Monday, March 7, 2011

An Ode to the Bread-machine***

Put in the flour, salt, and yeast,
Push the red button to prepare for your feast!

People are coming to eat your bread,
Which you have prepared twelve hours ahead.

The smell lets you know,
There can be no doubt.

The bread must be ready,
You must take it out!

You must use your mittens because of the heat,
Tap out the loaf--process complete!

The guests arrive with obvious lust,
For the bread with soft inside and crispy crust.

You want the last piece, which is your first,
But someone else grabs it--they shall be cursed!

After they leave, you know what to do,
Take out the recipe and start it anew!

In just four hours, your loaf will be done,
You will eat it all up, and share with no one!

***This was written when I was in elementary school with the help of my mother who is really a great poet. I have already posted my bread machine challah recipe. I am thankful for this amazing kitchen tool!

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