Saturday, November 12, 2011

Cooks In The Kitchen

Got too many cooks
up in this here kitchen.
And, you got your fingers
in too many pies.
Got too many mouths to feed,
but you're out pinchin' Penny.
Rubbin' your nickels.
Lord, you ain't worth a dime.

I'm tired of lickin your spoon.
Tired of creamin' your coffee.
Tired of stretchin' your dollar
and swallowin' your pride.
There's too many cooks
up in this here kitchen.
And, I ain't the kind of dish, honey,
that gets served on the side.

For the "Idioms" prompt at dVerse.

26 comments:

Brian Miller said...

oo no more spoon licking would definitely be hitting where it hurts...but surely might get rid of some side dishes...

zongrik said...

what a great job finding and putting together food idioms.

Fireblossom said...

What "idiots prompt at dverse"? ohhhhhh, IDIOMS. Silly me.

This gal sounds like she can shoot it, skin it, and fry it up in the pan. I like!

Mary said...

Gotcha, Mama Zen. I am sure you would never be a dish served on the side. Main course or nothing! Nicely idiomatic write.

Heaven said...

Me too honey. I love it !

chromapoesy.com said...

You're five courses with fancy spoons!

marousia said...

Love the idioms leaping about in your kitchen - you are definitely the main course :)

Sylvia K said...

Oh, you have made my night!!! And no one's gonna serve you on the side!!! Have a great evening!

Sylvia

hedgewitch said...

Too many cooks spoil the boss, I always say. You did great work with a prompt that's got me totally beat. Love the snark.

Lolamouse said...

No more lovin' spoonfuls for that dog! Out with the trash!

bodhirose said...

I read another meaning here besides too many cooks in "that there" kitchen! Good one, Mama Zen!

Beachanny said...

Oooooohlala! how well written is this! A true poem; you really made these idioms work. But that gal better be careful or she'll only have "one less bell to answer, one less egg to fry." Loved it.

Yousei Hime said...

Awesome! Just my cup of tea, drippin' with attitude.

Susie Clevenger said...

Love this "tell it like it is" poem...those last two lines are great...And I aint the kind of dish, honey, that gets served on the side...

Claudia said...

ha...bake him into a pie and kick him out on the sidewalk...smiles...really cool mz...maybe i'm a bit hungry now after all these food idioms..but def. not for side dishes..smiles

Old Raven said...

Oh my ... the end to this was simply excellent! Excellent>

Fred said...

Love the tone here, great job tackling the prompt. Fun read, thanks

Tara R. said...

Ooohhh... it's gettin' hot in here.

Grandmother said...

This one made me laugh right through. I ain't that kind of dish, honey!

Daydreamertoo said...

Oooo ... I wouldn't want to be anyone's dish on the side.
Very nicely said and done MZ!~! :)

Caty said...

The first word that came to mind was "slam!" you're definitely not a side dish!

tinkwelborn said...

confrontational! the speaker's no one to toy with.
like all those culinary idioms.
the last lines are the best....a warning; nay, a promise.
nice job.

manicddaily said...

Ha!

Sue said...

You definitely rocked this.

=)

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

No doubt, YOU are a main course, Mama Z!

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