Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Stuck with Luck

It's that time of the month again. Well, that might not have come out quite like I'd hoped. 

I meant to say welcome to my monthly poetry post. Still cringing? Me too. But here's the thing, I've been writing this blog for years now, we're friends, we're in this thing for the long haul, you and I, so ungrit your teeth, unclench your jaw, let your shoulders down from ear level and lets get this over with to it, shall we?

March Poetry. Theme: Luck | | #MyGraphics

The theme for this month is Luck. Unfortunate theme, I'm afraid, considering the way mine's been going. Kinda like this:

Luck, you need to change.
Though you've got a wide range,
lately you've just been strange.
What's next? I come down with mange?

Brand new luggage is broken.
New cell phone is soakin'. 
The dishwasher's smokin'.
Swear words have been spoken.

Leprechaun, pour me a stout,
seems your good luck I doubt.
I've had a permanent pout,
recipes take 3 tries to come out.

Pistachio Soda Bread, a simple Irish quick bread enhanced with the flavor of pistachios | Recipe developed by | #recipe #bread

Pistachio Soda Bread
Pistachio Soda Bread, a simple Irish quick bread enhanced with the flavor of pistachios | Recipe developed by | #recipe #bread

Now I'm knocking on wood,
searching clover in my hood,
crossing fingers like I should,
under no ladders I've stood.

I can wish on a star,
hang horseshoes in my car,
follow rainbows afar,
put found pennies in a jar.

Yet . . .

With the bad I've been stuck.
Get me out of this muck.
I don't want to say f*ck.
But, luck, right now . . . 
                              . . . you suck. 

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

Candice of Measurements of Merriment shares Lucky Poems.
Jules of The Bergham Chronicles shares Lucky Duck

Dawn of Spatulas on Parade shares Luck, Schmuck, who gives a . . . Duck?.

Robin of Someone Else's Genius shares Schlimazel.

P.S. I'm on the Huffington Post again this week with Pi Day Pie. Eleven recipe options including chocolate, fruit, and no-bake for your Pi Day (3/14) celebration. Stop by, leave me a comment and tell me which one(s) you'll be trying.

Baking In A Tornado signature | | #MyGraphics

Pistachio Soda Bread
Printable Recipe
Ingredients (makes one medium sized loaf):
2 cups flour (plus more to flour counter)
3 TBSP sugar
3/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
4 oz unsalted pistachios, shelled
4 TBSP butter, separated
1 cup buttermilk

*Place the shelled pistachios in a food processor and pulse a few times. You want chunks, not crumbs.
*Spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray. Flour a section of your counter. Melt 3 TBSP of the butter.
*Mix the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and pistachios. Stir in the melted butter and buttermilk just until the dough comes together.
*Turn the dough onto the floured area of your counter, flour your hands and knead just 5 or 6 times. Form a circle and place onto the prepared baking sheet. With a knife, carve an "X" into the top of the loaf and allow to rest for 30 minutes. 
*While the bread rests, preheat the oven to 375 degrees and melt the other 1 TBSP butter.
*Brush the melted butter onto the loaf, place in the oven and bake for 35 to 40 minutes until brown.


  1. WOW! Absolutely LOVED IT! I think this is your best poem to date. Great flow and rhyme (I'm a sucker for rhyme, obviously ;o) ) Hopefully your luck will change soon. :)

  2. I'm not a fan of poetry but this one......I liked. Great job - good message!

    1. You wouldn't know from the way I butcher poems, but I actually am a fan of poetry. Glad you liked this one, Carol.

  3. F***, luck, you suck, hahaha! You are not afraid so spook it, are you?
    I can't believe you made soda bread! I totally made it up for my guest post! Right now I have a yeast dough that is raising. It contains yogurt, white vinegar, honey and malt. I saw a picture. It looked amazing.

    1. We love Soda Bread on St. Patrick's Day, but this Pistachio Soda Bread will be my go-to from now on. Let me know how your bread comes out today, it sounds delish.

  4. I love pistachios but have never put them in my bread!?!? I will now!
    And the poem, what can I say? Surely not f**k because you did a bang up job!

    1. You must try this soda bread, you can even smell the pistachios while it's cooking, delish!

  5. Your poem made me giggle... a lot. I think I might have to try this bread.

    Sorry your luck has been bad. Why was the dishwasher smoking!?

    1. It was actually leaking, but that didn't rhyme so I took artistic license.

  6. Alas, what bad luck, I am trying to lose weight (I've reached the magic "I don't want to weigh more than this weight" line)just as you post this, but I am asking my Facebook friends to try the recipe. I LOVE pistachios. I eat some every day. Alana

    1. I love pistachios too and they're so good in this bread!

  7. Replies
    1. Do glad you enjoyed it. As bad as my luck has been, this one was actually fun to write.

  8. Love love love love. You're an excellent poet. You just don't know it. I hope your luck changes big time.

    As for this bread... I'm pro pistachios. Yummy.

    1. Don't know about the poetry but I can agree with you on the pistachio thing!

  9. I swear I had to laugh out loud because I could just picture you haunched over your laptop snickering as you f*#k. Hilarious!

  10. Karen you crack me up. I read it in kinda a twangy voice....just saying it could be the next big country hit!🎶

    1. Hmmm, you may have something there. I may need a collaborator.


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