Illustration & Poem By: M. Friedman, Age 20+
A poem about Gefen Products, illustrated it with some of the Gefen "elves". Can you find them all?
If I need to cook, or I need to bake,
No matter what type of dish I Must make,
The products of those Gefen elves
Adorn all my pantry shelves!
If my kids beg me, "Make peanut chews. please"
Corn syrup. sugar & peanut butter- I've got all of these!
I Should create some schnitzel- is that what you wish?
I have cornflake or breadcrumbs to produce this special dish.
I possess a choice of oils with which I can fry-
Canola, cottonseed, and olive oil-Oh my!
If a pasta supper, I desire to have ready
I Can choose elbows, ziti, shells, or spaghetti
Ketchup, sauce, and paste- all made from Gefen tomatoes,
Or l can create a side dish with instant mashed potatoes.
I can make a sandwich with tuna or salmon from a can.
Or form them into patties, and fry them in a pan.
For dessert I have peach halves, or pineapple slices,
Or Gefen ice pops, if I'm in the mood for ices.
With frozen whipped topping, I can whip up some ice cream,
And top it with chocolate chips or syrup- if dream.
I can add coconut chips or sprinkles, so as to set the tone.
And serve all those scoops in a handy ice cream cone
I've got instant dry yeast, if challah I wish to bake,
And cocoa and baking powder, for a yummy chocolate cake.
For Rosh Hashanah simanim- I have a package of cooked beets,
And in little honey bears, I have honey that's real sweet!
Gefen makes honey cake and marble cake in packages, too-
And for Pesach or those allergic, they have gluten free for you!
There's milk made of coconut, almond, soy, or rice
They have chestnuts already roasted- that's truly nice.
For my Shabbos seuda, I can invite Cousin Charley,
But my cholent won't be the same, without Gefen beans and barley!
If you want to bake a pie- it is really thrilling,
To have a choice of apple, cherry, or blueberry filling.
If you want to prepare a roast to impress your boss.
You can marinate it with BBQ, cranberry, or duck sauce.
Sautéed onions or chopped garlic may tempt his appetite,
Or a hint of dill or mustard, in each savory bite…
You can use wonton wrappers, or make egg rolls like a pro.
Or encase mushrooms in squares of puff pastry dough.
You can present it with gherkins or cucumbers in brine,
Or boil up egg noodles for a kugel so divine!
If I want it kept simple, I can serve couscous or fries,
Or cook orzo with peas and carrots- that's healthy and wise!
To concoct a salad to keep my kids happy and calm,
I can squirt vinegar or lemon juice onto some hearts of palm.
I can serve a split pea soup with mini croutons for fun.
Or take along instant noodle soup, when I'm on the run!
I can send granola bars or wafers for my son's snack
And stick in a juice box drink into my child's backpack.
I can crush olives with mayo for a unique dip.
Or take mini applesauce cups on a family trip.
For a special breakfast, I can use pancake batter.
Top waffles with maple syrup & heap them on a platter.
And after dining on all these meals so delicious,
I can use Gefen dish detergent to wash all my dishes!
I'm sure l left out something, there are Gefen products galore,
I could always go back and search the grocery store!
From all the food I've listed- I'm sure you understand,
That for those with “Higher Standards” there's always Gefen brand.