My Mind's Eye

My Mind's Eye
formerly Madi and Mom

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Final Friday Fiction Challenge and Tater cooking


We are trying participating in YAM-Aunty's
NOVEMBER FINAL FRIDAY FICTION BLOG HOP.
I have my pen and paper ready and a pot of coffee!


NOVEMBER FINAL FRIDAY FICTION BLOG HOP.
Click here to join the hop and read all the fun stories

Simple rules
  1. Take a favourite book and go to page 87; take a section from lines 8, 12 and 16.
  2. using those phrases as a prompt, build a story around them. It can be either prose or poetry. The phrases do not have to appear in your tale in the same order as they were extracted from the origin text; but they ought to remain 'intact' so that they can be recognized upon reading them. 

Now grab a cup of your favorite hot beverage and find a cozy chair.  
1.  Winter's Tale by Dorothy Bodoin, 
this book is about a dog named Winter; however by these  lines I found on page 87, you'd never know it. 
2. I guess so sure (8), With Leonora's flair for attracting men (12), soon Emil would be, 
long speculative stare(16)

Supper with Friends
Sue, Camille, Leonora and Joan

It was late November, a biting rain was falling and the threat of sleet. Driving on the country road took every ounce of concentration. 

 Even so, the  four friends always met for a  supper each month on the fourth Thursday. 
Rain, sleet or snow they showed up like the proverbial postman. They took turns
selecting the location.  This month they all asked Sue if she would take charge, she replied 
I guess so, sure
Each Thursday was planned months ahead but the location was only disclosed a few days ahead of the supper.  With Leonora's flair for attracting men, Sue thought it wise to select an out of the way venue on the outskirts of town.  Sue hoped that soon Emil would be too busy at work to hound her for a location.  Emil  liked to keep an eye on Leonora.
On the appointed night at the precise time everyone arrived.  Everyone quickly took off their slickers and Wellies.  Air kisses and hugs were exchanged.  They were escorted to a lovely table in a quiet corner. The orange glow from the fireplace was quite welcoming.   Everyone complimented Sue on the venue. They each reached for a warm homemade roll and homemade cinnamon butter.  As they each bit into the warm roll, they knew the evening was going to be a smashing success.
The waiter handed them the menus, a long speculative stare was exchanged. 
They could not read a word.
It was written in Emoji symbols.


SHOPPING AROUND THE WORLD

Hidey Ho all Tater heads!! today we are 
Shopping around the world hosted by Da Phenny and Bacon the Pig
the featured food is potatoes!! Click here for more tantalizing tater recipes

We don't have photos of this recipe..............BECAUSE THE ONE WITH THUMBS
HAS NO BRAIN AND SHE FORGOT TO TAKE PHOTOS LAST WEEKEND!!
BUT TRUST US..PLEASE...THIS IS A DELICIOUS AND SIMPLE RECIPE.

Presenting

Sweet and White Potato Spears
This recipe came from Family and Food magazine 2007.
Eileen Hatcher, the creator wrote this at the end:
"Eyes light up when I place this crispy and flavorful side dish on the table"!

prep :10 min, total time: 1 hr 10 min

1 1/2 lb sweet potatoes (about 3) washed and cut into spears,
1 1/2 lb baking potatoes (about 3) washed and cut into spears
(you can peel if you want to but the skin is full of vitamins)
1/2 cup Kraft Zesty Italian Reduced Fat (if you don't have Kraft any 
Italian is fine)
1/4 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
2 Tbsp. chopped parsley (I used dried)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
Toss Potatoes with dressing
Bake 30 min: turn potatoes, bake an additional 30 min.
Sprinkle with cheese during the last 5 minutes, Sprinkle with parsley
Serve piping hot.
8 servings (unless you are piggies like my peeps)

HINT:  AFTER FIRST 30 MINUTES, MY POTATOES WERE NEARLY DONE
I turned them then sprinkled with cheese and only cooked 15 more minutes.
They are so good!!



  

26 comments:

  1. Hari Om
    Crikey Madi, I was so drooling over the tattie recipe, I nearly forgot the wonderfurs tale of the modern young things going out on their dinner date!!! It made me cackle, that last line; even they were befuddled, but a lovely statement of the way communications have gone!!! Big tick to you and mum for this one and for embracing the challenge. There will be more, so gird yer loins darlin' &*> Hugs and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

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  2. Oh WoW! What a great story, culminating in a great tater recipe! Double Yummies!!!
    You ROCK!!!
    Purrs
    Marv

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  3. Love your story and will have to try the potatoes. I actually have all the ingredients at the moment.

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  4. Bwhahaha - emoji symbols. Oh those poor ladies! What a fun story.
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie (and Gail).

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  5. Eileen Hatcher is totally right, this recipe is pawsome!!!!! and we will try it, my dad bought a big bag of taters last week... and I'm glad your recipe is not written in emojish LOL

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  6. Very interesting tale. That recipe sounds so yummy for the Sweet potatoes. You all have a super Friday.

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  7. I LOVE YOUR STORY< truly I dooooooooooooo... the punch line has me ROLLING ON THE FLOOR..perfect in every way. did I say I LOVE THIS STORY???? good job

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  8. I am still picturing the menu in my head. ha ha ha ha ha ha

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  9. How we loved Winter's Tale♥ Your potato recipe sounds delicious!

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  10. That is an awesome story! Happy post-Thanksgiving.

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  11. That was a super story and that potato recipe sounds delish!

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  12. Bravo for a wonderful story!
    hugs
    Hazel & Mabel

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  13. You did such a great job with your writing - you are a lot braver than Mom was. She decided to read what others created:) What a nice surprise twist at the end!!!

    That recipe sounds easy and tasty. Mom loves sweet potatoes, we may just find her trying it out.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

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  14. OMD...what a wonderful story, Mama is still giggling at the ending!! As for those potato spears, we are going to make sure Mama shares when she makes them!
    xoxo
    Jakey, Arty & Rosy

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  15. That was a wonderful story!! Loved the surprise ending especially - BRAVO TO YOU AND YOUR MOM! Also that potato recipe sure does sound good....we knew we'd get lots of good recipes this month because my Mom is a POTATO LOVER EXTRAORDINAIRE!!!

    Love, Teddy

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  16. What a fun challenge. This is the first time I remember hearing about it. Great story - with an even better ending.

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  17. Great story Madi, and a delicious sounding recipe.

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  18. Fantastic story Madi! Mom loves the recipe and is printing it out....sorry there is no picture though.

    Thanks Madi.

    Crotchety and Proud,

    Kali

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  19. What a wonderful story to enjoy while eating those taters! Our mom lover taters!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  20. That was terrific pretty Madi but for some reason I'm hungry now!

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  21. Great story Madi! I like the ending :) And that recipe sounds so good. XO

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  22. The mom thinks that tater recipe sounds so good. She's definitely gonna try this one. We've been finding a lot of good tater recipes today.

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  23. FABulous job gurl! I loves your story, butts I loves the tater recipe even mores!!!! I gots to get Ma to try this one...think she'll share?? I don't knows....she was pretty stingy with the turkey yesterday. Just sayin'
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  24. You have some great writing skills! I think it is very difficult to take phrases and certain words and plug them into a story that you write and have it come out. Interesting story you wrote. I enjoyed it. We WILL be making the potatoes!

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