THE AMISH COOK
Certainly, we do feel blessed and unworthy for everything that has been sent our way and don't want anyone to feel obligated in any way.
A special thanks to a reader and friend, Virginia, who crocheted a gorgeous afghan and sent it as a baby gift a couple weeks before Elijah was born. I chose to drape it over the rocker in our bedroom before Elijah's birth as a reminder and encouragement that baby dear will be arriving soon! By the way, Virginia, I lost your mailing address, I apologize. The same is true for Joe and Karen Giaquint ,(,my editor tracked them down to Citrus County Florida, so thank you!) unfortunately, the box with the goodies you sent got disposed before I copied of your address! Julia and Austin had a blast opening your package with the sleepers and onesies for Elijah, and stuffed animals for the other four children. The little rabbit Julia picked out is named Karen after you! Each night Austin sleeps with his precious little rabbit named "Pie Pie". He said it's kinda like Cutie Pie.
Pamela from Deleware Ohio, who has been a teacher for years has shared quite a few educational games and puzzles with our children, much to their delight. Julia and Austin are both in the age where they learn so fast. I'm impressed with the idea of having them play games that teach them new things and stimulate their love for learning.
With our five darlings I can't be as active with going away as easily as I used to, therefore something such as hearing from friends is an extra treat.
Daniel just now came home with the mail. Julia beamed with delighted as Daniel handed her an envelope addressed to her from "Auntie" Norma who lives in Lebanon Ohio. She was impressed with the stickers and handbag she discovered in it. We were very sorry though, to read that her husband passed on. Norma, you will be in my thoughts and prayers in the days to come.
Perhaps sharing a recipe that a reader had given to me would fit in well with this column. Lisa from London Ohio copied off some of her recipes for us to try. I was especially intrigued with the mini cheese cake one. Ever since I was a little girl I had a crush on anything cute and dainty. These definitely fall into that category! They are perfect for a tea party.
- 24 vanilla wafers
- 2-8 ounce pkg cream cheese
- ¾ cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Place wafers flat side down in cupcake liners that have been placed in a cupcake pan.
- Beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
- Add remaining ingredients, beat well. Fill muffin cups ¾ full.
- Place pan on a cookie sheet then bake at 375 for 17-20 minutes or until set.
- Cool 20 minutes then refrigerate. Top with your favorite pie filling or fresh fruit. Enjoy!