Wednesday, April 18, 2012

When food takes itself too seriously.


Today's blog post is brought to you by "Just for Fun".....and the number 18.

Today's prompt from Robert Lee Brewer's Poem a Day challenge was to think of a favorite regional cuisine and write a poem about it. i chose to write about an experience we had back in the 80s. Though this wasn't my favorite meal by any means, it was one of the funniest.


 My first introduction to this cuisine
came courtesy of a birthday dream
this special one, allowed to choose,
picked “California Cuisine.”

We read through the menu, we celebrators,
traded our thoughts, ordered our dinners
hungry for this singular treat
of California Cuisine.

We chattered and laughed while we waited
smiling as we anticipated
this new delight unknown to us
called California Cuisine.

Our food appeared on expansive plates
we all looked down--we’d sealed our fates--
my husband gazed at three lone spears
of green California Cuisine.

The asparagus lay in a precise way
across from two mouthfuls of entrée
we all looked up at each other’s reactions
to California Cuisine.

We looked from plate to plate in wonder
I tried not to laugh (it’s a social blunder)
but couldn’t stop when my husband said

“How ‘bout we stop for burgers on the way home?”

No more California Cuisine.

Skimmer's Recap: if you can't laugh WITH your food, laugh AT it.

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