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Bakin’ With Bacon AND Blogging for Peace

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Happy Saturday Fellow Baconians!  

‘Tis I, your King, baking for my kingdom today!

Welcome to the castle – I am going to prepare a little ADULT TREAT today – one that your parents may enjoy during the upcoming holiday season with their friends.   This is not a pet friendly dessert though – not is it a KID-friendly dessert.   It contains ALCOHOL and a WHOLE lot of bacon.   Ask your Mom to let you have some of the bacon before it gets mixed into the recipe because it tastes yummy all on its’ own!   

Ready?????????????

 

BACON WALNUT RUM BALLS (remember this is NOT for us kids – it’s for our Moms and Dads!!)

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 bacon, cooked, chopped

Instructions:

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.   Of course if you want to you can just FRY the bacon in a pan but this is a LOT of bacon so it’s just easier to do it in the oven!

In a food processor, chop up the vanilla wafers 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!

This probably sounds like a SUPER DUPER EASY PEASY recipe and it is but just remember to be super careful when melting the chips over boiling water – FRANKLY, I think you can easily melt the chips in the microwave which I do for other recipes then add the evaporated milk.

My Mom said she bets this would still be good without the rum but not nearly as fun (speaking as an adult of course).

 

SO that’s my recipe of the day from the kitchen of the Castle Baconia.    My Mom says these are delicious and I guess I’ll take her word for it.   I will make them for her but SHE and DAD will eat them – not this King!!

This is EVER so true!!!!!

We are also celebrating the BLOG BLAST FOR PEACE today………………..we in the Castle Baconia are all for PEACE.    It seems a rather elusive thing outside the walls of our happy Kingdom but we would hope and pray that everyone in the world would realize that to HAVE PEACE, we must BE PEACE.     It’s up to US to achieve it, and I know my Mom says almost every day that if she had JUST ONE WISH, it would be that this world we live in would be one of PEACE and HARMONY.     That we could accept one another, care for one another and be KIND to one another.    Won’t you join in the effort to spread this wish above all other wishes?    Make your own peace globe and show the world that you are praying and hoping for PEACE…………just like we are.   If you click on my globe, it will take you to the site.

Love and Hope, Teddy and Mom

 

 

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Bakin’ with Bacon in Baconia

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I May Be King, But I’m Also Head Baker!

Seems our fabulous Chef here in Baconia is not fond of baking – he loves all his other specialties (and so do we!) but baking is not his fave SOOOOOOO, I told him that I would happily take over baking chores even though I am the KING!

First I thought I’d make a Chocolate Bacon Bomb Pie – just the name sounds like something we should all try at least once right?   Bacon and chocolate are a good combo!

Chocolate Bacon Bomb Pie

  • 3 cups pretzel twists (you can use whatever pretzels you have, I used twists)
  • 2/3 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 stick of butter, divided
  • 1 package Fudge Stripes Dark Chocolate Cookies from Keebler (11.5 oz)
  • 12 oz package of bacon, cooked and diced (1/4 cup reserved)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 TBSP vinegar
  • 1 TBSP flour
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  1. Preheat your oven to 350.
  2. Crush your pretzels and in a large bowl combine them and 1/3 cup melted butter and 1/3 cup sugar.  Mix to combine.
  3. Press the pretzel mixture into a pie plate and bake for five minutes.
  4. In the same large bowl (no need to clean it out) crush your chocolate cookies.  Now add the remainder of the butter (melted), the bacon (remember to save 1/4 a cup), eggs, the remainder of the sugar, vinegar, and flour and mix well.
  5. Gently pour the mixture into your pie crust.
  6. Top with the remaining bacon and the chocolate chips.
  7. Pour the sweetened condensed milk over it and bake for 35 minutes or until the edges of the pie begin to turn golden brown.

Alright – so that’s kind of a complicated recipe but doesn’t it sound NOMMY?????

Every Saturday I will share a recipe with you Baconians………………how’s that for a SHARING and CARING King?

Thanks boss…..that’s a load off my mind!

I think we deserve a few laughs now don’t you?    Some of our favorite giggles!!

And since Tuesday is Halloween (even here in Baconia!)

 I thought you’d like to see my Halloween outfit!  

Think this will scare all the little ghosties

who stop by my throne room for TRICK or TREAT???

Have a snack before you go????

A little BRAIN food perhaps?

YUM….FINGER sandwiches!

Spidery DEVILED eggs?

Don’t put your hands in the punch…oops….looks like somebody already did!

 

Happy Bacon-Ween everyone!

Where’s the door to the throne room???

Bites and Hugs, King Teddy

Baconiam Snapshots

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Greetings Fellow Baconians!

I thought today I’d share some photos from the official Baconian Photo Album………………..the countryside of course is covered in bacon – trees, rocks, houses, it’s all bacon………but I do travel through from time to time to stop and visit my loyal subjects.    Here are just a few of the photos the official Baconian Photographer has snapped!

It seems that everyone is happy in Baconia.   That makes ME happy.    A big part of that happiness is obviously EATING bacon so shall we?   Oh LET’S!!!!!!

This should satisfy our bacon habit for today don’t you think??????

You have outdone yourself Royal Chef……..take the rest of the day off!

DEFINITELY!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Bacon Day My Friends!

See you next Saturday for more Baconian fun!

King Teddy

Back To Bacon

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Let There Be Bacon……Double Portions!

I guess my Kingly Decree last week didn’t stop Irma after all but I promised you double ration of bacon this week to make up for NO bacon last Saturday so…………………

Let the baconizing begin!

Uhhh…..’Scuze me, your Kingship, but my kitchen staff

didn’t show up this morning so it’s just ME

cooking for your Kingliness and

your Guests this morning so

I ask your Royal indulgence this morning??????

I’m sure my guests will understand………………oh and when that staff DOES show up – tomorrow or whenever – FIRE THEM!

Yikes!

Yes indeed – we can’t have NO SHOWS working in the kitchen.   What about when I have a Kingly reception or party – we can’t have unreliable staff!!!!  NOOOOOOO sireee!

UHOH……I didn’t know the household staff was overhearing our conversation Chef – but all our Castle Departments should be staffed with DEDICATED personnel!   Oh, Miss Pennyweather, your staff was listening to my conversation with the Chef!!!!

Rest assured your Kingship, Housekeeping is under control!

 

Excellent Miss Pennyweather.    Your crew keeps the Castle in very good order – thank you for your dedication to castle cleanliness and your  loyalty!

Breakfast is Served!

Well done Chef!  Did your kitchen staff show up after all?

No Your Kingliness – the Housekeeping staff came to the rescue and helped me out!  

YAY HOUSEKEEPING STAFF!!!!!

 

It’s been a good day in Baconia……

Royal Waves, King Teddy

Please stop by their blog (click the badge) if you haven’t yet to leave Miss Sharon and the kitties a message. 

Their hearts and ours are broken that Mr. Bill has gone to Heaven.

Caturday in Baconia

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Welcome Baconians!

Another Caturday arrives………..and what’s on our minds here in the land of Baconia?   Three guesses……………….

Yep – so are mine!!!!!! 

First order of business here in my Kingly Quarters is the presentation of today’s bacon delights – they will pass by us here in my Throne Room as they make their way into the Breakfast Buffet we will all visit shortly…………..no grabbing from the tray as they go by !   Do not give into temptation !

Ooooohhhhhh!

Aaaaaaaahhhhh!

Wowwwwwwwww!

Bacon hot chocolate???  Gimmmeeeee!

One of our REGULAR delights on Saturday!

As you can see, we do have our favorite goodies around here on Saturdays and I hope they meet with your approval…………..after all, it is my desire – just as it was my predecessor, Angel Sammy’s – that all Baconians have their CRAVING for bacon satisfied at our table on Saturdays.     So with that in mind – please make your way to the Court Table and have a NOSH!

We even have turkey bacon!

AND………….beautiful Canadian bacon!

So now that you’re up to your eyeballs in bacon………………you can have a rest in one of the Court’s comfy beds and take a snooze before you head back out in the world and enjoy the rest of your Caturday!

 

We aim to please here in the Castle of Baconia………………….DO come back next week – the Castle Cook LOVES to make BACON so let’s not disappoint him!!!!

 

My Kingly Blessings Upon You!  

King Teddy

Bacon!

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Good Morning Faithful Baconians!

It’s our favorite day of the week here in Baconia and I hope you too look forward to this day in your weekly schedule.    We gather together and rejoice at the JOYS OF BACON!   What’s better than that?   Well maybe a few things like catnip, etc. but we won’t get into that – we’re here to have BACON!

Firstly I want to thank my good friend Cat Scout Charles and his Mom Miss Inge for the FABULOUS card they sent to me and my Mom……………how’s this for totally cool???????

That’s obviously a replica of ME holding up the card – – – after all – – this time of day my eyes not very sparkly – at least until I’ve had my bacon – then they SHINE LIKE CRAZY!   HAHA

Thank You!!!

Now shall we have a bit of bacon to start things off???

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That ought to get those juices flowing fellow Baconians……………….take your pick……………should make your day much better and keep a smile on your face!!!!

Yep – that’s the smile I’m talking about!

May the bacon fairy visit you this morning and bring you EXTRA servings of the most PERFECT of PERFECTIONS – bacon……………..I’m hoping for double portions myself.   Mom?   Whatcha say????

Mommy helped me to a somersault JUST FOR YOU!

Have a fabulous Saturday!!!!   I know that I will!

Love, Your KING!!!!!

 

Bacon Fun!

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BACON – What’s Saturday Without It??

Well to answer the question above, I have to say that without bacon, Saturday is – well – BORING!    Or maybe that’s not fair since some people simply do not eat meat or CAN’T eat things like bacon for dietary/health reasons.     We are sorry that bacon isn’t on everyone’s menu but around here – Saturday has BACON attached to it for now!

I have a funny thing from the newspaper which my Dad gave my Mom AGES AND AGES ago – before Angel Sammy became an Angel – but she only today was cleaning up her desk and discovered it.   You know when Sammy and Mom started this blog years ago there was no “deciding on the name” for the blog – it simply and immediately was called ONE SPOILED CAT because Sammy WAS definitely spoiled and he loved it that way.   So did Mom and Dad…………that’s why Dad cut this out of the paper for Mom:

Gee Mom I bet you could have got that on the scanner a little more STRAIGHT!!!    Anyway, we love this………we just plain LOVE THIS.

Now – onward to bacon!   I thought this week I’d share a couple of bacon jokes/cartoons…………….we all can use a little humor yes???

HAR HAR HAR HAR………….these are funny Mom – got any more????

We’ve shown everyone that one before but I do like it a lot!

Should we have our usual Saturday Bacon Breakfast???   Let’s see – what shall I have the Palace Chef bring in while we sit around the Baconian Breakfast Buffet???????

The royal cook did not disappoint……the bacon was prepared purrfectly!

 

MMM…..bacon, mushroom, spinach, cheese and eggs?  Why not!  Overload!

A little latte…….Snoopy and Charlie Brown make good breakfast companions right?

I think that’s enough frivolity for a Saturday…………..I think we all probably want to burp, yawn, then crawl back into bed for a few more “Zs” before getting up and facing the day – am I right?

Of course I’m right – I’m King!!! 

Happy Saturday good people of Baconia! 

King Ted

 

A Baconian Morning

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Good Morning From Baconia!

Things are quiet in the Land of Bacon – which is the purrrrfect way to start a Caturday if there ever was one right?    The Royal Cook has rustled up some goodies for all of us to enjoy to start our day off with the usual BANG!     Help yourself to the buffet then have a seat and nosh away on the delightful delights here in the palace of the King of Bacon-land!     There are mimosas and hot chocolate to top it all off…….

Now that you’ve piled up your plate – come and join me and Angel Sammy at the table !!!!

If you feel just a tad overloaded with bacon or breakfast (or both) you are welcome to help yourself to one of the many guest rooms in the Castle of Baconia!  

 

Trust me – these are comfy!

Have we started your day off with a SMILE???     Hope so.     Remember, we do this every Caturday in the Land of Baconia……………..at least as long as I’m KING we do!!!!!

Ahhh…it’s good to be King (Angel Sammy said so!)

Angel Sammy may be gone but he’s the Permanent President of CLUB BACON!  Help yourself to the badge to show you’re a fan!

Oh and IN CASE you haven’t heard…..today is Cat World Domination Day!   (at my house every day is……) This is a fabulous celebration started by Angel Sammy’s friend Sparkle and carried on in the tradition by Summer…….if you click her  badge below you can join in the fun at Summer’s blog!!

Cats RULE!!

Welcome to Baconia

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‘Tis good to be King!

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Happy Saturday Loyal Subjects of the Kingdom of Baconia!   Another day to celebrate the wonderfulness of that PURRFECT foodable – BACON!

I found a couple of new Tee Hees for you this week regarding my favorite item in the refrigerator (or frying pan) and here you are for your viewing pleasure:

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HAR de HAR!    Can’t decide which of those is my favorite.   Everybody has something FUNNY to say about bacon these days…………….!    The “Cat in DeNile” one reminds me and my Mom of this one:

BACONTOOMUCH

No, Mom, that one doesn’t remind me of YOU!

So, other than having bacon today which I do hope is your destiny, what’s up?   Getting ready for the Super Bowl tomorrow?  What?   NO?    Well, I love football.   I find it fascinating to watch TV when all those little ant-like creatures are running all over the screen and a brown ball thingie gets tossed up in the air and everyone piles on top of each other or sometimes catches the ball thingie and runs like the dickens!    It’s just as good as BIRD TV!

Whatever you do this weekend, if it involves boating, please be reminded to be careful if someone calls you from the shore…………keep focused on your job of steering your boat to safety………OK?

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HAVE A GOOD CATURDAY!!

BACONKING

The King is exhausted…..heading back to my “throne” !

Hugs, Angel Sammy aka THE KING

My Favorite Day!

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YES IT IS!!!!

It sure is Bacon Day and I’m all over it……..yep – I awoke in my royal bed to the delicious aroma of bacon this morning………………..so I sat in my throne and awaited delivery of the lovely stuff on my royal platter and when it arrived – I was eager to gobble it right down with gusto !

Am I dreaming or is that bacon I smell????

Am I dreaming or is that bacon I smell????

I'm READY!!!!!!! Don't forget my TV tray.....haha

I’m READY!!!!!!! Don’t forget my royal TV tray…..haha

The royal cook did not disappoint......the bacon was prepared purrfectly!

The royal cook did not disappoint……the bacon was prepared purrfectly!

So now all that remains is for me to hold audience with my loyal subjects here in Baconia to find out what I need to do as their King to keep them happy here in the land of endless bacon……..at least until I wake up from this dream I’m obviously having……………..!   At least I think this is a dream……….

If this whole thing is a dream, why do I smell bacon??? Maybe I'd better get up and see if Mom is making breakfast???

If this whole thing is a dream, why do I smell bacon??? Maybe I’d better get up and see if Mom is making breakfast???

YES YES YES!

YES YES YES!

Thanks Mom - this is enough for my appetizer - keep it comin' !!

Thanks Mom – this is enough for my appetizer – keep it comin’ !!

I hope you all have some bacon

in your immediate future –

if not then something ELSE you

love just as much as I love bacon –

after all, it’s the weekend!!!!   

Love, Sammy

Have a wonderful Saturday everyone!!!!!!

Have a wonderful Saturday everyone!!!!!!

 

P.S.   Have you had a chance to visit Layla’s (Cat Wisdom 101) project to raise money to publish her fabulous Black Cat Anthology?    What?  No?   Well what are you waiting for – check it out – and get on board if you can to make this project a REALITY……………………….Just click the badge below and be transported to the Kickstarter page where you can read ALL the details and have a chance to get in on supporting what promises to be a fabulous book – if Layla is putting it together, you KNOW it will be a winner!

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