Bakin’ with Bacon and the King

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Hello Bacon Fans!  It’s me – King of Bacon – here with yet another delish recipe – this time it’s a CROCKPOT recipe!

We use our Royal Crockpot in this kitchen quite often………..it allows the Castle Cook to start a wonderful meal – walk away and do FUN stuff – then return in time for a fully prepared dinner.  Can’t beat that with a stick right?   Right!    This one you can vary to taste – try other soups for instance – cream of ANYTHING probably tastes just as yummy.

 

Chicken With Bacon Crockpot

Ingredients

  • 8 bacon slices
  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 (10 oz) cans cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup flour

Steps to Make It

  1. You can prepare this one of two ways. For the first way, place the bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-low heat until some of the fat is rendered. Be sure that the bacon is still pliable and not crisp. Drain on paper towels. If you use this method, reduce the flour to 1/4 cup. Or for the second way, use the new precooked bacon in the market. It’s pliable enough to wrap around the chicken.

  2. Wrap one slice of bacon around each boneless chicken breast and place in a 4-5 quart crockpot.

  3. In medium bowl, combine condensed soups, sour cream, and flour and mix with wire whisk to blend.

  4. Pour over chicken.

  5. Cover crockpot and cook on low for 6-8 hours until chicken and bacon are thoroughly cooked.

You may want to remove the chicken and beat the sauce with a wire whisk so it is very well blended.   Serve this over noodles or rice or just as it is.

THIS IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO good.   AND SOOOOOOO easy.

This is the only problem you may run into if you have dogs or cats in the house……..

Time to rest my royal tushie on my royal chair……cooking is exhausting!   

Enjoy!   King Teddy

Friendly Fill-Ins

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WOOOOO HOOOOO!  Friday is here and you know what that means………….time for the Blog Hop that lets us express ourselves AND find out about each other!    Each Friday our co-hosts 15andMeowing and Four-Legged Furballs give us two sentences each with blanks to fill in.    You can learn a lot from a “filled in blank” !!    If you’d like to join the fun – click the badge above and fill in the LINKY Form.

Here are this week’s sentences and if the word is MINE it’s BLUE and if the word is Mom’s then it’s RED!

1. I am trying to quit snacking on junk.
2. I always snore when I nap!.
3. Feeding our visiting kitties has my seal of approval.   (we have a couple of regular visitors to our outside heated kitty house and Mom feeds them – I don’t mind – they’re kitties like me and need a helping hand)
4. I would not recommend a life without a pet – it’s nice to have someone to talk to who doesn’t JUDGE you!.

Done!    That didn’t take long now did it.    You should go to 15andMeowing or Four-Legged Furballs and click on everyone’s links who join in on this HOP.    You might be surprised what you read.   Everyone fills these out differently of course but you ALWAYS learn something from them!
HAPPY FRIDAY PEEPS!

Hugs, Teddy

 

Thankful and Poetic Thursday

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Greetings on a Thursday!  It’s Thankful Hop day with Brian and you can join in if you’d like to by clicking the badge above and filling out the linky form.   We always join (unless Mom forgets what day it is!).

We are super thankful this week for all the little things.    Every day there are blessings that befall most of us and we hardly give them a thought – but they happen and become part of our “background” not drawing any particular attention to themselves.   But they ARE blessings and if you think about your “normal” day and all that happens, you too will find that you’ve experienced blessings that are almost ROUTINE to you.    Recognizing your blessings for what they are is a GREAT feeling.

I’m also very blessed in that my Angel brother Sammy sent me his poetry for this week which I am sharing with all of you.    If you’ve never joined us in writing a poem based on the photos Angel Sammy gives to us every week, why not let THIS be your first try at it?   You might just get hooked on it……..poetry is fun.

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Let’s Get Poetic!

Happy Thursday friends……………time to share some poetry.    You know how this works by now – I give you an “inspirational” photo to study and think about for a whole week then the following Thursday we share the poems we’ve written based on the photo!   Easy?   Well it really is……….poetry is not hard to write – it doesn’t even have to rhyme – it just has to tell a story or relate a feeling you felt when you saw the photo.

Here’s the photo I gave you LAST Thursday to use for THIS Thursday – and if you wrote a poem, please tell us you did in comments here and give us your  link – we want to read your poetry!!

“My First Wheels”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell      ©February 19, 2020

“Get rid of that old truck” my Mom would say

“That ugly old thing has had its’ day!”

But she didn’t understand what that truck meant to me

My first wheels transported me from point A to B

I took my girl out for our very first date

We fell in love and she became my mate

The truck took us to the hospital for the birth of my son

The three of us traveled in it everywhere and had so much fun

It took us to drive-in movies, to parties, dances and church

Always reliable was my old truck it never left me in the lurch

My son learned how to drive it and loved it like I had

He even wrote to me to check on it when he was stationed near Baghdad

I drove it to his funeral when he’d been killed in the war

That’s when the magic left – I loved that truck no more

It had become quite rusty yet I couldn’t quite give it away

So I parked it back in the woods and that’s where it would stay

Mother Nature is reclaiming the truck and making it disappear

She may have the truck but all my memories remain quite clear………..

OK so cats don’t own trucks – I know – but I imagined this little story and it was the first kind of thing I thought when I saw the photo.    Someones old truck, abandoned and being reclaimed by Mother Nature.    Then I just put a story around it.    Did you write a poem?   I hope so – GOOD for you if you did.

Here’s your photo for NEXT week’s photo challenge……….I hope you’re up for it!

Ah ha!  Something different right?    Well see what you can come up with and so will I !!   Meanwhile, I hope you have a wonderful week – if you try you CAN make it a wonderful week I promise.

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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That was a great poem Angel Sammy and I can’t WAIT to see what you come up with for the dancing couple.    I’ve never seen Mom and Dad dance like that………….that’s for sure!   HAHA

Hugs, Teddy

Teaser Tell All

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“All secure Professors!   Classroom and grounds all clear!”

Thanks Clowie and company.    Now we can begin our TELL ALL class……………………first we want to say we sure as heck didn’t fool many of you yesterday with our Teaser photo.    We are giving away a boat load of RIGHT GUESSER badges today!

Oh yeah? WHO WHO WHO?

You sound like an owl…………..we’ll tell you WHO in a bit.  FIRST THINGS FIRST though.     Who was our FIRST RIGHT GUESSER yesterday?

Drumroll Please!

SHARON of Friends Furever !!!!! (a Frequent Flyer Firstie)

YAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!

I was the one and only FIRST COMMENTER on the Teaser of February 18, 2020! I rock!

Concatulations Miss Sharon!   Yet another First Commenter badge for you!!!

Here’s the funny thing about yesterday’s Teaser…………….our Graphics Department Supervisor (who is also the only employee of the Graphics Department) had another photo picked out AND loaded up in the post for today BUTTTTTT at the last minute decided to change it.    Why?   Who knows what goes on in the brain of “you know who”.     Anyway, the photo we DID use was still a cool photo and I have to admit I was surprised it was as easy as it apparently was!     Wanna see the photo again?

Yep that’s it.   Looks like a grand building in Europe somewhere – maybe England – maybe Russia (several people guessed Russia)………………….but it’s NOT – it is the rather stately and beautiful Iowa State Capital Building in Des Moines, Iowa.     So many of you guessed this one correctly but only ONE of you (of course) was the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER………..WHO????

The Winner is……………….

MIMI of MESSYMIMI !!!

HIPPITY HIP HOORAY for MessiMimi!!!

CONCATULATIONS !!   Here’s your badge!

I was the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER on the Teaser of February 18, 2020. YAY FOR ME!!!!

Then of course as we said earlier there were a whole pile of students who guessed the Teaser correctly after that………………………but each of you who did, get a RIGHT GUESSER badge (we had to have a special courier bring us a barrel of them from storage since we had so many getting it right this week!!!!).     Please take one of these:

Well I guessed the Teaser correctly on February 18, 2020 BUT I was not the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER! BOOOOOO!

Did you guess but were WRONG?????   You still get a Greenie (our affectionate name for LOSER BADGE!):

WHAAAA! I was WRONG with my guess on the Teaser of February 18, 2020. But I’ll try again NEXT week! YOUBETCHA!

Now I’m SURE our Cheer Team wants to do their thing so please sit still and be patient – lunch is right after Cheer Team cheers!

That Teaser was way too easy!
You sailed through bright and breezy!
Lots of RIGHT GUESSERS there were
Their names are just a big blur
But our FIRST COMMENTER Sharon was EARLY
Did you know her hair was blonde and curly???
Then Miss Mimi came on the scene
She’s our FIRST RIGHT GUESSER Queen!
There were tons of Right Guessers all day long
Too many to put names in our cheer song!
Congrats to all you smarties…..
As pirates say “LET’S GO EAT ME HEARTIES!”

WE ARE A SMART PILE OF DING DONG STUDENTS!   LET’S GO EAT!

Ole’ students!   It’s MEXICAN day – are your tummies ready for this?   GOOD!

Today’s Food Fiesta:

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Don’t forget to chew a couple of these after lunch (or before!)

Students!  You might want to lower your windows on the ride home – even though it’s chilly outside – you know what Mexican food does for some of you and we don’t want an AIR QUALITY EVENT in this enclosed space!    SEE YOU NEXT TUESDAY FOR MORE TEASER FUN!

Your Professors, Angel Sammy and Teddy

Tuesday Teaser Time!

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“All clear Professors!  Let the games – I mean CLASS – begin!!”

Thank you Clowie and welcome class – HAVE YOU COMMENTED YET?

After you have commented, please have a seat so we can get down to business.    The business of guessing where a photo we will be showing you was taken.    Can be anywhere in the world but we know that one or more of you will FIGURE IT OUT!

I’m totally ready to figure it out.   I cleaned my glasses this morning even!

Today’s Teaser is another Graphics Department find – we think she   they do a swell job finding interesting photos for us to use when we don’t have one supplied by an outside source.   Now here are the rules you MUST follow today when making your guess and figuring it out OK?   OK!

I ALWAYS follow the rules……………..well………….almost always! What Badges are we gonna win????

THESE!!   

Now who’s up for seeing the photo for today?   HANDS UP !!!!!      Our Cheer Team will visit us after the viewing of the photo……………..then it’s OFF to lunch before you come back to agonize over the photo before you head home until tomorrow’s TELL ALL CLASS.

Looks like you’re all ready for guessing!

Here’s today’s photo Professors!

OK fans of architecture……………..where was this photo taken?   Town, City, Country, State – WHERE?????     

Now – heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeereeeeeeeeeeeeee’s the Cheer Team:

Yesterday was President’s Day
We missed out because there was no school that day
So we’re here in our hats to do our thing
Don’t worry you all we weren’t asked to SING!
Take a peek at the photo you get this week
If you guess it right we’ll tweak your cheek!
No not THAT cheek you naughty child
Settle down and study and don’t go wild!
If you’re a winner we’ll be cheering your name
Too bad winning Teaser brings no fortune or fame!!

Thanks Ladies -I think I see a lot of fired up faces in the crowd here……………I think that cheek tweaking thing got everyone awake…………………

ZZZZZZZZZZ

Well – almost everyone!

Let’s head to the cafeteria………………..Miss Dingleberry is ready for us………………….

Time for lunch class!   Hope you enjoy your meal in our cafeteria today……..

Our Delightful Menu:

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After lunch head for the bus!   We’ll see you tomorrow for the TELL ALL Class!   Good Luck!

Your Professors, Angel Sammy and Teddy (and the Graphics Department)

SPARKS and a Reminder

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Happy Monday………..What exactly IS this Monday SPARK thing we do?   Well, most of you know that Annie of McGuffy’s Reader – who started SPARKS – was hacked and has been on an extended break from blogging although her idea to spread some inspiration on Monday of every week goes on.   Many of us who participated in her SPARKS Blog Hop and found value in sharing a thought on Monday continue doing that to hopefully give each other a “Monday boost” – perhaps something to think about to inspire us in the week ahead OR help us deal with something that’s on our mind.    Why not join us by sharing something that SPARKS you?   It might just start a spark in us too.

Since it’s President’s Day here in the USA, I spent quite a while reading quotes by our past and present Presidents to find something that “spoke” to me.    There were SO MANY and many others that I had no idea were attributable to certain Presidents of my country.    Quotes I’ve used for years but never knew WHO spoke them.    My SPARK quote today is one of those.     I’ve heard this before but did not know it was one of George Washington’s quotes.

Well time has proven this to be true…………………and even he knew it back in his day.    Wise man was he………………………

Hugs, Pam

Before I return to my nap I want to remind everyone tomorrow is TEASER TUESDAY.    Remember to COMMENT when you get to class!   The post is at a surprise (not regular blog) time so be on your toes (or paws as the case may be).   

Professor Teddy

Sunday Selfies Hop

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Happy Sunday!    It’s time to join up with the others who do the Selfie Hop on Sundays at The Cat On My Head.   Wanna join?   Click the badge above and link up with us.    The more the merrier……….

I was taking a major snooze in the guest room this afternoon when I  heard the unmistakable sound of the zoom lens on Mom’s camera doing its’ thing – I pretended I didn’t hear it – kept my eyes shut – I knew it wouldn’t take long for her to take my picture then I could return to LA LA LAND…………..She went all “MOM” on me when she saw how cute I looked.    I guess that’s what Moms do right?

Of course she also did a jigsaw puzzle for those of you who enjoy doing them !    I’m hoping for some uninterrupted napping time today though…………….she got her Sunday Selfie for the week so the chances are good I’ll get some major naps in.

Just Click on the little picture of yours truly and enjoy puzzling!!!!

Happy Sunday and thanks to Kitties Blue for hosting the HOP……… 

Love, Teddy