Wednesday, March 11, 2020

In the Den: Lions Poetry

Monthly Poetry Group chose the theme,
of "Lions", I know not why.
Complying as I usually do,
well, at least I'll try.

Another month, another rhyme,
a poet really I am not. 
Keep reading, it won't take much time,
to see what recipe I've got.

Lions, a monthly poetry challenge based on a theme. | Graphic property of | #poetry

In the Den
Lions can be gentle,
loving, kind and sweet.
Just as long as you're . . . you know,
not something they eat.

Like in this story:

"Our pride is like a family,
we travel in that group.
Lionesses and cubs alike,
we're one big happy troop.

Sleeping's how we spend much time, 
up to twenty hours a day.
Defend the Pride and sometimes  
with the little cubs we'll play.

Lionesses do the hunting and,
when they bring home the meat,
we all take turns partaking,
something for all to eat." 
All this Leo Lion explained
to the naive little giraffe.
Ashamed, Gerry Giraffe apologized,
for his clearly bigoted gaffe.

He'd judged the lion by his looks,
his reputation too.
To make it up he happily agreed
to meet the lion's crew. 

Once in the den demeanor changed,
As Gerry looked around,
Staring at him, all those eyes,
and no one made a sound.

"I'm a lyin' lion" Leo revealed, 
to Gerry, again suspicious.
Then Leo confirmed Gerry's mistake:
"And friend, you look delicious."

Just so you know, no giraffes were harmed in today's recipe.

My Cannoli Quesadilla is a recipe mash up featuring cannoli filling between two flour tortillas, crisped up in a saute pan. | Recipe developed by | #recipe #dessert

Cannoli Quesadilla

My Cannoli Quesadilla is a recipe mash up featuring cannoli filling between two flour tortillas, crisped up in a saute pan. | Recipe developed by | #recipe #dessert

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

Dawn of Spatulas on Parade shares Lions Galore 1, 2, 3, 4

Diane of On the Border shares When Lion's Bad

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Cannoli Quesadilla

Printable Recipe

1/2 cup ricotta cheese
2 TBSP powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 TBSP mini chocolate chips
1 TBSP chopped shelled pistachios
2 8" flour tortillas
2 TBSP butter
1 tsp brown sugar
1/8 tsp cinnamon

*Mix together the ricotta cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla, mini chocolate chips and chopped pistachios.
*Spread the ricotta cheese mixture onto one of the tortillas, to within 1/2 inch from the edges.
*In a large saute pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Mix in the brown sugar and cinnamon and place the tortilla in the pan, ricotta side up.
*Place the second tortilla over the first and for about 4 minutes (it will start to brown).
*Using a large metal spatula, lift the quesadilla from the pan and, with another spatula over the top, flip over and return to the pan. Cook for another 1 - 2 minutes. 
*Allow to sit for one minute, then slice. Serve warm.


  1. Great poem! No, wait, fantastic!My husband would like this. Me, I’m willing to try it. Alana

    1. Glad you enjoyed the poem. Hope you enjoy the Quesadilla. You are going to try it, right?

  2. What a great recipe idea! The worst part of making cannoli is stuffing the pastry shells.

    1. I agree, although with this recipe, you really have to be careful when you flip it.

  3. LOL we both wrote about the lioness doing all the work but the giraffe story. That was amusing.
    Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade

    1. Yes, you and I wrote about the lioness doing the hunting and Diane and I both wrote about lying. Guess we were on the same wavelengths this month.

  4. Great poem, I do like the way you write


  6. Ah, some youth make mistakes from which they cannot recover. Excellent poem!

    1. Sad but true. Survival of the fittest isn't always about physical strength.

  7. Okay, that recipe looks delicious! Yum! I was thinking I could have read your story to my classroom. It sounded so sweet...until that last paragraph. Hahahaha! Nice work, K.


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