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SPARKS on Monday


Happy Monday!    After a wild week of protests and problems and maybe some solutions – here we are starting off another week.    Time for us to share a SPARK.  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.

Looking every week for the right message to go with my feelings is what SPARKS is all about for me personally.    I express how I feel at that moment in time.    Below is THIS moment in time for me and maybe it will “ring” for you too?

This probably means different things to different people…………but it really got me thinking!     This is a time for expressing yourself – everyone does that in a different way.    One thing I have noticed lately is that a SMILE means a whole lot – I’ve always known that really but it feels “bigger” now than before.    I’ve done a SPARK about smiles before.    I try to keep a smile on my face all the time.    I like to think that because I do and if just one person sees that – they might smile.    I sure prefer seeing lots of smiles to seeing a lot of frowns that’s for sure!

Have a happy week…………………………stay safe………………………..they are expecting some spikes in Covid because of all the huge crowds getting together all over the world…….I hope that you all can stay healthy and safe!

Happy week ahead………..Hugs, Pam and Teddy too

Teddy says don’t forget tomorrow is Tuesday Teaser……………..I think you all know that by now……………but just in case!     Post will be at a surprise time and this week we have a GUEST TEASER!

Bakin’ With Bacon AND Blogging for Peace



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!   



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


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


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



Dona Nobis Pacem


Today is the Blog Blast for Peace………….somehow I didn’t realize it was that time again – but I wanted to do my “badge” because there’s nothing on earth as important as PEACE for all……………If you click HERE,  it will take you to the website BLOG 4 PEACE.    You can read Mimi Lenox’s beautiful post for peace and learn about this day that’s been set aside since 2006 as a day to wish for peace on earth.



With Love and Hope,