Friday, February 24, 2023

Havoc or Haven: 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,
"Invisible for One Day," 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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Havoc or Haven

If you were invisible
for just one day,
what would you do?
Wreak havoc? Play?
Dance like no one's looking,
twirl, swing and sway?
Maybe jump onstage,
at the local ballet?
In your neighbor's garden, 
make yourself a bouquet?  
Eavesdrop on your kids,
see what they really say?

Go to the pharmacy,
make a condoms window display?
Or take to their bathroom, 
and get rid of that grey?

Visit a restaurant,
switch keys on the valet?
Then sneak inside, 
and eat at their buffet?


Ricotta Bread | recipe developed by | #recipe #bread
Ricotta Bread


If I were invisible
for just one day,
I'd pick a comfortable,
cozy place to lay,

disappear into a book,
imagination, take me away.
Sometimes peace and quiet,
is much more than okay.

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Ricotta Bread

1 (1#) frozen bread dough loaf
1/2 cup frozen chopped spinach
1/2 cup ricotta cheese
1 TBSP parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
3 TBSP butter
1/2 tsp garlic powder

*Grease a piece of plastic wrap, wrap the frozen dough in it and refrigerate for 6 hours (I do this overnight).
*Defrost the spinach, squeeze as much of the liquid out of it as possible, and refrigerate.
*Once the dough is defrosted, flour a rolling area and grease a 9 X 5 loaf pan.
*Roll the dough out to about a 9 X 16 rectangle.
*Mix the spinach, ricotta, parmesan, salt, pepper, and mozzarella. Carefully spread onto the dough. Using the long side, roll the dough up into a long tube, then cut into 18 slices.
*Place the slices into the bottom of the loaf pan. Gently press down.
*Melt the butter and mix in the garlic powder. Using a pastry brush, brush half of the butter mixture onto the dough in the pan.
*Gently flatten the remaining dough slices, then place into the pan and brush with the remaining butter mixture. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside for 4 hours to rise.
*Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake the bread for 30 minutes. Allow to cool for 5 minutes, then run a knife around the edges to remove from the pan, slice and serve.



  1. What a great recipe! It just might show up at the church I work at one day.

    1. That's great, Kathy. Hope it's a hit, let me know what they think.

  2. Oh wow-- ricotta bread sounds yummy!!!

  3. I really liked your poem-nice!!! Also, really like your ricotta bread recipe too. Cheers!

  4. Hmmm...Yep. I think you've got it right! Disappearing into a book sounds much more do-able! ;)

  5. That bread sounds so good, and so does curling up in a corner, invisible, with a good book.

  6. It would be tempting to curl up into a good book, and if you are invisible when you do it you don't have to worry about being interrupted all of the time.

    This sounds like a bread even i could bake.

    1. It's so cold here, I'm thinking about going to bed, doubling up on the blankets and getting lost in a book.

  7. I'm with you! Sit still and read and write.

  8. Rummy bread. I'm glad I've had a few moments to take a breath and read. It helps.

  9. I'm not sure what I'd do if I were invisible, but probably nothing good. Or maybe I would do something good. Who knows? In any case, I've never had ricotta bread. Sounds delicious!

    1. You never heard of it because it's a recipe I created, inspired by lasagna, btw.

  10. I love bread but don't eat much of it anymore because of my diabetes. But this sounds so good.


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