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.
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)
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,