Friday, August 25, 2023

Appraisal: Monthly Poetry Group

Chive Quick Rolls (no yeast) | recipe developed by Karen of | #recipe #rolls

Last Friday of the month is for
Monthly Poetry Group to rhyme.
Diane, Mimi, and I take turns,
All That Glitters, 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.  


All That Glitters, a monthly poetry challenge based on a theme. | Graphic property of Karen of | #MyGraphics #poetry


All that glitters is not gold,
that's the story we've been told.
Just because something is pretty,
doesn't mean that's its nitty gritty.

Don't look only at the outside,
open up your mind, (really, really wide).
Look beneath the surface, there's no doubt,
if you don't, you'll be missing out.

Sometimes things aren't as we'd planned,
not being pretty doesn't make food bland.
Take time to check out what's within,
that open mind is the best way to win.

Chive Quick Rolls (no yeast) | recipe developed by Karen of | #recipe #rolls
Chive Quick Rolls (no yeast)

An important lesson, I'll concede,
one of value, we all should heed.
And don't judge a book by its cover too,
what doesn't glitter could be gold to you.

So listen, if I may be so bold,
sometimes what glitters is, in fact, gold.
Appraise opportunities as they come by,
Don't be left holding the bag and wondering why.

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

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Chive Quick Rolls (no yeast)

1 1/3 cups plain Greek yogurt
2 3/4 tsp freeze dried chives, divided
1 TBSP butter
1 2/3 cups flour
3 tsp baking powder
1 1/4 tsp salt

*Mix 2 1/2 tsp of the dried chives into the yogurt. Set aside.
*Melt the butter, add the remaining chives, set aside.
*Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper.
*In a large bowl, mix the flour with the baking powder and salt. Remove 1/3 cup of this mixture and use it to flour a kneading surface.
*To the bowl with the flour, add the yogurt and chive mixture. Stir to incorporate, then turn out and knead for 5 minutes. It will still be a little sticky.
*Divide the dough into 8 equal sized pieces, then roll into balls. Place on the baking sheet, brush the tops with the melted butter and chives, and bake for 25 minutes.


  1. Sounds like another winner recipe

  2. Ohmyword, yes! Look for that Gold! Brilliant!

  3. Great Poem. Thanks.

  4. Truth in that poem and I just printed out your recipe. We have fresh chives and hope those will work.

    1. Yes, you may have to work with the quantity a bit. I had intended to use fresh, was halfway through the recipe when I realized I actually hadn't bought any.

  5. I like your poem. The rolls look great.

  6. I like the poem and those rolls look good

  7. We do need to look at things a bit more deeply to make sure we're not mistaking what's there. Surfaces can be deceptive.

    I'm going to try this recipe. I don't bake much any longer since I'm back to working so much, but these I could do.

    1. Bet you'll do better than I did with them than I did with the Hojaldras!


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