Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Ode to Cinnamon Toast and How I Love Thee

**Dear Invisible Friends,

Before you think I'm obsessed with food (don't judge me), I must point out this post came as a request of Ben. You see, he's had cinnamon toast for a little night snack four nights in a row. And if that doesn't deserve an ode, what does?

Grace, this is for you.

And now...

Ode to Cinnamon Toast and How I Love Thee

Ode to cinnamon toast,
And how I love thee.

From your buttery base,
To your crispy edges,
Cinnamon laden center,
with sugar that melts on my tongue.

Oh toast of cinnamon,
you never cease to amaze me.
How a simple piece of bread with butter
can be so amazing with just two little additions.

I must admit, oh sugary breakfast delight,
I've loved you since childhood.
You're the taste I crave when I need to be babied,
The comfort I need when the world's gone wrong.

You see, cinnamon toast, I'm not sophisticated.
I don't want expensive dishes,
I don't want quail or lamb or snails,
And I thought foie gras came from a lawn.

Here in the Pond,
We believe simple is best.
And my tasty toast,
you're about as simple as it gets.

Butter, sugar cinnamon,
A little bit of heat,
I can hardly stand waiting
for that first bite.

And when I hear the pitter patter of feet,
Towards the kitchen,
it makes me smile.
For I know I'm not the only one craving your tasty wiles.

One of many, I suppose.

Load up the sugar,
And lay on that cinnamon.
Shake it, shake it, shake it, as the song says,
For I can't get enough.

Ode to cinnamon toast,
And how I love thee.
From your crispy crust,
to your soft buttery center,
every bite is pure joy.

Oh Cinnamon Toast,
And how I love thee.
Do this crazy duck a favor,
And promise me one thing.

Stay away from the cookie-stealing bunny,
And his quick paws.
For not even he,
Can love you like I can.

Stay tuned, Invisible Friends! Tomorrow we have the Pond's New Year Resolutions and the kick-off of the New Recipe Series Thursday! Then we have a new Twirl and more whimsical fun!


Kimberly said...

Hahaha, cinnamon toast is YUMMY!

Thank you for my birthday wish! You are so sweet! Have a happy new year!!! :o)

Cindy said...

mmmmm....cinnamon. Can I come and get spoiled, pleeeaassseee

Jeanne said...

Visiting via the SITS roll call -- because I love the name Blonde Duck!

I also (used to) love cinnamon toast about as much as you do, until about 11 years ago, when I found out I was allergic to wheat. And yeast.


I think I'll go make some imitation cinnamon toast, with wheat-free, yeast-free (no kidding, the stuff exists) bread.

Katherine Aucoin said...

Wow! I have been busy getting caught up with your blog. I sat down with a fresh cup of coffee, put down the guitar, turned off the Wii, and read your blog. I am so glad you had a fantastic Christmas and can't wait to see what the Pond's New Year's resolutions will be. Thank you for your sweet card and the story you sent. I have read it several times and the homegirlz love it as much as I do. I think they will become avid readers of your blog. I know 2009 will hold great things for a talented woman as you Miranda!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Duck!

Abounader Photography said...

Mornin Ducky! :-) You're going to make me ruin my diet..hehehe

Anonymous said...

LOLOL!! And to throw in the cookie-stealing bunny...too perfect!

Don't be afraid of Twitter - you can post your lovely odes (2 lines at a time since it only allows 270 characters per post)! I follow one person who writes haiku for nearly all his posts. ;)

Happy 2009! Write on!

doggybloggy said...

one of my all time favorite treats as a kid.....hmmmm maybe I will have some now.

Theresa said...

What a classic favorite! That cookie stealing bunny did it again. He just makes my day!!! He makes my laugh all the time :)

thrilled by the thought said...

Lol. I've never read an Ode to Cinnamon Toast before. Every word of it is true!

Melissa Miller said...

Funny and yummy all in one! You always make me smile. Now I want some too!

Mandy said...

I'm hungry now. :)

MammaDucky said...

Mmmmmm, yummy. My brother used to eat that every single day, growing up. I may need a little snack later.

Mary Ann said...

How funny! I am going to have to share this with my kids. They go through so much cinnamon toast it isn't even funny!

Live.Love.Eat said...

At the risk of sounding all Rachel Ray - YUMMO. I had forgotten until now that I used to have that a long time ago when I was younger. So good!!!!! Still loving the bunny!

Laurel said...

When I was in high school cinnamon toast was definitely my late night treat after coming home on weekend nights! Still love it. The bunny is hilarious! Was that a trap?

THanks for visiting me in Kathmandu:)!

♥Reeni said...

That was so cute!! I find anything with cinnamon in it very appealing, yummy!!

Elle said...

Cinnamon toast completely deserves poetry. I'm glad someone finally realized that!

Let me know if you make the bread!

Prairie Girl said...

I have a sudden craving for...you guessed it...

Cinnamon toast!

Delish :)

Chad in the AZ Desert said...


Great job running 24 miles! You are right, I am proud of you!

noble pig said...

I'm with you on the toast...it's THE BEST! I think I'll make some!

jenjen said...

Mmm, that looks wonderful. I may have to make some right now....

Gina @ Six in the Country said...

That sounds so yummy right now!

Laurie said...

Your husband has great taste.. Cinnamon Toast is a great snack!

Peggy said...

Oh how you cracka me up! :) Just love reading about your life and the cinnamon toast. Have a happy new year!

Kristina P. said...

Oh my goodness, I love cinammon toast! It's no corn dog jello, but it looks good anyway.

Thanks for your comment. I will be back!

Joy said...

Oh I got such a kick out of your ode to cinnamon toast! For I feel just the same. It all started with my mom. She would butter the bread, sprinkle the cinnamon sugar on it and BAKE it for a few minutes. Yum. OR she would butter the bread, FRY it in a pan, then sprinkle the cinnamon sugar over it when it was nice and browned but not too browned. Double yum. :o)

Michelle said...

Okay, now I need to make cinnamon toast. I am with Ben...it makes a GREAT snack and it's been awhile since I've had it! I totally forgot I LOVE cinnamon toast until now. :) Thanks Blondie!

Ingrid said...

Mmmmmm, I've never had cinnamon toast. It sounds delightful! Can't wait until 9:30 tonight when the kids ask for a snack...cinnamon toast coming right up! Thanks, Ben!

Cakebrain said...

loved your poem! love cinnamon toast too!

Diana said...

Aww makes me nostalgic for my childhood! And makes me hungry for some cinnamon toast! Yum! :)

Paula said...

I love this! French toast poetry! I'll never again eat a bite without thinking of this dedication to the toast! Great recipe, too! I don't blame the bunny ... how could he resist?

Bobbi Jo said...

Gotta love cinnamon toast. You better make more Speedy is on his way and well I am not sure how long it will take him. I love the eight armed shirts he is bringing to wear in the cold. he he
By the way it is okay to be obsessed with food. I AM!
Hugs, Bobbi jo

Maria said...

I love cinnamon toast too! You are making me really want some! I can't wait to get home so I can toast some up! Happy New Year!

Queenie Jeannie said...

So cute! I loved it!!!

Marjie said...

So why wasn't cookie stealing bunny in the picture with Ben's toast? Oh, I get it, Ben's too wiley! Cute!

SuZ said...

Did someone say pie?


How about that toast? I could go for toast.


Megan said...

Mmmmm......cinnamon toast! Love it! I may just have to go home and have some! lol

Debbie said...

Too funny! and you make us all want to go home and make Cinnamon Toast.
Can I get away with that for supper?

Cindy said...

I'm back for the cookies this time :)

Juliet said...

Yum! I want some cinnamon toast! :) I like the ode too. ha ha

Erica said...

hahahahha I use to eat this all the time when I was little. It was the only thing I could really make and I loved it ;)

Lorraine E said...

I'm with your-cinnamon toast is food of the gods and most certainly worth an ode! Happy 2009 :)

Anonymous said...

You are so right about cinnamon toast but when I used to make that as a child, you wouldn't have believed how much cinnamon sugar I put on there. It was absolutely THICK.

Lilly's Life said...

Well I love food well at least I
can for one more day only (New Years resolutions to not like food so much) and I think I better go get some cinnamon toast. It is comfort food at its best and reminds me of my childhood - it was, and is, a real treat!

Navita said...

Thats new to me Blonde Duck...what was the error msg u were receiving..need to know, so that I can rectify, if required.
thanks for letting me know though. :)

btw HAPPY NEW YEAR invisible friend.:)

The Sugar Fairy said...

"And I thought Foie Gras came from a lawn" That made me laugh out loud:) I love cinnamon toast.

Aubrey said...

Sometimes, NOTHING is better than that! Yum!

Sandy Michelle said...

I never had cinnamon toast and it sounds delicious! Thanks for stopping by and happy new year!!!

Sandy xox

Anonymous said...

Like so many others, you're making me crave the stuff :) Beautifully done, especially the end. :)

Big Boys Oven said...

this is awesomely delicious and siply to make, I just love it!

Marie said...

Ahhh . . . cinnamon toast, the nectar of the Gods!! I make mine a bit differently, but no matter how you make it or cut it, it's great!! Love the cookie stealing bunny. Have you ever made cinnamon roll cookies? Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Owning a Chihuahua is like being a part of a special club, and only people who have had them know. :-)

Grace said...

quite frankly, toast is worthless to me unless there's cinnamon dumped on top. i enjoyed your ode and heartily thank you, on behalf of the best spice in the world. :)

Chef E said...

I have not had cinnamon toast in a million years (I feel that old sometimes), and am going to make it for my mid before dinner snack!

Butterball said...

Girl, love me some cinnamon toast!!! Is there any other way to start the day???

Donna-FFW said...

I just have to tell you that my husband liked this out of all the other entrants in the cinnamon celebration, including my own. He wanted yours:)

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