Saturday, August 30, 2008

111. Recipe in Rime


(Photographs of Brian's Passing-Out Day can be viewed on my
Clickpicks blog page.)

A quickie today. As an exercise I attempted to write-out a recipe in verse. (Is there no end to her odd behaviour?) But the actual pie is delicious, take it from me.

RECIPE IN RIME.

Chicken and Asparagus Pie

Two carrots, three onions, some mushrooms,
Cut them up finely and fry
In unsalted butter, five minutes.
Then stir in plain flour, by and by.
Now add milk and then cream, till it's creamy,
Plus seasoning, till it's just right.
Then, lastly, asparagus pieces
And cooked chicken. The size? Say a bite.
Pour the simmering mix in a pie-dish.
When it cools add the pastry on top.
Bake at HOT for about twenty minutes.
And you certainly won't have a flop!

Note: 1/4 pound mushrooms, 3/4 ounce plain flour, 15 fluid ounces milk, 2 Tbspoons cream, 6 ounces canned asparagus, 1lb cooked chicken, puff pastry, egg wash.

5 comments:

Grannymar said...

What an interesting way to post a recipe! Sounds tasty.

Kat said...

Chicken and Asparagus Pie coming up in my home this weekend. Thanks Brenda for the Rime... I mean, recipe.

Not surprising that the recipe is in poem form... from someone who studied for exams at school, in poetry..!!

http://rinklyrimes.blogspot.com/2008/06/architecture-1948.html

Darlene said...

That sounds so good that you might get me in the kitchen again. ;-).

The Mulligan Family said...

Oh My! That sounds quite yummy... and I'm SO impressed that you wrote it in "rime"! Thanks for stopping by Gumbo YaYa and for your kind comments. I'll check in on your site often... feel free to drop by mine any time.
Cheers! Cindy

Bee said...

What a delicious rhyme!

And it's asparagus season soon . . .

(Please have a bash with Butterscotch Rice Pudding.)