That little bowl belonged to my grandmother. She always used it to mix the flour and water together when making gravy. She was a wonderful cook and made the most incredible gravy--smooth and creamy, rich yet somehow light. I tried many times to get her to show me how, but it was something she claimed she just couldn't teach--so much depends on the individual piece of meat. I know she felt badly that she couldn't just give me a gravy recipe, so when she moved into a retirement home she gave me the bowl.
I treasured that bowl and like to believe it helped every Thanksgiving when it was time to make turkey gravy.
Well, probably 15 years ago, tragedy struck. My husband felt terrible and did his best to repair the bowl...but its gravy making days were over.
One recent evening I was having fun looking at old dishes on eBay and guess what I found! A couple of bids later and it was mine. All the way from Petal, Mississippi.
I'll never get rid of the official gravy bowl, but it's a relief to know that I again have all the tools I need.