Wednesday, February 7, 2018

A Valentine for Frosty: February Poetry

As we do each month, our monthly poetry group got together, suggested some themes, then voted to choose what we'd be writing about this month. It's February so many of the topics were based on this bone chilling cold weather. Others were suggested to represent Valentine's Day. In the end we chose Frosty as the theme.

When I wrote my poem for today, I decided to incorporate both subjects, writing about Frosty (not the weather but the snowman) and the upcoming holiday. So today I present to you A Valentine for Frosty and a recipe, by the way, perfect for serving to your Valentine. It's an easy bundt cake with a simple but flavorful glaze. Enjoy!



Poetry based on a theme. February 2018 theme is Frosty | Presented on www.BakingInATornado.com | #poem #poetry


A Valentine for Frosty

Born on a windy winter day,
well, made by brothers, two,
rolling balls in January,
from snow fallen anew. 

There he stood in their front yard,
coal eyes and carrot nose,
branches from a tree for hands,
and . . . well . . . nothing for toes.

Neighbors smiled as they drove by,
pointing to where he stood,
The boys visited him with pride,
the sentry of his "hood".

No other snowfall came that month,
interest in him did wane.
Frosty became lonely there,
who'd thought he could feel pain?

February now was here,
his hope did start to narrow,
wishing for a visit soon.
from Cupid's bow and arrow.
 
Champagne, candy, cake or cards,
of these he wanted none.
His wish was simple and unchanged,
A female snow someone.


A special treat for Valentine’s Day or any occasion, Strawberry Cream Cheese Cake is packed with strawberry flavor and topped with a glaze. | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #cake #ValentinesDay
Strawberry Cream Cheese Cake
A special treat for Valentine’s Day or any occasion, Strawberry Cream Cheese Cake is packed with strawberry flavor and topped with a glaze. | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #cake #ValentinesDay

Then in February, mid month,
the day broke cold . . . and white!
There stood Frosty in the yard,
still wishing with all his might.

"Mom, can we go out and play?"
inside the house two voices.
"Bundle up, it snowed last night,
but yes, if that's your choices." 

Rolling snow into big balls,
the boys started to play.
Carrot, coal and scarf, but wait
could that be lingerie? 

Seems on this special Valentine's Day,
it wasn't Cupid's bow.
Two little boys had changed his fate, 
and made young Frosty glow.


Before you go, click on these links to more poetry by some of my friends: 

Dawn of Cognitive Script shares Her Frosty Heart
Lydia of Cluttered Genius shares Feelin' Frosty
Jules of The Bergham Chronicles shares Frosty Toes.

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Strawberry Cream Cheese Cake
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Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
1 box strawberry cake mix
1 cup strawberry yogurt
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs

8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/3 cup seedless strawberry jam
1 cup fresh strawberries, chopped

1/2 cup powdered sugar
3 TBSP seedless strawberry jam
1 TBSP Chambord (can substitute water)

Directions:
*Grease and flour a bundt pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
*Beat the cake mix, yogurt, oil and eggs for 3 minutes. Spread evenly into prepared cake pan.
*Beat the cream cheese with 1/4 cup of powdered sugar and 1/3 cup jam. Mix in the chopped strawberries. Carefully spread on top of the batter.
*Bake for 35 - 45 minutes, until the center springs back to the touch. Cool for 20 minutes, remove to serving plate, cool completely.
*Whisk together the remaining powdered sugar, remaining jam and the Chambord or water. Drizzle over the cooled cake.
*Store, covered, in the refrigerator. Bring to room temperature for serving.

10 comments:

  1. This sounds so good. Strawberries are perfect for Valentines Day. We are in the midst of a snow storm so the poem was perfect. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. Stay in and stay warm. We're not having a snow storm per se, just daily afternoon snow squalls. Not fun at all.

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  2. I really liked your poem Karen! It rhymed,it was cute and something even kids could read. Then you have a yummy cake to go with it. If I had even fresh or frozen strawberries I would make it, but I'm not going out in this storm. Suppose to get 12 inches of this stuff today! I'm sick of shoveling it! Lol.

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  3. have to say I like the sound of this, more for Leo as he loves Strawberries I just like them

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    1. Hope you make it for Leo for Valentine's Day!

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  4. Love the poem and the cake looks pretty darn good

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the poem. Hope you try the cake.

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