Monday, March 8, 2021

Nasty Me: Poetry Monday


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Poetry Monday's every week,
but once a month I play.
Readership I'm sure'd be bleak, 
if I did it any other way.

Be Nasty Day the theme they chose.
Here's what I hope is true.
They'd had me in mind, I suppose,
when theme choice was thought through. 
Here's why:

Nasty Me
There once was a man,
thought he was king.
Calling women "nasty,"
well . . . that was his thing.
Danish Prime Minister,
wouldn't sell him Greenland,
"nasty" she was,
for making her stand.
When the Dutchess of Sussex,
said that she would not meet, 
he also called her "nasty,"
no attempt to be discreet.

What word for Nancy Pelosi,
who dared to impeach?
Every semblance of decorum,
ignored, violated, breached.
Reporters as well,
called them "enemies" all,
women only, called "nasty"
his favorite catchall.

All the king's horses,
. . . at least all his men,
mirrored this behavior,
again and again.

A leader in senate,
told her she could not speak.
Elizabeth Warren persisted, 
sister's just not that weak.
If using your voice,
means that nasty you be,
then proudly, every day,
I'll say nasty is me! 

Sharing a recipe, as usual, today that decidedly is NOT nasty:
Italian Roasted Gnocchi start with packaged gnocchi, mixed with seasonings and pan roasted with thinly sliced onions, a flavorful side dish for any meal. | Recipe developed by | #recipe #dinner
Italian Roasted Gnocchi
Italian Roasted Gnocchi start with packaged gnocchi, mixed with seasonings and pan roasted with thinly sliced onions, a flavorful side dish for any meal. | Recipe developed by | #recipe #dinner

Read more poetry, 
you're not through.
Some talented writers
are in this crew:

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Italian Roasted Gnocchi        


Printable Recipe

3 TBSP Italian salad dressing
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1/8 tsp cayenne powder
1# package potato gnocchi
1/2 onion, thinly sliced
1/2 tsp paprika
1 TBSP dried parsley
2 TBSP grated parmesan
*Grease a baking sheet. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
*In a large bowl, whisk together the salad dressing, minced garlic, and cayenne powder. Mix in the onions, then gently mix in the gnocchi until coated, separating them if needed.
*Spread out the gnocchi and onions out the baking sheet evenly. Roast for 10 minutes.
*Remove the pan from the oven but leave the oven on. Using a spatula, mix, turning the gnocchi over on the pan. Sprinkle with the paprika and return to the oven and roast for another 15 minutes.
*Remove the gnocchi and onion to a serving dish. Sprinkle with the dried parsley and grated parmesan.



  1. The poem. But oh, the recipe. The recipe! Yummy stuff.
    Carol C

  2. Perfect poem for the theme today! I can think of no one nastier!
    It raises the question: Why are the nastiest people the ones who are loudest in calling others 'nasty'?

    1. The pathology of projection. Quick, accuse them before they can accuse you . . .

  3. I had forgotten about some of those incidents. It was a long four years, wasn't it. I love roasted potato gnocchi. Hubbie includes it in his "sausage and peppers" with sliced chicken sausage and cut up butternut squash and onion. Alana

    1. That sounds delicious, I have to play with gnocchi more, this was the first time I'd used it.

  4. Cool poem although three times I wrote porn not poem two very differnt things, just saying

    1. That's pretty funny, guess we know where your mind is . . .

  5. At least your recipe isn't nasty :-)

  6. You publish food for thought, and most of those who should be feeding on it, won't.

    1. Very good point. It'll have to be enough that it feels good to say it.


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