Ode to Morning Joe

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Oh, Morning Joe
Let me tell you
How seducing you are.

Your beguiling, gurgling alarm,
As the last of you drips into the pot,
Is a soothing call to launch another day.

Your robust, aromatic perfume
Lures me to the kitchen
Anticipating your hearty brew.

Your deep, dark petroleum,
Not defiled by milk or sugar,
Fulfills your promise of energy and excitement.

Your steamy, warm liquid
So hot it could burn my tongue
Heats my hands as I cradle you in my mug.

Nothing can surpass My Morning Joe.

Potato Soup

Potato-Soup
The potato soup I made came out really well.  But I made some changes.  First I added a cup of carrots, because I really like carrots.  Then I sauteed the onions, carrots and celery in olive oil before adding the cut up potato and the chicken broth.  I let that cook about 30 minutes, until the potatoes were done.   Next I added the corn starch mixed with about 1/4 cup water to thicken the  soup. Then, because I don’t like all the calories and fat, I used 2 cups of skim milk. And last I added about 1/2 t cajun seasoning because I like it a little hot.  Not quite as creamy, but still very good.