Monday, June 6, 2022

Yo- Yo Mama: Poetry Monday


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Poetry Monday's once a week.
I bet you know which day.
I don't participate every time,
But today I've come out to play.

My friends assign each week a theme,
Yo-Yo's what they chose?
Now it's up to all of us,
to put our thoughts into prose.
Yo-yo Momma
Yo-yos were a childhood toy,
but dangerous, I won't lie.
Best be careful round them lest
you put out someone's eye.
It's all about a rhythm and,
coordination is the key.
Up and down and up and down,
it's fun, don't disagree!
From only just a dollar to
four hundred, even more,
there's contests, tournaments and those
intent on keeping score.  

But here's a fact 'bout yo-yos,
wait, let me make my case:
kids can make a yo-yo of,
hear me out . . . their mama's face.
One day they like breakfast,
the next day, they may cry,
when served the same thing as before,
I'll never understand why. 

No one like your child can make,
you smile when you'd had a frown.
But just as quickly, they'll yo yo,
your smile back upside down.
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Orange Nutella Pecan Pancakes

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Orange Nutella Pecan Pancakes      

Printable Recipe

1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup chopped pecans
3 Cara Cara oranges, peeled, remove seeds, if any
up to 1/4 cup orange juice, if needed
2 TBSP brown sugar
1 egg
1/3 cup Nutella

4 TBSP butter, divided

*Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and pecans. Set aside.
*Remove as much of the pith as you can from the oranges. Separate the segments, and cut them in half. Place into a food processor and pulse until they start to break up. Add the brown sugar, and pulse until it's a puree. 
*Measure the orange puree, you need 1 1/4 cups. If you have more, remove some, if you have less, add orange juice until you have 1 1/4 cups.
*Whisk together the orange puree, egg, and Nutella, then add to the flour mixture and mix just until incorporated, don't over mix.
*In a small skillet over medium heat, melt 1/2 TBSP butter, scoop just 1/3 of the pancake batter into the pan and move around to form a 5 inch circle.
*Cook until the edges are brown, flip the pancake over, reduce heat just a notch, and cook the other side. Remove from the pan and keep warm while repeating with the remaining butter and batter. Makes 7 - 8 large pancakes.




  1. I had forgotten about yo-yos! My grandson would love one! Now, I have to find one (the dollar tree variety of course!)

  2. Yo-yo faces - oh yes, I bet every momma know these ;) That was fun.

    1. Every mom knows them, and has recognized it on others.

  3. Hahahahaha! And yes...
    I love it when you come out to play!

  4. I was pretty good at yo-yoing back in the day.

  5. I could never get the hang of either hula hoops (I owned two as a kid) or yo-yos. I went through several. Kids can certainly yo yo your face, or roller coaster your emotions. Alana

  6. This is so true! Yes, they can wipe away a smile faster than just about anything else. They are little yo-yos.

    1. And they can put a new smile on our face just as quickly.

  7. I would have to use a different spread because I don't like nutella. Crazy, I know.


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