Simple Pleasures

Cup of hot chocolate with whipped cream

Cup of hot chocolate with whipped cream (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The chill in my bones

Is warmed by hot chocolate

Whipped cream on my nose

Published in: on December 10, 2013 at 5:30 pm  Comments (27)  
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And The Winner is ~ Part 2

English: Saying grace before carving the turke...

Saying grace before carving the turkey at Thanksgiving dinner in the home of Earle Landis (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Never imagined I would be blogging for a whole week about Thanksgiving — bet you can’t wait to see what I will do for Christmas!

I have all the fixings for Thanksgiving now–got the whipping cream yesterday for the pumpkin pie, my son is home for a few days from college (real hugs are so much better than phone calls and emails), my guests are invited, and I am going to do a little of the preparation work today (make a spice cake with cream cheese icing, cook my new recipe up for sweet potatoes and apples with a yummy sounding syrup, make the “green stuff” up which consists of pistachio pudding, cool whip, pineapple, and something else–better consult the recipe. Got those cute little red potatoes to roast as that is how my youngest son loves them, and stuffing (already in the turkey if you remember from a previous post) for my oldest son, who just loves the stuff.)

This last sentence begs the question–can you have brackets within brackets? But I am not going to think on it too hard.

As promised, here are a few more of the winners who created a better ending for this Thanksgiving poem of sorts by Unknown or Anonymous, if you will. First the poem or as I like to refer to it–the poemette:

May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey be plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious
and your pies take the prize,
and may your Thanksgiving dinner
stay off your thighs!

The first is from a favourite blogger friend of mine Julie, who instead of giving the poem an ending, gave us her rendition of anonymous:

jmgoyder said:

I am ominous
but not anonymous

diannegray said: 

and may your Thanksgiving dinner be full of cute guys

lillianccc said:

May your yams be delicious,
And your pies take the prize,
May you loosen your belt after dinner,
With a big satisfied sigh.
:)

Scribbler said:

May your Thanksgiving Dinner stretch your Levi’s.

Then thinking this was as mean as the one in the poem, she added:

May your Thanksgiving mesmerize.

She ended with: May your Thanksgiving create family ties!

thehealthywarrior said:

May your yams be delicious
and your pies take the prize,
May your Thanksgiving Dinner
Be as delicious as the expression in your eyes.

And last but not least:

 mybeautfulthings said: 

(May your Thanksgiving) be a feast for your eyes!

Thank you to everyone who submitted your rhyming thoughts. You are my heroes.

Thanksgiving (Heroes)

Thanksgiving (Heroes) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I am now going to go chop and peel and bake and swipe a taste or two of cream cheese icing (the proven breakfast of champions!)

Published in: on October 6, 2012 at 9:59 am  Comments (28)  
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~ And The Winner Is…………… ~

English: A New England Thanksgiving dinner, se...

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Yesterday I asked you to finish this poem by replacing the last line with something not quite so party-pooperish. Here is the original poem by Unknown:

May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey be plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious
and your pies take the prize,
and may your Thanksgiving dinner
stay off your thighs!

And here are some of my favourite responses:

Change My Body…Change My Life said:

May your yams be delicious
and your pies take the prize,
May your feast on the table
Be one for your eyes.

Delicious History Blog said: 

May your yams be delicious
and your pies take the prize,
and may your Thanksgiving dinner
receive a round of high-fives.

 Heidi @ lightlycrunchy said: 

May your Thanksgiving gravy not drip on your ties.

I have several more I will share with you tomorrow – must get on with the business of my day – still have to get the whipping cream to make whipped cream for my pumpkin pie.

English: Pumpkin pie with whipped cream

English: Pumpkin pie with whipped cream (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Published in: on October 5, 2012 at 3:45 pm  Comments (34)  
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