The ryhthm of a simple home

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the dressing bowl

Is it dressing or stuffing where you live?

We've always put it into the bird and called it stuffing.

In her later years my mother would put some extra in tinfoil and place it in the oven as well.

I think when it's not in the bird it's called dressing. 

Or...maybe it's just a regional thing...or a family thing.

This bowl, which I picked up on the side of the road a few weeks back,

will forever be known as the stuffing bowl.

I had a friend whose mother made a potato stuffing that was delicious. 

I only met her one time but my friend made it with me a few times.

I think I remember enough to attempt to make it this year.

I have been eating plant-based for about a year now...with an occasional bit of cheese or fish...

so I will cook my stuffing in a casserole dish.

Love one another with brotherly affection.

Outdo one another in showing honor.

Romans 12:10

The weather.....It has been cooler this weekend and I have to say I am enjoying temperatures more in keeping with the season.

Right now I am....sipping my morning coffee and considering what I will wear to work.


On my reading pile....I have just purchased Mean Spirit which a book about the actual facts of the movie, Killing the Flower Moon. I'm looking forward to starting it.

On my TV.....I watched a few Christmasy movies over the weekend. 

Favorite blog post last week (mine or other)....

Something fun to share....
Blog hopping (newly discovered blog)....

On the menu for this week....I am driving to Connecticut to my sister's house on Wednesday and I will stop at my daughter's house on my way home (on Friday) to pick up my grandchildren. They are ages 7, 4, and 2. They will spend a night at my house. So....I don't have much of a menu for this week. My husband will be home because he has to work so I will leave plenty of bagels for him and there is a frozen pizza that he likes as well. 

On my to do list....Pack for my visit to my sister's house.

In the craft basket....I don't really have a craft basket but I think there will be some colouring and watercolour going on at the kitchen table while my grandchildren are here. 

Looking forward to this week....My mum passed away quite suddenly in 2021. Thanksgiving has been quite a bit different since then. My brother and his wife are involved with her family but my sister and I have been a bit lost. Especially me because I lived so close to her we spent every Thanksgiving together. We would talk about the food and the people for weeks before Thanksgiving and it's been difficult for me to get through November without her. I keep feeling as if I need to call her...but of course I can't. The first year my husband and I drove up to his sister's house to be with her family and my mother-in-law. The second year, I went to my daughter's house. It spent Wednesday night there with my grandchildren and my other daughter came as well. It was nice. This year my brother-in-law is traveling to be with his family. My sister has been struggling with colon and bone cancer since 2009 and it's hard for her to travel too far so she is home alone. So...I am looking forward to being with her and she invited her oldest friend as well. It will just be us three girls!

Looking around the house....I spent some time this weekend getting my house ready for the Christmas season. We will set up the tree when my grandchildren are here. My 7 year old grandson, Verne, doesn't like to sleep anywhere but his own house so in order to get him to sleep here and give his parents some time for a date-night we had to get a little sly. We told him that I couldn't set up the Christmas tree alone and since Hey-Joe (my husband) would be working, I really needed his help. He's completely on board now. Sweet little thing will come because he wants to help me. I'm not sure how he thinks I got the tree up without him all these years?

From the camera....First frost.

On my prayer list.....My sister, my grandchildren and children.

My mother always had one or two people at the Thanksgiving table who didn't have anyplace else to go that year. My prayers this week go to all those who struggle with their families. 

Bible verse, Devotional....


And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three;

but the greatest of these is charity.

1 Conrinthians 13:13

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  1. I love the title of this post. We call it stuffing here in the Midwest. The holidays do seem to be the hardest when you lose a parent. I remember wanting to call my dad and see my mom for over a year after they passed. It has been over 20 years now for both of them, so now I am left with the memories of holidays past. I hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

  2. What a great idea of how to coax Verne over! And once he gets there, I know he will have lots of fun. The bowl is a real find!! It is called stuffing when it is actually stuffed in something. I have never heard of potato stuffing, and it sounds really good! Blessings to you and your family, and wishes for God's healing.

  3. We call it stuffing.
    Sounds like you will be having a fun time with your grandchildern.

  4. We can it stuffing whether in the bowl or the bird. However, being vegan there is no bird in my oven. but we still enjoy stuffing. The bowl is so cute- you found it on the side of the road? Happy Thanksgiving.

    1. Dear Unknown, I eat plant based about 90% of the time. I will be making an exception for Thanksgiving though.


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