Friday, December 31, 2021

Cheat Sheet: Monthly Poetry Group

Italian Style Pork Tenderloin, pork tenderloin and vegetables slow cooked in a creamy tomato sauce. | recipe developed by | #recipe #dinner
Last Friday of the month is for
Monthly Poetry Group to rhyme.
Diane and I take turns to pick,
"Moods," 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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Cheat Sheet

Newly married couples,
have adjustments they must make.
Living together all the time,
isn't always a piece of cake.
Young man, recently married,
often having a difficult time,
reading his new wife's current mood,
(well, they could change on a dime). 

He loved that woman dearly,
and he knew he always would.
But imagine the strife he'd avoid.
if her moods, he understood. 

What he needed was a cheat sheet.
Is there even such a thing?
Walking by a store one day,
got inspiration from a ring.
Married only 3 short months,
but designed a gift, and paid.
Worked privately with a jeweler and
his idea would soon be made. 

Night before the 3 month mark,
came to dinner with a box.
Wife looked at it inquiringly,
he smiled (like the proverbial fox).
Italian Style Pork Tenderloin, pork tenderloin and vegetables slow cooked in a creamy tomato sauce. | recipe developed by | #recipe #dinner
Italian Style Pork Tenderloin
"Tomorrow marks 3 months for us,
and I just wanted to say,
I wouldn't change the choice I made, 
even on our worst day."
Opening that jewelry box,
a tear or two in her eyes.
A necklace, it was beautiful. 
20 stones, and wow, the size.

"I had it made up special,
no one has this, only you.
Take it as a symbol of,
our love, beautiful and true."  
Failed to say that necklace,
was a gift to him as well.
20 great big Mood Stones to
warn him when to run like hell.

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Italian Style Pork Tenderloin        

Printable Recipe

1 1/2# pork tenderloin
salt, pepper, garlic powder
1 (28 oz) can Italian style diced tomatoes
1/4 cup red wine
1 TBSP Italian seasoning
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 green pepper
1 red pepper
1 onion, sliced
8 oz mushrooms 
1 cup sour cream
1/3 cup grated parmesan

*Chop the pork tenderloin into bite sized pieces. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Set aside.
*Lightly grease the inside of a slow cooker, and turn it on to high. Add the diced tomatoes, red wine, Italian seasoning and minced garlic and mix.
*Slice the red pepper, green pepper, onion, mushrooms and pork. Mix and cover. 
*Cook on high for 1 hour. Reduce heat to low and cook for 3 hours, stirring now and then.
*Add the sour cream and parmesan cheese, stir, and cook for another hour.
*Serve over rice or noodles.



  1. Hahahahahaha! Perfect! Just the laugh I needed to end this year and start the new one!

  2. I laughed out loud! I'm sure my hubbie could have used a necklace like that in our first years. I did have a mood ring but I don't think he ever paid attention to it. Happy New Year to you! Alana

  3. Heeheehee! Smart guy, especially if she wears it regularly.

  4. My husband is one of four boys, so it took him a while to figure out how I was wired. We dated off and on for eight years, but after 25 years of marriage, he's starting to figure it out. And the poem makes me thing of those mood rings that were popular in the 1970s. And the recipe looks good, too.

    1. Yes, the necklace in the poem "got inspiration from a ring."
      And my husband still hasn't figured out how I'm wired {{sigh}}.

  5. love those last two stanza, very beautiful.


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