My Dad was a powerful force in the kitchen
and cranked many meals that well fed us.
Our chorus of elbows
and our chants to his show
were family fun
that we had at the table.
He claimed pride that in College
he was a "short order cook"
and he kept up that energy
as he brought up his brood.
But jump to the subject of cool frozen fruit.
His forte dessert, in the 60's and 70's
was a can of fruit cocktail
that he'd hid in the freezer
He opened both ends of the canister
with current wall-mounted canoper
and roared with delight
when the slurry was perfect
for pushing forth from the can
for carving to discs that would please us.
Nowadays my machines can break down a sorbet
and heck yes I just froze it and did it.
Beats the heat
But there are chuckles, with tears
for my Cook most Commodius
his roustiness at a good can-opening., and slicing.
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