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This blog is dedicated to my dear family who live many miles away, and to you dear ladies , who have a heart for keeping the home fires burning. You, who love and cherish your family, and have a desire to create a home that says "Welcome, you are loved and cared for."

My desire is that when you leave that you will be encouraged and know that you too are loved.


~Wednesday Hodgepodge~Farmhouse thoughts~

 Written by Sue Tuesday, Sept.29,2020     rain warm temps.80's

Thank you, Joyce for hosting Wednesday Hodgepodge, this gives us a chance to get to know one another a little better.
From this Side of the Pond
 1.When is the last time you  experienced nostalgia? 
    Yesterday, I find that a sound, photo, place or fragrance will trigger a memory.

2.September 29th is National Coffee Day. Do we need this?Ha! So are you a coffee drinker? If so how many cups per day, and tell us how you like it. Is there a recipe you enjoy that calls for coffee as one of the ingredients?

Why not we have national days for so many things.Yes, I do enjoy coffee, enjoy it so much, but only drink 2 cups per day.
I have this great recipe, Mary's pot roast, using a London broil cut of beef, 1 cup of coffee  is added to crock pot,along with sautéed onions,  garlic,and basil, it is so  delicious. We had this for dinner last night, that gravy was served on a bed of rice, with okra and salad.
London broil, and eye of the round are more costly but leaner cuts, I buy when they are on sale,package and freeze them!

3.Do you find praise or criticism to be more motivating? Explain.
   Praise is always so much better, I believe everyone does so much better when told they are doing a great job, it is such a great motivator.

4.What's a television series you keep coming back to and re-watching?

  The Waltons, this series shows how a loving dedicated family  solve problems when facing so many challenges, in a difficult time.I found the actors were perfectly matched to their characters.

5.As the month of September draws to a close give us three words to describe your mood.

Anticipation. looking forward to decorating for  the holidays, baking, one of my favorite things to do, family time!

Concern.for where my beloved country is going! 

Hopeful, knowing that by days end, Who is in control!

Proverbs 21:1 says, The kings heart is in the hand of the Lord, like the rivers of water,He turns it wherever He wishes!

6. Insert your own random thoughts here.

My Mother, who is 92, cans and preserves food as I do, the difference is, she dresses all her jars. She had lots of time during the lock down, I didn't ~smile~ 
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May your day
 be filled and overflowing
 with many blessings,


Vee said...

Well those jars are very cute! Your mother is amazing...she believes in "use it or lose it." Looking forward to your autumn decor both inside and on your beautiful porch. Happy last day of September, Sue 🍂🍁🍂

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Oh my! Your 92 year old mother did all of that? Those are so cute! She must be quite the lady! And now I understand where you learned all of your canning skills. She must have set a good example for you. You are blessed to still have her! We are enjoying a lovely fall day here in Florida, finally! So blessed to have a cooler day and sunshine too! Thank you for your delightful post as always. The recipe sounds good too!

Joyce said...

That recipe sounds delicious! I'm going to try it. Do you have a written recipe or just eyeball it? I looked it up online and found one that sounds similar that also calls for soy sauce. Do you use soy sauce in yours? Thanks for playing along in the HP today!

Ginny Hartzler said...

your Mom is amazing! She must be very healthy, and has a lot more energy than I do! Your roast looks divine!

Old Time Cindy said...

Well, your mother is a real go getter. I'm impressed. You must get your skills and ambition from her. I like your 3 words...yes, please. God bless!

Mevely317 said...

Your mother's wee jars look mighty intriguing! Does she sell them?
Thanks for the tip about putting coffee in with the roast. I'm going to try that next time!

Theresa said...

Amen to #5! Your mom sure has the gift of presentation. Those jars look so lovely. The Waltons is another great series. The simpler times for sure, where faith and family came first. Have a great week :)

Lea said...

Oh, my goodness, your Mom is something else. How awesome that she can still do these things with such flair! I'm so impressed and the apple didn't fall far from the tree. Happy fall Sue!

Cranberry Morning said...

Well that sounds like a good recipe for that pot roast! And I love those cute canning jars that your mom dressed up. I do think many of us are concerned at the direction this country is taking. Have a wonderful rest of the week, Sue.

Tammy Enjoy Life said...

How awesome your mother can still can and dress up those jars! Have a great rest of the week!

Willow said...

Hurray for your mom doing all that canning!

I have read that smell is the strongest sense for inducing memory, even more than sight or sound.

CHERI said...

How cute is that that your mother dresses up her jars:) That's just adorable! My mother is also 92 but gave up canning, preserving, freezing, etc. years ago. She does still live at home alone though. And, yes, we must remember who is in control. All this political "mess" and all the disturbances and hate in our country has made my heart very heavy for many weeks and months. I am fighting depression every step of the way because I don't want the devil to take away my joy in the blessings God has bestowed so graciously upon me. Give your sweet Mama a hug and a hello for me.

ellen b. said...

Wow! Your mom really did dress all her jars. Amazing that she has that kind of energy at 92. May the Lord bless her. I agree that praise is a better motivation. Happy October to you!

Susan said...

Hi Sue, thanks for visiting my site. I enjoyed my visit here. That is great that your mom can still can and dress her jars. What a blessing!

Lisa said...

Those jars are so cute!

Christine said...

Your mother “can” out do me any day of the week.
Just love visiting The Farm!

Edna B said...

In my older days now I have one cup of coffee a day. In my younger days, I kept the coffee pot brewing. Enjoy your day, hugs, Edna B.

JanCT said...

I love The Waltons! I used to watch that with my grandmother after school. My husband and I started to watch it on Amazon Prime, but only the 1st and 2nd seasons were free. I loved your reason for being hopeful.
Laughter and Consistency

Cheryl said...

Your mom is such an inspiration . . . so much energy and joie de vivre in her nineties! Your coffee recipe looks amazing!

So thankful for the hope you mentioned!

Happy October, Sue!

Lisa said...

Hey these hodgepodge post look fun. I need to get in on some. Thank you for visiting me today.

My Tata's Cottage said...

Blessings for you to have your mom! I Love her cute jars! I am like you, probably doing too many other things. I am new following you. I have two blogs and when I started my second one I went off the grid from blogger so I am always have a complication for two. I still love it more than social media. :-)
Your blog is so lovely.
I am very happy I am here. Thank you for sharing.
HUGS across the miles XO XO

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