Saturday, March 26, 2011

Saturdy Centus/ Heat in the Kitchen

Today I overslept and then awoke to rain, cold, and a funeral.  I opened up Centus and groaned when I saw I am not a chicken was the prompt--it had to be used in rhyme! I couldn't face this on such a dark day, but I rallied and gave it a try anyway. Leave it to Miss Jenny to perk up the darkest of days!

If you want the complete rules for entering the Centus fun, go to Jenny's blog at for details. Below is my own effort, weak at best, but at least I managed something today! Prompt is highlighted.

Heat in the Kitchen

Truly, I am not a chicken

When I am in the kitchen.
I use a cheese that is bleu
Or bravely dash in some wine too.

I will swirl in some basil or thyme
To any old recipe of mine.
Onions and garlic I’ll dice
For use in soups, casseroles, and rice.

I pause when reaching for red pepper
To make a hot and chili flavored supper,
Because hubby simply doesn’t savor
Zest and zing of such fiery flavors.

Then I go ahead… sprinkle in sizzling spice
Once in a while this chick tires of eating nice.
So I brave up to hubby’s bitchin’;
This chick takes charge of tastes in her kitchen!


Dazee Dreamer said...

ummm, and dinner is at what time? I'm really hungry now.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Absolutely love it, not just the rhyme but the attitude!

Rebecca said...

Would you believe that I ordered chicken breast in a bleu cheese sauce for my entree at our favorite Italian restaurant in North Carolina where we were vacationing on Thursday? It was served with a side of spagetti with marinara. It was delicious!

Hope your days warm up soon! Your rhyme is quite clever, by the way.

Rekha said...

Nice going Chef....spicy food is glorious in its being delectable as is your mouthwatering take.

Wanda Metcalf said...

Sorry for your loss and the gloomy day. I'm so glad all the silly poems gave you some relief. I loved reading how we all took the same word and saw it in different ways. So many cute stories. Mine wasn't much but this was my first. Ha, I say that like it will get better... I don't think I have the talent like so many others But I did have fun!

May God give you peace and comfort and all us bloggy ladies give you an ear and a shoulder.

Judie said...

This was a most tasty post! Claudia, if you are going through some trials right now, I hope you find peace.

Jo said...

So sorry that you are going through a difficult time ... but you rallied, and i enjoyed your efforts ... wishing you peace said...

This just shows how naturally talented you are. This is such a delightful poem. I'm sorry for your darkness.

Nonna Beach said...

Awesome job ! I hope your day was a little brighter and you have a happy evening and Sunday. I'm so sorry and hope you will be calm and peaceful...


Sue said...

Now you've got me hungry!


PS. You did a wonderful job of rising above a sad day to say something lighthearted. Thanks.

Susan said...

Awwwww, Claudia, that was a very poignant post. The loss of your friends has got to be very hard. That will happen to us more and more as we get older.

At least you will have your sweet memories of happy days with special neighbors. Now they are both at peace and together again!

And who knows? You may get to know the new neighbors very well and like them, too!

Cute poem. Good job! Susan

Tgoette said...

LOL! You did a marvelous job with this tricky prompt, Claudia! Loved your angle with this chickeny challenge! Spicy food rocks!

jeff campbell said...

Such clever subject matter...'tasty' in fact...nice rhyming too, even if the cheese is blue...Peace and blessings

Kat said...

Wonderful Centus Claudia! I'm glad that you were able to have a little fun on such a dark day. By the way, I'm with you. No such thing as too much garlic or spice :) Kat

gaelikaa said...

I envy you. You seem to be a good cook!

~Lissa said...

Mmm, makes me hungry. Really great use of the prompt. Good job!

Jenny said...

What a wonderfully, clever, hunger inducing link.

I'm kind of dreading eating the cabbage and kielbassi cooking away in the slow cooker right now.

Any of your dishes sound so much better.

I'm sorry for the funeral. I hope your heart is starting to heal now!