In A Stew


In A Stew

Mother said,
‘Simmer it, don’t let it bubble’.

The trouble is
the thermostat is knackered.

I stood there, stirring it
over ninety minutes
blending OXOs, cornflour
and mixed herbs in it.

Then the bell rung at the door.
Stew bubbled all over the floor.

About ShirleyB

I was born with the muse in me. Sometimes I wish it would go away but it won't, so, good, bad or ugly it will escape intermittently.
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20 Responses to In A Stew

  1. whimsygizmo says:

    Awwwww. I have had this moment. 😉
    I love that “OXOs” could be the blending in of two hugs and a kiss.

    So glad you double-bubbled, Shirley! 🙂

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  2. C.C. says:

    Such a clever title….love it 😛

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  3. Bodhirose says:

    Oh no…cute, Shirley. 🙂

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  4. AH.. Thank you for the reminder of the beauty of having a crock-pot… 🙂 and remember how it bubbly with hot liquid splashing on your hands.

    Water boils at 100 C but milk when you turn your back

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  5. Misky says:

    Adorable. This made me smile.

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  6. Sumana Roy says:

    aww…i’ve had some disaster with milk 😦

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  7. Em says:

    This is really good. Fantastic as-is, or as a metaphor for so many life situations.

    I love the way you worded this:
    “The trouble is
    the thermostat is knackered.”

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  8. Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade) says:

    What a tragic tale! ( 🙂 )


  9. ShirleyB says:

    With my cooking – probably best thing 🙂


  10. ..and that’s the way the cookie crumbles….or the stew bubbles?
    I do love the word “knackered”.

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  11. OH God!..
    terror of cooking
    bubbles.. overflowing
    heated hell.. boiling
    edges on to stove
    panic fingers
    never cook
    again.. Thank
    God for Wife..;)

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  12. ShirleyB says:

    I take it Frederick said this 🙂


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