November 13th is National Indian Pudding Day! In keeping with a Top of JC’s Mind tradition, here is an Indian pudding themed poem for you. Enjoy!
by Joanne Corey
It’s simple –
an old family recipe
a bit of salt
butter the size of an egg
Two hours in a 300 degree oven.
But the sweetness brings memories
of Great-Aunt Gert
and generations of frugal New Englanders
making do with what they had
to fill children’s bellies with warmth.
Aunt Gert’s recipe can be found here: https://topofjcsmind.wordpress.com/2015/10/13/indian-pudding-recipe/
November 13 is National Indian Pudding Day. Last year, I (belatedly) wrote and blogged a poem about Indian Pudding. This year, I am sharing an Indian Pudding poem that I wrote in response to a prompt in the fall session of the Binghamton Poetry Project. Will Indian Pudding poems become a tradition at Top of JC’s Mind or next year will I move on to pies? Stay tuned!
Aunt Gert’s Indian Pudding
– by Joanne Corey
Hand-written from the recipe box
with a molasses stain
in the right corner
Promised to my daughter
who will travel five-thousand miles
to be with us this Thanksgiving
Generations of family tradition
steaming and fragrant
with a melting scoop of vanilla ice cream