Bakin’ with Bacon And The King

November 30, 2019

Greetings Bacon Lovers!   Hope you aren’t so stuffed with stuffing and turkey and other STUFF (!) that you can’t imagine making a delicious bacon dessert!

Oh – and before we go any further – I have a WARNING WARNING WARNING…………the following recipe has ALCOHOL in it!    The evil alcohol so it’s not really a kiddies recipes – got it?    What it definitely is though is DELICIOUS.     Just the right treat to have at a gathering but don’t wait for THAT to enjoy these OK?

Bacon-Walnut-Rum Balls

INGREDIENTS

5 oz can evaporated milk
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup spiced rum
1 package vanilla wafers, crushed very fine
2 cups finely chopped walnuts
1 cup confectioners’ sugar for rolling
1 lb. hickory smoked bacon, cooked, chopped

DIRECTIONS:

Line a baking pan with foil and lay your bacon strips on it. Place it in the oven then turn the oven to 400. Cook for 17-20 minutes. Drain grease from bacon, chop, and set aside.

In a food processor, chop up the vanilla wafer until they are in tiny pieces.

Melt chocolate chips and evaporated milk in a bowl over a boiling pit of water, stirring frequently until smooth. Remove from heat.

Stir in the crushed vanilla wafers, bacon, and rum until well blended.

Roll the dough into small balls and roll the balls in chopped walnuts, then repeat in confectioners’ sugar.

Store covered in the refrigerator. Eat responsibly!

 

Obviously not for the kiddies but I can think of a few adults who would certainly enjoy these and I bet YOU can too!    How’s this for a really wonderful adult treat?   I think my parents deserve a treat once in a while – after all – they get treats for ME all the time – it’s time they had a treat too…………………….

 If only it was that easy!

Ahhh….it’s good to be King and spend Saturday mornings in the kitchen with you!   

Hugs, King Teddy

Friday…..The Day After!

November 29, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving Plus One Day

I think most of us who celebrated Thanksgiving yesterday feel a bit like poor Garfield above……………..full……………..but what a wonderful time to spend with family and friends and food!     My Mom and Dad weren’t home for “THE MEAL” but brought lots of leftovers home and I’m sure there will be plenty of those for DAYS.     Since I’m not a “people food” eater I will just have to endure the sound of Mom and Dad “re-enjoying” Thanksgiving for at least a few days to come.

There are no Friday Fill-Ins today since it’s a long holiday weekend here in the States…………so I’m going to do my OWN version of the fill-ins.    Ready?

  1.    What’s your most favorite snack in the entire universe Teddy?     DELECTIBLE SQUEEZE-UPS AND YOU ALREADY KNOW THAT BECAUSE THE PANTRY IS FULL OF THEM!   
  2. Who do you love more – Mom or Dad?    ARE YOU CRAZY?   HOW COULD YOU EXPECT ME TO CHOOSE BETWEEN THEM?   IT’S TRUE THAT MOM FEEDS ME, PLAYS WITH ME, CLEANS MY LITTERBOX, WASHES MY BLANKIES, FILLS THE SINK WITH FRESH WATER EVERY MORNING, TAKES ME FOR WALKS OUTSIDE – BUT, DAD……..well…….uh………ummmm……..DAD LOVES ME TOO!!!!!
  3.   Are you excited that Christmas is coming soon?   What will Santa be bringing you this year?    WELL OF COURSE I’M EXCITED – MOSTLY BECAUSE I KNOW THAT MOM AND DAD GOT A BRAND NEW CHOO CHOO TRAIN FOR UNDER THE TREE FOR THIS YEAR AND THAT’S MY MOST FAVORITE-EST THING EVER!    SANTA WILL BRING ME SOME NEW TOYS I’M SURE AND MAYBE A CRATE OR TWO OF SQUEEZE-UPS.   AFTER ALL, I’VE BEEN VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY GOOD.

 

See?  I can handle fill-ins all by myself……………!     Now if you’ll excuse me, it’s time for my third nap of the morning.   A guy can’t get too much rest – right?

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Happy Thanksgiving Day Plus One!   

Love, Teddy

Thankful and Poetic Thursday

November 28, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving Thankful Thursday !

How convenient that Brian’s Thankful Thursday is here……………..we can celebrate all the things we’re thankful for just like always only enjoy having a nice big meal at the same time.    I really am most thankful for having so many friends and a Mom and Dad who love me and gave me a forever home………I’m also thankful that Mom and Dad are only going to be gone one night for the holiday and be home Friday morning because I do miss them when they’re gone – even for an hour!     I hope all of you have a really wonderful Thanksgiving celebration today and if you don’t celebrate Thanksgiving – I am just as thankful for your friendship and fun.

Would you like to join in Brian’s Thankful Thursday?    If you would like to, just click the graphic below and link up with the rest of us:

I’m also thankful that my mentor and brother Angel Sammy sent his Poetic Thursday poem and message to me………….I’m sharing it with all of you!

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Happy Thanksgiving and Poetry Day!

So glad to see everyone – I can take this opportunity to thank you for being such loyal poetry fans – even if you don’t write poetry, you seem to appreciate poetry – not just my humble poems every week but you visit those who ALSO write a poem when they put a link in our comments.    We get to read lots of wonderful poetry that way…..poetry written by you based on a simple photo.    Isn’t that great?     

Here’s the poem from last week that was to be your inspiration for this week’s poem:

“Thanks Little Brother!”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell        ©November 27, 2019

People think pups never run out of steam

Well they’re wrong – believe me – that’s just a dream!

Walking around town with the Mom and “the little man”

I try to keep up by walking fast as I can

“The little man” is getting big and says he’s all grown up

Well the family dog isn’t too proud to ride; I’m an “elder pup” !

The Mom lets me ride when “little man” wants to run

And I have to admit riding in the stroller is a whole lot of fun

I’m thankful to have such a great family

One that appreciates the family dog – that’s little old me!

 

Not exactly a THANKSGIVING post I suppose – but I do think that if indeed the family dog is a little tired and that stroller isn’t occupied then why the heck not let him ride along and rest his weary paws?     

Did you write a poem for today?    If you did, let us know in comments – we want to read it!    And I found a photo for all of you to use as inspiration for next week……….here it is:

Interesting one isn’t it?    Talk about a crowded apartment building.    Well, let’s see what we all can do with this little gem for NEXT week shall we?     I love a good poetic challenge.

Meanwhile, all of us at the Rainbow Bridge want you to know that we wish we were with all of you today just as much as you wish we were.    Holidays are the hardest for we Angels just as they’re tough on the family and friends we have left behind.   Just know that we will be there in spirit………..

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

Always and Forever, Angel Sammy

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Thank you Angel Sammy……………………save a seat for me at the Thanksgiving table at the Bridge – one day – hopefully years from now though – I will join you there………….we’ll eat and eat and eat and laugh and tell stories and be together forever until Mom and Dad join us one day.

Love and Happy Thanksgiving, Teddy

Teaser Tell All and Turkey

November 27, 2019

GREETINGS STUDENTS!   Time for class!

Why are we in our OLD classroom?   Because they are redecorating our NEW classroom.   Heaven only knows why.   All the desks were brand new and didn’t have a lot of dirty words scratched into the tops……..YET.   Oh well……….

It’s time for TEASER TELL ALL…………….we had a swell Teaser yesterday didn’t we.     It was supplied to us by the Graphics Department so THANKS TO HER – oops I mean THEM.

We know the Graphics Department is your Mom…..can’t fool us!

WHATEVER…………..today we are celebrating THanksgiving because we won’t be HERE on Thursday so after we do the Teaser stuff we will head to the cafeteria for turkey and other stuff!    Ready to go?   Let’s DO THIS!

First up is our FIRST COMMENTER……………………….or in the case of yesterday’s Teaser – it’s FIRST COMMENTERbecause we had TWO firsties within the first 60 seconds of class yesterday.   Want to know who?

YESSSSSS!

They were TIMMY TOMCAT and FRIENDS FUREVER! 

WOWZERS!   

Both of you get one of these BUT we also have a special badge for Miss Sharon…….

I was one of TWO First Commenters on the Thanksgiving Teaser of 2019!!!!

For Sharon:

Congratulations Gang!    Shall we see who was our FIRST RIGHT GUESSER now???????????????????????    Here’s the photo:

This spectacular villa is right on the beautiful Lake Como in Italy!     Quite a few of you guessed this correctly but only ONE of you was FIRST!      Who?????

WHO WHO WHO????

CSILLA !!!!!!    That’s right – she was the FIRST!   This is for you Miss Csilla:

It was ME – I was FIRST RIGHT GUESSER on the Teaser post for Thanksgiving 2019!

There were QUITE A FEW of you who got this one right this week – and each of you who did may grab one of these:

I was RIGHT with my guess on the Thanksgiving Teaser for 2019 BUT I wasn’t first to guess correctly! Pooey!

And of course if you were WRONG – well – you know what you get – a THANKSGIVING GREENIE!

I was WRONG with my guess on the Thanksgiving Teaser of 2019 but hey – I tried didn’t I ??????

Congratulations winners AND losers!    We celebrate everyone and are thankful for all of you !!!!!     Now – who’s UP for Thanksgiving luncheon???    Let’s go!

OH YES PLEASE!!!!!!!

I’m supposed to be fed regularly – let’s EAT!

Hello Students!  Before you go through line I want to congratulate our student “Kismet” for escaping the roasting pan for today’s main course  for being the only one who noticed the hidden surprise in my turkey hat!   KABOOM!   Now let’s all eat shall we?

Thankful Menu:

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Happy Thanksgiving to all of you from all of us at Ding Dong School!

Professors Angel Sammy and Teddy

Teaser Tuesday Thanksgiving Style

November 26, 2019

Welcome to Thanksgiving Week Teaser !   Have you COMMENTED????????????

Security Patrol reporting all is secure inside and outside Ding Dong Sheep School…..let the TEASING begin!

We are so THANKFUL that all of you are in class today and we are also THANKFUL that we have such a great security team keeping an eye out for introoooders or other troublemakers here on our lovely campus.    Are you all ready for class today?     You should know that Miss Dingleberry and her wonderful team of cafeteria workers are going to have a FABULOUS Thanksgiving feast for us tomorrow on TELL ALL day.     So we are ready to celebrate – even if you and your family aren’t celebrating Thanksgiving we’ll still have fun and good food together.

Our Graphics Department came up with a great Teaser for us today.    So get those glasses cleaned up so you don’t miss anything.

Yikes – I guess I hadn’t realized just how many of you wear glasses – but they all look clean and shiny so let us BEGIN!

The rules for Teaser are:

And here are the SPECIAL Thanksgiving badges that you might win if you are lucky today!   We will announce winners tomorrow!

Now let’s bring in the guard with today’s Teaser Photo!

Here’s today’s photo Professors!

Where was this taken?

And to get your brains working and your imaginations popping, let’s bring in our team of fabulous Cheerleaders shall we?

Here we are looking silly
Tossing turkeys willy nilly
It’s our duty to be all cheery
But keeping this headgear straight makes us weary!
Anyway we wish you luck as you study and guess
Your Professors expect perfection and deserve no less
We are thankful for the Profs, all of you, and Miss D
Now lets all head to the cafeteria for a glass of iced tea!

Thanks ladies – good job and I think you can take those things on your heads off now AND please put those turkeys down.   Don’t spill stuffing all over your cheer uniforms!

GROOVY CHICKS…..

Good luck with your guesses everyone – tomorrow before we have our Thanksgiving dinner together, we will find out who gets badges and who doesn’t!     Meanwhile, line up and let’s march to the cafeteria together shall we?

Off we march to the cafeteria!

Hello Students!   Welcome to “Pre-Thanksgiving Lunch” – our regular menu today but tomorrow we’ll have lots of Thanksgiving favorites!   Enjoy!

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Happy Studying!  See you in class tomorrow!   

Your Professors

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