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SHOPPING Reminder!


Getting Ready To Shop?

This is just a bit of a reminder that we (One Spoiled Cat) are going to be hosting Bacon’s SHOPPING AROUND THE WORLD again this month……………Shopping Day will be Friday, September 29th this month AND what we’re going to be sharing recipes/prices for is one of our most-est favorite-est things (at least it’s certainly our humans’ most faves) – do you remember what it is????


Yep!   That’s right – on the 29th you will write your Shopping Around The World Post and give everyone a recipe for a delightful dessert you know and love and that the rest of us can try out!    Part of the deal is giving not just the RECIPE and instructions, but also to tell us what PRICE you paid for all the ingredients.   That way we can either GIGGLE or CRY at the difference in prices where all of us live in the world and do our shopping!    It’s fun to see!   Trust me.

So, make sure and remind your humans because the 29th will be here before you know.   REMEMBER TO  LINK YOUR SHOPPING BLOG POST TO OUR PAL BACON AT PIGLOVE because he loves to read recipes – AND after all, he’s the KING OF SHOPPING anyway – we’re just substitutes!    Next month it will be back in his capable hooves.

Desserts – far as the eye can see!   Speaking of SEEING – SEE you on the 29th.

HELP!!!!!!! I can’t get UP!!!!

Love, Teddy


Shopping Around The World


Let’s Go Shopping!

Hi All!   Teddy here, and I’m hosting Shopping Around The World for my buddy Bacon and his Mom this month and I picked for our monthly recipe the wonderful world of……….


That’s right – we all have a favorite snack that we grab to accompany us to the sofa when we watch the old TV at night, or a movie, or just to sit and munch when dinner is too much and starving is no fun!   So, this month we’re sharing something we love to snack on.   Here’s what you need to do to participate in this monthly fun.    Give us your recipe, including the price you paid for each of the ingredients and maybe a photo of it too – and we all have a blast visiting each other to get new recipes AND to see what things cost in other places then our own grocery store.  You will be amazed how the same item can vary by a LOT of $$$$ from place to place!     Don’t forget to LINK to Bacon’s Blog today so he knows you’re participating – the badge above goes right to his blog.

Here’s our contribution……………………………

My Mom and Dad absolutely LOVE this snack – usually in the cold weather but really ANY old time it’s yummy.

Chili Cheese Dip


1/2 medium onion – chopped (Onion:  $0.16 each)

1 teaspoon oil (on hand)

1 clove garlic minced (Garlic: $0.59 each)

1  15 oz. can chili (no beans) (Chili: $2.69)

1 cup salsa (Salsa: 16 oz. $2.49)

1 3 oz. package cream cheese (Mom buys 8 oz. and uses half of it – 8 oz. costs $2.39)

1 can (2-1/4 oz.) sliced ripe olives drained (Olives: $1.29)


Saute onions in oil – add garlic and transfer to crockpot.   Add chili, salsa, cream cheese, and olives.   Cook on LOW for four hours – stirring occasionally.    By the way, Mom mashes up her cream cheese before it goes in the crockpot but you DO NOT HAVE TO – it kind of “melts” into the rest of the ingredients as it cooks!     Serve with chips or WHATEVER………it’s delicious (so says Mom anyway).

We are going to host AGAIN next month – Shopping Around The World will be on Friday, September 29th so put that on your calendar NOW while you’re thinking about it!    What will our item of the month be??????

DESSERT!  Oh boy!

Yep – we’ll share our FAVORITE dessert recipe – my Mom says it’s been done before but who cares – everyone loves dessert right?  Right!    So we’ll be seeing you next month on Shopping Day too.

Happy Eating and Happy Shopping

Mom?   Is bacon a dessert??????

Love, Teddy

Shopping Around the World


Shopping Time!

See you in the grocery store aisles!!

See you in the grocery store aisles!!

Welcome to my little contribution to Bacon of Pig Love’s monthly shopping/sharing/recipe post where we get to see prices of foodables around the world AND share a recipe with the universe at the same time.

This month’s “shopping challenge” was to purchase stuff to make your favorite GRILLING FOOD!

One of my Mom and Dad’s favorite things to cook on our grill is SALMON…………I have no objection to that whatsoever because without fail, Mom always shares with me!!!

This one is super easy…………….GRILLED SALMON IN FOIL

Salmon Grilled in Foil Recipe


  • 4 salmon fillets (4 ounces each)   (price:   Fresh Boneless Salmon Filets $9.99/lb.)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder  (Price:  3 oz. shaker $2.49)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning  (Price:  3 oz. shaker $1.89)
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder (Price:   3 oz. shaker $3.89)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt  (didn’t add salt)
  • 1 small onion, cut into rings (Price:  One 5 oz. yellow onion $0.16)
  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped  (Price:   two 9-oz. tomatoes, $1.40)


  1. Place salmon, skin side down, on a double thickness of heavy-duty foil (about 18 in. x 12 in.). Combine the garlic powder, lemon-pepper, curry and salt; sprinkle over salmon. Top with onion and tomatoes. Fold foil over fish and seal tightly.
  2. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 10-15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Open foil carefully to allow steam to escape. Yield: 4 servings


YUMMERS!!!!!!!!     Salmon is one of my favorite flavors of Fancy Feast too…….tee hee….but FRESH salmon – what a treat.

Happy Shopping (and Eating!)

Hugs, Salmon Sam

Did somebody say SALMON???

Did somebody say SALMON???

Shopping Around The World!



Time to Shop for FOOD!

That’s right – it’s that day of the month for the Shopping Around the World post – a chance for us to share what stuff costs in our area of the universe…..a fun exercise hosted by our buds Fozziemum AND Bacon!

This month’s recipe is for a salad – any salad – and salads are PURRRRFECT meals in the summer when you don’t want some big old heavy meal in your tummy.    I’m not much of a salad guy but my parents enjoy a nice COOOOOL salad in summer.

One of Mom’s faves is a nice SIMPLE  shrimp salad………………….and when I say simple, I mean SIMPLE!



Package of cooked shrimp – 12 oz. $8.99 (remove shell from tails of course!)

One head romaine lettuce – torn into bite size pieces – $1.99

One chopped red bell pepper – $2.49 Each (yes that’s a lot for ONE bell pepper!!!!)

One stalk chopped celery – one bunch of celery $1.99

One chopped cucumber – $.50 each

Mayonnaise to hold it all together!  – 8 oz. jar Hellmann’s Mayo – $2.99


Yeah it’s pretty basic but it’s also pretty good (so says Mom)……………..it all gets mixed together in a bowl (except for the lettuce) and Mom adds just enough mayo to coat everything then dumps it on top of the lettuce……….the above recipe is enough for Mom and Dad.   I get a can of Fancy Feast Tuna BUT I also get THREE (yes THREE) of those delightful shrimp Mom has in the salad BEFORE they get mayonnaise on them…….I like mine PLAIN please!

Now we’re gonna visit

everyone else to see what

THEY’RE making in the kitchen today!


See you in the grocery store aisles!!

See you in the grocery store aisles!!




Shop Til You Drop


It’s Time for Bacon and Fozziemum’s



This month’s challenge was to make our FAVE sandwich (or as we call it here at my house SAMMICH!) and give the ingredients, recipe and costs of stuff!

We are a big sammmich family.   My Mom and Dad have a regular-sized dinner every other day and on the between days they have sammmich night!    They make lots of different sammiches but their big favorite is a BLT.   I’m a fan of that too because when Mom makes, them I get some of the “B”!    Since that’s a pretty easy and common sammich, I decided to combine TWO of their favorite easy to make sammiches in one post today so I’ll tell you about BLTs and “Loaded Tuna”………they are the biggies here.

The Pawsome BLT

Bacon, lettuce and tomato BLT sandwiches

Ingredients:Bacon (uh huh) – currently $2.97 for 12 oz. (Harris Teeter Brand) on sale!

Bread (yep gotta have that for a sammich) – currently $3.79 (Pepperidge Farm White Bread)

Mayo – always on hand in our refrig!  Hellman’s 8 oz. $2.99

Tomatoes – $.37 each (Romas)

Lettuce – Romaine – package of 3 $1.99

Do I have to tell you how to make a BLT?  Heck no – so I’ll just say this is a BIGGIE around my house………….

The Loaded Chicken Salad



Bread (of course!) – same as above

Swanson Canned White Meat Chicken – $3.49 12.5 oz.

Onion – chopped – Mom uses sweet onions and when she can get them, Vidalia onions!

Sweet pickle – chopped – Vlasic Sweet, 16 oz. $3.59

Mayo – as I said above – always on hand in our refrig!

Celery – chopped – for that extra crunch!  $1.99 a bunch

AND the TOP SECRET (no longer) INGREDIENT????????   Curry powder!  (1 oz. McCormick Curry $4.99)  That’s right – curry – adds some zip to the chicken salad and my parents love curry – obviously this is an optional item and only weirdos like my parents would put curry powder (preferably madras which is the hot stuff) in their chicken salad but I’m told (cuz I haven’t had it) it’s delish.   

So there you have it – another monthly adventure in food brought to you by Bacon and Fozziemum…………..you should share your recipes and prices every month when Bacon does his SHOP TIL YOU DROP post – it’s a monthly favorite for us – amazing what things cost around the world AND you can collect some swell recipes too!

Happy Shopping (and eating!)


Mom - are you makin' bacon?

Mom – are you makin’ bacon?

Shopping Around The World!



Bacon and Fozziemum’s

Shopping Around the World!

This month’s recipe called for us to share one of our favorite snackables or appetizers and that should be EASY PEASY since who doesn’t have a pile of those kind of recipes???   We sure do.   I’m gonna tell you about one of Mom and Dad’s easiest and favorite-est (haha) snacks!



1 egg

2 tablespoons milk

4 cups crushed BBQ potato chips

1/2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into 1-1/2 inch cubes

BBQ sauce for dipping


Chicken Breasts – $2.29/lb.

Lay’s Sweet Southern Heat BBQ Potato Chips (Mom’s favorite kind) – $3.29 for 7.75 oz. bag

The other ingredients we didn’t buy – we ALWAYS have eggs, milk and BBQ sauce available!!!


In small bowl mix egg and milk with a whisk.   Crush chips in separate bowl.   Dip chicken cubes into egg mix then into chips.   Put on greased baking sheet and cook for 10-15 minutes (until chicken is no longer pink) in 400 degree oven!    EASY PEASY!!    Use the BBQ sauce as a dip and anyone who loves BBQ will LOVE THIS!!!   TRUST ME!!!



Happy Eating!   Sammy

Pee Ess – just FYI, my Mom’s mystery book (link on my sidebar!) is on sale for $.99 in Kindle format for another five days!   Kindle Unlimited customers can get it for FREE!   The paperback version is also available but it’s not on sale right now………………wanna read a good mystery?   Give it a whirl!   



Shopping Around The World



(Click the above shopping cart to visit our host, Bacon from PIGLOVE for this FUN Shopping/Recipe Blog Hop!!!!!)

EEEK!   Mom has had a bad cold so we’ve not been keeping up very well with cyberspace activities and have to admit Shopping Around The World was on our calendar for TOMORROW!   Where did Mom come up with that one?!?!?!   Oh well…………..we’ll just post our soup recipe TODAY!

My parents LOVE this one…….and I have to admit, since Mom has to make chick-hen to use in the recipe, I always get a bit of a hand-out so I like when she makes this!!!  It’s her easy way of making Chicken Corn Chowder Soup!



2 tablespoons butter

1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped celery
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced (optional!!!!!!)
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 cups 2% reduced-fat milk
2 cups chopped roasted skinless, boneless chicken breasts (about 2 breast halves)
1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen corn kernels (about 3 ears)
1 teaspoon chopped fresh or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 (14 3/4-ounce) can cream-style corn
Melt the butter in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion, celery, and jalapeño; cook for 3 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently. Add flour; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in milk and remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil; cook until thick (about 5 minutes).
Easy Peasy – and MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM good!    Since most of the items above are things you’d PROBABLY have in your cupboard anyway, we’re only including prices for a few of the items:
Chicken:   on sale this week for $1.99 lb.  !!!
Frozen Corn:   12 oz. $2.15
Mom says that was a good sale price for chicken breasts – at least around here………………………anyway, this is a very yummy soup so encourage your parents to make some so you can have some of the CHICKEN as a snackable!

Hugs, Sammy


Shopping Around The World




My SECOND blog post of the day is for Bacon and Fozziemum’s “Shopping Around the World” extravaganza!   I couldn’t miss THAT now could I ????

Our assignment this month was to give a recipe and price the ingredients for any dessert with at least FIVE ingredients………………mine has EXACTLY five ingredients………..and it’s super duper easy.   Ready?

Easy Peasy Pecan Pie Muffins:

12-tin muffin pan and preheat oven to 350


1 cup lite brown sugar, 1/2 cup flour, 2 cups chopped pecans, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup butter

Mix brown sugar, flour and pecans in a medium bowl………mix butter and eggs in second bowl…..combine after mixing.   Fill 12 muffin tins and bake!

Here’s our prices:

  1.  Eggs – Harris Teeter brand $1.35 for a half dozen


2.  Diamond Chopped Pecans – 8 oz.  $7.79


3.  Harris Teeter Brand Flour – 5 lb. $1.47


4.  Domino Light Brown Sugar – 16 oz. $1.39


5.  Butter – Harris Teeter Brand 16. oz. $2.97


YUM!!!!   Mom sometimes has to cook these a bit longer………..sometimes a bit less……….depends on your oven!!!

HAPPY SHOPPING AND HAPPY EATING!   Thanks Bacon and Fozziemum for hosting this FUN blog hop every month.   If you all want to see more SHOPPING FUN, visit Bacon’s Blog by clicking the badge below!




Shopping Around The World




WHAT?  A second post on the same day?  Yeah, I know……but once in a while we HAVE to do that right?   This time it’s because it’s Bacon and Fozziemum’s SHOP UNTIL YOU DROP day and we’re supposed to talk about and show a photo of another one of our “go to” meals with prices for at least FIVE of the ingredients to share!!

Mom is rather famous for whipping up a FAST dinner when she needs to.  Something that may even sound a bit weird/strange but which (according to her and Dad anyway) tastes yummy and fills the tummy.

Today’s contribution is something Mom calls “Hamburger Hashbrowns”……………….what the heck is that?  Well I’ll tell you!

First of all here’s the ingredients:

1.  Hamburger

SHOPPING180% lean ground beef $3.99 per pound

2.  Hash Brown Potatoes

SHOPAROUNDTHEWORLD1Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns $3.15

3.  Vidalia Onions (or ANY onion but we love vidalias!)

SHOPPING3Half cup chopped onion (or more if you love onions!)  a 5-lb. bag costs us $4.99

4.  Cheddar Cheese

SHOPAROUNDTHEWORLD2This is an optional item but my parents are cheese freaks so it’s ALWAYS in our food!

They like SHARP cheddar – they bought an 8 oz. block of CABOT Sharp Cheddar for $1.67

5.  Salt and pepper to taste


Brown burger in skillet – add onions to soften them………….remove from skillet and set aside while you prepare the bag of hash browns according to package directions (easy!)………..when hash browns are brown (haha), add the burger and onions back into the skillet and mix well………….then if you like cheese, you can mix some shredded cheese of your choice in until it’s all melty and gooey and yummy.

My Mom and Dad have this when Mom doesn’t feel like making a great bit meal………………….ALSO, this is extremely yummy if you have it for breakfast and you dump some beaten eggs into the whole mess while it’s cooking and let the egg cook in with the burger, etc…………then it’s what Mom and Dad call “Breakfast Hash” !!!!!


Hugs, Sammy the Shopper




Telling All, Shopping and Dominating



HA!   That’s some title for my blog today isn’t it?   Wanna know why?   Well, it’s because today is a TRIPLE FUN day.   First, it’s Bacon and Fozziemum’s monthly Shopping Around the World blog hop day, and secondly, Summer is celebrating World Cat Domination Day and of course what would Wednesday be without my Teaser Tell All!   Triple fun today like I said yes?

Let’s start off with shopping shall we?


Our assignment this month was to price FIVE items from two different stores  to do a price comparison – and using those five items (at least  that many items but could be more) make a meal.   Recipe optional!    Mom decided to go to  two of the four grocery stores in our town – Harris Teeter and Giant to price her items.   What do these items make in the way of a recipe?   One of my Dad’s FAVES – hamburger stroganoff!   Ready?

Harris Teeter (HT)  Giant (G)

1 lb. hamburger


HT = $4.99 (80% Angus Lean Ground Chuck)

G= $5.99 (90% Lean Ground Chuck)

Sour Cream


HT = 8 0z. $1.79

G = 8 oz. $1.69

Can of Cream of Mushroom Soup


HT= 10.5 oz. $.97

G = 10.5 oz. $.97

Flat Noodles


HT = Muellers Hearty Extra Wide 8 0z.  $1.79

G = Muellers Hearty Extra Wide 8 oz. $1.79



HT = One Vidalia onion $.37

G = One Vidalia onion $.37

SO – the prices were very comparable………they would need to be – these stores are a block away from each other and competition is fierce.   Anyway, these ingredients plus a few other “accompaniments” make excellent (and easy peasy) HAMBURGER STROGANOFF!

Brown the burger with some chopped onions (as much as you like) and if you want to add a clove of crushed garlic that makes it even better (optional!).   Meanwhile, boil the noodles and drain.   Add one can of Cream of Mushroom Soup to the cooked hamburger…….then as much sour cream as you want to add (Mom adds about half a container) – mix well and add a tiny bit of milk to make it the consistency you like.  We like ours kind of “thick” (sticks to the noodles better!!).    Serve the “stroganoff” over the noodles and VOILA – excellent dinner.   Add salt and pepper to taste!

That was fun this month – well, it’s ALWAYS fun now isn’t it?  You should pawticipate if you don’t already…………you can see the other posts by visiting BACON HERE !!


Yesterday’s photo was a Guest Teaser…………..and I honestly thought there was a good chance that NOBODY would guess it but I was OH SO WRONG!    First things first – here’s the photo:


Who was my Guest Teaser?  Why it was my buddy Flynn’s Mom Miss Jackie!   She sent me this photo which had NOT been published on her blog and which she’d looked at closely for “hints” so we thought it was going to fool everyone – especially with a Burger King right there!   Thank you Miss Jackie and Flynn………..this is for you!

Thanks Jackie and Flynn!

Thanks Jackie and Flynn!

The photo was taken on the street in STAVENGER, NORWAY………………Burger Kings are everywhere apparently!

Who was my FIRST COMMENTER?  Well, it just happened to be the same friend who was the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER……………..I absolutely cannot believe that this blogger has such an uncanny  ability to know where photos were taken – ones that aren’t on the internet to google and find – just knowing some landmarks or having traveled (or read up ahead of Teaser Tuesday) and he is the AMAZING EASY!   These awards are BOTH for you my geography whiz kid buddy!



Others who guessed it right?  Yes there were some………and you all get this:


Then of course we have the friends who absolutely are GREEEN with envy………..or are using these to paper the walls of their homes from top to bottom  as GREEEEEN wallpaper!   This is for all of you!


WOW……………. amazing huh?   Keep on trying everyone – one of these days Easy will be out on a walk when the Teaser goes live and won’t be first.   HAHAHAHAHA


This day was started by Angel Sparkle – Summer’s sister, at Sparkle Cat.   We’re celebrating the fact that we rule our homes – something those of us who have been around a while know to be TOTALLY true!    Summer is having a special celebration of the day on HER blog so be sure to visit.   It began on Sparkle’s birthday so that makes it SUPER special for Summer to be hosting the event!   If you click the badge below, you’ll visit Sparkle’s special blog for today…………..


CATS RULE………we know this!   All I have to do to remind Mom of that is hop up on her lap and keep her occupied while I snore and snooze away and keep her TRAPPED there even though the phone may ring, or someone may knock on the front door, or heaven forbid, she has to visit the bathroom (tee hee) – because she will NOT disturb me.   She will sit there until she explodes before she’ll push me off her lap………now if that isn’t domination I don’t know what is!    HAHAHAHA


So – enjoy  today – it’s a BUSY one isn’t it?



A little P.S.   I’m following a new blog with two ADORABLE little girl kitties – you might enjoy visiting them too??!  Their blog yesterday  had a link to that video that’s been “seen around the world” with the kitty who ACCIDENTALLY had a ride in an ultralite airplane in France!!!!