kitchen

Stir a pot of stew

I have recently started purchasing wooden spoons. I have antique spoons that I have purchased, as well as unique spoons from retailers such as William Sonoma and Magnolia Market. I have even purchased a few great ones at Target.

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I have them beside my oven, sitting in an antique crock, that I purchased from Harper and Arrow Market Place, a great source online for exceptional finds.

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I think they are pretty.

How can one think a wooden spoon is pretty? After all, they are bland and brownish in color.

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But still, I do and they are making me happy. (It doesn’t take much to make me happy!)

Christopher Meloni said, “If you try hard enough, you can bend the spoon; you can shift reality.”

Not sure that is true of a wooden spoon. But you can stir a good pot of stew with one. Wooden spoons stir up comfort.

Christopher Meloni said, “If you try hard enough, you can bend the spoon; you can shift reality.” Not sure that is true of a wooden spoon. But you can stir a good pot of stew with one. Wooden spoons stir up comfort. Click To Tweet

There are also those who think wooden spoons are a great way to punish a child–that’s a whole ‘nother story, a bit barbaric and perhaps done back in the ‘olden days! But I suppose there are many children that have run from a spoon!

No comfort there.

My husband, Mark, used to tell me, “You are stirring up trouble. Don’t be a spoon.” (And again, a whole ‘nother story.)

Ruth Reichl once said, “Ask people to pitch in – hand them a spoon and ask them to stir. Doing things together, having everyone help, makes for a nicer party.”

I like this use much better for a spoon.

Ruth Reichl once said, “Ask people to pitch in - hand them a spoon and ask them to stir. Doing things together, having everyone help, makes for a nicer party.” Click To Tweet

My wooden spoons bring me joy, make me smile and they stir a good pot of stew.

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I hope for you, wooden spoons in your life, to bring you joy. And stew.

Love and blessings~dd

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dedradavis

I am a late-in-life journalist that is God-fearing, husband-loving, with three beautiful grown children. I love my dogs, my family and my friends. I love traveling and am also in the process of discovering Waco, after living 20 minutes away since 1998; it is about time! My goal is to grow and push myself daily.

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