SPARK on Monday


Happy Monday friends…………time for a SPARK.  “SPARKS” was started by Annie McGuffy of McGuffy’s Reader but ended when she stopped blogging 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. Although Annie isn’t currently blogging, a lot of us who enjoyed her SPARKS decided to keep posting SPARKS of our own.

I found so many SPARKS that I really REALLY liked to use for today’s post but this one – well it stood out and I think you’ll see why.    It’s cute, it’s sassy and I’d like to think it’s ME.  I have to admit I wouldn’t have said this 50 years ago but I can say it now for sure!    Just a new say to say “BRING IT ON!”……………..

Hugs, Pam

Sunday Selfie Hop


It’s Sunday Selfie time!    Sharing a selfie – of you or someone/something else is always fun.    You can link up with your selfie by clicking the badge above which will take you to our host.

I’ve got a Guest Selfie today from my own family.  My Dad!   Yep – he agreed to let me use this photo of him for Selfie Hop since Mom and I haven’t used her camera this week (again) to take photos of me.    SO – thanks Dad – you’re a pal.


And of course I couldn’t just leave this alone – I had to add some “special effects” !!

So here’s how Dad looks after I applied Lunapic’s “ESCHER” art effect…………………………..interesting I’d say.

And did I make a puzzle out of this one?  You betcha!

Click this “MINI-DAD-PHOTO” for the jigsaw puzzle and GOOD LUCK!


Thanks for doing the Selfie Dad – I got to take an EXTRA LONG SATURDAY nap!

Hugs, Teddy

Bakin’ With Bacon and a Guest!


Hello Hungry Bacon Lovers!  

I’m back yet again with another really delicious recipe that has our favorite ingredient – BACON.    AND I also have a guest Chef with me – Miss Penny from 15andMeowing whose Mom Miss Ellen was kind enough to have Penny bring the recipe to me so I could share it with YOU!

I don’t know if you all have made a frittata before but I know I have made them before here in my kitchen and they really are “the best of many worlds”.   It’s like having a pie only not a FRUIT pie – this one has vegetables, cheese, green onions, and lots of other things but most importantly – BACON.    Ready?

Bacon, Asparagus, Cheese Frittata



  • 8 slices of baconcut in 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup asparagus cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 10 large eggs
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup parsleychopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • pepper to taste

NOTE:   We realize that asparagus might not be everyone’s favorite so here are some other low-carb veggie options to substitute for asparagus. You can also just leave it out.  But not in the Royal Castle – we LOVE asparagus!

  • Broccoli
  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Zucchini
  • Avocado


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9 or 10 inch baking dish with cooking spray. It can be round or square.
  • In a medium skillet, cook the bacon until crispy. With a slotted spoon remove from pan and drain bacon on paper towels. Drain bacon drippings leaving about 1 tablespoon of drippings in the pan.
  • Cook asparagus in reserved bacon drippings for a couple of minutes or until desired tenderness (asparagus will continue to cook in the oven). Add the garlic and cook for an additional minute. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, add the eggs, 1/2 the bacon, 1/2 the cheddar cheese, cream, parsley, 1/2 the green onions, asparagus, salt, and pepper to preference. Whisk together and pour into prepared pan.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until egg is puffed and set in the middle. If you are using a 9-inch pan it will puff very high but will settle as it cools. Add the remaining cheese for the last couple of minutes of baking to melt. Remove from oven and sprinkle with remaining bacon and green onions. Serve!


Thanks Miss Penny for coming to help in the kitchen.    I’m glad we made TWO frittatas because you can take one of them home to your Mom to enjoy!    You’re welcome any time in Castle Baconia.

Happy Weekend!  King Teddy and Assistant Chef Penny


Friendly Friday Fill-Ins Hop


Hi Friday Folks………….time to fill in the blanks.   Four sentences with blanks and we fill in our own words – easy right?  Yes!    You can join in if you like – click the badge above and go to 15andmeowing for the sentences to fill in OR if you have already done that and want to link up!

Here are the four sentences for this week and Mom and I shared duty again – if Mom is filling the blank in her words are in RED and if I’m filling in the blank, my words are BLUE!


1. My favorite character from a film, tv or book is Sherlock Holmes (I’m “old school”!!).
2. The one word I would use to describe myself is pleasingly plump – oops that’s two words..
3. If I had to give you my best piece of advice, I would tell you don’t “overthink” things – trust your gut feeling.
4. I will never compare with Mom’s prior kitties – we’re ALL unique!


There you have it – another week of words DONE………………thanks to our co-hosts for this FUN Hop.    We love it!

Hugs, Teddy

Thankful and Poetic Thursday


Thursday and time for the Thankful Hop hosted by our pal Brian.    You can join if you click his badge and link up.    I don’t have any unusual thankfuls today but nothing wrong with CONTINUING to be thankful for some things right?    Always thankful that both my Mom and Dad are well and seem to STAY that way – makes me happy and they say the same for me – I’m never sick so that makes THEM happy.    I’m also very thankful for all the nice fresh mulch our landscaping company put all around our trees and shrubs.   Sure makes for some nice soft spots to – well – um – “make deposits” (if you get my drift!).    I’m also thankful that Spring is making a valiant effort to arrive here.   We have the occasional day in the low 60s and tomorrow we may make it to the high 70s even though it will rain.   We’ll take it.

I have Angel Sammy’s poetry to share with those of you who are Poetic Thursday followers!    Have a great rest of the week.

Hugs, Teddy


Poetry Day!

Hi poetry partners!    Ready to share poetry?   Good!    Every Thursday we share what we’ve written during the past week since we last met – poems written with photos as inspiration sure is fun.    Below is the photo I gave you last week and under it is MY humble poem for the photo – if you wrote one, let us know in comments OK?   We wanna read what you wrote!


Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell      ©March 22, 2023


Lifting those weights working up a sweat

In her bathing suit and heels – how dedicated can you get!

Hair done, makeup on, no sign of perspiration

Working hard to keep fit – now that’s dedication!

Wearing those heels seems a bit of a risk

Wouldn’t be too hard to take a fall and slip a disk!


Interestingly when I was researching this photo I ran across a number of “bathing beauties” working out and all of them – including some shots of Marilyn Monroe lifting weights – were wearing high heels.   Anyway, this model looks fit so obviously she’s got a good routine with those weights.   My Mom would say “picking up Teddy is like lifting weights so I don’t need to buy any!” – I suppose that’s true at his whopping 28 lbs. !!    

Anyway, fun photo – and I have another black and white flashback goodie for you to use for NEXT week’s poem.   Here it is:

We’ve come a long way baby.    Hope you have some fun with this one……….we’ll share poetry next Thursday.   In the meantime, stay healthy and happy.

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

Love and Light – Angel Sammy