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My poetry reflects my search for my place in the universe. I view poetry as an opportunity to artfully express my feelings and hopes for our people and our planet. Inspiration for my poetry comes from my desire to document how I see life in all living things. As I write, I try to utilize the forms of poetry that best express my thoughts.


What Are Ya Cookin?


Blog Posted:11/26/2013 9:17:00 AM
What are ya cookin' for turkey day?I'm makin' hummus right now for my relish tray! Soaked chickpeas for two days...boilin' them...gonna roast sesame seeds to mash-in, with garlic, chilies, lemon juice and olive oil! Gonna bake 3 pumpkin pies with fresh grated nutmeg and heavy cream! Makin' layered brown riace with pineapple, and "day-ahead" mashed in a crockpot my Dad taught me! HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYBODY ! I have much to be grateful for! Ma's home in her apt. recovering from a stroke (thank you all for your prayers) we are going to my nephews thursday! Both my daughters will be there with their Mom, who is a great Mom! Tho we have been divorced 18yrs. We vowed never to speak ill of the other, and it paid off...both my girls are doing great! Ones in advertising in Chicago...the other in banking investment portfolio's here in Minneapolis....GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS! jimbo
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  1. Date: 11/27/2013 9:34:00 PM
    Hi Jimbo. So happy to hear that your mom is recovering. Sounds like you have a great family to be thankful for. I am cooking a very humble dinner: Turkey w/stuffing and gravy, baked and buttered yams, asparagus and pumpkin pie. I forgot the cranberry sauce...LOL...will have to run out tomorrow. Happy Thanksgiving. love and hugs, catie :)

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    Goff Avatar James Marshall Goff Date: 11/27/2013 10:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Your humble dinner sounds wonderful! Catie! Yes, Thanksgiving is special this yr. Mom's time is short, I am enjoying every moment with my best friend, love, jimbo
  1. Date: 11/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
    JIMBO! Hey, you had me at HUMMUS. mmm Great news about your Ma! (loved your happy blog) We had our thanksgiving and I just roasted some turkey thighs, kept 'er simple. I started a tradition here that my hubby loves... CHRISTMAS LASAGNA. 2 POUNDS OF MEAT. HEAPS OF CHEESE. I make it the day before and come the big day, there is NO KITCHEN WORK. I make it a Sabbath day, no work, only rest, prayer and family time. I have found that I am happier .. and so is my family ;-)

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    Goff Avatar James Marshall Goff Date: 11/26/2013 5:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Great ideas, Cyndi! Thanks for stopping by! Your lasagna sounds delish! I'm a big lasagna fan! No one much takes the time to make it anymore, tho! sausage or hamburger?
  1. Date: 11/26/2013 4:38:00 PM
    Oh I'm going to my brothers, not cooking! LOL Happy family day Jimbo!

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    Goff Avatar James Marshall Goff Date: 11/26/2013 5:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Have fun at your brothers Deb! I always bring a board game, but then we never play! We never play monopoly anymore....cuz alliances get quite....well, it's monopoly!
  1. Date: 11/26/2013 1:56:00 PM
    Hi Jimbo...I will be having 11 people for Thanksgiving including my boyfriend's family and some dear friends.My family I will visit with by phone as they live in another state...We are having turkey and ham and all the fixin's including some homemade spinach dip and pecan , apple and of course pumpkin pies...That hummus sounds wonderful --love it--I am glad your mama is doing better .Have a very Happy Thanksgiving Jimbo!

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    Goff Avatar James Marshall Goff Date: 11/26/2013 2:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Deb!
  1. Date: 11/26/2013 11:32:00 AM
    Hey, James! How are you, my friend. Im glad that your Mom is fine and recovering. Im not cooking; I'm going to my friend's home ... I'm only in charge of the beverages. : ) Have a wonderful Thanksgiving day!

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    Goff Avatar James Marshall Goff Date: 11/26/2013 3:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Like my Pop whispered to my Daughter, as she was ready to go off to college at Wisconsin "no drinking!" can ya believe he was bustin' her chops as he lay dyin! Classic! Enjoy yourself my friend!
  1. Date: 11/26/2013 10:37:00 AM
    James, bravo my man--love to cook as well--but going to my little Bro's for thanksgiving (he's 6'4 350lbs) hope he leaves some turkey for the rest of us. Won't bore you except for this one, as I call them "Horsedivers". Take a tablespoon olive oil - 2 tablespoons chopped garlic (saute' till soft, not browned) then pour in 16 oz whipping cream and bring to a gentle boil (careful) take 16 oz of crumbled gorgonzola cheese (4 oz at a time) and mix into the cream until all is pretty smooth. Pour into a bowl and serve with toasted bread pcs--add some diced shallot to the garlic if you wish. Won't last long enough to cool--believe me. Have a great Thanksgiving!

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    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 11/26/2013 10:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Becca, it's sort of like blue cheese but not quite as strong. Jimbo, saw my little bro tonight--he's a gentle giant--the best!
    Goff Avatar James Marshall Goff Date: 11/26/2013 3:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Gorgonzola cream dip! WOWSER Craig! Will give it a go! Like your little bro already, my kinda guy!
  1. Date: 11/26/2013 9:57:00 AM
    MMm.......we love hummus too...with pita chips! Today I'm making pies...pumpkin and pecan, mostly the traditional turkey/dressing/mashed potatoes/ caramelized brussel sprouts and onions (my personal favorite!!) We are fans of the food network...so I salivate watching the days before Thanksgiving! I'm so glad to hear your mother is doing better, James....that is such good news! Happy Thanksgiving!!

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    Goff Avatar James Marshall Goff Date: 11/26/2013 3:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Oh, and thanks for the best wishes for Ma....she's strugglin' with her memory right now, and a bit weak on her right side...but she's a trooper! She just finished (thank God) her book...a memoir...the U of Wisc. Historical Society Publishing is intersested in!
    Goff Avatar James Marshall Goff Date: 11/26/2013 3:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Sounds great Carrie! Yea...sometimes I feverishly try to remember all the little tricks from food shows meself! My favorite is Jacque Pepin ....with Julia Childs (rip) got their original cookbook...with their classic "potato leek soup"

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