Tuesday, August 25, 2015

DMC: A family recipe from Linda Mitchell

There Was an Old Dragon Who Swallowed . . .
Things from my refrigerator.
Albert Allen’s alligator.

Mr. Tobin’s fresh grown squash.
Edamame succotash.

Bacon, sausage, juicy steak,
Pudding, pies, and birthday cake.
                                                          – Penny Parker Klostermann, all rights reserved

My cat’s canned food: Macaroni Mixed Grill.
Nana’s dragon soup and fish oil pills.
                                                         – Linda Mitchell, all rights reserved

From Linda: "Our Nana makes Dragon Soup. It's split pea.....but the kids didn't find that appetizing until she told them that it was actually draaaaagon soup. True story!"

Penny Parker Klostermann has challenged us to write one to four couplets following her example– things we might feed a dragon to avoid being swallowed ourselves.  Click HERE for more details.

Send your couplets to TodaysLittleDitty (at) gmail (dot) com, or use the contact form in the sidebar to the right. All contributions will be included in a whopper of a cumulative poem featured at our wrap-up celebration this Friday, August 28th.  One lucky participant will win a personalized copy of Penny's deliciously funny debut picture book:


  1. Love the 'diverse' appetite of the dragon today, and that little story of draaaaagon soup.

  2. i loved split pea soup before, but now! Wow! I can hardly wait to make it for my grandson!

  3. Fish oil will make for a healthy dragon. And Nana made special soup for dragon? He's getting spoiled!

  4. Dragon soup. That's funny. Trying to get kids to try split pea soup can be a challenge. I told my grandkids it was zombie vomit. They couldn't wait to try it. Go figure. Thanks for the fun couplet.

  5. I'm all for heart-healthy dragons, but with all he's been eating this month, I can't imagine his digestive system is doing too well!

    Dragon soup... zombie vomit... my oh my, what tricks we parents resort to!