Monday, May 25, 2009

Bearthday's, Disappearing Sandwiches and New Friends...

All the company's heading home today. We had a beary busy weekend with family. Celebrating my people cousin's boy Ethan's 1st bearthday yesterday. If you remembear, he is the one I play peek-a-bear with.(see May 13th post) Bob if you are reading this, I taught him and his mom how to play Bear-not-a-Bear too. His mom says that she plays it with him every day.

We gave Ethan his beary own bear
for his bearthday. His name is Chuck, short for Chuckles. Mom brought him to life at the Build a Bear store. Here a picture of me posing with Chuck after some New Bear Orientation. I taught him to play peek-a-bear and Bear-not-a-Bear. I wanted to be sure he was pre-qualified to be Ethan's bear.

Speaking of bearthdays...Just want to give a special shout out to Bob T. Bear (Esq.), today is his bearthday. HAPPY BEARTHDAY Bob!! Check out his celebratory photo gallery of pants. Me and Cocoa are included. We're the only bear's not wearing them on our heads!

Yesterday morning, my Grandparents, Great Aunt K and my Aunt Cheryl came for a little brunch after early church. Mom made a delish dish called Disappearing Sandwiches. I'll give you recipe at the end of this posting. Sorry there isn't a picture of the sandwiches, because they disappeared to fast. My mom served them with some fruit, coffee and juice.

My Aunt Cheryl brought a bag with her and gave it to my mom. There was grrring coming from the bag. You guessed it, I have a new friend. He's kind of striped looking in his fur. Mom called him Tiger, he later told me during his New Bear Orientation that his name is Tiggerrr, but we could call him Tigg. Aunt Cheryl rescued him from a garage sale, he came with 3 outfits. One for play, one for Sunday going to meeting, one for being camouflaged or spying. Look out Cocoa, he's going to want your cammo boxers to match.

****The Recipe************

Disappearing Sandwiches

3 eggs
6 slices of Bacon (cooked & crumbled)
4 slices American Cheese (1 1/2 oz. each)
8 slices White Bread (trim away crusts)
1 1/2 c. Milk
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/2 tsp. Pepper (if you wish use white pepper)
1/2 tsp. Onion powder
finely diced Green Pepper (optional)
Parmesan Cheese

In an 8x8 buttered pan place 4 slices of bread; place a slice of cheese on top of each. Sprinkle with bacon, green pepper(opt.); top with 4 remaining slices of bread.
Beat eggs, milk, salt, pepper and onion powder together. Pour mixture over top of bread,be sure to to cover top well. Sprinkle with a little Parmesan cheese and paprika.
Cover with foil & refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or longer, leave the foil on for the first 15 minutes of baking. Sandwiches will puff up and lightly brown.

Hope you will try this recipe, but be forewarned, they live up to their name.

Grr-bye for now,



Cheryl Courtney Semick said...

Wow Buttons! I'm glad you had a good time with your Cuz'n Ethan and those disappearing sandwiches sound de-lish!

My Ma told me about Tigg - I'm kinda sad he didn't come home with her so I could scratch his eyes out (that's what cats do, they scratch). Oh well... maybe next time.

I can't cook, but I do jump up on kitchen counters when Ma and Pa aren't looking. Boy, do they get mad when they see me up there!

Meow for Now!

Buttons the Bear said...

All the talk about scratching Tiggs eyes out has him glad he got to move in here. He's taken offense to the treat.

The being on the counters, that's something that cats do. Not a terrible healthy thing for their owners. Think about just where your paws have been & what they have done. Now bears of my sort, they can get away with it.
In fact I'm there right now with My buddies.

I hear there are some changes coming around your place so If I were you I'd be extra nice.

Thanks for the comments,

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

WOW! I've never seen a stripey Bear befor!!
Hullo Tigg!!!
I'm glad that yor parssin on the Bear-Not-A-Bear gayme! It's an aynshent Bear tradishun, yu kno. Well, Grayum yewst to teech it wen he waz a teecher. An HEEZ aynchent. Sumtimes he eevn fergets hoo he is an he starts thinkin heez an ex-fyter pilot from world war 2. He hassent been the sayme since he went throo the x-ray masheen at Shannon airport. We told him to jump owt befor it went throo but he fell asleep. Dang thing interfeerd wiv his memory. Now he gets sumwun else's flashbaks.

That ressippy sownds yum! Did yu try my choklit cayke ressippy?

Nose hugs!



Buttons the Bear said...

That explains a lot, I think the x-ray machines at O'Hare and Midway may have effected my memory. Sometimes I remember all this stuff from the 70's and early 80's. I wasn't even around then. My brother T says I was just petroleum fossil fuel back then. It should be getting somewhat better because mom and me haven't flown anywhere for a long time. :-(

Haven't tried the cake yet. Mom said we had to eat the strawberries and pound cake first. I think maybe next week when either my aunt is here or when dad is camping.

Tigg says Hi back at ya!
Grr till later,

Unknown said...

My son Joshua very much likes hearing about buttons the bear. He will be three in august on the 12, and will post his pic with his bear then. Take care buttons, it was nice to meet you and your friend at ethans party!

Buttons the Bear said...

Hi MrsMomo3 and Joshua,
Thanks for checking out my blog. It was so nice to meet you both at the Ethan's party too! I hope that you will stop by for a visit again soon.