Skyline Chili Oyster Crackers?

My brother lives in Skyline Chile country and got me hooked on the stuff.  Thankfully he keeps me well supplied with regular deliveries.

Okay.  Skyline Chili Oyster Crackers are not your regular saltines.  I tell you there is something about them!   So I’m having some homemade beef and barley soup tonight and I open up my latest shipment of Skyline Chili Crackers and somethings not right…

I think I am paranoid!

I think these crackers are crisper and browner and just not the same!

I google it and my paranoia is confirmed!

Skyline Chili has a new oyster cracker baker.  (Say that three times as fast as you can!)

Read about it here.

I google more and find this!

Yikes, is nothing sacred?

 

Advertisements

Skyline Chili Contest Missed!

image

In September last year there was a contest for free Skyline Chile for one year.  Was I told about this? No!  Here is the proof of the contest: Link to contest !

I confess I have an addiction for Skyline Chili, thanks to my brother who lives right in the neighborhood and can eat the stuff whenever he wants!  Here is the three way, to die for, but my brother eats salads!

Granted my brother keeps me stocked up with regular  shipments of Skyline Chili, and he is a healthy eater and Skyline Chili may not be on his diet and oh my gosh I making excuses for my brother!

Anyway I missed out on my chance to win a free year’s supply of Skyline Chili (never mind that I never win anyway when I enter these contests).

Double granted my brother would’ve had to eat a lot of Skyline Chili to win me a years free supply.   Family sacrifice right?

What! Don’t know what Skyline Chili is?  A truly regional delicacy.

2-way – layer of spaghetti noodles topped with Skyline Chili.

3-way – layer of spaghetti noodles, Skyline Chili topped with cheddar cheese.

4-way – layer of noodles, Skyline Chili, cheese and chopped raw onions.

5-way – layer of noodles, Skyline Chili, cheese, red beans and onions.

The Colorado girl’s version of a yummy Skyline Chili experience?

Skyline Chili Frito pie. See you later off to the store for Fritos!

( I also can’t resist a smothered Skyline Chili hot dog with random toppings.)

 

Make My Day!

Meet the Monkey on Your Back!

A friend has been worrying about a ton of life’s trials in her life.  Her grandson was worried about her worrying!

He went to the dollar store and picked up this monkey and told his grandma that now she could get that monkey off her back.

He is eleven and has refreshed our spirits with his thoughtfulness.

Monku! Monku! Monku!

complain complain complain

Growing up it was a contest between me and my brother who could be the biggest monkutare!!

Well he won this contest.  Maybe being the baby of the family gave him extra monku powers, but he sure was cute!   Mom and dad couldn’t stay annoyed with him for too long.  Me and our sister Kris?  We pretended to stay annoyed.

Got to get this surprise box in the mail to him 🐒🐵

Some of the surprise I didn’t include in the picture in case he reads this post 🙊🙈

Make My Day, Mom Always Shares!

 

Henry here with an update on learning how to control humans (in a good and gentle way because they are pretty fragile).

Being a puppy is complicated.  Mom shares a lot because we are “rescued doggies”.

She  received this “gift card” from our human brother for something called Mother’s Day. Our human brother told us about Mother’s Day, and on that day we decided  it wasn’t about her, it was about us (Roscoe, Monty and me-Henry) because she is our her mother, right?

Mom loves bacon guacamole cheeseburgers from this place.  But…….this place also carries a frozen treat for doggies called Pawbenders!

Frozen plain custard (no sugar), dog biscuits and some kind of peanut butter “caramel” sauce (no sugar).

Mom used her Mother’s Day gift card and shared with us, buying these yummy treats. Today was hot enough that we got to enjoy them. We are big so we ate them fast, in about 10 minutes,  but enjoyed every minute as only a doggy can!

Thanks to our human brother, and Mom sharing, we had a Make My Day experience!

Mom Got A Package

Henry here to tell you about a delivery to our house.  Mom got a small package.

IMG_3639

Filled with small boxes.

From the gift certificate she got from Uncle Sam!

IMG_3649

That made her hop up and down and smile!

IMG_3650

Helping Mom cope with her lymphedema Uncle Sam made it possible for her to choose cute and fun compression garments, not the ugly brown ones she thought she was stuck with!

IMG_3652

Her favorite in the shipment?  The Puppy Glove of course.

These are from a company called LympheDIVAS.

Here is the founder’s story:  Rachel’s Story

As you may be aware I destroyed one of my Mom’s gloves in a zombie puppy trance, not my fault!

I have moved on to other a more interesting item found shopping on the tables and counters:

IMG_3661

Dollar Store reading glasses, yummy!

Memorial Day 2017 Colorado Thank You to Our Military

 

You are likely to find me in one of two places on Memorial Day.   Either way I will be honoring my father and his service to his country in the United States Military during World War II.

Sam Y. Matsumoto

In odd number years you will find me at the Nisei War Memorial at Fairmont Cemetery in Denver, Colorado singing with the choir for the annual Memorial Day service.

 

The Memorial is engraved with the names of Japanese American Nisei veterans from the Rocky Mountain region who served in the United States Armed Forces and who are now at rest.

In even number years you will find me at the Bolder Boulder, an annual Memorial Day 10K  honoring United States military.   This is a run, jog or walk race.

About 50,000 people participate every year.

image

The race finishes in Folsum Field in Boulder, Colorado. As you complete the race you enter the stadium where those who completed the race before you and other supporters cheer you over the finish line!

image

Many participants wear a bib on their back with the name of the person they want to honor.

image

Next year is the 40th anniversary.  Yes, I have been running since the beginning but those 40 year old race t-shirts are long gone.

I am grateful for my country and the freedoms granted to its citizens which are protected by brave men and women like my dad.