Wednesday, December 11, 2013

"A Winter's Recipe"


A Winter's Recipe

A soothing open fire, two devilish dimples,
three lavish splashes of hot buttered rum,
and lips to whisper four (or more) feathered trails
along one's neck…

If the flame smolders to embers, well
what lady doesn't prefer a long, slow burn
to a frenzied heat for roasting chestnuts
and other such … amusements?

by Margaret Bednar, December 11, 2013


This bit of seasonal fun (and advice) can be attributed to Fireblossom's challenge for "Imaginary Garden with Real Toad's Get Listed".  She is stepping in for Mama Zen this month hence no word limit but she did issue a decree:  NO haiku.

My husband and I tasted warm, roasted chestnuts for the first time this past weekend… As he loves sitting 'round an outdoor fire, NOW I know what I will be getting him for Christmas - a chestnut roaster.  HERE is how it is done.

note:  For the record,  I do NOT require dimples (my husband has none  :)

This will also be linked with "Friday Flash 55".

27 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

very cute. :)

Janet Martin said...

I smiled out loud when I read this poem:)yes. yes. YES!

Helen said...

This made me tingle ...

(drats, I was all ready to do some kind of exotic haiku chain for Ms. Shay!)

Fireblossom said...

Got me smiling, too! This is definitely a recipe for holiday joy.

Sam Edge said...

perfect for the snowy day outside here today

Hannah said...

I love the warmth and passion and fun of this, Margaret! Such a great classic thing to do...roasting chestnuts over an open fire! :)

Grandmother (Mary) said...

Ooh, this may be about more than roasting chestnuts! Yummy.

hedgewitch said...

Do I hear a little Nat king Cole in the background? Loved the sentiments, and great job with melting in the words, Margaret. This should cheer Galen up, among other people.... ;-)

Sumana Roy said...


a sweet and delicious poem :)

Robert Bourne said...

you had me with the hot buttered rum... :)

razzamadazzle said...

What a deliciously romantic recipe!

Mama Zen said...

Have mercy!

sharplittlepencil.com said...

Tasty, warm... and saucy!

Very nice for the season, right? Loved this, Margaret, dimples or no. Amy

grapeling said...

spicy, Margaret :) ~

Lisa Gordon said...

Your Recipe is wonderful, Margaret!
I absolutely LOVE roasted chestnuts. So yummy!

girlwiththepen1118 said...

a lover with a slow hand :) this devilishly tenderhearted ~ Faithfully Debbie

Outlawyer said...

Super sweet, Margaret, and fun too. K. (Manicddaily)

TALON said...

Love the intimate atmosphere and the playfulness you captured, Margaret. :)

Brian Miller said...

ha. you def turned up the heat
and got the sauce a bubbling...
nice bit of intimacy maragaret

Gabriella said...

Nice winter recipe, Margaret, as well as sweet glimpse into your seasonal fun.

Mary said...

A most enjoyable recipe to take away the chill of winter!!

G-Man said...

Margaret...
You are such a Minx!
It's a wonder you don't have 12 children.
Loved your Nutty 55
You are so vital to the success of the Friday Fun, I'd be lost without your encourageing support.
Have a Kick Ass Week-End

Alice Audrey said...

I wish I could have warm chestnuts. Unluckily, only the poisonous kind live here.

Nara Malone said...

Nice simmering 55. I have to try this.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Sounds perfect!

Other Mary said...

My, what a tasty 55 Margaret!

Ginnie said...

OMG! One of my favorite things at this time of the year here in Europe!!!! And to think we grew up singing about chestnuts roasting on an open fire but most of us never saw it or tasted them! Good for you. :)