Bananamania (V2)

Acrostic

#CYW #Bananamania

Two bunches of Bananas
Two Bunches of Bananas


Bright Yellow, when ripe

A favourite at lunchtime

Noted as a treat for most primates

And eaten, on its own or

Notably tween two slices of bread, or

As a pudding,

Maybe, covered in custard

Apes enjoy them – diced and with the skins on

Now, I like them baked, with a drop of

Ice cream….

Anyway you have them – they’re delicious!

Christmas pudding

Acrostic, Christmas, Food, Poetry

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Sat on the serving tray

Each little bit of you oozes festive smells,

Allspice, cinnamon and nutmeg

Salsa away with seasonal fruits, mingling

Over a drop of festive tipple

Note how the alcohol burns away in a wonderful display

And leaves a fruity taste to accompany the

Lovely sultanas, currants, candied peel and cherries

Brian’s Banana Loaf

Food, Fruit, Poetry

Another challenge from WordPress’ 365 Writing Prompts

If a restaurant were to name something after you, what
would it be? Describe it.

(Ok….Dailypost, here goes nothing….!!!)

A pure delight

a combination of sweet bananas

flour , butter eggs and chocolate chips

not forgetting the sugar of course

creamed together the main ingredients

and the star of the show folded through

stuck in a buttered greaseproof tin

and sat in a nice warm oven

Towards end of cooking – cook the custard

Take out of oven – cut a very big slice

and cover in the custard

and simply – enjoy.

Conjure

Acrostic, Childhood, Cooking, Food, Poetry

Conjure

Crafting a dessert, is a bit of a magic trick

Oranges sliced and pineapples diced get laid in a dish, and

Next comes the syrup and then the batter, before the dish is covered in foil

Just before the dish is put in the oven – four holes are made to let out steam

Until its time – for it to be turned upside down and

Royally presented to all sat at the table

Excited little ones ask – can i have custard with mine ?

Egg

Animals, Food, Poetry

Egg

every egg laid

at the chicken coop

has his or her day

 

served up as a

side alongside bacon ūü•ď

or three sausages

 

or combined with veg

to create a quiche lorraine

cooking slowly in oven

 

or whipped up in a

meringue or custard for a

tasty pudding

 

or left to grow up

and hatch ūüź£¬†on the farm, to

make more eggs for tea

 

Fruit salad

Eating, Food, Fruit, Poetry, Strawberries, Treats

Savor

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The Oranges sliced, sing on the plate…
they’ve been quite lonely as of late
all alone in their bowl of blue
looking quite bright – but with nothing to do

Now with apples, diced they share
bowls that cooks of note prepare
with other fruit from orchards near
and strawberries grown in the fields each year

In places, you may find some peaches or pears
(depending on what chef has prepared)
mixed up lightly so the fruit is served loose,
served up in its own syrup or juice.

Served up from a place that is quite cold,
so they stay fresh and don’t go old.
A lunchtime, brunch, or evening treat
that any child would love to eat.

And served up wi’ th’ fruit to make children’s dream
is a serving of custard, or better – ice cream!
All served up in a coloured round bowl
An empty dish is the little child’s goal.

Plum

Colours, Fruit, Nursery Rhymes, Poetry

Plum

Master jack horner’s favourite fruit

who when he was younger liked it to boot

served up with custard and pastry in a pie

but now he is older, new recipes he’ll try

Putting the fruit inside a pan

with spices and vinegar, a sauce is the plan

to serve with a roasted duck for his tea

served up with rice for the whole family

Fragrance of roasted duck in the air

mingles with plum jam and star anise fair

picked from the garden, the purple fruit

now cooking in pan for dinner to suit

But one or two plums are never enough

and the one’s from the market are too soft or too tough

so while duck is cooking, Jack is running amuck

picking up garden plums for his duck

Not hot…but not cold

Childhood, Food, Fruit, Growing up, Memories

Salford, 12th February 2017

Lukewarm

I have a vague recollection of Local Authority school puddings.

I speak of course of school dinners.

The sweet smell coming from the ovens whilst great vats of sweet smelling sauce bubbled away on a stove away from the main course.

The very idea of cabbage (or worse, curry) permeating through the desert ovens was a nightmare reserved specifically for Mathematics classes.   Horrors unleashed over a protractor or set square.  Thankfully, the cooks saved us from that.

Of course, there were likes and dislikes.

Pears in Syrup with cream (or if you were lucky – Chocolate custard),¬†Peaches in Cream (or Custard) and Fruit Cocktail were regulars on the pudding menu –¬†Fruit Yogurt on Odd days, and if¬†it were something special – Angel Delight.¬† Of course, the good stuff was always balanced out with the bad – Prunes made an appearance on more than one occasion – and¬†it¬†took a load of¬†Condensed Milk or Custard to take the taste away.

The Chocolate sponge and Apple pie always ended up with empty plates РThey always covered the pie with vanilla custard, so thick Рit would coat the back of the spoon and refused to budge.  Mash up the sponge in the custard, and it made an interesting (but very tasty ) Mix, and very little ended up in the slop heading for the litter bins.  Jam covered sponge (mostly strawberry) and Fruit sponge (mostly sultanas) were also favourites

Tapioca Рa lesson in life if ever there was one and Rice pudding were regular puddings, if you got the rice pudding Рyou always got a drop of strawberry (or damson) jam

it changed your rice a different colour when you swirled it round.

And despite you all meeting up in the hall, and getting your dinner together – there would always be more than one goldilocks moaning her sponge and custard were cold.

As I got older – I understood where they were coming from.

Yellow

Colours, Flowers, Food, Fruit, Poetry

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#Coloryourworld #Cyw #Yellow

I like the colour yellow,

like the way it appears in a sunny day

or a soft boiled egg at breakfast

so many colours depend on it

we’d have bluegrass on the lawn

and funny coloured sunflowers

and Citrus fruits ? No Orange, Lemon or Lime

So Have a Banana! and Rejoice!

this bright and colourful fellow,

The colour who makes Mustard Bite

yet makes Bananas and Custard Mellow

perhaps you might like to celebrate

with a Lemon meringue pie on your plate.