SHOPPING and Filling-In!

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Another Two For One Day!

We have “Shopping Around the World” with Bacon of PIGLOVE today and we also have “Friendly Fill-In Friday” with McGuffys’ Reader and 15andMeowing.    Which one should we do first?   I say:

Let’s fill in our sentences then we’ll go shopping…….this is a fun hop co-hosted by the above two blogger buddies and boy is it FUN.   They give us sentences, and we fill in the blanks and because it’s a HOP we get to HOP around and find out stuff about all our friends because of how they filled in the blanks!     If you click the badge above, you will be transported to McGuffy’s where you can join in the fun with the LINKY tool !

I’m letting Mom answer again this week – I’ve been very generous I think letting her STAR on Fridays but in actuality, most of the time the sentences are more “human friendly” than Teddy friendly.   So let’s see what Mom has to say shall we?   Her filled in stuff is in BLUE.

1. I am far too old to wear the tight jeans that I love to wear but I say “SO WHAT”! 

  1. To save money, I don’t often buy things for the house – I keep towels for instance until you can almost SEE through them (slight exaggeration!) but I kind of figure as long as things WORK, I won’t replace them.   I certainly haven’t ALWAYS been like that though – trust me!
  2. LIFE matter(s).
  3.  The leaves coming down makes me think I don’t have much longer to wait for fires in the fireplace.

 

OK Mom – good job.    Our thanks go to Annie of McGuffy’s and Ellen of 15andMeowing for this fun weekly Hop.

NOW for our next half of the blog today!

Shopping Around The World

This one is super fun too because it’s ALWAYS interesting to get more recipes but it’s even MORE interesting to see what people pay for the stuff they use to MAKE their chosen food item.   That FOOD ITEM this month is DESSERTS!

This probably sounds crazy but my Mom and Dad almost ALWAYS eat dessert when they go out to dinner but they hardly EVER have dessert at home.   Notice I said “hardly ever” because Mom DOES make dessert from time to time.   Here’s an EASY one and because my Mom is a NUT for coconut (hahaha) she loves these!

CHOCOLATE AND ALMOND MACAROONS

INGREDIENTS AND PRICES:

3/4 cup condensed milk ($1.99 for 14 oz. container)

1  14-oz package sweet flaked coconut (two packages of 7 oz. – each package $1.84)

1/4 to 1/2 Teaspoon almond extract ($4.99 for two oz.)

1/8 Teaspoon salt (we had some)

24 whole unblanched almonds ($8.99 for 16 oz. package)

1/2 cup dark chocolate morsels ($3.49 for 10 oz. package)

 

DIRECTIONS:

Stir first four ingredients together…………..and drop dough by tablespoons on to parchment paper lined baking sheet (if you grease the spoon a little it will drop out easier!).   Push an almond into the top of each macaroon.   Bake in 350 degree oven for 15-17 minutes until golden brown.   Remove and let cool.

Microwave 1/2 cup chocolate morsels on high for a minute and 15 seconds………..stir well……..when cooled off, dump in a freezer bag and cut a hole in one corner so you can drizzle chocolate on the macaroons!

EASY PEASY and do I have to tell you how delish these are?   Well, I wouldn’t know myself of course but my Mom absolutely ADORES them.

If you have a DESSERT recipe to share today – make sure and link it up to Bacon’s blog at PIGLOVE so he can drool over your recipes but also so his Mom can collect all the recipes and make new snacks for Bacon’s Dad!

 

THERE YOU HAVE IT!    Friendly Fill-Ins and Shopping Around The World

See you tomorrow at the BACON HARVEST on my blog.   Sheeeeeeeeeee-haaaaw we’re gonna have a good time!

WATCH OUT – COMIN’ THROUGH!!!

Hugs, Teddy (and Angel Sammy too!)

 

Shopping Around The World

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Shopping Around The World!

SHOPPINGAROUNDTHEWORLD

Time for that monthly bit of fun courtesy of Bacon from PigLove and Fozziemum who just HAPPENS to be visiting Bacon and his family on vacation right now!   Yep – imagine that!

This month’s “assignment” was easy peasy……………ANYTHING GOES!    That’s right – we could pick any recipe for any type of nommy foodable we wanna and just tell the prices of the ingredients, and how to construct our magnificent creations!   What did Mom pick????

PINA COLADA BARS (made in the crockpot!!!!!)

Piña Colada Bars

I know it sounds weird but trust me…………….even I had a lick or two of these after Mom made them and what can I say except WOW.

Here’s the ingredients:

Nonstick cooking spray
2 Cups sweetened shredded coconut  ($2.99 for 14 oz.)

1 Cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened ($3.59 for 16 oz.)
2/3 Cup granulated sugar   ($1.89 for 2 lbs.)
1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Teaspoon salt
1 Large egg
2 Cups all-purpose flour
3 ounces cream cheese   ($1.97 for 8 oz.)
1 Can crushed pineapple (20 Ounces)   ($1.17 for 20 oz.)
¼ Cup brown sugar  ($1.99 for 32 oz.)
1 Tablespoon cornstarch

Here’s HOW to do it!

1. Preheat oven 375°F. Line crockpot with foil. Spray with nonstick cooking spray.

2. Spread coconut evenly on baking sheet, toast in oven 10 to 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. Remove from oven and cool.

3. With mixer on medium-high, beat butter, sugar, and salt until well-combined. Beat in egg and vanilla. On low, beat in flour and half of toasted coconut, scraping side of bowl occasionally. Spread dough evenly in your crockpot. Place small chunks of cream cheese over dough.

4. Drain pineapple and press firmly into strainer to remove all excess liquid; transfer to medium bowl.

If using pineapple chunks, drain, chop, then drain again, pressing into strainer to remove excess liquid before adding remaining ingredients.

5. Add brown sugar and cornstarch to pineapple, stir to combine. Spread pineapple mix over dough. Cover; cook LOW 4 to 5 hours or HIGH 3 hours, until edges are crisp golden brown. Remove the crockpot from base and cool on wire rack (or just on top of your stove). Holding edges of foil, lift bars from crockpot. Sprinkle with remaining toasted coconut.   EAT!!!!!

Thanks for hosting this fun SHARE THE YUMMY monthly blog treat Bacon and Fozziemum……………..we get lots of new ideas for food (well, Mom does) and I get leftovers!

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Is it ready yet MOM????

Hugs, Sammy