Hello! We have a nice variety of stuff in this week's whirl through the blogosphere in search of anything and everything Amish. Here's what I came up with!
AMISH CHICKEN FINGERS: I don't know, if I think too much about the name of the recipe I get a little turned off. But, of course, the "fingers" are just the shape of the meat, they aren't actually the fingers of chickens (I don't think chickens actually have fingers). But a local butcher shop in Indiana (you know, the kind that used to exist everywhere, a neighborhood butcher that sells fresh meat, knows you by name, etc) has a website and posted this recipe. Not entirely sure what qualifies the recipe as "Amish" (I'm thinking it is the crumb coating), but it sounds good. So click here and you get the recipe and a whiff of old-nostalgia visiting an actual neighborhood butcher shop. The photo above is stock imagery,I imagine homemade would be a little lighter in color.
APPLE FRY PIES: And speaking of nostalgia, this woman nails it in her musing about Halloweens of yore. Wouldn't it be awesome if the world weren't such a loony place that you could actually hand-out homemade treats to trick or treaters without fear that the item is somehow tainted. The closest I ever came to being on the receiving end of a homemade baked good at Halloween was that we happened to live near the owners of a local doughnut shop. So when I was a kid their house would always be one of the most popular places because they'd hand out a fresh glazed doughnut, not candy. But since they were well-known local shop owners (and the world wasn't so nutty 30 years ago even though we thought it was at the time) they could get away with it. Anyway, I digress, this blogger wanted to hand out homemade apple fry pies. How cool would that have been?? Click here to see her MOUTH-WATERING photos of her homemade apple fry pies (an Amish specialty) and get a wonderful step-by-step primer on how to make them.
MAKING BUTTER: Lydia Glick is wrapping up her month of writing about the Amish and today she talks about making butter. Really, she doesn't talk a lot about the making of butter, but her photo of a little glass jar butter churn is worth visiting the site for! See the churn and get caught up on a month of her posts here.
AMISH HORSES: This is a quirky, neat blog that has some gorgeous photography. The blog is about the Amish and horses with some other topics thrown in. Click here to see some beautiful photos of some Amish school-houses and some very spot-on writing about why we find the Amish appealing.