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I Cooked My Ass Off


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I Cooked My Ass Off

 

Julia Childs had nothing on me,

I have won the Golden Fork,

a cooking contest I once entered

my dish was "Dressed Up Pork".

 

The thing on which I did not count

was a rule I must have missed

we had to butcher our own meat;

just ask if I was pissed!

 

I will not say how it came to be,

but in my pan a pork roast laid.

I gathered all my spices and herbs,

tomato paste and marmalade.

 

I cut little slits, into which I tucked

hand picked basil and garlic clove,

whisked up the sauce, took a taste

then simmered it on the stove.

 

I made a dressing of oil and bleu

and tossed it with Drunken Tomatoes.

I arranged my food on the china plate

to show off my Parsley Potatoes.

 

Cheese, Olive and Pepper Bread,

two warm and crusty loaves,

a crock I baked of Whiskey Beans,

fresh peaches, from local groves

 

browned in spiced and buttery syrup,

spooned over Rice Pudding, warm.

Judges kept staring and sniffing the air,

my table they waited to swarm.

 

Pork that melted right in their mouths

with a glaze that took them to heaven.

Imagine my shock when I was announced

the winner of a buck, ninety-seven.

 

 

02-26-11

©tlp 2011

 

 

 

I have also posted this in a 'reply' to Tink in Poetry Playground, I hope this doesn't violate the rules.

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I'm sure the meal was great, along with the small consolation prize. :) Next time, you'll just have to follow the rules! :rolleyes:

 

Tony

 

I have also posted this in a 'reply' to Tink in Poetry Playground, I hope this doesn't violate the rules.

No, you didn't break any rules here ... Cross posting is allowed and encouraged, except between the Member Poetry and Overflow forums.

Here is a link to an index of my works on this site: tonyv's Member Archive topic

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Hi Tammy, This is great! It is such fun to read and mouthwatering to boot. You really tempt the tastebuds in this piece. WOW! This has a great rhythm, fun rhyme and a wonderful sense of humor. And I love the title.

 

I will have to go see what was at the Playground that prompted this...I am afraid the Playground is pretty abandonned. I wish more would come out to play.

 

~~Tink

~~ © ~~ Poems by Judi Van Gorder ~~

For permission to use this work you can write to Tinker1111@icloud.com

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Larsen M. Callirhoe

when is supper ready. in hungry. excellent poem

 

 

victor

Larsen M. Callirhoe

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I'm sure the meal was great, along with the small consolation prize. :) Next time, you'll just have to follow the rules! :mellow:

 

Tony

 

I have also posted this in a 'reply' to Tink in Poetry Playground, I hope this doesn't violate the rules.

No, you didn't break any rules here ... Cross posting is allowed and encouraged, except between the Member Poetry and Overflow forums.

 

Thanks, Tony for the read and the information. I read the Rules and thought I understood it, but am always worried I may miss something.

 

Tammi

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Tink, thanks for reading and for your comments. I had a good time writing it. Funny, everyone seems to think it was real. Never entered a cooking contest in my life and have never had Drunken Tomatoes, though I have a couple recipes that sound great!

 

 

Victor, if there were such a meal, I would send you an engraved invitation, sir. Thanks for your time.

 

mq

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This is very tasty poem, moonqueen :). I like how you put all the words together. I've tried once, and it was without success :). I enjoyed reading this poem.

 

Aleksandra

The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth - Jean Cocteau

History of Macedonia

 

 

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Aleksandra, thank you so much for using your precious time to read and comment on this piece. It is so appreciated.

 

Tammi

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goldenlangur

Hello moonqueen,

 

Nice to meet you. :D

 

Some wonderful descriptions in your mouth-watering poem. I particularly love the playfulness of these:

 

 

I made a dressing of oil and bleu

and tossed it with 'drunken' tomatoes.

I arranged my food on the china plate

to show off my Parsley Potatoes.

 

'drunken' tomatoes is quite unforgettable!

 

 

Thank you.

goldenlangur

 

 

Even a single enemy is too many and a thousand friends too few - Bhutanese saying.

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Nice to meet you, as well.

 

I'm glad you found something to enjoy in my silly poem. I appreciate the time you took to read and to comment. Thanks, so much.

 

Tammi

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Frank E Gibbard

Tammi, good stuff, enjoyable rhyming suitable to the light-hearted nature of your funny acount. Frank

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