Monday, March 13, 2023

Take Flight: 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,
Butterflies is what they chose.
Now it's up to all of us,
to put our thoughts into prose.


Take Flight

Time with her little toddler,
is something Beth held dear,
looking for fun things to do,
with an educational flare.

When there was opening,
of a live butterfly display,
right in their home town even,
planned to go on the very first day.

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"Mommy has something special,
a new place for us to try,
together we're going to learn,
all about the butterfly." 

"When we get up in the morning, 
I'll make a yummy pie,
refrigerate it while we're gone, 
then come home and try." 

French Vanilla Cheesecake (no bake) | recipe developed by | #recipe #dessert 
French Vanilla Cheesecake (no bake)

But headstrong little children, 
like to learn in their own way.
Not always with the best results,
Beth found out the next day.

Stopped cold as in her kitchen,
there was such a shocking mess.
Yellow splotches everywhere.
What happened? Couldn't guess.
Covered in grease, her daughter,
tears running from each eye:
"I think that ours is broken, Mom,
this butter will not fly." 

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French Vanilla Cheesecake (no bake)       

Printable Recipe

1 1/2 cups vanilla wafer cookie crumbs (about 36 cookies)
5 TBSP melted butter

12 oz cream cheese, softened
1 box (3.4 oz) French vanilla instant pudding mix
1 1/4 cup vanilla yogurt
2 TBSP powdered sugar
2 TBSP French vanilla coffee creamer
1/4 cup multicolored nonpareils, divided

OPT: additional cookies, nonpareils, and/or 1 TBSP caramel sauce for topping

*Lightly grease a 9 inch pie dish. Mix the cookie crumbs and the melted butter. Press firmly into the bottom and up the sides of the pie plate. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.
*Beat the cream cheese, pudding mix, yogurt, powdered sugar, and coffee creamer together. Gently mix in 2 TBSP of the nonpareils. Spread evenly into the prepared crust.
*OPT: decorate with vanilla wafers, nonpareils, and or drizzle with caramel sauce, if desired.
*Refrigerate for at least 1/2 hour. 


  1. Flying butter? It could have been worse (I guess). This recipe will be appreciated come summer.

  2. The poems are great and I love cheesecake.

  3. Ah, children. It's fun and mayhem when they take everything so literally.

    The cheesecake sounds like something even i couldn't mess up.

    1. Some of that mayhem is a lot more fun in retroscpect.

  4. Replies
    1. Looks like summer, now if the weather would only cooperate.

  5. My grandma used to make me a no-bake cheesecake for my birthday. It brings back a lot of memories.


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