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BAKED BEANS BY COMMITTEE

BAKED BEANS BY COMMITTEE

Preparing for some good baked beans

I gathered materials…

Bought us lots of bacon

And the standard procedurals.

Not wanting lots of sugar

That puts me in a spin….

I bought sugar-free syrup

With dark brown sugar in.

somehow I thought one pound was weak,

Insisted we cook up two…

She found a nine-by-twelve inch pan

And said it’ll have to do!

I THOUGHT…the bacon would

Be cooked in with the beans…

SHE DECIDED to cook it separate

To lessen fat it seems!

I should have done a little pot

With bacon unsupervised…

But I assumed–perhaps too much–

And was pleasantly surprised!

–Jonathan Caswell

WHAT WILL YOU BE HAVING?

WHAT WILL YOU BE HAVING?

(FOR THANKSGIVING)

 

The temptation we face this year

Is to totally steer clear…

A big turkey bird

For two is absurd,

We’d be eating on it till next year!

On Thanksgiving, not having turkey,

Is outlandish and very quirky…

Maybe a nice steak

Will give us a break,

The salt content’s high in beef jerky.

Other years a half-turkey breast,

Of half-turkeys I can’t attest…

Was enough—

Are they calling our bluff?

Do we need an intelligence test?

We’ve sometimes gotten by with ham,

But we’re under that “less salt” command…

And need less fat

The gravy has that,

Maybe Thanksgiving won’t be so grand!

 

–Jonathan Caswell