Monday, June 4, 2012

Camouflage


image by Klaus Enrique Gerdes

The food pyramid keeps changing,
re-arranging, but never presents
anything appetizing to me. The Food Channel
makes delectable treats using applesauce
instead of sugar, say what?  So many helpings


of fresh vegetables and fruit are a main stay
for any good diet.  But no matter how much I try
to maintain, I’ve never prettied up vegetables enough
to make them  as appetizing as a chocolate-pecan cookie,
a snow white coconut cake, or a helping of miracle fudge!

29 comments:

Tess Kincaid said...

F u d g e !

Helena said...

lol....so true! It's never gonna happen, but getting fudge from a fruit would be miracle enough for me!

Peggy said...

You definitely have a point Judy! So glad to see you writing!

Shersim said...

so very, very true! Camouflage--like spinach in spaghetti sauce. Humorous to think about, and your poem caught the playfulness.

Anonymous said...

You speak the truth, Judy!

Berowne said...

"The food pyramid keeps changing."
True. And maybe some day they'll get it right!

Helen said...

... a woman poet after my own heart! Bring on the key lime pie, the chocolate chip brownies ...

becca said...

yay for fudge and love this

Catfish Tales said...

YUM. That's for sure! ;~D

Ann said...

I think I need to come and cook for you, Judy. Was it a good thing that I introduced you to artichokes?

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Judy Roney said...

I think you DO have to come cook for me, Ann! Bring the artichokes with you. We don't have artichokes the size of basketballs here! :)

Brian Miller said...

ha, it does keep changing you know...i realized that when my kids were learning it this year...i will take fruit over chocolate any day...or mix the two...smiles.

Susie Clevenger said...

Ah fudge..it doth sound better than eating a tomato or and apple. :)

Sharp Little Pencil said...

Amen, sister. Especially "mistake" fudge, the kind that accidentally turns to sugar and gets all dry and grainy. Heaven.

Judy, this was a wonderful take on the prompt. Every blog that carries that pic makes me crack up. You certainly have a cornucopia of a poem here (groan)!! Amy

Kutamun said...

I think sunlight is becoming less and less palatable to most people on this rock, but isnt sugar a plant too ! .

Daydreamertoo said...

Ooooo.... everything you like... I LIKE!
Why is everything we like fattening!

Mr. Walker said...

Judy, I like the flow of thought in this - fun and true.

Richard

izzy said...

Oh I can relate! although I do love veggies and fruit- thanks!

signed...bkm said...

fruits and veggies are the core of our life...we are of the earth and need her to flourish...lovely..bkm

Lyn said...

Got to agree with you about anything sweet, but a veggie or two (stir-fry) will make it all possible!

Karen S. said...

Did I read fudge! I know with all the things this poor veggie man has to deal with and you mention fudge! great idea! :)

Mary said...

I eat very few sweet things at the moment. I do like them, but feel better when I pass them by. On the contrary, I eat tons of strawberries and blueberries.