Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Cold Days Saga: December Poetry

Desperation has won out.
Frozen solid, there's no doubt,
what December's poetry theme would be,
(though this cold weather brings no glee). 

If you happen to live south,
do me a favor, shut yo mouth,
I'm barely hanging on, you see,
and jealousy's not a good look for me.

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 Cold Days Saga

December's here with its numbing freeze,
nose'll fall off if I dare to sneeze.
Just came in from getting the mail,
hands so frozen, typing cracked a nail.

Icicles don't belong on lashes,
eyebrows or even men's mustaches.
Indoors, yet still my toes are numb,
Wearing 2 pairs of socks with more to come.

Coats and gloves and boots and hat,
can barely move, I just hate that.
Sweaters, gloves and goggles on,
any thought of vanity gone.

And keep your salads, sandwiches too,
chips and dip, crackers with cheese blue.
Give me food that's hot and hearty,
at least my stomach can have a party.

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Mushroom Chicken and Rice

Errands to do and the car won't start,
with more money, we'll have to part.
Bumper cars once on the road,
another new bill, you just got towed.

Breaking our butt blowing driveway snow.
Damn plows'll just put it back, we know. 
Trash cans sliding down the street on ice,
I'll buy new ones, chase them? No dice.

Cold days, bold days,
how I hate thee, count the ways.
98 long days till Spring,
to this sliver of hope I'll cling.   

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

 Diane of On the Border shares Winter Depths.
Dawn of Cognitive Script shares Ccccold Days.
Lydia of Cluttered Genius shares Cold Days.

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Mushroom Chicken and Rice

1 package dry cream of mushroom soup mix
2 1/4 cups brown rice
1 TBSP oil
1 TBSP butter
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 red pepper, chopped
6 oz mushrooms, sliced
2 cloves minced garlic
3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 tsp garlic powder 
1 TBSP dried parsley

*In a large bowl, mix together the dried soup mix and the rice. Pour in 2 cups water. Microwave for 10 - 12 minutes until the rice is cooked and the water absorbed into the rice.
*While the rice is cooking, melt the butter in the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the onion, red pepper, mushrooms and garlic. Cook and stir until the vegetables are soft.
*Slice the chicken breasts and add to the skillet. Sprinkle with the garlic powder. Cook and stir until the chicken is completely cooked through. Drain.
*Add the cooked rice to the skillet. Cook and stir for 1 minute. Sprinkle with the dried parsley.


  1. Replies
    1. Well, certainly not in the midwest. When I lived on the east coast and could ski I certainly enjoyed it much more.

  2. Oh brrrr!

    Growing up in Hawaii, my sister and I always thought snow at Christmas had to be the neatest thing in the world. Mom's from New Jersey and she would explain that yes, it's pretty at first but then it hangs around and gets dirty and eventually you just can't wait for it to go away.

    I always hate to admit that mom was right, but mom was right!

  3. Spring. That's a slim, slippery sliver to cling to! ;)
    Love this! You nailed it. Again...

    1. Well, that and the possibility of booking a beach vacation.

  4. Nice piece of writing, not cold here going to be hot again here in Newie

  5. The recipe is awesome. Poem is even better! Love this!!

  6. Recipe sounds delicious and the poetry made me shiver.


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