Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Clean Out Your Fridge Day Poetry

It's that time once again,
poetry day on this blog.
Our group talks themes,
like smog, frog or hot dog.

We suggested and laughed,
weird holidays on the way.
This time, chose tomorrow's
Clean Out Your Fridge Day!

Clean Out Your Fridge Day, monthly poetry group poems based on a theme | Graphic property of #humor

Clean Out Your Fridge Day

There's kids starving in Europe,
my mama would say.
But if I eat my beans
I help them in some way?

You're lucky, she'd explain,
for no meal have you yearned.
And let nothing go to waste,
it's a lesson well learned.

My clan, we all love
"clean out the freezer" night.
Little lasagna, stroganoff, chili,
all find something just right.

But "clean out the fridge day"
is met with such scorn.
"What concoction this time?
Rather starve", they all mourn.

They dread it, they fight it,
"I have to work late."
"But you never know,
I could make something great."

Got some lettuce, a lemon,
and there's a few eggs.
Oooh, a chicken,
forget it, seems it's got green legs. 

There's a carrot, some ketchup
a beet and milk's fine,
a Brussels sprout, grape jelly,
dinner will be divine.

With my head in the fridge 
and still no dinner plan, 
I finish taking stock
with mustard and bran.

Wait, who could that be
ringing my front door bell?
"Pizza's here" in perfect unison
those damn traitors yell.

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Now you know in each post,
a new recipe I add.
Was going to use those leftovers,
but that'd be . . . well, bad.

So today I'm sharing cookies,
all ingredients fresh bought.
You'll appreciate it more,
at least that what I thought.

Mint and Raspberry Pinwheels, these cookies are as flavorful as they are beautiful. Perfect for holidays but a favorite treat for any day. | Recipe developed by | #recipe #bake #cookies

Mint and Raspberry Pinwheels

Before you go, click on these links to more poetry from some of my friends: 
Dawn of Cognitive Script shares Out with the Fuzzy
Lydia of Cluttered Genius shares Clean that Fridge
Diane of On the Border shares Clean!

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Mint and Raspberry Pinwheels

1 stick butter, softened
1 stick margarine, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
3 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
4 TBSP baking cocoa

1 tsp raspberry extract
2 drops red food coloring
1 TBSP flour
chocolate sprinkles 

1/2 tsp mint extract
2 drops green food coloring
1 TBSP flour
multicolored sprinkles

*Cream together the butter, margarine and sugar, then beat in the eggs and vanilla. Mix in 3 cups of flour, baking powder and salt.
*Divide dough in half. To one half, add the baking cocoa, then split into two fairly equal pieces.
*Split the other half into two fairly equal pieces. To one, add the raspberry extract, red food coloring and 1 TBSP flour. To the other, add the mint extract, green food coloring annd the other TBSP flour.
*Roll out each of the 4 dough segments separately between 2 pieces of wax paper to about 9 X 11 inches.
*Carefully flip the raspberry layer on top of one of the chocolate layers and the mint layer on top of the other chocolate layer. Lay them flat in the refrigerator to chill for an hour.
*Using the wax paper to help you, roll up using the long side until you have 2 tube shaped rounds, one chocolate an raspberry, the other chocolate and mint.
*Roll the raspberry dough round in chocolate sprinkles and the mint dough round in multicolored sprinkles. 
*Wrap each round in plastic wrap and refrigerate for about an hour.
*Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Put parchment paper onto baking sheets.
*Slice rolls into about 1/4 inch slices. Bake for 11 - 12 minutes. Let sit on baking sheet for 2 minutes before removing to cool completely.


  1. Bwahahahaha! Traitors, indeed! I think you were on to something, personally . . .

    1. I'm not as sure as you are that I was onto anything. Anything edible, anyway.

  2. The cookies look wonderful! Going to try and do them for Mike! And of course, I am still rolling from the poem.

    1. The cookies take some time and energy but they are so worth it!

  3. How many dozen cookies could I expect to get from your recipe?

  4. I liked this, cleaning out the fridge is nearly as bad as cleaning out the junk drawer

  5. LOL great poem! I laughed and then said oooh when I saw the cookies, made me drool. :)

  6. No worries in my house; my husband the cook doesn't believe at all in cleaning out the fridge. So many times I've pulled stuff out of there and told him to use it - after all, my late mother was a charter member of the "clean your plate; children are starving in Europe!" club. I never did figure out the connection between my clean plate/overstuffed belly and these children being fed; she must have known something I didn't know. I don't think it was fridge leftovers, though. Alana

    1. I SO want a husband who can cook. I wouldn't care if he used the leftovers or not.


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