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formerly Madi and Mom

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

Angel Sammy and brudder Teddy

Today's poetry words are Naughty, Nice, Normal, New

OMCs let me just say right up front..TOGM struggled with these words.
Usually she composes our poem within a day or two and she uses all 4 words. Not this week.
Mom finally found her cre8tive mojo to compose five lines
to describe me we call it.... All about Madi in five lines

I'm not new but that does not make me blue.
I can be rather haughty but never naughty!
A diva I am; however, to call me formal would not be normal.
 I am as nice and sweet as a fresh slice of cranberry cornbread.
This is it no more will be said! 

Cranberry Orange Cornbread
1 navel orange
2 large eggs
1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 cup yellow stone ground corn meal*
(it did not indicate plain or self rising, Mom used self rising)
*Mom used her regular corn meal for her famous cornbread so that is what she used 
1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 cup fresh cranberries, mom used dried.
1.Heat oven to 375, coat a 8"x4" loaf pan with cooking spray
2. Grate zest from 1/2 of the orange into a large bowl. Cute the orange in half and squeeze all the juice. Whisk in eggs, buttermilk, oil, sugar, brown sugar, and salt until blended.  Scatter 4 teaspoons of baking powder over the top of this mixture, let it stand until foamy, about 3 minutes.
3. Stir together cornmeal, flower and cranberries, add them to wet ingredients, stirring just until batter is almost free of lumps.
4. Spoon into loaf pan, bake until a toothpick inserted comes out clean, ~ 35 to 40 minutes, Cool on a rack.
Tip: if you cannot find cranberries you may use fresh blueberries or raspberries.

PSA from MAD SNAPPER in Tampa area 

please post on your acct that  i am off line, no TV/phone/internet. thanks

Madi mom here: not sure what happened.  Yesterday  MS had tv/phone/internet.
I expect something to do with Spectrum service interruptions.


  1. Oh you are a super diva and as nice as this eggs-tremely tasty bread!!! we come over for tea and bread, is that ok?

  2. That cranberry orange cornbread sounds yummy! I hope my human makes it because I know I would take a nibble.

  3. And we thought those four words would have been easy in a poem..

  4. WOW! Well done!!! Not just a fabulous poem but a recipe too! Sure sounds delicious too. BRAVO on yet again using ALL FOUR WORDS in your poem.....

    Love, Teddy

  5. Hari OM
    Good one!!! and yummmers.... hugs and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

  6. Mmmmmm. That sounds like a great recipe!

    Mara from Norway

  7. Great use of all those words.We like that a lot. That recipe sounds so yummy. You all have a great day.

  8. Excellent use of those words! What is this normal people talk about!

  9. a very good poem, the recipe sounds delicious. Very Fall like.

  10. Madi, I think those 5 lines packed a lot of interest in them! I know you are NEVER naughty and you are so very nice and sweet! Cranberry Orange Cornbread... it kinda has a crooked smile going on there!!!

  11. Dear Ms Madi
    What a great poem! I could never have so well or been so eloquent! You are remarkable! And speaking of remarkable...cranberry cornbread! Wow! We gotta make some of that!

  12. Both mom and I are drooling over that cranberry orange cornbread, Madi! Your mom always aces the poetry!

  13. oohh cranberry orange bread sounds yummy. Our mom has been making zucchini bread like crazy. several loaves already in the freezer
    Hazel & Mabel

  14. Great job Madi! We know you are very nice! We hope your mom's BB is nice too!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  15. Great poem and the bread looks delicious


  16. That poem want darn good pretty Madi! I'll bet my peeps would love that cornbread!

  17. Mom thinks that cornbread looks awfully good. We hope service is restored soon.

  18. Wow now we are hungry and that is normal at our house. stella rose

  19. Oh, my, does that ever look yummy! I can almost smell it!

  20. Now THAT looks good. Mommy said she may try that!

  21. madi...ewe total lee rocked de challenge two day N de bread iz lookin gooooooooooood !! :) :) ☺☺ thanx for sharin de ress a pee ! ♥♥♥

  22. Excellent poem as always. Thank you for the recipe, that looks great. XO

  23. We loved that poem Madi and the cranberry orange corn bread looks adorable!!!!
    Jakey & Arty
    PeeEss Mama says thanks for the MS update, she was a little worried :-)

  24. We think the poem turned out great. Maybe we can get our mom to try that recipe. It sounds delish!

  25. That poem was great, Madi. Four tough words to make work together. But you and Mom did it.

    That cranberry cornbread sounds very tasty. A good to give a try here too.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  26. I love your poem as always! You are a purr-fect diva. That cornbread sounds amazing!!

  27. HOLY CORN HUSKS! That looks AMAZIN'!!!!!! I see a HUGE piece with lots of butters and honey and it goin' into my pie hole! hehehehe
    Maybe if Ma cleans the cobwebs outta the oven, she can makes some for me too!
    Ruby ♥

  28. I can't wait to try this corn bread!!! We love that photo collage of your gorgeousness, Madi!

  29. Maybe if Ma cleans the cobwebs outta the oven, she can makes some for me too!



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