Snack O’ a Sunday

bananaBasics first:

Butter, on countertop, softened with time

Sugar, stored frozen ‘gainst careless craving

Egg twins, room temperature, golden eyes wide

Dash of vanilla, razor-sharp sweet 


Whip to shiny, slick peaks.

Mash bananas, fold, spatula stiff.

Elastic Spirit prepared.


Add the Dry:

Flour, slows to human time

Baking soda/powder rises, joins

Sweet body back to Spirit.


Pans glisten like hungry mouths,

Ready to receive the blessing.

Oven clicks, glowing red, sings scent of recipes past.


Further enrichment, Chef’s Choice:




Pinch of cayenne

Cinnamon shake


All you desire, at 350 degrees for 45 minutes,

Give ‘r take.


© Liz Husebye Hartmann (2019)

Carrot Ranch Prompt (01/10/2019): In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes the idea of enrichment. Use many of its different manifestations or explore reasons why it matters to the character. Go where the prompt leads.

15 thoughts on “Snack O’ a Sunday

  1. Pingback: Enrichment « Carrot Ranch Literary Community

  2. I tend to embellish box mixes. Apple sauce in place of water, dried fruits and sometimes I’ll make a mix of coconut and brown sugar to put on the top of a loaf in the last 15 minutes of cooking to give it an oozie goodness. You’ve made me hungry to have cake with my coffee and all I have left are stale holiday cookies. I guess they will have to do. 🙂

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