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Bakin’ With Bacon And The King (and his guest!)

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Hello Bacon Lovers!   Today I have my Guest Chef and friend Raz back in the kitchen with me!

Yes indeed – it’s my buddy and pal Raz from FRIENDSFUREVER.   Raz is joining me again today because his Mom Miss Sharon sent us a FABULOUS baconized recipe that we absolutely MUST SHARE with all of you.  I thought it would be nice if Raz would help me out as we make this goodie for all of you today in the Castle………….

I’m trying to give you all a lot of FUN and tasty recipes for the holiday season – snacks, appetizers – anything goes!     Ready?

Spiced Bacon Nuts

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 cups mixed nuts (roasted and salted)
  • 5 slices thick cut bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Heat oil in a large pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add nuts to pan and coat with oil. Stir until peanuts are warm. Add in chili powder, cumin, brown sugar, salt, and cayenne powder. Stir in bacon and gently stir until well coated.
  3. Remove from heat and drain on paper towels for about 10 minutes.
  4. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Now I must say that if there’s too much HEAT in this recipe for you (spicy stuff) then you surely can cut back on the amounts OR even leave out any of the hot stuff that your tummy would be mad at you for using.    After all, food is NOT torture – it’s FUN!!!

My Mom makes what she calls “spiced nuts” every year at Christmas and they are SWEET – they do not have any “kick” to them.    That’s why this is a very interesting variation – not only does it have bacon in there for some nice salt but there’s a little sugar and lots of spice.    Since my Mom loves nuts that have sweetness to them, she used TWO tablespoons of brown sugar in this recipe.    It’s TOTALLY up to you.    Recipes are GUIDELINES so decide what you want and go for it.

Raz, it’s been a blast cooking with you today!   Now that you’re an experienced Guest Chef you know you are welcome any time at all here in the ROYAL KITCHEN!!!    Thanks for the help and please give your Mom a hug from me for sending in the recipe.

See you all next week for more bacon fun in the kitchen!!

Friendly Fill-Ins on Friday!

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Here we are again – it’s FRIDAY and time to fill in the blanks on this fun Hop co-hosted by 15andmeowing and four-legged furballs!    Our co-hosts give us four sentences with words missing and WE get to fill in the blanks however we want to.    Sometimes I do the blanks and sometimes I share with my Mom………………I thought maybe this week I’d let Mom do ALLLLL the blanks instead of me doing some.    She deserves a little treat now and again.  HAHAHA     GO FOR IT MOM!     (her words are in BLUE)

 

1. I have been in the mood for popcorn for some reason!.
2. Have you started decorating for the holidays yet?
3. I always get excited about the holidays this time of year.
4. The world could use more selflessness, caring, love, gentleness, generosity, understanding and HAPPINESS.

Thanks Mom……………………..good job.    Popcorn?  What’s that?   You’ve never had that since I’ve lived here – I bet I’d like that.    “Teddy, you’d just play with it not eat it” ……oh MOOOOOOM!
Have a Happy Friday everybody……………………..and thanks to our co-hosts for this fun Hop – it’s great to see what everyone else says!    If you’d like to link up with us – click the badge above and link – – we’ll visit you!!

Hugs, Teddy

Thankful and Poetic Thursday

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Hello!   Happy Thursday!    Time for us to gather together and tell what we’re thankful for at Brian’s AND for me to share Angel Sammy’s Poetry with those of you who are interested!     First is always being thankful though………and as Thanksgiving gets closer we focus more and more on how thankful we are for all the great things in our lives.   I have to admit that this week I’m super thankful that the snow we were supposed to get DIDN’T HAPPEN!    It was cold enough for it – that’s for sure – but it never happened.    I’m sure we’ll have snow but it’s a bit early for us and the super duper cold front that swept through the nation managed to skip us.

Now for the Poetic part of my blog today……………..Angel Sammy’s message to all of us for his Poetic Thursday!

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Hello Poetry Fans!   Ready for some poetry?

I’m so happy that some of you have decided to try your hand at writing a poem to go with the photos I give you as “inspiration” every week – I have so much fun reading them and I hope you have fun writing them.   Please let us know in comments if you have tried your hand at writing one this week won’t you?

Here’s the photo I gave you last week to use…………………………

Well I sure had a lot of funny comments after I posted this one for you last week – and I have to admit that when I saw this photo I thought “EEEEEEEEEK!!”………I have to think this guy is cold and while he has one of those scooper snow removal things that usually makes short work of shoveling, I have to think that he wishes he’d put pants on under his robe!!!!!

 

“What Was I Thinking??”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell      ©November 14, 2019

So I got up late and what did I see?

A surprise snow – a cold white sea!

I forgot to take the trash to the curb past night

So here I am this morning looking quite the sight!

I did a quick swipe with my snow scoop on the icy walk

I know the neighbors that see me will giggle and talk

I didn’t dare miss trash day because our can is overflowing

And trust me when I say my mood is NOT overjoying!

Without pants on though, that wind is freezing………..

When my robe opens up the view isn’t very pleasing!!

HAHAHA…….well that was good fun.    I couldn’t resist.    What a great photo too – I swear that guy is smiling – probably realizing how ridiculous he looks and wishing his wife had NOT brought the camera out to record him quickly getting the sidewalk cleared.

Now – how about a photo for next week?   Well I have one for you as usual…………………..

This one ought to be fun.    My Mom tells me all the years she’s been alive there have been SO many popular dances………………this one looks like you need to be in pretty good shape to do these moves!    Let’s see what kind of fun we can have writing a poem inspired by this photo shall we?   I’ll see you here next week again I hope!!

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

Your Forever Angel Poet, Sammy

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That was fun Angel Sammy………………I  bet that guy with the snow shovel gets a bad cold!   HAHA     See you next week!

Hugs, Teddy

 

Teaser Tell All Time……….

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Hello Teaser fans……………………..using an older graphic for fun this morning for the Tell All………………..yesterday’s Teaser was a goodie wasn’t it?    There were a LOT of guesses – a LOT – but only one of them was the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER and we’ll tell you WHO in a few minutes.

FIRST UP though is the FIRST COMMENTER!

Oh I’m dancing because I was super early to class yesterday and commented – was it ME ME ME ?

No – sorry about that…………..good dancing though.    It wasn’t you I’m afraid, it was……………..

Miss Sharon of Friends Furever!!

HIP HIP HOORAY FOR Miss SHARON!

Here’s your reward for being an early bird:

I was the very first to comment on the Teaser of November 12, 2019!

DARN – that’s what I get for sleeping in yesterday!

Then we waited and waited – so many GREAT guesses were coming in – we had some that were VERY CLOSE, but in the end there was one that got the right city and so our FIRST RIGHT GUESSER was…………………….

Miss Janet of The Cat on My Head !

WOOO HOOOO MISS JANET AND THE KITTIES BLUE!

This badge is for you Miss Janet…………….concatulations:

I was the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER on the tough Teaser post of November 12, 2019! WOOT!

It was a very tough Teaser we thought…………..and who was the person who sent us the fabulous photo????????

Our GUEST TEASER was from Jackie of Two Devon Cats and this is a photo of ski jumps in Tromso, Norway.   We know it looks like the ski jumps are such that if you went down them you’d land on a roof but it’s of course an optical illusion – we are looking WAY beyond those buildings to the ski slopes!   This really was difficult to figure out !!   Thank you Miss Jackie for the photo………

My fabulous photo was featured on the Tuesday Teaser of November 12, 2019!

Did you also guess correctly?   As of when Mom and I worked on this post, only Miss Janet had guessed right but if you guessed right too – please take one of these badges for yourself!

I guessed RIGHT on the Teaser of November 12, 2019, but I wasn’t the first one…..darn…..

If you were way off base or couldn’t figure it out PERIOD, you still get a GREENIE………….a special FALL one too!

I was WRONG with my guess on the Teaser of November 12, 2019. At least I tried…..sniff sniff.

GREENIE FOR ME!

ME TOOOOOOOOO!

Let’s see what the Cheer Team has to say about the results of this week’s Teaser!

Here we are all cute and fluffy
Having hot flashes or is it just stuffy?
Winners we had them though it was touch and go
Then Janet of Cat on my Head stole the show!
She was FIRST RIGHT GUESSER and got it right
As for FIRST COMMENTER we had a crowd in sight!
But Sharon of Friends Furever pushed to the front of the line
She got the badge for commenting and now she feels fine!
This was a tough Teaser so you all did well
Now let’s hope there’s yummy food at lunch so we’ll all feel swell!

GO TEAM!

Well Sarge nice to see you – I didn’t hear the sound of ripping gym pants so I guess you went with SPANDEX??

Let’s all head off to lunch shall we?    Class, remember if you have a photo of a place you think might fool your classmates, send it to us at junekimm(at)aol.com and we just might use it one of these Tuesdays!

Time for a hearty lunch students…..then on the bus you go and home again until next Monday when you will be back in school again……………..so eat up and remember, in a few weeks we’ll be having a special THANKSGIVING feast!

What’s On The Menu??

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Time to head home students……………….have a good week – see you next Monday!   

Your Professors

 

Tuesday Teaser Time

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Welcome Students!   You have time to COMMENT while we wait for Clowie’s Security Team to finish checking the schoolyard and hallways…………

All secure Professors!   My Team says they’d like some sweaters in this cold weather though!

We’ll have to see if the school can pick up the tab for some cold weather gear for Security.    Thanks Captain Clowie!

Students we have a great GUEST TEASER for you today…………we think it’s tough but then again almost always when we say that, someone guesses it right away.    We’ll see if today is any different.

Well I have NEVER guessed it so THERE!

Let’s show you the rules – AND the “Fall Badges” we promised you that you might win if it’s your LUCKY DAY…………

The Fall Badge Collection

Those are TOTALLY COOL!

Glad you like them………………….now let’s get started shall we?     First we’ll hear from our Cheer Team……….that always gets you all PUMPED!

Is it Tuesday again already?
Are you SURE Professors Sam and Teddy?
Well, we’re here to do a cheer
Although our vision may not be clear
We had a little party
We were very nearly tardy!
But we hope you students are more alert than us
We could hardly find the bus!
We’ll promise tomorrow to be alert
Because Sarge’s lectures always HURT!!!

Well girls, we don’t want you to get in trouble with Sarge – he’s been very cranky lately.

Guard, will you please bring in the Teaser photo for today??

Here’s today’s photo Professors!

Good luck……!!  

Tomorrow we’ll let you know who wins what and who our Guest Teaser was this week……………………….

THIS IS A TOUGHIE!

Well just do your best…………………………and those of you who want to take a little FOOD break before you make your guess – let’s go to the cafeteria shall we??????

Off we march to the cafeteria!

Happy Tuesday Students………..have some lunch then go back to your schoolroom to hit the books and figure out today’s TEASER photo!

What’s For Lunch Today?

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Good Luck students – hope you win a badge!   

Your Professors