Tag Archives: St. Patrick’s Day

Bakin’ with Bacon and King Teddy


Top-O-the-Mornin’ To Ye!   

Yes I know St. Pat’s isn’t until next week but this is the PRE-SAINT-PAT’s post today.    Maybe it’s just an excuse to wear my scarf and hat???    A note about the recipe today – we didn’t use traditional Irish bacon – which is thick and like having a pork chop – we used regular bacon.   Why?   Because we ALWAYS ALWAYS have bacon on hand and none of our groceries have Irish bacon.   Trust me though – this recipe is not just EASY it’s delicious.

Fried Irish Cabbage With Bacon (not traditional Irish bacon though!)


1 – package bacon (12 oz.)

1/4 cup bacon drippings

1 small head of cabbage, cored and finely chopped

ground black pepper to taste


Cook bacon in deep skillet over medium heat until crisp – remove bacon from skillet and drain on a paper towel.  Reserve 1/4 cup of bacon drippings in the skillet

Cook and stir cabbage in hot bacon drippings over medium heat until cabbage wilts (5-7 minutes)

Crumble bacon over cabbage – stir and simmer until bacon is warmed (2-3 minutes).   Season with black pepper.

Uhoh….that just HAS to be bad luck!

Enjoy this yummy side dish with your St. Patrick’s Dinner – I’m sure you’ll have better luck than the leprechaun had.

May the luck o’ the Irish be with ye!   

King O’Teddy


Bakin’ with Bacon In Ireland


Top ‘O The Mornin’ To Ye!   Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

Oh My King – I’m already GREEN so I must be Irish too!

What are we going to tell you about this morning?   Since it’s Saint Patrick’s Day we couldn’t resist telling you about an Irish favorite called “BOXTY”………..this version features (you guessed it) BACON!!!!!

Irish Boxty with Bacon and Scallions

Boxty is the Irish term for potato pancakes!    This is just an Irish version which is – trust me – delicious…………………………..

  • Ingredients


    • 3 slices of bacon
    • 2 medium potatoes peeled
    • 2 or 3 scallions, white and light green parts only, finely sliced or chopped
    • 1 cup flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 3-4 Tablespoons of butter

Fry bacon – break pieces up into small size bits – save a BIT of the bacon grease

Boil potatoes and mash them…………….

In a bowl put your mashed potatoes, scallions, salt/pepper, flour, baking soda – mix well then add crumbled bacon and mix again.

Heat butter in frying pan, make small size “pancakes” of the mixture and put in hot oil.   Brown on each side – drain and SERVE!    Great as a side with eggs!!


There you have it – something to celebrate with for breakfast this morning.   These aren’t just good for breakfast though as you can imagine……..they’re just plain GOOD.

Angel Sammy – the former King of Baconia (the King Emeritus!) says TRY THESE BOXTIES – You’ll like them!!

May the luck of the Irish be yours today and every day!

Teddy O’Kimmell





When Irish Eyes Are Smilin’




This year I have several “looks” for St. Patty’s Day – my last year look which you may remember:

LeprechaunSammyThen there’s this year’s “look” for St. Patty’s……………..


I told Mom it didn’t matter to me as long as we celebrated – Mom has a pile of Irish ancestry as well as English……..but I have my GINGERNESS so we’re SURE I’ve got Irish in me.   I’ll be “around” today – the Tabby Cat Club has a celebration and of course Scouts does too.   But I’m celebrating here as well – so how about we start with this!

Irish Stew!  Yes it's good for breakfast!

Irish Stew! Yes it’s good for breakfast!

From Me to all of YOU!

From Me to all of YOU!

I hope all of you have a grand day whether you’re celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day OR just celebrating being ALIVE and relatively happy – it’s “ALL GOOD” right?


Lotsa Love and Hugs,

Sammy O’Kimmell

Sunday Selfie Hop


Another Sunday….Another Selfie!

Pawticipating as always in The Cat On My Head’s Sunday Selfie Blog Hop………….you can join in if you like – all you have to do is click on their badge and WHAM BAM THANKYOU SAM you’ll be there and can enter your blog link to your photo!   You can also visit all the other swell selfie pawticipants.   Good deal right?   We think so too!

My Official St. Pat’s Day Selfie – It’s coming this week you know!


Here’s where you can join up with the HOP!   Just click their badge!


Happy Sunday!  

Love, Sammy O’Kimmell


Happy St. Patrick’s Day Teaser!



Happy Saint Patrick’s Day

Teaser Fans!

Oh I’m SURE everyone thought I’d use a photo from my parents’ Ireland trip a few years ago for my Teaser today but GUESS WHAT…………..NOPE!   Instead it’s another little goodie out of the parental photo albums and I hope you enjoy trying to figure this one out as your O’Challenge of the O’Day we celebrate O’Saint O’Patrick’s O’Day!!!    O’KAY?????   (haha)

Here you go…………….now make sure you tell me where this may have been snapped – what state/country/town/village/area of this big wide GREEN world we live in?    This is a TRULY tough Teaser today…….few if any hints available – so clean your glasses (Easy has already cleaned his Mom’s glasses for today), get the dust off your computer screen, and go for it!  Ready?


If you’re the first to comment on today’s post – BRAVO FOR YOU!   You don’t even have to guess and you’ll still be a winner of this:


If you’re the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER – you’ll get this charming badge to show off to the universe:


If you’re RIGHT but not first, well, you still get something for your effort!


And today of all days, all of you who are clueless or guess WRONG, will get a GREEN badge to show off for St. Patty’s Day!!!   Yes it’s always green when you get the BIG GREENIE but today because it’s St. Pat’s Day, GREEN is beautiful right?


Tomorrow you’ll find out who’s right, who’s wrong and who’s wearing GREEN again even though St. Patrick’s Day will be OVER………………tee hee!!

GOOD LUCK to all of my buds whether you’re Irish or not!

Hugs, The Teaser Leprechaun

Sammy O’Kimmell


Before you go – check out this FAB video my good buddy Raz from Friends Forever Blog did!!!  Raz, his sister Allie, my other good buddy Gracie and I are STARS!!   Give the link a CLICK – you’ll be glad you did (tee hee)…………..