Monday, January 9, 2023

The Case for Stuffed: 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,
Stuffed Animals, what they chose.
Now it's up to all of us,
to put our thoughts into prose.

The Case for Stuffed

Pets are known to bring us
neverending joy.
I know we like to play with them,
yet they think that we're the toy.

Whenever we're sad or upset,
they'll be by our side.
Lovingly lick our face,
till those tears have dried.

They're our loyal companions,
so alone we never feel,
(and I'm sure it's not just that
they're looking for their next meal).

But oh, how we spoil them, 
seems they're always in the mood,
to allow us share with them
all of our favorite food.


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Maple Bacon Bread
But . . .

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When it comes to stuffed animals,
here's the honest scoop:
there's no tripping over leashes,
wrapped around you in a loop. 

No danger of them fighting,
get along in any group,
and never will you find yourself
picking up . . . you know . . . their poop.

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Maple Bacon Bread        

Printable Recipe

2 1/2 cups flour plus 1 tsp
1 TBSP baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup milk
1/2 cup oil
3/4 cup dark maple syrup
1 egg
3/4 cup cream cheese baking chips (can substitute cinnamon baking chips)
5 slices thick cut bacon, cooked and chopped

*Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a loaf pan.
*Whisk 2 1/2 cups of the flour with the baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
*Whisk in the milk, oil, maple syrup, and egg.
*Toss the baking chips with the remaining 1 tsp of flour. Mix into the dough, along with the chopped bacon.
*Pour evenly into the prepared pan. Bake for 45 - 55 minutes, until the center of the top springs back to the touch.
*Cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Run a knife around the edges and remove from the loaf pan.


  1. I have a zoo, it is true. They are clean, never mean and a comfort to. boot. Donna

  2. We certainly have a 'stuffed' dog at home! She's there at the table for our meals between hers! ;)

  3. Thanks to reading your recipes I'm up to date on all varieties of baking chips. Cream cheese-who knew?

    1. I didn't. No idea how long they've been around, but one day they caught my eye in the baking aisle . . .

  4. Thank you for participating in this fun chgallenge.

  5. I love it when you come out to play! And there is much to be said for cuddly fur babies you never have to feed or clean up after! Well done, you!

  6. Stuffed is always better whether it's animals or food!

  7. I was inseparable from a stuffed panda when I was young - I literally wore all the fur off it. And my son had a teddy bear that he was inseparable from. You brought back memories. (But no, we didn't feed them).

    1. My son had a lambie. We lost i in the airport a some poinrt, my mom had to go buy a new one and next day air it to us.

  8. I liked your poem. I've had my dog for 9 years. He's such a goofball.

  9. Excellent! I've often wondered if i'm going to want to actually have pets my whole life, or if there will come a time when stuffed animals and memories of pets past will be sufficient.

    1. IDK, Mimi, I can't really picture you without pets in your life.


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