FOOD FOR THOUGHT – PROMPT #71
And so we continue! The final line for my nickname poem said: It never mattered what they called me, as long as it wasn’t “late for dinner!”
So as long as we’re talking dinner, we’ll explore that next.
“HOW DO YOU VIEW your life? – POETIC BLOOMINGS MEMOIR PROJECT
Part 6: Food For Thought! – What is your favorite food? Comfort food? The best thing Mom ever made that you crave to this day? Tap your taste buds and write how it appeal(ed)s to you. Anything you write will be easy to swallow!
MARIE ELENA’S APERITIF:
MOM’S CHICKEN PAPRIKASH (Yes, it gets its own sonnet. It’s that good.)
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee for the chicken she sautés
With onion, to a golden-crusted glaze,
That fills her home with welcoming bouquets.
Paprika-peppered drippings add some spice
To sour cream-rich sauce that MAKES this fare –
As if it needs more flavor to entice.
The dumplings are to-die-for. Must I share?
She adds a crusty bread or dinner roll,
To sop up every drop of luscious sauce.
I must admit, I have no self control –
My portion-size-controller’s at a loss.
The balance of the flavors is ideal.
It’s everyone’s requested birthday meal.
© Marie Elena Good – 2012
THE TASTE OF WALT:
I ♥ GOLUMBKI (Gołąbki)
Stuffed cabbage rolls;
pigs in the blanket
over mashed potatoes?
You can bank it.
Of all the ethnic food
that I was raised on,
golumbki was always
what I grazed on.
Ground beef and rice
comprised the filling
smothered in sauce,
oh, so thrilling.
Make me a plate
and slip me utensils,
erect me a billboard
lettered with stencils:
I ♥ GOLUMBKI!
© Walter J. Wojtanik – 2012
WE HAVE ADDED A NEW FEATURE TO POETIC BLOOMINGS. THE “FOOD FOR THOUGHT” TAB ABOVE IS A SPACE IN WHICH YOU CAN POST RECIPES FOR THE WONDERFUL FOODS THAT INSPIRE YOUR POEMS AND WRITING FROM TIME TO TIME. YOU CAN LEAVE RECIPES AS COMMENTS AND WE’LL SEE WHAT YOU’RE COOKING!