"Junk" Food

Decided not to cook tonight

Really couldn’t be stuffed
Washing, peeling, chopping?
I’ve done all those enough!

So I sat upon the couch
And ordered food online
Didn’t have to move an inch
That suited me just fine!

The delivery soon arrived
We hungry folk were glad
But soon disappointed…
The food was just so bad.

Covered in lashings of salt
Luke-warm and very greasy
Sure, it was convenient
But it made us all feel queasy 🤢

We knew we had to eat it
We had no choice, you see
Never mind, we washed it down
With a pint of beer (or three)!🍺

Brownies

(Procrasti-baking has benefits!)

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So fudgy, rich, and gooey
Best when they’re still warm
Oh that smell! Oh that taste!
It’s like a perfect storm.

Really easy to prepare
And so quick to cook
Nutritional information?
It’s best not too look!

A big hit in my house
They just can’t be beaten
Not a single brownie
Is ever left uneaten!

A Valentine’s Day Poem

Love hearts are all around  
Valentine’s Day is drawing near
Hubby and I don’t make a fuss
We’ve been together many years.
Back when our romance was young
(And, let’s face it, so were we)
We embraced Valentine’s Day
Made a bit of an effort, you see.
I remember those exciting times
When we were truly smitten 💕
Valentine’s cards were purchased
And romantic words, written.
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cute toys were exchanged
And flowers were a winner
We’d often pop a cork (or two!) 
Along with a nice dinner.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ads in the newspaper
Were carefully arranged
But, after we were married,
Well… Valentine’s Day changed.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I asked for no more flowers
Notices, or stuffed bunnies
Valentine’s Day became low-key
In order to save money.
Now we just exchange small gifts
To show that we each care
They’re often sweet and edible
…Chocolates (not underwear!)
 
 

We’re Out Of…

My child stares into the pantry
Then turns to me, with a pout
“Hey Mum, look at the (fill in the blanks)
It has pretty much run out”.
“Now what am I going to eat?
Why haven’t you bought more?
I thought you’d have picked some up
You’re forever at the grocery store.”
Hungry child, please have a seat
And listen closely to my story
In my head, there’s no magic list
No household invent-ory.
I really can’t keep track of
Everything that’s running low
So if you don’t communicate
Then how am I to know?
Better yet, you’ve got two legs
The store’s close – you know the way
So you can go get things yourself
(And, yes, I’ll be happy to pay).
Dear child, when things next run out
I won’t be blamed any more
Pretty soon you may find
You’re forever at the grocery store!   😉

Changing Tastes Part 2: Food

I browse around the grocery store
There’s cake, lollies, cookies and more
I look at the treats, so artfully arranged
And think of how my tastes have changed.
Chocolate’s a good place to start  🍫
(A subject quite close to my heart)
These days it’s dark choc that I favour
Milk? White? Too sweet their flavour!
I once loved a slice of cake  🍰
Now, most times, I don’t partake
Donuts, profiteroles, eclairs
For them, I really have no care.
Fruit juice, soft drink – not for me
Nor is ice cream (how can that be?)
With all those changes it must appear
There’s nothing left to bring me cheer.
Past the dessert bar I’ll keep walking
But antipasto? Now we’re talking!
Savoury snacks? Oh, yes please!
And I’ll have some of that yummy cheese. 🧀
While I enjoy all those savoury tastes
They’re probably no better for my waist!
All those sweets – you can have
But I might be tempted by some pav…