Saturday, January 16, 2010

An Illusion


Here, the shadows are as real as the implements themselves!
For you wont find much to call 'Home-Made' upon my kitchen shelves.
The equipment stands around alright, looking very near efficient,
But at whipping-up the Cordon Bleu I'm hopelessly deficient!
Chops and mash I can manage, and maybe an Irish Stew,
But my attempts at pastry are mercifully few.
I do smart things with cans of soup; bought cakes are often served,
So Queen of the Kitchen is a title that is undeserved!
But nobody has starved as yet; they're all used to my cooking.
And at least the spatulas and things are reasonably good-looking!
They're admiring themselves on the tiling, yes, that's what they're about!
I can hear them murmuring
'When's she going to take us out?'
More humbling admissions here:

See tomorrow's blog for another slant on cuisine.


Jo said...

You are amazing, Brenda, the way you rhyme about ANYTHING - even something as mundane as kitchen utensils! You don't NEED to know how to cook. Your word skills far outweigh this.

Margaret Gosden said...

I got the message! By the way, I don't make pastry these days when you can buy it already made from the supermarket freezer shelves! Flakey pastry is divine and regular pastry good for most ready to make pies.

robkistner said...

This was great, and the shadow a bit unnerving... ;)

Here is my murmur...

Loch Rob said...

I like your picture and whimsical writing too. It made me smile this morning. Thank you.

Maggie said...

I was smiling the whole time as I read this delightful treat you prepared with your was tasty and suited my diet very well.

Robin said...

Lots of fun to read, and great rhythm.

Mojo said...

Oh I so needed something light just now. Thank you!

Geraldine said...

LOL! :<) I can't relate, I LOVE to cook but I certainly enjoyed this post/poem. Well done with the prompt.

Sandra.if said...

that is original...!

Stan Ski said...

I know some great cooks who still manage to keep their kitchens spotless.

Sherri B. said...

This one brought a smile to my cleverly written! Loved it. :~)

Amity said...

I could only smile on this Brenda... :)

Beautifully penned Brenda...reminds me too how inefficient I am at times in the kitchen and that my utensils seem to be murmuring same as yours... :)

Tumblewords: said...

A very tasty piece! The photo is perfection and your words, as always, present a delightful read!

gabrielle said...

what whimsy you whip up in you "idle" kitchen! a real treat.