Friday, May 27, 2022

Over Wearing Underwear: Monthly Poetry



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Last Friday of the month is for
Monthly Poetry Group to rhyme.
Diane, Mimi, and I take turns,
"Underwear" is 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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Over Wearing Underwear

Underwear's changed quite a bit,
over time, from then to now.
Corsets pinching at the waist,
are no longer considered high brow.

Granny pants were once the norm,
now we wouldn't be caught dead.
It's French cut, bikinis, g-strings,
and sayings . . . where they shouldn't be read.

Oh, the pressure to get it right,
we've all been mommy-harassed,
should we get into an accident,
don't by underwear, be embarrassed.

Then came a perplexing thing,
underwear's become outerwear?
Corsets came back into style,
worn, exposed, without a care.

This I have to ask, though,
'cause to me it has to matter,
what happens when you're cooking and,
those hot things . . . you know . . . splatter?

 Apple Cinnamon French Toast Sandwich, a stuffed French toast sandwich perfect for breakfast, brunch, or lunch. | recipe developed by | #reicpe #sandwich
Apple Cinnamon French Toast Sandwich
Apple Cinnamon French Toast Sandwich, a stuffed French toast sandwich perfect for breakfast, brunch, or lunch. | recipe developed by | #reicpe #sandwich

Lets not forget the men folk,
tidy whitey, boxers, even thong?
How many options do they need?
And where did we go wrong?

They too show way too much it seems,
"cool" young men prefer to wear,
pants down below their buttocks,
exposing what they wear . . . down there.

Think, though, 'fore we judge today,
those we consider over exposed,
of fabled emperor who'd best have worn,
underwear with his "new clothes."

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Apple Cinnamon French Toast Sandwich       

Printable Recipe

Ingredients (makes 2 sandwiches): 
2 eggs
2 TBSP milk
2 TBSP butter
4 slices cinnamon bread
2 TBSP cookie butter
1 apple, peeled, cored, thinly sliced
2 slices sharp cheddar cheese 
OPT: maple syrup for serving
*Whisk the eggs and milk together in a shallow bowl.
*Heat 1 TBSP butter in a large skillet over medium heat until hot. Dip 2 slices of cinnamon bread in the egg mixture, then add to the pan. Cook until the bottom starts to brown. 
*Remove one piece of the bread from the pan. Flip the other piece over, top with 1 slice of sharp cheddar and 1/2 of the apple slices.
*Spread 1 TBSP cookie butter onto the browned side of the bread you'd removed from the pan. Place this on top of the apple slices in the pan, uncooked side up.
*Cook until the bottom browns. Flip the sandwich over, and cook until the other side browns, you may need to turn the temperature down a bit.
*Remove from the pan, keep warm, and repeat to make the second sandwich. 
*OPT: serve with maple syrup.




  1. Ha...very timely as the emperor truly has no clothes this week. Carol C

  2. I wince when I see the underwear with sayings on the back. Call me old fashioned, but I wouldn't wear a corset out in public as my top, either. I love the combo of apples and sharp cheddar. Alana

  3. What have we nipped and stuffed and crammed our body parts into over the years in the name of fashion?!
    Some things complimentary. Some...less so. Maybe that Emperor had the right idea!
    Loved this, Karen! So fun!

  4. I wish the whole sagging pants thing with men never got started. It looks so dumb but at least I don't see it as much as I used to.

    I've never added anything to my grilled cheese other than ham but this sounds good.

  5. Well done and well said! It was either Dear Abby or Dear Ann Landers who was written to by a new groom who talked about how his bride made breakfast every morning in the altogether, he wanted to know if that was just too weird. The response was that's okay but with the suggestion she put on an apron when cooking bacon.

  6. Cooking in your birthday attire seems a bit risky to me. I prefer more protection of my tender parts ;) The sagging pants mode is both ugly and impractical, I mostly feel sorry for those poor guys always hitching up their pants, thinking, and then pulling them down again, to look smart.

    1. Yeah, I wouldn't want to walk around with my pants hanging down, I'd probably trip and break something.


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