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Monday, November 1, 2021

Happy November 1st

one of a dozen popcorn balls
Hi Friends,

I hope you all had a lovely weekend. Our family continued with a favorite fall activity and made popcorn balls on Halloween, following the recipe in the post in this link. Last night, we worked roasted peanuts into the popcorn balls. But I wanted to also say that sometimes we make our popcorn balls for Christmas, and then we work roasted almonds and pecans into the popcorn balls. Nut-filled popcorn balls are a very tasty way to do our holiday sweets.

our November dinner plates

And then this morning, I woke up and it was November. Suddenly, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's don't feel so far away. One November 1st tradition in our house is getting out the "turkey" plates. Away go the sunny, floral plates and out come scenes of autumn and winter on our dishes. It's a task I enjoy with the changing of the seasons. 

November 1st is a significant date for another special reason. It's my mother's birthday. She would have been 84 years old today. I don't think we ever stop missing our mothers after they pass away.

On another note, I'm making plans for Thanksgiving dinner already. I have a frozen, bone-in turkey breast and the fixings for family favorite casseroles and a couple of pies. I'll have my work cut out for me later this month.

How as your weekend? We had more trick-or-treaters than I'd planned for. I can never guess correctly in advance. I bought some of each family member's favorite candy, hoping for a few leftovers. Oh well. At least we had our yummy popcorn balls. Have a wonderful evening!


  1. You're right. We never stop missing our mothers. Yours raised a wonderful daughter.
    We had more trick or treaters than before, but we didn't run out of candy. However, we almost did, so there were fewer leftover pieces than the family had hoped for.

    1. As did your mother, Live and Learn.

      I'm glad you had enough candy and then a little leftover to enjoy, even if not as much as some would have liked.


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