Friday, September 24, 2021

Office Necessities


Herbed Pear Tart, this appetizer is also a great accompaniment to soup or salad. And it’s ready in just a half hour. | recipe developed by | #cook #appetizer

Last Friday of the month is for
Monthly Poetry Group to rhyme.
Diane and I take turns to pick,
"Office Supplies," the theme this time.
As usual, today I'll try,
a poem to write . . . or fudge.
Whether I'm successful or not,
you get to be the judge. 


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Office Necessities

Hubs works from the house these days,
since Covid made it so.
Goes to the office now and then,
but mostly he says "no."

And me, I just don't shop as much,
rarely go from store to store,
Get what I can at once then done,
Olympic shopper I am no more.

Went out to shop for groceries,
since we still like to eat.
Off to a big box store because,
for selection they can't be beat.
Herbed Pear Tart, this appetizer is also a great accompaniment to soup or salad. And it’s ready in just a half hour. | recipe developed by | #cook #appetizer
Herbed Pear Tart

"Tell me where you're going," said Hubs.
And I told him where I'd be.
"Oh, they carry office supplies,
can you grab some there for me?' 

"Sure just tell me what you need."
Don't mind getting a few things more.
I'll shop for you and shop for me,
get everything in one store."

He answered "get whatever you see,
we're running really low.
Our home office wasn't supplied for
full time work, you know."

Home I came with bags and bags.
And Hubs looked through them all.
"I don't see any office supplies,
could you get anything at all?"

"Got them here, right in this bag,
the one you just looked through.
Necessities for any office is
exactly what I bought for you."

"Seems you and I do not agree,"
he said with great surprise.
"Pens and paper, printer ink
are my necessary office supplies.

What could I have brought him home?
I'm sure you want to ask.
Cheetos, stress ball, chocolate bars,
perfect for any task!

Before you go, more Office Supplies poetry:
Diane of On the Border shares Supplied

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Herbed Pear Tart

1 tube refrigerated crescent roll sheet
1/4 cup herb and garlic soft spreadable cheese
1 Anjou pear
about 2 - 2 1/2 oz Canadian Bacon, sliced thin
1/4 cup chopped walnuts

*Cover baking sheet with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
*Unroll the crescent sheet on the baking sheet and press to about a 9 X 14 rectangle. Create a 1/2 inch border by folding each side in 1/2 inch, then another 1/2 inch on top of the first.
*Carefully spread the cheese onto the dough.
*Core the pear, slice thinly and line onto the cheese. Arrange the Canadian Bacon over the top, then sprinkle with the walnuts. 
*Bake for 15 minutes. Cool for 2 minutes before slicing. Serve warm.


  1. I’m in total agreement. Those things just make any task better! ;) (PLUS a boatload of ‘office supplies’ because...OFFICE SUPPLIES!)

    1. I just don't understand why office supplies are so hard to resist. Not more than those snacks, though.

  2. I hope you reminded him of his instructions to you as you left for the store of big boxes! This tart looks amazing!

  3. Cheetos -no (the coating gets on your hands and, then, on your clothes and equipment. Chocolate - a big "yes". (My office supplies would also include original Chex Mix, which I am addicted to. I should learn how to make it!) Bad timing, here; I just came back from wine and cheese country, and a Trader Joes run (could have gotten inexpensive, or local, soft cheese). I pinned it for a little later. Alana

  4. If he wanted specific things he should have given you a specific list.

  5. You got it just right. Send him to Office Depot for that other stuff.


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