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Bakin’ in Baconia


Greetings from Baconia!   ‘Tis I – your King

and part-time Bacon Chef!

I do hope you are well this fine Saturday morning.  I care about all my loyal (and even the not-so-loyal) subjects and I think if we eat plenty of bacon, we should feel WELL – am I right?   That is why I decided to devote Saturday morning – before we get busy in the royal Baconian court/castle life – to spend a little time in the castle kitchen whipping up some kind of bacon delight to share with you.     These recipes ARE ones I find here and there but this one ESPECIALLY we have had here in the Castle……..and we (that’s the “royal WE”) loved it.

So shall we begin?    The name of this delightful confection is “Bacon-Apple Gallette” – don’t you just LOVE that name?   Sounds oh so French, OUI?????

Ooohhh La La!!!

This is SOOO good!

Now I know not EVERYONE has a food processor.  Of course here in the Baconian Castle we have all kinds of equipment right Royal Chef????


So if you don’t have a food processor you can STILL make the crust ………an alternative would be to buy the already prepared pie crust dough – the boxes usually contain TWO pie crusts……….you can make this recipe using those and just divide your filling into TWO gallettes.    Making the crust yourself is STILL the best and tastiest BUT there are alternatives!!

Now that I’ve prepared this delicious dessert for my bacon-addicted Baconians, I shall retire to my Kingly Quarters, change into my royal garb and conduct business here in the Castle for the rest of my day………………but first……………………..!!

May your day be bacon-filled!

A Royal Thanks to all Veterans….

without your sacrifices,

we would not be who and what we are today.   

Land of the FREE and Home of the BRAVE………….

My Favorite Veteran


Veteran’s Day

A day for remembrance and to honor all who have served……..

In my house we especially think about my Mom’s Dad………who was a career military man in the U.S. Air Force.  He loved serving his country……..and loved wearing his uniform…….you’ve seen this photo of my Mom and her Dad before – on the day she married my Dad in 1990……her Dad had retired many years before but wanted to wear his uniform to escort his “little girl” down the aisle………..he was very sick by this time and was very brave that day even though he was not at all well.  He passed away in October 1992. 
Mom With Her Dad In His Uniform

Thank a veteran for his or her service to their country…..they served for ALL of us. 

Kitty Hugs, Sammy 

On a Semi-Silent Sunday ! 

Sam’s Grandpa

Old Family Photo

Our "military family" many years ago

Sam very graciously allowed me to “borrow” his blog today in honor of Veteran’s Day.  He never knew my Dad – Dad passed away in 1992 after a lifetime of serving in the Air Force.  This old photo is one of my family together at a park in Germany when my Dad was stationed in Weisbaden in the 1950s.  That’s my sister Carol on the left, my younger brother Mike and I are perched atop an obviously elderly (or tired!) donkey and of course my parents standing behind us.   Our family moved frequently during my Dad’s long career.  This was his first European assignment and I have a lot of memories of attending kindergarten, our backyard with its’ fruit trees, and the BIG German Shepherd that lived behind our house who scared my little brother to pieces every time we TRIED to play in our sandbox out back! 

But the main reason I chose this photo today is because my Dad looks so handsome and proud in this photo.  He always looked so grand in his uniform.  Always.  He loved every minute of his military service too.  He loved it so much in fact that when he retired from the Air Force, he almost immediately went back to work in the same office in the Pentagon as a civilian!  He was in “Personnel” (called Human Resources these days) and really enjoyed helping manage soldiers with their careers. 

Because I spent many years in a military family I of course met a lot of folks in various branches of the service.  I can’t say that I ever, ever met anyone who wasn’t proud to be serving their country.   Every time I visit my Dad’s grave in Arlington National Cemetery, I walk past lines of memorials to those who spent time serving and protecting the rest of us.

My Dad’s now serving and protecting his own little piece of heaven now, but for the time he was here – with me – I certainly always felt safe and very proud to be his daughter.  Today I want to thank every single person who has ever served their country in any way – military or civilian – for it’s YOU who have made our country what it is today.  Bless you.

Pam and Sam