THE AMISH COOK
BY LOVINA EICHER
We are having cold, rainy weather again. Monday was nice and sunny so we could get the laundry all dried. We are out of coal so hopefully it won’t get too cold yet. It looks like it will be a late spring. So different from the early spring we had last year. The rivers are overflowing. There are even a few snow flurries mixed in with the light rain and the temperature is at 35 degrees.
Susan, Verena, and Benjamin filled out applications for corn de-tasseling. We aren’t sure if Benjamin will be able to go. If he does he would have to wait until his 14th birthday which is July 14th. He is really hoping he can go. This is always disappointing to Loretta since she knows she won’t be able to go next year. It would be way too much walking for her. She just gets tired enough from the whole day in school.
Last week we had Kevin fitted for braces (leg). He was very upset with it all and doesn’t really understand about muscular dystrophy. I t makes our hearts ache to think of their future. That is why it is so important that we let God be in control and try to accept “His” plan. Kevin likes to take protein shakes and tells us he is trying to not get MD. He always asks for vitamins so that he can stay strong he says. Such a young age and so hard for him to understand. He likes to bike and keeps asking us when we will bike with him to go to Jacob and Emma’s house. He did bike the 4 miles there and back last summer. My daily prayer is to stay strong and help them accept what is God’s plan in their life. There are a lot of children in this world with problems so much worse than MD. That makes us think of how many blessings we do have.
Our neighbor Joe and his friend helped my husband Joe put up 2 swings from the big oak tree branches. The ropes had tore on the old swings and Loretta kept asking if we could get new rope. She loves to sit out there and swing when the other children are biking or playing ball.
Our neighbor, Joe, lives right beside us and his 85 year old grandmother Irene lives across the road. They are both very helpful neighbors. Irene is still very active and does all her housework, mowing and has a garden. In the middle of the winter you will see her driving her tractor to carry the wood to her house. She splits all her wood with a wood splitter for the next winter. We wish her many more happy and healthy years.
After school today I need to take daughter Verena to have a ro0ot canadal done at the dentist. She had an absessed tooth She went through a lot of pain untils he took the antiboitc. The dentist hopes the root canal will work otherwise he will have pull it.
I want to get some sewing done today. Daughter Susan is getting ready to bake chocolate chip cookies. This is the third day this week that I have to take one of the children to an appointment. With asparagus season upon us, try this delicious casserole recipe:
2 cups cooked asparagus (cut up)
1 teaspoon salt
1 /8 teaspoon black pepper
1 pimento chopped
3 beaten eggs
1 cup grated cheese
1 cup dry bread crumbs
1 cup milk
1 /4 cup melted butter
Mix all together, except bread crumbs and butter. Sprinkle bread crumbs and melted butter on top. Bake 25-30 minutes at 350.
Lovina, ongoing prayers for your children, yourself and Joe. I know that Kevin and Loretta have a rough road, but with your love and care and the grace of God they will do just fine. Continued blessings, and thank you again for the wonderful gift you give we readers as you open your home and your life for us to get a peek at such a loving family.
Gods blessings on your precious family. You are also in my prayers always.
You and your family consider yourself hugged , by all your readers including myself that look forward to column each week, and are so blessed by it.