Friday, June 30, 2023

Seeing Red: Monthly Poetry Group


Pineapple Jalapeno Cole Slaw | recipe developed by Karen on | #recipe #sidedish


Last Friday of the month is for
Monthly Poetry Group to rhyme.
Diane, Mimi, and I take turns,
Flags 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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Seeing Red

Flags are flying everywhere,
they're loyalty on display,
Country, college, favorite teams,
solidarity with loved ones, gay.

Rev your engines, hit the gas,
when it's speed that we embrace.
Faster, faster, 'til we see,
checkered flags that end the race. 

And when I'm at a cookout,
trying everything's a feat.
But I throw in the white flag when 
there's no more I can eat. 


Pineapple Jalapeno Cole Slaw | recipe developed by Karen on | #recipe #sidedish
Pineapple Jalapeno Cole Slaw

Morals and values at issue,
our politics are a disgrace.
Our freedom is in jeopardy,
unless we win this race.

'Cause though they aren't physical, 
I see red flags everywhere.
They signify grave danger, 
unless we vote with care.

Monthly Poetry Group, a monthly group writing challenge, poetry based on a theme | graphic designed by and property of | #MyGraphics #poetry

Before you go, stop by these blogs for more poetry:
Unhelpful by Diane of  On the Border and Messymimi's Meanderings

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Pineapple Jalapeno Cole Slaw

1 bag (16 oz) tricolor cole slaw mix
1\4 of a red onion, finely chopped
1 jalapeno pepper
1 can (8 oz) pineapple tidbits
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
3 TBSP honey
3 tsp pepper jelly

*Place the cole slaw mix in a large bowl with the red onion. Set aside.
*Cut the top off of the jalapeno, then cut in half, remove the seeds and chop into small pieces. Add them to the bowl with the cole slaw mix.
*Drain the pineapple tidbits, reserving the juice. Slice the tidbits in half and place on paper towels to continue to drain.
*Whisk together the apple cider vinegar, the reserved pineapple juice, the honey, and the pepper jelly. Pour into the bowl with the cole slaw and mix well.
*Gently mix in the pineapple tidbits. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour, gently stirring once or twice. 
*Keep leftovers covered in the refrigerator.



  1. I like your poetry but I'm not sure about that coleslaw. I like pineapple but I've never had it in this fashion, I would at least try this though.

    1. It's always good to be open to at least trying new things.

  2. Replies
    1. Hoping the majority of the people in this country can see them too.

  3. I liked the poem, powerful indeed.
    I have never liked coleslaw, hubby does

    1. I've never liked traditional cole slaw either, but this and another of my recipes doesn't taste like the traditional cole slaw at all.

  4. Voting always takes care and consideration, and i can think of a couple of people i wouldn't vote for even if they were the only candidates. It's amazing how character actually matters, isn't it.

    That cole slaw looks delightful!

    1. Character matters so much more, now that we see the results of giving power to those who lack it.

  5. I never would have thought about that combination of ingredients, but the resulting recipe sounds lovely.

  6. Replies
    1. I know you get it, glad to know people who understand and agree.

  7. I had someone make jalapeno cornbread. that salad looks beautiful. I hope I can get around to making at least one cold salad this summer.


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