Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Pirate Table for One: September Poetry

Before I start our Monthly Poetry Group post today I want to explain why we're posting our Talk Like a Pirate Day post 5 days after the official National Talk Like a Pirate Day. We normally publish our poetry on the second Wednesday of the month. This year that fell on September 11th so we decided to put it off a few weeks. Please don't tell the Cap'n we're late, don't want to be walking the plank.

Talk Like A Pirate:

It's time again,
Monthly Poetry Group.
And argh me mateys,
pirates rule this sloop. 

Raise the Jolly Roger,
Heed our sails.
X marks the spot,
and dead men tell no tales.

Ye may have guessed
what theme we chose. 
Talk Like a Pirate Day,
(and do it in prose).

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 Pirate Table for One

Fear takes hold
peg leg heads toward me,
hook over hand,
salty smell of sea.

"Give me your gold"
the swashbuckler said,
Jolly Roger bandana
covering top of his head.

"X marks the spot"
viewing my map he'd say.
"it best be here",
or a landlubber I'll slay.

"Ye hornswaggle the Cap'n
walk the plank ye'll be".
Sharp sword in hand,
he was threatening me.

(Hope food is a treasure
pirates are hungry, right?
Or the fortune he finds
might exacerbate my plight). 
Ham and Baked Beans Grilled Cheese is a hearty sandwich. Ham and cheese meets grilled cheese with baked beans for added flavor. | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #sandwich

Ham and Baked Beans Grilled Cheese
Ham and Baked Beans Grilled Cheese is a hearty sandwich. Ham and cheese meets grilled cheese with baked beans for added flavor. | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #sandwich

"Fetch me that grog
and a bottle of rum,
and make it quick, wench
or ye'll be chum".

Plunder and pillage
and I don't scoff.
But call me a wench
and all bets are off.

"Yo ho ho,
that's it", I said,
"ye put on your PJs 
get yourself to bed".

Happy (upcoming) Talk Like a Pirate Day, my friends.
Before you go, check out more Pirate poetry:
Dawn of Spatulas on Parade shares Argh Matey
Lydia of Cluttered Genius shares A Pirate's Booty.
Diane of On the Border shares Wild West Pirate.

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Ham and Baked Beans Grilled Cheese        

NOTE: This is a very versatile sandwich. You can use the bread of your choice, cheese of your choice, mustard of your choice, substitute deli sliced ham for the ham steak, substitute canned beans for my Semi Homemade Baked Beans.

Ingredients (per sandwich):
1 piece (the size of your bread) cooked ham steak
1/4 cup baked beans, for maximum flavor make a batch of my Semi Homemade Baked Beans
1 slice American cheese
1 tsp sweet/hot mustard
1 slice provolone cheese
2 slices bread
1 TBSP butter

*Wrap the ham in tin foil and place in a warm oven. Place the beans in a small pot and heat, stirring, until warm.
*Spread the mustard on the American cheese slice and cover with the provolone cheese slice. Place the cheese inside the slices of bread.
*In a skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Place the sandwich in the skillet and cook, flipping once, until the bread is browned and the cheese is melting. Remove from pan and immediately, gently, pull the sandwich open.
*Place the slice of ham onto one half of the sandwich. Top with the beans, then place the other half on top.


  1. Hahahaha! I think you fit every known 'piraty' phrase into this! Very well done.
    Yep. Anyone calls me 'wench' and he'll be walking the plank!

  2. I missed talk like a pirate day!!! We have 2 pirate flags we fly and we hear walkers through the fence going "Arrr"! This recipe reminds me of New England brown bread and beans, but yours sounds better!

    1. I love that you fly pirate flags. Next year I need to give you a heads up before Talk Like a Pirate Day.

  3. Love the poem and never would of thought of putting beans on a sandwich. J would love it, he eats anything, like Mikey. I'm thinking a cornbread grill with ham and beans. Yum

  4. My grandson usually tells me when these days are but not this year he forgot

  5. No walking that plank for you after ye pirates eat that grub, oh does it every sound yummy! Ham, sweet mustard, baked beans..aaargh. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

  6. An excellent tribute to your pirate crew!

  7. "Call me a wench..." I love that threat! :)

    1. That would go over in my home about as well as it would in yours, Lydia!


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