- 6 cups chopped Romaine
- 1 pear chopped
- 1 apple chopped
- 3 cooked slices of bacon diced
- 1/3 cup dried cranberries or cherries
- 1/2 package (3.5 oz) Fresh Gourmet glazed walnuts or pecans
- 6 oz. goat cheese or crumbled Feta cheese
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Autumn Drew Its BedTime Bath
by Lea Johnstone
from Autumn Drew Its BedTime Bath
Poems and Paintings of Minnesota
Autumn drew its bed-time bath
With colors of every hue
And soaked its aching twigs and limbs
In bubbles of reds and orange and cerulean blue
But winter came along and pulled the plug
And all the colors washed down the drain
The reds and orange and cerulean blue
But left the palest of icy rain
A stretch and a yawn from November sleet
Dressed jammies on bare little limbs
Flurries nestled between clean white sheets
While Jack Frost tucked the blankets in
Snowflakes coated meadow lands
In shades of milk and cream
And slowly closed the sleepy eyes
Of a weary wandering stream
North winds whispered a love you lullaby
With all the notes their lips could sing
Orion read a bed-time story
Then it's off to sleep till spring
The fall colors in this photo reminded me of this poem's first stanza especially the cerulean blue lake . Lea's use of metaphors throughout the poem help create wonderful seasonal imagery.
Did you know that cerulean blue is America's second favorite crayola crayon?
In fact, out of the top 5 colors America loves, variances of blue are 4 of the top shades. Number 2 is Cerulean, which was introduced in 1990. Following in 3rd is Purple Heart, brought in in 1997, 4th place is claimed by Midnight Blue, a 1958 addition, and Aquamarine claims number 5, created in 1957.
Autumn Chopped Apple/Pear Salad
adapted from iowagirleats.com
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl and toss with dressing
1/4 cup prepared poppy seed dressing mixed with 2 TB. Balsamic vinegar
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