Monday, November 7, 2022

Oatmeal Dos and Don't: 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,
Oatmeal is what they chose.
Now it's up to all of us,
to put our thoughts into prose.

Oatmeal Dos and Don't
Two things I'll talk about today,
you may think they're unrelated.
But I've a story to tell you now,
a rule to be instated.
The story's about a party that, 
little kids helped plan for mom.
It was a special birthday and,
told dad it must "be the bomb."

But let me mention oatmeal,
it's today's theme, as you know.
Such a versatile ingredient,
and it's healthy, while you grow.

Kids love it for breakfast,
in bread with soup for lunch,
and, this one's the most popular,
in snacks the little ones munch.
So there was plenty always,
in the pantry, bought in bulk
Need to throw something together?
There's oatmeal, no need to sulk! 

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Chocolate Cream Cheese Oatmeal Cookies
Here's the problem, really,
dad learned it, and the hard way,
before your party guests arrive, 
there are things that you must say.
You'll be sorry, mark my words,
when dressed up, party ready. 
If you've never taught your little kids,
that oatmeal is not confetti!

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Chocolate Cream Cheese Oatmeal Cookies        


Printable Recipe

Ingredients (makes about 32):
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese baking chips, divided 
1 stick butter, softened
1/2 stick margarine, softened
1/4 cup melted semi sweet chocolate chips
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla 
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup baking cocoa
3/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup quick oats
OPT: 1/3 cup multicolored nonpareils for decorating

*Finely chop 1/4 cup of the cream cheese baking chips. Set the rest aside.
*Cream butter, margarine, melted chocolate chips, and sugar. Once fully incorporated, beat in the egg and vanilla.
*Carefully beat in the flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, salt, oats, and 1/4 cup chopped cream cheese baking chips. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour.
*Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cover baking sheets with parchment paper.
*Roll the dough into balls, about an inch in diameter. Using a greased glass bottom, flatten gently.
*Bake for 12 minutes. Allow to cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes before removing to cool completely.
*Once the cookies have cooled, melt the remaining cream cheese baking chips in the microwave. Start at 50% power for 30 seconds. Mix well. Return to the microwave at 50% power for 10 second increments, stirring well in between, until smooth.
*Either dip one side of each cookie into the melted baking chips, place onto parchment paper and sprinkle with nonpareils (if desired), or drizzle the melted baking chips over the cookies and sprinkle with nonpareils (if desired). Allow to set completely.


  1. I'll make sure to tell hubbby this! Also pinning it!

  2. It is definitely an oatmeal day...

  3. I've read your poem several times, and I still can't figure out if the 'confetti' is dry or cooked :-) Both forms would be a mess, but cooked is a much bigger one.

    1. I guess I should have been more specific about the age of the little kids. Dry, from the pantry is what I had in mind.

    2. That would have been my first guess.

  4. Oh that's funny.
    The cookies look delicious.

  5. I got chicken pox as an adult and oatmeal is wonderful for that. I loved hot cereal as a child, and love oatmeal cookies today (as long as they don't have raisins in them.) Definitely, oatmean is never good as confetti.

    1. Can't imainge chicken pox as an adult (although I did have mumps as an adult). And we're not raisin loves here, either.

  6. Oh, dear. That's as bad as the friend of mine who got out of the shower to find her 3-year-old son standing in the middle of the kitchen table with the sugar bowl in his hand, using the spoon to fling sugar and watch it fly. He was "making it snow."

    Thanks for the giggle!

  7. Learned that there is such a thing as cream cheese chips! Need to scour the baking and dairy aisles because evidently I am missing out. Thanks for giving the info

    1. They're a Hershey's product and I've seen them both at Walmart and on Amazon. Good luck!


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