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Bakin’ With Bacon and King Teddy and a GUEST!

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King Teddy and My Guest Chef Raz Are Here!

Yes indeed we are and we’re going to knock you over with one heck of a delicious goodie that Raz provided the recipe for!    Oh boy.    These are WELL beyond delicious as a treat and I think you’ll agree with us!   You’ll have to  make sure your humans aren’t home when you make these or you won’t even get to try ONE.

Are you ready?    Good – so are we………..let’s get to bakin’ with bacon Raz my friend!

 

Totally Amazing Bacon Cannoli

 

Ingredients

  • 10 slices bacon
  • 2 c. heavy cream
  • 1/3 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 c. ricotta
  • 2 c. mini chocolate chips, divided

Directions

    1. Step 1………Preheat oven to 400° and line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil.
    2. Step 2………Make a cylinder out of aluminum foil and wrap slices of bacon around it to create your cannoli shells. Bake until bacon is crispy, 18 to 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly.
    3. Step 3………In a large bowl using a handheld mixer, beat together heavy cream, powdered sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg until stiff peaks form. Fold in ricotta and 1 cup chocolate chips. Transfer to a piping bag.
    4. Step 4………Pipe ricotta mixture into bacon and garnish with more chocolate chips. Serve.

Holy Cannoli these are yummy!

Raz, I can’t thank you enough for bringing this recipe to the Castle.    These are so delicious.   I think we made enough for you to take a big pile of them home to your Mom to thank her for letting you fly up here to my Castle in Virginia from Florida to help me make these treats.

This is the Castle Kitchen Clean-Up Crew and they are standing by if we need help eating these!   What a sacrifice!   HAHA

 

King Teddy (and Guest Chef Raz from Friendsfurever)

 

Friendly Friday Fill-Ins Hop

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Hello Friday friends………………..time for us to join the Fill-Ins Hop hosted by our two co-hosts and always tons of fun!   If you need to hook up with them you can use the badge above and find the link.

Here are this week’s sentences…….two from each of our co-hosts.    This week I’m filling in the blanks all by myself and my words are in BLUE!

 


1. _Football season is the only time we hear reference to yards down and how many more to go.
2. It’s all fun and games until I hear Mom say the word “VET” !
3. By some miracle, I decided to cooperate fully today when Mom trimmed my nails – Dad held me and I did NOT squirm.
4. Unless I’m in the basement with the door closed, I rarely allow my Mom to sleep at night without calling her downstairs or hopping up on the bed demanding she pet me or SOME OTHER EMERGENCY.

There you have it – I managed to fill in all the blanks in “Teddy Style”………….Some of my blanks were really full of words but I wanted to make sure I made myself clear of course!    We love filling in the blanks – it’s a totally fun hop.    Thanks to our co-hosts for letting us all be creative this way!

Happy Friday!  Hugs, Teddy and Mom Pam

Thankful and Poetic Thursday

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Hello Thankful Hop friends.    First thanks goes to Brian for hosting the weekly Hop.   GREAT time to voice the things you’re thankful for.    I have to say that I’m FINALLY thankful that we are having some positive signs that Spring is TRYING to make it here.    Buds on trees – yards full of beautiful bulbs popping (not ours though since Mom didn’t plant any), trees blooming (our Bradford Pear Trees NEVER let us down).    There’s also a whole lot of nice delicious green grass out there which Mom hopes to mow in the next day or two.

There are always things that we need to be thankful for and Brians’ Hop is our chance to do that.

Thursday is also the day we dedicate to my Angel brother Sammy’s Poetry Challenge.    His post follows this one!    See you all next Thursday.

Hugs, Teddy

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Greetings From The Rainbow Bridge!

Happy Thursday friends.   It’s our day for poetry.   I hope you wrote a poem for the photo I gave you last Thursday.     Just let us know in comments so we can read it on your blog OR you can write it in my comments if you’d rather.    Either way – I hope you join in our Thursday fun.

Below is the photo we all worked on this week – AND my poem for the photo:

“Modern Miracle”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell    ©March 29, 2023

 

In the living room after dinner the crowd would form

Mom, Dad and the kids together – the new “norm”

So different from gathering around the radio before

This modern miracle of television was a HUGE score!

No more imagining pictures to go with radio sound

We could see it on the screen as we all sat around

I wonder which was better – to IMAGINE or to SEE

I think Radio and TV both set our imaginations free………..

 

Think about how many other “inventions” have been introduced since television – even back then nobody imagined something like cell phones and internet and oh so many other things that are part of our lives now.    Of course here at the Rainbow Bridge we don’t have all that stuff – who really “needs” it?  Not us!      

Here’s your photo for NEXT week’s poetry fun – hope you like it and it inspires you!

I already have an idea about this one……….how about you?     Hope you share it next week when we get together for more POETRY!

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

LOVE and LIGHT (and poetry!), Angel Sammy

 

Teaser Tell All Class

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Here WE Go Again Class!  Time To Tell All!

Well well well…………..quite a Teaser yesterday huh?    Just about everybody thought the photo was taken in Bruges, Belgium.    We had a Teaser from there a while ago so the Graphics Department tried to pull a FAST ONE on you with a whole different view of the town –  but you figured it out didn’t you.    More on that later…………

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves…………………..let’s talk FIRST COMMENTERS shall we?    In fact we had FOUR First Commenters yesterday.    Yep – FOUR.

Drumroll please?

Our First Commenters were:

Ingrid, Janet, Charles Huss AND Jackie!!!

Each of you Firsties gets a badge:

I was one of FOUR First Commenters on the Teaser post of March 28, 2023!!!!

“We were actually FIRST inside the school yesterday but we headed to the restroom for a smoke before we commented……AND Miss Brunhilda caught us and took us to the Principal’s office!”

Well boys, sorry to say this BUT you deserved what you got!   Smoking is not good for you and certainly you should NEVER EVER smoke in the schoolhouse – period.  

Now where were we before the naughty boy twins confessed in front of all of us that they were BAD yesterday??!

Here’s the Teaser photo from yesterday:

This is beautiful Bruges, Belgium

 

As for WHO was the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER……………………….I think we need a drumroll don’t you?

OUR FIRST RIGHT GUESSER WAS…………………….

JACKIE!!!!!!!

 

Congratulations – here’s your badge:

I was the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER on the Teaser post of March 28, 2023 – Woo Hoo!

AND JACKIE – YOU’RE A DOUBLE WINNER SO HERE’S YOUR DOUBLE BADGE!!

Not only was I a FIRST COMMENTER but I was the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER on the Teaser of March 28, 2023!!

If you also guessed Bruges then you get this badge:

I guessed the Teaser of March 28, 2023 correctly but I was NOT First Right!!!!! Oh well – I got a badge anyway.

If you guessed the Teaser yesterday and were WRONG – you get a badge ………………………one of these:

I made a guess on the Teaser photo of March 28, 2023 but I was WRONG!!!!!!!

Cheer Team – you’re up!

What a Teaser we had yesterday
Guessed so quickly – what can we say?
We’d had Bruges as a Teaser just a few weeks ago
But Jackie was FAST to guess – she was NOT at all slow!
As for FIRST COMMENTERS we had FOUR
Ingrid, Janet, Chuck and Jackie and not even one more.
What a class it was with Jackie getting a “double”
The rest of you better behave and not get into trouble!

“This has been swell and fun and stuff but when’s lunch????????”

OK OK – let’s all head to the cafeteria and see what Miss Dingleberry has on the cafeteria line today shall we????

The Cafeteria line is open for business students!

TODAY’S MENU SELECTIONS:

UNTIL NEXT TUESDAY! 

Professor Angel Sammy and Professor Teddy

Tuesday Teaser Class

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“Pretty Spring morning and no problems on campus to report!”  

“Welcome class!   Time to COMMENT!!”

Tuesday means Teaser and Teaser means recognizing or searching for a hint to figure out WHERE a photo we’ll give you was taken.  Are you up to it?   We hope so.   We have a goodie for you and it’s a GUEST TEASER again this week.

Let’s start things off with a review of the rules for Teaser every week AND a reminder of the badges you could win today:

“Hey – these are the same old/same old Spring badges…..light a fire under that Graphics lady will ya??”

Let’s ignore that remark and move on – I believe we’ll show you the photo of our TEASER now so polish your glasses!

“Professors, your regular photo security guard had an errand to run so I’m bringing you your Teaser photo today!”

“Gee – thanks Brunhilda….we appreciate you stepping up!”

 

WHERE WAS THIS PHOTO TAKEN??

Alrighty then……let the photo studying begin!    While you all are studying I’ll bring our fabulous Cheer Team in to boost your morale a bit……………

“YAY!   That WILL cheer us up!”

Here we are to provide some cheer
If the professors would have let us, we’d have brought some beer!
Seriously though, study the photo well
Guessing the Teaser right is important – like learning to spell!
Take a chance and make a guess
You might guess RIGHT and your classmates you’ll impress!
We’ll be back tomorrow with bad news and good
If you win a badge you’ll be a hero in your ‘hood !!

Well that cheered you all up – now let’s go to the cafeteria before depression returns!!!!!

COME AND GET IT STUDENTS AND STAFF!

Menu of the Day:

 

Good Luck Students!  Badges Awarded TOMORROW!

Your Profs!