This month, we've chosen the theme Flowers. What I found most difficult, as I began to work on my contribution, was staying away from all of the flower cliches. I started a number of different poems, but they all felt just too expected. So I went in a totally different direction.
and unknown, you find the fertile soil
of your new home.
and nestle, you must germinate
in your first home.
and thrive, gain strength from your surroundings
in this temporary home.
develop roots, sprout leaves and buds
outgrow this home.
for transplantation, it's time to relocate
to your permanent home.
into the light, where you will thrive,
in the rich soil of your new home.
become the flower you were meant to be.
In your home in my arms.
My darling child.
I hope you enjoyed today's attempt at poetry. Good news: whether you did or not, I'm sharing an easy and delicious recipe. I know you'll enjoy my Spicy Peanut Grilled Chicken.
Spicy Peanut Grilled Chicken
Spicy Peanut Grilled Chicken©www.BakingInATornado.com
3 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup honey
1/3 cup chunky peanut butter
1 green onion, finely chopped
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp dried (hot) red pepper flakes
1 TBSP curry powder
1 tsp minced fresh garlic
*Cut each chicken breast into 3 similarly sized pieces. Place into a resealable gallon sized freezer bag.
*Whisk together the rest of the ingredients well. Pour into the bag with the chicken and seal the bag.
*Massage the chicken and marinade so all the chicken is coated. Place the bag in the fridge and allow to marinate for at least 4 hours and up to all day. Flip the bag over now and then.
*One hour before cooking, place the bag on the counter. Spray the cold grill with non stick spray.
*Heat grill. Remove the chicken from the bag and place on hot grill. Discard the remaining marinade. Cook approximately 10 minutes per side or until the chicken is fully cooked.