Friday, June 25, 2010

Feasting Fridaku Fascinations

blue jean monologues

Blue Globes
Oh solid orb blue
What moist fruit concealed between
Alabaster limbs.

cold beer, good friends

Cool Hot Worthwhiles
A Guiness, ice-cold,
Awaits friends free from day’s toil;
Lunch memorable.

girl force

Strong Currents
Deep, strong and vibrant
Lay fierce treasures to unwrap
And passions to slay.

mind maze

Cranium Midnight
Haiku, come now;
Paint what minds illuminate,
That eyesight conceals.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Nuts About Friday Haikus!

By the graces of the Lord God and the pensiveness of Andrew Lewis Stanfield, another Friday greets us and bows away. Saturating us with the promise of the joys to come and distractions of pleasure, the most important moments for some approach on the giggling feet of anticipation. Yet before we embark upon a most ambitious weekend, what would the close of Friday be without a haiku; and how far much better with several....

...but first things first...Friday Fixins for all you nuts out there.

boiled peanuts

Boiled Peanuts
1 1/2 quarts green uncooked peanuts
1/2 cup salt
2 1/2 quarts water

Wash Peanuts until water runs clear. Put clean peanuts in
crockery pot, add salt and water; stir. Cook, covered, on
high for 5 to 7 hours. Add additional water during
cooking, if necessary, to keep peanuts covered.

mmmmmm....tasty and even kinda healthy unless you have a nut allergy. But hey, just because I am sooo wonderful; here's something extra for my beloved Louisiana and all my cajun friends. ayhieeee!!!!

And now on to the haikus of Friday: Fridakus. Thanks Andylicious for keeping the torch alive!

Smoldeing Visions
Smoldering Visions
Sticky summer duel
Melting inhibition's rule
Less being more cool.

laughing friends
Happy Cohorts
United laughter
All for one and one for all
Breeds joys multiplied.

Friday Haiku
Friday Haiku
Friday haiku;
Uniting thoughts from two minds
One chord harmony.

Fridaku shirt
Arrive at week's end
Write haikus on friday
5, 7, 5 read.

The Seeing Unseen
One layer away
Desperately close, we watch
Oh voyeur delight.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Friday Fridakus and Friday Fixin's for CMA

It’s another great Friday in the Music City, packed with out of towners for the festivities. CMA is alive and well in the recently water-logged Nashville. Music oozes from every open door and from around every corner. There are tourists at every street, brimming with anticipation for that incredible brush with raw star power and country music royalty. It's a "twang thang" for those so inclined and its everywhere. What a great city!

Fridays are full of haikus and recipes. As for the fitness side of our Friday, we are up to 85 pushups for our weekly challenge. One cohort short, perhaps we will wait one workday so he won’t feel left out (wink). Anyway, on the jewels before the queen, Fridakus and Fixin’s.

CMA Summer
CMA alive!
Stars, fans, summer days to share;
Music City sings.

Strum the Flood Away
No more, nevermore;
Great flood come and gone away,
Music, friends and more.

Stars on the Pavement
Stars crowded on earth,
Gazers blinded by their gleem,
Celebrating life.

This is another delicious recipe that allows for maximum multi-tasking. That’s right, another crock pot special. Since my Saturdays are packed with activities, I try to make the most of spare time or at least multi-task. This tasty one will leave you 6-8 hrs of double time to do several things at the same time. It’s easy and delicious!

grape jelly meatballs

Grape Jelly Meatballs

1 1/2 cups chili sauce
1 cup grape jelly (can use currant jelly)
1 to 3 tsp Dijon mustard
1 pound lean ground beef
1 egg, lightly beaten
3 Tbs fine dry bread crumbs
1/2 tsp salt

Combine chili sauce, jelly, and mustard in crock pot and
stir well. Cook, covered, on high while preparing

Combine remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly. Shape
into 30 meatballs. Bake meatballs in a preheated 400
degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes; drain well. Add
meatballs to sauce, stir to coat, cover and cook on low
for 6 to 10 hours.