My waterfall of words is more than just conjecture,
so do not list my weaknesses in yet another lecture.
Misery begets misery. The truth of this is told.
So when you berate me, intimidate and scold,
the intermittent piercings of sharp words I spew out
are but a reaction to the cruelties you tout.


Prompts for today are  pierce, intermittent, weakness   conjecture, miserable, waterfall. Image by Kusuma on Unsplash.

6 thoughts on “Rebuttal

    1. lifelessons Post author

      Thanks Dolly. I made your vinegar meatballs yesterday…took me all day. Phew. Dates are not easy to pit!!! Got the meatballs all made and then realized I hadn’t added the eggs, so had to squoosh them down again but the eggs were big ones and after adding them the mix was too runny to form into meatballs, so I added more cooked rice and ground beef until they would form balls–albeit much squishier ones than before. I have no idea how long I ended up cooking everything–I would guess from between 4 and 5 hours. My dr. would be happy as I stood up the whole time and he prescribed no longer than one hour sitting at a time before getting up and exercising for 5 minutes. I reckon I exercised for 4 hours! Only my affection for you kept me going. When they were finished, they were way under-salted so it was tricky to salt and pepper them without breaking up the meatballs. I think folks like me need a little guidance as to how much spice to add. And I think I should have salted the meat before I seared it and the meatballs a bit before forming them into balls. Aren’t you glad you don’t have me around for a student in person? At any rate, I finally did it. It makes me appreciate even more the time and care you take in cooking. For prune buter I subbed blackberry jam, the only dark preserves I had–that I didn’t know I had. I used lime juice in place of lemon juice as lemons are practically impossible to find in Mexico. I didn’t use neck or rib bones as I wasn’t sure how to find them, either, or how small they should have been or why they were there anyway. Would I have been expected to suck the marrow out? I played it safe and omitted them. I even had bones I’d bought for the dogs but I gave them to the dogs who didn’t know what to do with them either, so I think they buried them. We are hopeless down here. xoxo The meat tastes pretty good though. it’s been in the fridge overnight and I’m making scalloped spuds and asparagus to go with them. How do you serve them? With a fork or in bread or pita or??? By the way, my mom put rice in her meatballs, too, and called them porcupine meatballs. Served them in tomato sauce, though. And no stuffed prunes…

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      1. koolkosherkitchen

        I love reports of your culinary adventures, Judy! I am glad you enjoyed the results, however, squishy and undersalted. Never salt meat and/or meatballs before cooking! We serve them with a fork, with delicious fluffy Challah on the side. Yes, you are supposed to suck marrow – it’s a delicacy.



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