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Bakin’ With The Bacon King

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Happy Mother’s Day to All Moms Including the ROYAL MOM!!!!

We know it’s a DAY early but that’s as close as we could get to this pawsome day of the year when we celebrate MOMS.     I thought this would be a perfect and yummy breakfast surprise to make the Mom in the house for Mother’s Day.   It’s got everything.   All it needs is a nice card and a bouquet of flowers to accompany it on the breakfast table when you surprise the Mom in your household with this delicious concoction!

 

 

MAPLE BACON WALNUT COFFEE CAKE (wow)

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup cold butter
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1-1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 5 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Directions
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar and salt. Cut in butter until crumbly. Set aside 1/2 cup for topping. Combine the baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg; stir into remaining flour mixture.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, buttermilk, syrup and applesauce until well blended. Gradually stir into flour mixture until combined.
  • Spread into a 13×9 inch baking pan coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with reserved topping, then bacon and walnuts. Bake at 350° until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 35-40 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

Now doesn’t that sound absolutely SCRUMMY?   (I heard someone say that on a British mystery program the other day – short for scrumptious!).

Now don’t forget to give your Mom a hug tomorrow on “HER” day……..if your Mom is an Angel like my Mom’s Mom, send a hug up to her on angel wings – she knows you love her always but will appreciate the special thought on Mother’s Day of all days.

 

Teddy, King of Bacon

Friendly Fill-Ins Hop

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YAY YAY YAY!  It’s Friday!   Time for Friendly Fill-Ins with our two cohosts!    If you wanna join in – click the badge above and go to 15andMeowing and LINK UP!    All we have to do is fill in the blanks on four sentences each week.   EASY PEASY.    Here are this week’s sentences (two from each co-host):

Mom and I both filled in this week……….if a word is Mom’s it’s in GREEN and if it’s MY word, it’s in BLUE!

 

1. My day is not complete until I get Mom or Dad or both to take me outside with them AT LEAST TWICE!!!.
2. It is time to put my cold weather clothes AWAY at last!.
3. _Mom made me change my mind about trying some canned wet food – I ate prescription dry all my life but had to change and Mom tried about 87 kinds before I cooperated and ate some canned stuff – I’m gonna TRY to be more cooperative!
4. I simply refuse to think we will have to change/cancel our plans to go to Maine in October – Hoping by then things will be MOSTLY NORMAL AGAIN!.

SO there you have it – another week’s worth of words from me and Mom.    Today is a beautiful sunny day and I think I’ll get Mom to take me out again………..I didn’t stay out long my first trip this morning because a Fed Ex truck came up my driveway and scared me!    That turned out nice though because it was a package with two catnip/silvervine toys Mom got for me!!!   A TACO and a SHRIMP!    Cute toys and they smell divine!    HAPPY FRIDAY everybody.

Let’s Go Mom!!!!!

Thankful and Poetic Thursday

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Hi everybody……Friday means THANKFULS and POETRY.      First is the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop hosted by our buddy Brian.    We talk about all the things we’re thankful for and these days most of us have plenty to be thankful for!     I always include my thankfulness that my Mom and Dad are fully vaccinated and still staying very safe.    I don’t know what would happen to be if I didn’t have them.    I’m also thankful to have had a whole lot of outside time this past week – we had some gorgeous days and I did NOT want to come back inside when THEY wanted me to.    They’d have to pick me up bodily to bring me in and I would just go limp and whine when they brought me indoors.  Mom laughed at that but Dad thought I was acting like a 2 year old human kid.   HAHAHA     If you’d like to join us in the HOP – click the badge above and link up!

I also am happy to share the email from Angel Sammy with his poem based on the photo he gave us last Thursday.    Nice there’s a whole week for all of you to come up with your poems – hope you did – let us know if you wrote one so we can read it on your blog.

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Hello Fellow Poets!

Here we are again on a Thursday sharing poetry.    The photo I gave you last Thursday to use for today’s poem was a bit of a toughie – at least that’s what many of you thought!    I hope you were able to figure out a poem after having a week to think about it.

The photo by the way is of a room full of people taking a Civil Service Examination in the 1930s!    So many people getting ready to take a typing test – my Mom says she remembers doing this very thing when she was getting a Civil Service clerk-stenographer’s job in the 1960s.    It was done at the Pentagon and she remembers she was very nervous.    She passed the tests and was rated a GS-4 and got the job as a Clerk-Steno with the Department of the Army!

ANYWAY, let’s get down to poetic business shall we?    Here’s the photo from last week that I gave you and my poem follows.

“Ready, Set, Go!”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell    ©May 5, 2021

 

Imagine the tension in that huge auditorium

Some so nervous they lost all sense of decorum!

Taking a test to get a government position

Especially for the women – it was a huge transition

From housewife to office job way back then

The office positions were mostly occupied by men!

It looks in this photo like they’re waiting for the “GO”

After taking the test, finding out results they must know

With any luck a whole new life will start for many in this crowd

Imagine telling your family of your success – they’d be so proud!

 

The link attached to this photo said:

“Some 1300 typists take civil service examinations in an indoor stadium of the McKinley High School in Washington DC on July 9, 1936. 
“With the resumption of examinations for stenographers and typists by the United States Civil Service Commission, such enormous numbers of applications have been received that the examiners have been forced to hold the tests in the huge indoor stadium of the McKinley High School”

Now, who would like to see what NEXT week’s poetic inspiration is?    Here’s your photo to use for your poem next Thursday:

 

Looks like fun!    Hope you enjoy writing a poem for this one – I think I will!

Please take care of yourselves until we meet again next Thursday………………………OK?

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

Hugs, Angel Sammy

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Thank you Angel Sammy for another wonderful Thursday visit with you………………..can’t wait to see you next week!

LOVE, Teddy

SPARK on Monday

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Happy Monday!    Time for an inspirational thought – a little something to get us through another week.  Everyone is invited to participate by posting their OWN thoughts on their blogs – SPARKS inspire all of us!   “SPARKS” was started by Annie McGuffy of McGuffy’s Reader but ended when her blog was hacked some time ago.  It was meant to be a way to start out each week with with a meaningful thought – something that spoke to each of us and hopefully everyone else who read it.    Sometimes we need a little “spark” in our lives and these posts were meant to at least be a PART of that effort.   Please feel free to post a SPARK of your own on your blog and let everyone know you have…….we get energy from each other that way!

Spent my weekend thinking about how lucky I am to have positive people in my life.   I owe a LOT to them really.    I’m so grateful for them too because not only have they become my best friends, but they are (to quote a line from a song) “the wind beneath my wings” – and that’s what UPLIFTING is all about after all!

 

Treasure the friends who bring you joy and positive moments in your life.    Everyone needs that – whether they realize it or not!

Hugs and Happy Monday, Pam

Sunday Selfie Hop

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Sunday Selfie Hop Time!

Sunday is our day to shine!    And it’s easy too because all we have to do is post a selfie!    Oh – and you also have to hook up to our hosts at The Cat On My Head (click on the badge above and LINK up).

Yesterday was beautiful here at my house…..the weather was just about perfect (at least after the wind stopped).    I wanted to go outside and asked politely SEVERAL TIMES during the day and SEVERAL TIMES I was accompanied out because I asked nicely.    I even said “PURRRRRREEZE”.   HAHAHA   Just kidding.

So my Selfie today is ME begging asking to go out to the front yard.

And we took this to Lunapic.com and used the “SHATTERED” art effect and here’s what we got!

I really like the way this effect worked on my rather boring photo! 

We liked it so much we made a puzzle for those of you who like to drive yourselves crazy putting a puzzle together on a Sunday morning (or afternoon or evening)

So if you’re ready for puzzling – click this MINI-ME photo and go for it!

 

Happy Sunday!   Hugs, Teddy