Monday, October 10, 2022

Something Squishy: 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,
Something Squishy's what they chose.
Now it's up to all of us,
to put our thoughts into prose.
Something Squishy
These days my boys are young adults,
no longer on me must depend.
So quiet time, I get to spend.
Life could be frenetic then,
you could even find me distraught,
overwhelmed, and overwrought. 

It always seems to be the truth,
that only at my busiest times,
making dessert, doorbell chimes . . .

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Caramel Espresso Sandwich Cookies

. . . it's then, of course, realization strikes,
what odiferous squishy diaper imparts . . .
Those sounds you heard? They were not farts. 
Rose colored glasses come with time,
so my mind's eye when looking back,
doesn't see frantic panic attack.
No, viewing pictures of their firsts,
only brings warmth, and I admit,
nostalgia gets me, quite a bit.

Everything those babies did,
made me smile and stole my heart.
Except . . . you know . . . the squishy part.

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Caramel Espresso Sandwich Cookies       

Ingredients (makes 25 sandwich cookies:
1/2 cup espresso baking chips
1 tsp instant coffee granules
1 stick butter, softened
1 stick margarine, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 tsp flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
50 rolo candies, unwrapped
*In a food processor or coffee grinder, grind the espresso baking chips and instant coffee granules together to a powder.
*Cream the butter, margarine, sugars, and the ground baking chips/coffee mixture. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Slowly and carefully beat in the flour, baking soda, and salt, to form a dough.
*Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour (up to a day).
*Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, cover baking sheets with parchment paper. Cut the rolo candies in half.
*Unwrap the dough and form into 50 balls. Place on the baking sheets and press down, just slightly, with the bottom of a glass.
*Bake the cookies for 14 minutes.
*When you remove the cookies from the oven, immediately flip half of them over (still on the baking sheets), place 4 of the rolo halves on the flat side of each flipped cookie, top with the remaining cookies, flat side down.
*With a large spatula, carefully remove the cookies from the baking sheet and allow to cool completely to set.


  1. These look delicious! Oh the joy of having sons where it seems squishy is an age group!

  2. Hahahaha! Yeah. I SO remember the squishy part!

  3. Yep, it's all good until then. Although i knew what to expect, i got thoroughly christened by astinky, leaky diaper when i was 13 and babysitting!

  4. I don't miss the squishy parts, and, I have to say, this is the first poem I've ever read on the topic.

    1. I have to say, this is the first poem I've ever written on the topic.


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