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Haute Cuisine

by Beth LaBuff  
9/14/2012 / Humor

I mingled thoughts and mangled words, such as "imagi-dream."
My brilliance humored Mom and Dad and made their faces gleam.
I'd overheard my folks exclaim, "Our son's a clever lad."
Since Father's Day would soon be here, I'd dazzle-stonish Dad!

What could I do to please my Dad; what present would he wish?
His favorite things: to feast on food and cast a line for fish.
I put my brain in over-drive, employed imagi-dream.
A keen idea came to my mind, a yummy fish-food scheme.

I leafed through stacks of recipes, in search of fare to fix.
"Zucchini Whip" looked promising, along with "Fish Hash Mix."
I foraged through our pantry shelves and snatched a can of beans,
A five ounce tin of tuna fish, some pears, and smoked sardines.

Unsure if I could pull this off, I grabbed a spoon and whisk;
Dad's smiling face as my reward, would be well worth the risk.
As my imagi-dream kicked in, I minced the can of pears,
I julienned the sardines, and crumbled saltine squares.

I folded in some whipping cream and fork-split tuna flakes.
I plunked it in a pre-greased pan, the oven set to bake.
This meal would be stup-tacular; I felt my fears subside.
The oven baked my gift for Dad! Fish smells intensified.

'Twas dazzle-stonish with each bite; Dad's brow produced a sheen,
He queried what was in the dish; his face turned olive green.
I listed the ingredients, each baking step explained,
My haute cuisine philosophy--
"Nothing imagi-dreamed, nothing gained."

The MC's "mingled thoughts--mangled words" list explained.
Imagi-dream = imaginative, dream
Dazzle-stonish = dazzled, astonish
Stup-tacular stupendous, spectacular

Copyright Beth LaBuff 2017

Before Beth LaBuff and her husband, Tilman, moved to the high desert of Arizona, she lived most of her life surrounded by the cornfields of Adair County, Iowa.

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