Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Aunty Emma's Bad Blueberry Buckle

This looks really yummy, doesn't it? 
All blueberry-ish and sweet and crumbly.  When it's done right, it's mmm, mmm delish!  However, in the wrong hands...
Which brings me to the reason for this post.  Three Word Wednesday gave these three words as today's prompts:

Buckle, Evade, Wedge

Evasive maneuvers?  A chasm or wedge in a relationship?  All good starting points, eh?  But what to do with the buckle?  Belt?  Shoe?  Fashion statement?  Hmmmmmmm...

And that's when I realized this all could be about food.  (Of course.) 

Here's my unhealthy take on the prompt:

Aunty Emma’s Blueberry Buckle

Aunty Emma’s Blueberry Buckle
is the most horrible one in the universe.
Just one small wedge and we all cry,
“Please!  Get a doctor or a nurse!

(Or hearse!”)

I can’t guess what she puts in it
since cobblers, buckles and pies
are simple enough to make and so,
there’s usually no surprise.

(Not wise.)

Regarding Aunty Emma’s stuff:
Is it the berries or the dough?
Or is there something else in it?
Ooooh - ominous, I know.


there is one point and it's perfectly clear:
this food can’t be enjoyed.
So here’s the warning I must share,
“Evade!  Escape!  Avoid!"    


This pastry will make you sick as a dog,
and this I promise you.
Ergo, do not eat Aunty Emma’s
berry buckle blue.

(And just for the record, I don't have an Aunty Emma.  I just make stuff up, sometimes.)


  1. you are so creative, love your sweet and funny creation here.
    well done.

  2. Aw, Jingle...that's so sweet of you!

    You guys...(blushblush)

  3. I was very worroed about Aunt Emma's hurt feelings for a while!

  4. As someone who can't bake or cook to save their soul, I know what it's like to have people react this way to my food. I always blame it on the oven!

    Nice work with the prompt!

  5. That was nicely made up and generated lots of LOL's!!

  6. I loved it! Great presentation and plenty of smiles too. :-)

  7. Holy Guacamole! You all are totally making my day, I think my knees might even - uhhh - buckle, from the excitement! ☼

  8. RJ, laughing myself silly. Glad you don't really have that aunt. Now, my mom's macaroni and cheese would bring tears to your eyes from its simple mediocrity!

    Great idea, the blueberry buckle. I would never have come up with that! Congrats on a winner. Love, Amy

    PS my "captcha" is "ecrazz." Is the universe commenting on my bipolar?!

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  10. Loved the beat and imagery and tone! Perfection!

  11. That was fun! Like your aunt Emma lol.

    ♥ 2011 ♥

  12. Moonbeams and ina - thank you so much! ♥

  13. Imaginary!!

    Thanks for visiting and Happy New year to you too!!!

  14. Thanks, Meirozavian! Happy New Year!

  15. Could you save me some pie,
    Maybe better than what I,
    try to cook,
    but look!
    something's done,
    The smoke is rising,
    and the smoke alarm's on,
    It's done,
    And time to eat,
    Are you sure you didn't even try,
    To save me Aunty Emma's Bad,
    (especially if that's all she had)
    Her Bad Blueberry Buckle pie?

  16. Dan - you are too funny! What a great comment. ( that retching noises I hear in the background?)