Of a world devoid of violence
he could only dream
as the Peace-Loving Chef
beat eggs and whipped cream.
From the sketchbook, circa February 2015.
Nothing causes more kitchen angst
Prompting battles for cupboards
And skirmishes for drawers,
They start out above
Then spill onto floors,
Hazards to those
Opening cabinet doors.
“There’s a bowl for every top”
is popular lore
but the day it comes true,
wild elephants will soar.
Till then the curse continues,
In kitchens rich and poor,
And all mankind must pray,
For an end to Tupperwars.
Perhaps the best meal of the year
comes weeks after Turkey Day.
It’s a nest built from all the trimmings
That have not yet by then flown away.
Start with any bits of gobbler left
Toss them in a bowl,
Add a scoop of stuffing, yams, mashed potatoes,
Whatever you’ve got … it’s all gold.
If you still have it, stir in gravy,
Then pour it all in a crust.
Cinch the dough, bake on high, that’s it.
No other meal prep takes less fuss!
It’s the yummiest food recycling
That’s plain easy to get right,
So try Thanksgiving Pie:
Send that old crusty bird back in flight.