Friday, January 28, 2022

Zoinks and Jinkies: Monthly Poetry Group


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 Last Friday of the month is for
Monthly Poetry Group to rhyme.
Diane, Mimi, and I take turns,
" Favorite Childhood TV Show" 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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Zoinks and Jinkies
Which one is my favorite
childhood TV show?
Lets see if I can pick and choose.
there were so many, you know.
Batman kept all safe and sound,
with his "bam" and with his "pow,"
Samantha's magic on Bewitched,
Oh, I wished that I knew how.
"Danger, Will Robinson, danger"
though they always came out on top.
The Skipper and klutzy Gilligan,
had me laughing, pretty much nonstop. 

And I went through a dark phase,
On Dark Shadows, vampire was he
and in the Twilight Zone I was,
happily scared of all I'd see.

But Saturday mornings were the best,
stared, enthralled, at the TV.
Couldn't get me to move from there,
to dress nor eat nor pee. 
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From the prehistoric Flintstones,
to futuristic Jetsons life,
so much fun to see how they'd
deal with this week's strife.
Bugs Bunny always put one over,
on hapless Elmer Fudd.
And loved when "beep, beep" Road Runner,
Had the coyote headfirst in mud.

But if I had to choose just one,
as you've asked me to do.
Guess I could, and right below,
is a major clue as to who.

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See him on my "thinking chair?"
No, that isn't Blue.
for me no other can compare,
to Scooby Dooby Doo! 

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Cookie Butter Loaf        

Printable Recipe

2 cups plus 1 tsp flour, divided
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon 
1/2 tsp nutmeg 
1/2 cup eggnog (can substitute half and half, but increase the cinnamon and nutmeg by 1/4 tsp each)
2 eggs
3/4 cup cookie butter (speculoos)
2/3 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup cinnamon baking chips
*Grease a loaf pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
*In a large bowl, whisk 2 cups of the flour with the sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
*In another bowl, whisk together the eggnog, eggs, and cookie butter, then mix it, along with the oil, into the flour mixture just until incorporated.
*Toss the cinnamon baking chips with the remaining flour, and mix into the batter.
*Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake for 65 - 75 minutes, until the center of the loaf springs back to the touch.
*Allow to set for 10 minutes before removing from the loaf pan to cool.


  1. You overlap with me - I was too old for Scooby Doo but I was right there with Looney Tunes, the Jetsons and the Flintstones. And, let's see. Yogi Bear. Mighty Mouse. Even (dating myself even more) Felix the Cat, who was on prime time, along with some of these others. Yes, prime time cartoons. They were the best. Thank you for the memories. Alana

    1. Wow, prime time cartoons, Mom never would have gotten me to bed.

  2. I'm sad that kids today don't know the joy of vegging out all Saturday morning with cartoons. I LIVED for that day!

    1. Me too. I had a Roadrunner obsession right through college. And I love that my kids grew up with Scooby Doo.

  3. BRILLIANT! So many favourites here! Twilight Zone would definitely top even today's list!

    1. Yes, College Boy found Twilight Zone a few years ago and I think he watched them all.

  4. Scooby was tons of fun, as was Bugs. Once i read that the idea behind Scooby was to marry "I Love a Mystery" and "The Life and Times of Doby Gillis". Pitched as a children's show, it was deemed too frightening until the producer added a dog to make it more funny than scary.

    1. There's a bit of trivia I wasn't aware of, and I don't know either of those shows, so I'm off to visit google.

  5. Bloody great, brought up some good memories for me

  6. That's such a fun pic. I remember going with my sister to buying a similar piece of furniture at an estate sale and I hope to own something similar one day. Have a great week Karen!


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