though.    Let’s see what we have in our photo files from this same time of the year in the past…………

Ah ha!    I did a Selfie on November 26, 2017.   That will do!    Here it is:

I appear to be a FEW pounds lighter back then……………….oh well…………..JUST MORE TO LOVE RIGHT??????    Now I know you want a puzzle from this little gem right?   I bet I did one back then but I’ll check Jigsaw and see……if not I’ll make one!

Well whaddayaknow!  I did do a puzzle back then – it’s a whopper at 170 pieces but you can change that if you like.    Here it is and I wish you GOOD LUCK!

Click the MINI-ME photo and get the puzzle

 

Happy Sunday Friends!   

Love, Teddy

 

Bakin’ With The King and Turkey Leftovers!

Turkey Leftovers?  Yeah – why not?  

 

What to do with all that turkey? Well here’s a really NICE (and different) way to use some of it!   I found this recipe and we tried it here in the Castle and it had a FIVE out of FIVE STAR RATING!   I think if WE liked it, maybe YOU would too??????    Nice and cool and refreshing and a great combination of the tastes some of us experienced with our Thanksgiving dinners but in a whole different way than the usual casserole most of us come up with.

 

Apple Cranberry Turkey Salad

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 cups cooked shredded turkey
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup diced apple chunks
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
     
  • 1/2 cup fresh finely diced parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Dinner rolls

****I know this recipe has no bacon in it – but quite honestly – it just might be an interesting little ZIP to crumble up a few slices of cooked bacon in the mix!

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Combine everything together in a large bowl. Stir until mixed thoroughly.
  2. Refrigerate for a few hours so the flavors have time to blend.
  3. Serve the salad on the dinner rolls. Keep refrigerated.

No doubt about it!

In the coming weeks as we approach Christmas – I’ll be sharing some Christmas recipes most of which will have bacon in them – after all, the King of Bacon should try and feature bacon – am I right?

See you next week Loyal Subjects!   

Your King