Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Ode to Farberware

Oh, Farberware, you have been my faithful

kitchen companions of 46 years.

Your shiny aluminum clad stainless steel surface comforts me.

Your slim curved handles lovingly fit into the palm of my hand.

Your tight snug fitting lids intrigue me.

I love the way you nestle together in the drawer waiting for my touch.

You have shared life with me

marriage

divorce

birth

death

At every occasion you were by my side ready to serve.

simmering

stewing

boiling

I have burned you. Let you sit unclean in the sink for hours but

YOU never let me down.

I resisted the allure of Le Creuset's flashy red finish,

Rachel Ray's hard-anodized aluminum and Paula Deen's speckled porcelain

but

once

I was seduced by Calphalon's dark anodized aluminum complexion.

I brought her home and thought you both could live in the same drawer.

I quickly realized she was finicky and unattractive so I returned

to be faithful to you.

And you took me back without a word of reproach.

How can I show my devotion to you?

Eat out and give you a day off?
Shine your bottoms?

Only say the word.

You know you are the only one for me.

2 comments:

  1. Good one, Judy! I went to a new writer's group tonight. I need to get busy and start again. You inspire me! Keep up the good work.

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    1. Good for you. I wish I had a writing group. I start lots and finish nothing.
      Keep me posted on how your writing is coming along. Did you submit the one on your dad's workshop?

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