Friday, September 30, 2022

Reboot: September 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,
"Reboot" 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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The elderly man was worried,
forgetting things all the time.
Keeping track of belongings,
was a daily mountain to climb.
The more he thought about it,
felt his brain needed a reboot.
He'd always had a great memory,
now he felt like an old coot.
He'd play his daily word games,
Phrazle, Wordle, more than one.
Keeping his brain exercised,
could actually be quite fun.
And since his wife had passed away,
there was more for him to do.
But it kept his mind occupied,
there's value in that too.

On this particular morning,
memory really getting him down,
"I'll do errands, pick up muffins,
might be good to go into town."

Bananas Foster Muffins inspired by a famous New Orleans dessert | recipe developed by | #recipe #breakfast
Bananas Foster Muffins
Went into a few different stores,
glad to put his troubles aside.
One last store he entered, 
the selection kept him occupied. 

When from behind he heard it,
"Reboot?" someone had asked.
His memory? How could they know?
Wanted to get out of there . . . and fast.

"Reboot?" This time he turned around,
the questioner's eyes to meet.
Realized the salesman was looking,
not at his head, but his feet.

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Bananas Foster Muffins        

Printable Recipe

1 TBSP butter
1 banana
1 TBSP cookie butter (speculoos)
1 TBSP spiced rum

6 TBSP oil
2 TBSP cookie butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup banana yogurt
2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3 TBSP caramel sauce

*Grease the top of a 12 well muffin tin and either grease or add liners to the wells. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
*Slice the banana into about 1/2 inch slices. Cut each slice in quarters.
*Heat the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the banana. Cook, stirring now and then, for 2 minutes. Mix in 1 TBSP cookie butter and the rum. Stir for one more minute, remove from heat, and set aside.
*Whisk together the oil, remaining cookie butter, and brown sugar. Once incorporated, whisk in the egg, buttermilk, and yogurt.
*Separately, mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
*Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and gently whisk together. Fill the muffin cups with the batter.
*Bake for 10 minutes. Remove the muffin tin from the oven, but leave the oven on. Quickly spoon the banana mixture onto the tops of the muffins. Return to the oven and bake for another 8 minutes.
*Leave in the muffin tin for 5 minutes, remove, drizzle with the caramel sauce and allow to cool.


  1. Ha! Clever ending. Love it. Angela

  2. Good job on that poem. I haven't written one in years! The muffins look and sound amazing. Have a blessed weekend.

  3. Replies
    1. Thank you, I do love a twist ending. Sometimes I can fit them in and sometimes I can't.

  4. I feel bad for that guy but that was a nice twist.
    Those muffins look so good.


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