Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Recipe Poems

Poetics Aside Prompt:
Today is a Two-for-Tuesday prompt, and they both come from Michael Grove.
Here are Mike’s prompts:
  1. Write a letter poem.
  2. Write a recipe poem 

Recipe Poems

To ignore the posted speed limit
Then drive faster and faster
Is most assuredly a recipe
For disaster


Mix kind words
With a gentle smile
The result;
Sunshine on a dreary mile

In time’s grand mixing-bowl
Pours much pleasure and strife
Many parts make a whole
And the whole makes a life


Darling, when we set aside our grievances
When we seal our lips
To creature complaints
Allowing finger-tips
To speak instead of words
When we add
Laughter in place of scolding
And indulge love’s having
And its holding
Oh darling,
If we make this our daily desire
Instead of loves ‘duty’
The result will surely be this…
…gently glowing home-fires
Every day beauty
And a lifetime of simple bliss


…and one yummy-for–the-tummy recipe

I have discovered in my inventing of eats
A new kind of yummy granola-bar treats
Take 3 cups of oatmeal
Then add what you please
As long as 1 can of sweetened condensed milk
Can bind it with ease
Make sure as you mix
You put lots of love in it
Bake at 350F and you will have treats
In about 15 minutes.

Here are some of my 'add what you please' suggestions;
I always add 1/3-1/2 cup of ground flax seed
1 cup shredded coco-nut
And 2/3 cup toasted wheat germ
(Some prefer adding a few table-spoons of melted butter. I don’t)
My optional yummies are ½ a cup of any of these;
Toasted slivered almonds,
Chopped pecans,
Chopped walnuts,
Chocolate chips or chunks,
Raisins or any other dried fruit such as pineapple,
Chopped apricot or dates, cranberries, currants,
Toasted sesame seeds,
M&m’s (red and green at Christmas)
Or anything else you enjoy

These are ideal for school lunches because they contain no peanut butter
And they are great for kids with wheat allergies if you skip the wheat germ.


1 comment:

Thank you for your visit to this porch. I'd love to hear if or how this post/poem touched you!