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A New Frenzy

It was just a coincidence while I was glancing through an article about entirely something else when the author casually mentioned how easy it is to grow pineapples. Cut the top off, and find the roots, and then plant. I looked up my guru — google to find out more. It was like finding a whole new world which I never knew.

I picked up a sunny ☀️ spot for a bunch of them. It seems they like 7-8 hours of sunshine- maybe more. I planted the tops, and now I’m waiting for them to grow a few green shoots to show they are thriving before I subject them to miracle growth. I have a long wait ahead of me. It seems a pineapple plant needs a year to fifteen months to produce a 🍍.

Readers I went out to look at them. Three of them have gone brown, while one remains green. I will wait a week, or so if shoots appear. If not, I will clear the spots, and plant some more. Wish me good luck!

Only Chicken

Chicken, mushrooms, bell pepper topping for a pizza.

Every morning after breakfast my foremost worry is what to cook. When my husband was alive, I would ask him. To my regret he wasn’t helpful in replying, “meat roast, mutton tikka,” he would rather graciously add, “I won’t mind if it’s chicken tikka.”

I would reply, “Sorry, I don’t have those things on the menu”.

“Then why do you ask?”

The ball would be back in my court.

Most times the easiest thing was making mutton curry. I would put the meat in the pressure cooker, make the gravy, and add the meat when it was done. I would add potatoes to the mix, and mutton curry was ready to be eaten.

Getting mutton in New Bedford is just not done. We have these options: chicken, chicken, and chicken to eat. We are lucky to get halal chicken in big packages of forty pounds each from a place fifty miles away. That means I spend hours once in a while in making small portions for daily consumption to put in a freezer.

Now the easiest thing to cook is a pizza with chicken pieces, mushrooms, bell pepper, pineapple pieces, black olives, cheddar and Parmesan for topping. Love it!

Picky Eater

IB (grandson) is a picky eater. Whatever you put in his plate multiplies by five. When you look at his plate, say after half an hour, the food is still there— all scattered into bits on the plate. By this time he is fed up with his food as well, because magically it has not been finished, so he removes himself from the agonizing sight of food, and plonks himself on the sitting room sofa.

He gets engrossed with his iPad, and completely forgets that he hasn’t done any justice to his food. After sometime he notes that nobody (means me) is watching him, he raids the pantry, or the fridge to find something else to nibble. That something maybe chips, cans of fuzzy drink, or coke, or cotton candy.

He doesn’t like onions, or tomatoes in his food. The bits of tomatoes are all fished out of the food, and left on his plate. I’m getting smart with his ways. I put the lot through a Ninja, and finely blend it to trick him into eating. He used to like pineapple on pizzas when bought from outside, but a homemade pizza with bits of pineapple on it is a total no no.

Last night, after I had served him with my homemade pizza, he told me scathingly, “No one puts pineapple on a pizza”. His father reminded him that he always ordered it to add it on for a store bought one. IB turned to me for the final word, and ordered, “You can live without it”.

He never finishes his food, but today it’s a wonder— he drank his milk, orange juice, and ate his waffles, and strawberries.

The sight of IB’s empty plate brings joy to my heart.

Pursue

Holding onto fork I pursue, and chase

Attempting within the space

Can’t catch with all my efforts 

My endeavor is in vain

The last piece of pineapple 

On my plate it’s likely to remain

(Sheen-May2017)


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Fruit Yogurt Ice Cream

Daily Prompt: Flavor#32
A local ice cream parlor invites you to create a new wacky flavor. It needs to channel the very essence of your personality. What’s in it?

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Oooooooh! My kind of ice cream. That will be fun.

Ice cream is one thing which I can’t resist. I confess I don’t have an iron will. It’s better to stay away from sugary things. I do give in to temptation occasionally. Diabetes run in the family. My mother had it, and my two brothers. Knowing sugar is not good for me (I avoid it), I have tea without sugar. When I make any dessert I add the minimum amount to it.

If a parlor wanted to cater to my taste, I would like the ice cream to be made with yogurt, fruit, nuts and praline (for the crunchy taste).

It is easy to make. Take yogurt (I eat yogurt made at home), nuts (walnuts, almonds), mixed fruit (strawberries, pineapple, mango, bananas, peach, apricots, whatever you prefer), and praline. Mix and put it in a freezer. That’s it.

For children add cream and sugar. Make the ice cream in an ice cream maker. Once made leave it in the freezer till it is required.

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Fruit Yogurt Ice Cream