A simple young child,
it’s time to add spice
and season, until
the heart is of ice.
Crank up the pressure,
the heat to the max,
and now to relax.
Lid tight on the pot,
let simmer and stew.
But how long to sit?
Well that’s up to you.
Your absence essential,
for everyone knows
a watched pot won’t boil,
or so we’ll suppose.
And upon your return,
not the child you seek,
but a young life wasted
by your cooking technique.
Rob the Bees
Raw honey's magic has been hailed
since early human times;
its properties are quite diverse,
but cooking's where it shines.
It can be used for everything
from coffee cake to mead;
but when our honey jars run dry,
we must go rob the bees.
They do not mind so much, I think,
to share a bit with me;
today I've got spare time to bake
this wondrous recipe.
It calls for one cup of whole milk,
a cup of cornmeal too,
a quarter cup of honey, raw;
now stir it with a spoon.
Then add two eggs, a pinch of salt,
and half a stick of melted ghee
(or butter, if you're so inclined;
I will not disagree!)
You also need some baking powder
(a tablespoon, my friend),
a half a cup of sugar, too,
and lastly flour (bread).
Now stir while you incorporate
the flour (it's a cup),
then grease your pan and pour the mix
into the pan- don't slop!
Preheat to four hundred degrees,
and bake it fifteen ticks
(or minutes if you're keeping track)
then prick it with a stick...
And when your toothpick comes out clean,
you're ready to enjoy
the tasty treat the bees helped bake:
a honey cornbread, oi!
***Inspired by my piece Bee-trayed in another challenge.
dice some tomatoes
peel the potatoes
cut the onion
carefully now Keon
chop the carrots
slice a few peppers
toss in the peas
& the wild rice
all the way from Camelot
Hah~ just kidding
but hey I bet they will
taste better with (some) whey
feel free to add
not the magic beans
the green ones~ phew
the meal’s almost ready
let it cook, nice & steady
you can add in some liver
how dare you shiver?
all right- what’s that you say?
you don’t like it— okay.
then we’ll have it with lamb
Let’s not forget the garlic crumb
mon., 14 oct., 2019.
A Recipe for Dreams
Toss and Turn
Spin and Churn
Confusion and Fear
Reach Far and Near
No Words and Six Fingers
Foggy Plot and Emotions That Linger
Puzzles and Colors
Hidden Meanings and Endless Summer
Wake Up Too Soon
Not In Tune
Groggy and Cranky
Looking a Bit Blankly
All Wrapped Up
You've Made a Dream
No Needed Self-Esteem
(I don't usually write poetry so...here goes nothing.)
Snyder’s hot buffalo wing pretzel pieces,
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees,
Crush the pretzels with a rolling pin,
Chicken breast without the skin,
Crack some eggs and give a whisk,
Give your chicken a little dip,
In the egg and pretzel dust,
give the chicken a pretzel crust,
Place in oven for twenty minutes,
That’s how long until your finished!
Dip in ranch dressing or blue cheese,
Give your pallet this amazing treat!
Recipe for Disaster
5 Cups of Conflict
2 Cups of Judgement
3 Cups of Hypocrisy
4 Tablespoons of Racism
3 Tablespoons of Sexism
1/2 Teaspoon of Homophobia
Pinch of Close-Mindedness
Dash of Entitlement
1/3 Cup of Greed
2/3 Cups of Laziness
Two Dashes of Jealousy
Pinch of Immorality
Mix it all together and you get our world.
The Highlight’s of Wifnity The Wicked’s Charms and Enchantments
1. Tail of newt, wing of bat,
turn me into a muscled cat!
2. Speck of fire, spark of doom,
destiny of more than fate,
through rainbow's joy and and anger's fume
give me the power of great!
3. Coal black snow, and burning ice,
red hot iron and eggs of lice,
through mind and heart set my device,
follow my orders and don't think twice!
(To target specific people, add the words below.)
Magic must take this person at any cost,
'till their minds are fully lost,
bring me (name here),
with the power of (rhyming phrase here)
4. With warm sun's ray and winter's freeze,
carry my spell through the breeze!
Bring me all I desire,
or face the jagged ice and my forest fire!
(You must concentrate hard on what you want to conjure, or you may find yourself in a heap of everything you have ever wanted- even if you have already gotten it.)
Long Island Ice Tea
1/2 oz Vodka, (from Russia) just gotta!
1/2 oz Tequila, (from Mexico) yummy with tortillas.
1/2 oz Gin, (from England) the original sin.
1/2 oz Rum, (from the Caribbean) here comes the sun.
1/2 oz Triple Sec, (from France) oranges, what the heck?
1/4 oz Lemon Juice, (from India or Burma or China) tart pucker up produce.
Splash of Cola, (from good ole US of A) here comes the coma!!!
Don’t drink and drive, enjoy! :)