Friday, December 30, 2022

My Cup of Tea: 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,
"Royalty" 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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My Cup of Tea
Imagine being royal, 
in charge of all you see.
When you're out in public,
all people take a knee. 

Money's not an issue,
you'll not give it a thought,
And standing in line? Never
Your desires, to you, are brought.

Clothing, all couture, of course,
and jewels adorn your crown.
Rubies, sapphires, garnets,
in riches you could drown.

Chefs are at your beck and call,
your whims prepared for you.
Best part, there are others,
to clean up when you're all through. 

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Hash Brown Waffles 
But . . .

The royal life is strictly ruled,
pinky out when at high tea.
And you're required to be there,
(although tea is blech to me).

Eyes are always on you,
and pictures taken too.
No going out in sweatpants
or hair stuck together like glue.

And . . .

I have so many memories
times when I was young,
skinny dipping at the pool, 
catching snowflakes on my tongue.

Skipping school with besties,
to the mountains or the lake.
And maybe getting grounded?
It's a risk you know you take.

Royals can't sneak out windows 
to a party, (well, without a boat).
Arriving's not an option,
if you've landed in the moat.

No cottage on Cape Cod for them, 
friends wandering in and out,
paying for it spending nights
serving ale and stout.

So . . .

Though maybe fun for just a day,
the royal life might be.
The other 364 days?
Just not my cup of (blech) tea.

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Hash Brown Waffles        

Printable Recipe

1 bag (20 oz) shredded potatoes
2 green onions, sliced
1/2 red pepper, chopped
2 eggs
3/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar

OPT: serve with my Devil's Applesauce or sour cream

*Pat the shredded potatoes until they are as dry as you can get them. Place them in a bowl and mix in the green onion and red pepper, then the eggs. Once the eggs are fully incorporated, mix in the flour, salt, and pepper, and last, the cheese.
*Grease your waffle iron and heat according to manufacturer's directions.
*Once the waffle iron is ready, scoop about 3/4 cup of the potato mixture out of the bowl and onto the bottom plate. Spread around quickly and close. When the waffle iron indicates it's done, check to be sure the hash brown is crisp and the center fully cooked. Remove and keep warm.
*Grease the waffle iron again, reheat and repeat until all the hash browns are cooked. Makes 5 large (8 inch) waffles.
*OPT: serve topped with my Devil's Applesauce or sour cream.


  1. What goes on behind closed doors, stays behind closed doors. When you choose to air your dirty laundry on tv, not my cup of (bleh) tea. Donna

  2. I, too, prefer my anonymity! (Although I do like tea!)
    Great poem, Karen!

    1. Completely different poems, yet we were clearly thinking alike.

  3. I wouldn't last an hour as a British royal. Other royals? Probably not. Although I would love the idea of people cleaning up after me.

    1. Oh, I can see the good points, it's just that they don't outweigh the bad.

  4. That's such an interesting way to do waffles. Have a Happy New Year.

  5. I'm with you, living in that fishbowl is not for me.

    The waffles look amazing! If i had a waffle iron, i'd try them in a heartbeat.

    Happy New Year!

    1. You need a waffle iron! I'm thinking of getting a mini one.

  6. Wow! An entire meal easily held in one hand. Well done.

    1. I don't know about a whole meal, but a good start anyway.

  7. Hashbrown waffles, and apple waffles au pain Walnut from your last post sound great. There was a period where my son would only eat hashbrowns in the morning.


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