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Bakin’ With Bacon!

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Welcome to the Castle Kitchen!   Ready for another EASY recipe????

Oh My King – this is so simple I think even I, your lowly Castle Baconia Chef, can make this for you and your royal guests!!!

Hello my friends!   Have you tuned in this morning in order to get another one of your King of Bacon’s fabulous bacon recipes?   No doubt you are happy to hear that it’s another one of those TOTALLY EASY things to make.   It may be easy but it still is super delicious – and those little tomatoes are so adorable and sweet too which goes so nicely with the salty bacon!

Super Easy Bacon/Tomato Appetizers

Ingredients

One Pillsbury refrigerated pie crust, softened as directed on box
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup crumbled bacon (or more if you want!!!!)
10 cherry tomatoes, cut in half

Putting It All Together!

Heat oven to 425°F. Unroll pie crust on work surface; cut into 2-inch squares, making 20 squares. Place squares on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown.   Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix sour cream and crumbled bacon. Spoon about 2 teaspoons sour cream mixture onto each pie crust square. Top each with tomato half.

Note:   YES of course you could have used crackers to put this luscious mixture on but the pie crust is so flaky and delicious it just adds a bit more “class” to this than a regular cracker does!    Crispy on the bottom and luscious on the top – great combination and OH SO EASY!

Voila!  See?  Easy!

My mouth is open – just toss one in there please!!

 

I always hesitate to say how much bacon to fry up to use in my recipes because no matter what someone ELSE thinks is “enough”, it’s one of those things that if you REALLY like it, you can add more so do that freely…….the bacon is mixed in with the cream cheese anyway.

Yes – in fact I often have to stop to let the happy catch up to me (or maybe I’m using that as an excuse for another nap!!)

Give this recipe a whirl……….trust me.   Bacon lovers like it!

All that cooking wore me out…….I’m going to the Royal Bedroom for a snooze…..Do NOT wake me!!!

Ahhh……comfy at last!

I shall see all you loyal Baconians next week for more FUN!

Teddy, King of Baconia

Hear Ye, Hear Ye – I have a royal announcement!    Sunday is our friend Madi’s  (Down Home In NC) fun birthday celebration!   It’s going to be a Blog Hop and you can click the badge below and get the details on how to pawticipate – I hope you do – Madi would love it if EVERYBODY played along in the fun!   

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Bakin’ in Baconia!

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Come Bake With Me!!!

It’s me – Teddy the King of Baconia in his very own kitchen in the Castle here in Baconia.   Every Saturday I sneak in (well I don’t have to sneak since it’s my castle) and give the Castle Chef the day off while I mess around in here getting flour everywhere and creating some fabulous bacon delight to share with ALL OF YOU!!

Oui…..and guess who cleans up zee mess????!!!!

 

I am going to show you a GEM of a breakfast item to make using – of course – BACON along with some other yummy items including tortillas to hold the whole thing so you can eat them!

Apple Bacon Breakfast Burritos

Ingredients:

  • olive oil for the pan
  • 4 strips apple wood smoked bacon (actually ANY bacon will do – it’s just the extra apple flavoring in applewood bacon that’s extra nice)
  • 1/2 cup apple, peeled and cut into small dice
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 3 eggs
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 small flour or corn tortillas
  • 1/2 cup grated Gruyere or Swiss cheese

Preparation:

Serves 2
In a small mixing bowl, whisk the eggs with a bit of salt and pepper, and set aside. Line a small bowl with foil and set aside.

Over medium heat, cook the bacon in a large saute pan, until it starts to brown.  Remove it from the pan, pour any excess bacon fat into the foil covered bowl (to throw out once it’s cool), and add the apple and onion to the pan. Over medium heat, cook until the onions are soft and slightly browning, about 4 minutes. Crumble the bacon and combine it with onion and apple. Season to taste with salt and pepper and set aside in a bowl.

Place the tortillas in the same pan. Over medium heat, let them warm for about 30 seconds, and then pour 1/4 the egg mixture on top of each tortilla.  If some egg slides off, just scoop it back onto the tortilla with a small spatula.  Sprinkle 1/4 of the cheese onto each egg covered tortilla.  Then sprinkle 1/4 of the apple-bacon mixture in the center of each one. Use a small spatula to fold the tortilla into thirds, making a burrito. With the seam side up, turn the heat to low, cover, and cook until the burrito puffs up a bit, about 3 minutes.

Just double or triple the recipe if you’re making more than FOUR total tortillas……….and let’s face it – you know you’ll want to!!!!

Toss a burrito our way pretty please?????

How could you resist those faces?  Make some BACON!!

Nothing worse than having a grumpy face to look at – solve the problem with some bacon!

Until next Saturday, I, King Teddy of Baconia wish you all the bacon you can eat!

It’s good to be King….when there’s bacon!!!!

Bakin’ With Bacon in Baconia!

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Welcome to the Kitchen at Castle Baconia!

‘Tis I – King Teddy, King of Baconia in my very own kitchen bringing you another bacon delight!

Today I have another easy one for you…………..and it uses a muffin tin like last week’s delightful bacon treat!    Just makes things easier right?   We like EASY here in the Baconian Kitchen, right?

Monsieur Le King you are EVER so right but then you always are right because you ARE Zee King of Baconia and I am just zee lowly Assistant Chef !

Alright, alright – I know you don’t like me invading your kitchen but I only invade on Saturday morning so we can share some ideas with the other bacon loving peeps out there in blog land!    Now, where was I………….oh yes.    Today I’m going to show you how to make:

BACON QUICHE TARTS

You will need:

One muffin tin with at least TEN muffin cups

Ingredients:

Five slices of bacon

8 oz. cream cheese softened

2 tablespoons milk

2 eggs

1/2 cup shredded swiss cheese

2 tablespoons green onion

1 10-oz. can of refrigerated flaky biscuit dough

 

Preheat oven to 375 – grease muffin tins.   Cook bacon and crumble.   In bowl beat cream cheese, milk and eggs with electric beater until smooth.    Add the shredded swiss and onion and mix in with a spoon.   Put one biscuit in each of ten tins……fit into cup well and leave a 1/4 inch “rim” of dough at top.   Put HALF of the crumbled bacon into the cups – distribute evenly.   Then spoon in two tablespoons of your cream cheese mixture into each cup.     Bake 20-25 minutes until “set” and the “rims” of dough are golden brown.   Sprinkle remaining bacon on tops of each tart and press into the filling.    BEST served WARM!

YES YOU DO AND IT’S GONNA BE DELISH!!!  

Bacon makes me wanna DANCE with “HAPPY” !!

I hope you enjoy trying this one out because it’s EASY and really yummy.   You know the SUPER DUPER BOWL is this Sunday…………….while I know most humans enjoy popcorn, hot dogs, burgers, fried chicken, pizza, etc., wouldn’t hurt to put out something not only DELICIOUS but DIFFERENT!     Like these cute little tarts!!

Wait – no – not cute little tarts like them – tarts like the ones I gave you a recipe for!

HAHAHA….just kidding!

I shall return to the kitchen here at the castle NEXT Saturday and share yet another fab bacon delight with you!  

Until then…… 

A Royal Hug from King Teddy

 

 

 

Bakin’ With Bacon for New Year’s Eve!

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Welcome to Baconia!   

You are in the castle kitchen with THE KING!

Yes indeed.   Here we are on another Saturday getting ready for New Year’s Eve tomorrow night and I thought instead of some exotic and difficult BACON recipe, I’d give you a super easy and really delicious appetizer that you’ve all heard of but maybe have never made before???    The Baconian Castle Chef makes these for special occasions and they are delish!

Oui, Oui, I make these for YOU my King!!

No doubt if you are having a crowd over for New Year’s Eve you will be making a lot of different goodies – I know back in the day when my Mom and Dad used to entertain for NYE Mom would just make a whole lot of appetizers and THEY would be the “meal”…………you can definitely get FULL with appetizers.

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Dates

Ingredients:

1 lb. of bacon (cut in half)

4 ounces Bleu Cheese

1 lb. dates (if you can get pitted ones that’s pawsome but if not, you can pit them)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375.   Prepare baking dish or cookie sheet with sides (to hold the grease from the bacon).   You can line your pan/sheet with foil for easier clean up if you wish but not necessary.

If you have to pit your dates, slice them in half and open – remove pit – pinch off pieces of bleu cheese from the block of cheese and insert in the centers and “close” the dates.   Wrap a half slide of bacon around the date and secure with a toothpick.   Put all the dates in your baking dish/cookie sheet and bake for 30-40 minutes until bacon is crisp.   You should turn them over after 20 minutes or so to cook bacon evenly.

VOILA – that’s it – take them out and let them cool…………..you actually can eat them WARM or COLD – doesn’t matter – they are good either way but I bet they are BEST when warm!

New Years Eve is an exciting time – people like to think of it as the night before a brand new start………..well, let’s just say we can only hope that’s true – many people have said 2017 let them down or that they thought it was a very bad year.    I think of it as a good year because I – your King – found my FOREVER HOME in February of 2017.    I have “come a long way baby” since then.

I was 11 months old when I was adopted and this photo was taken on my FIRST day in my new home!

 

I have filled out a bit……..tee hee.   I weighed 8 lbs. when I was adopted and I now weigh about 18 lbs.!

Anyway, I am hoping that all of you celebrate the New Year carefully and responsibly – I would expect citizens of Baconia to do no less!    We will be having a little party here tomorrow in addition to our Sunday Selfie Blog Hop with The Cat On My Head………… It will be New Year’s Eve and we can’t just let that slip by without a bit of a PAR-TAY.

Before you leave the castle – please help yourself to a cookie and hot chocolate????  

Your King!

 

Bacon Buddies

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Let’s be Bacon Buddies!

I know I’m the King of Baconia but that doesn’t mean I can’t have Bacon Buddies right?    Well, if you wanna declare yourself a buddy of the King, remember that a long time ago when Angel Sammy was King, he created the Bacon Lovers’ Club and here’s the badge……………do you have it?   Go ahead – take it!    BE A BACON BUDDY!

Yes indeed!   We know how to eat our bacon around here don’t we?    Every Saturday we get together and munch and crunch.

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Go ahead – you know you wanna…………..EAT UP!

Angel Sammy and I aren’t waiting for you to join us – hope you don’t mind…….looks like there’s plenty here……but you better HURRY UP!

It’s TRUE – it really is!

Don’t feel bad about eating bacon!!!!!!! Just remember THIS!

Now I thought I’d give you a break from bacon for a little slide show from my Mom and Dad’s recent (this past week) trip to Maine (without me of course).    Talk about a beautiful place this time of the year…………well, between the leaves (which Mom forgot to take photos of) and the ocean (which she most certainly did NOT forget to photograph), I’d say their little getaway was a big success.   Also the nuns at the kennel where I stayed were SUPER SWEET to me so I was fine too but glad Mom and Dad came to get me yesterday anyway!

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So there you have it………………this past week in review AND some bacon on top of that!   What a deal huh?  ONLY IN BACONIA!

It’s no contest right?

Time for my post-bacon snooze!   See you next Saturday for more BACON!

Love, Your Bacon Buddy/King

P.S. From Mom!!

Teddy was spoiled rotten at the kennel so no worries about that believe me…………….his Dad and I were spoiled rotten where we stayed in Maine………….and one of the most FUN parts of our trip there was getting to meet Ellen from 15andMeowing and her husband David.    They drove all the way from their home in Massachusetts to shop with us at the Kittery Trading Post AND to have lunch with us.    It was so wonderful getting to meet her and David in person after getting to know her for so long through her blog.   She and her husband are the SWEETEST people and we had a ball with them.    It’s special when you get to meet someone you already LOVE finally in person…………we exchanged gifts and hugs and more hugs before saying goodbye.    Here’s a photo of the four of us at lunch together…………Ellen and her husband David on the left and me and my husband David on the right……………we had just eaten about 2 tons of food.   HAHAHA   Thank you Ellen and David for making our trip PERFECT!

And lastly……………some sad news in the blogosphere this morning.   Sister Sascha from Brian’s Home Blog has gone to the Bridge…….we are sad for her family.   You may click on the badge to visit and leave your comments………..fly free Sister Sascha – Angel Sammy will hug you when you arrive…………….

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

 

Bacon Boy

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‘Tis I – King Teddy

(Bacon King in Training!)

It’s that day that I get excited about every week – just like my big brother wanted me to.   When Sammy left for the Bridge he entrusted me to carry on the tradition of bacon in the house on Saturday WITHOUT FAIL!    Mom is cooperating fully!    She and my Dad are “Baconators” too so it works out purrfectly!

This week’s new bacon posters are nice additions to our collection of bacon “ha ha’s” here on the blog………………..

SURE – that works!  Get a big huge fatburger and top it all off with a DIET drink!   Tee Hee

And the newest bacon delight we found sounds most interesting……………and look pretty yummy, especially the nice melty, drippy cheese in the middle………..check it out:

MMMM……..Mom figures this one is pretty easy to make – next time she makes mashed potatoes she will make EXTRA and give this one a whirl!    I hope I’m around when that happens!!!

This could be me in a few months if I’m not CAREFUL!!!!

Don’t feel bad about eating bacon!!!!!!! Just remember THIS!

Oh I agree with this FOR SURE! This is bacon deprivation!

IMPOSSIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just as much fun as getting to have bacon as a treat is looking for fun things to put in my Saturday Bacon post………..one thing is TOTALLY for sure………………bacon makes ME smile!    I also have this feeling every Saturday that Angel Sammy is up at the Rainbow Bridge having bacon with me EVERY SINGLE week.    I like to think that he’s PROUD of me for carrying on with the bacon thing on Saturday…………….and if you’re chomping on the bacon from time to time, rest assured Angel Sammy is proud of YOU TOO!!

Think of me when you enjoy your bacon!!!

See you tomorrow for Mother’s Day!

Bacon flavored hugs, Teddy

Hail New King of Baconia

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Like my big brother often said:

It’s GOOD to be King!

Don’t worry though – our King Emeritus is right here with me watching every key I hit on the keyboard with my newly trimmed claws to make sure I do Bacon Caturday justice!   As if I’d DARE do anything else!

I know that Angel Sammy had quite a repertoire of funny photos he shared with you on Saturdays……….”all about bacon”………and I will continue that tradition believe me!   First I want to take just a second to say that we’ve sent two of the three Bacon Harvest Giveaway packages off this week to the USA winners, Timmy Tomcat and family and Miss Layla and her kitties at Cat Wisdom 101.    We will wait a bit to send Da Phenny’s package – he’s WAY across the pond you know and it will take a while to get there but we don’t want to arriving before he gets back from an ADVENTURE with his Mom and Dad in Paris.

Now ON WITH THE SHOW!

ONE OF MY FAVES!

ONE OF MOM’S FAVES!

When I asked Mom what that favorite of hers MEANS, she said that I was too young to understand.   Hmm…….

TALK ABOUT DISAPPOINTMENT!

Yeah well I will endeavor to find more bacon entertainment for you in the coming weeks – after all this is my first official post as Bacon King…………..Angel Sammy’s “collection” was quite complete……….finding new stuff is tough!

YEP YODA WE ALL DO!

Minions are SO smart!!!

Well I think it might be time for me to curl up on my throne and watch all of you have your breakfast with bacon now…………………Mom’s makin’ mine this very minute – how about you?????

Hugs, Teddy the Junior Baconator!

You have done well little brother……I can rest now knowing Baconia is safe and sound!

Hugs, Angel Sammy, King Emeritus

Heavenly Bacon

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Heavenly Bacon!  

Of course as far as I’m concerned, ALL bacon is heavenly no matter where you eat it.   Then again  I’m the Bacon King so I MUST think all bacon is heavenly right???   Right!

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Yep – Grumpy is right – who needs beans and peas when you can call BACON a veggie?!

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Even as a kitten, I learned how to yell for bacon before I could yell for Mom!

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Around here you don’t have to dress up in a costume to get BACON either!

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We are proud to be members of the Bacon Lovers of the World right?   Right!

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Just close your eyes and make a wish for bacon and WHAM BAM the bacon fairy will visit!

If she lets you down and doesn’t show up, visit me – you know I’m THE SPOT for bacon!

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They don’t call me that for nothin’ you know!!!!!!

See you tomorrow for Sunday Selfies at Kitties Blue………..be there or be square.

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“Let Them Eat Bacon” !

Your Angel Bacon King Sammy

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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