THE AMISH COOK
Hey, how about taking a moment and joining our family as we go back to the woods to gather some stones at the creek?
Soon Daniel was unloading our prized stones in front of the flower bed. First he put down a barrier in the narrow strip between the flower bed and sidewalks then covered it with stones. I was delighted with the end result, not only does it look pretty, it'll also lessen the amount of work with not having to pull weeds like we used to when it was only covered with mulch.
Our next stone project will probably be similar, only this time it'll be putting them around the large grasses along the side of the shop. While I do enjoy working outside, I am very aware that the more things I have to look after outside will tend to crowd out time with the babies. So for now we'll keep looking for shortcuts such as putting down barriers for the weeds and spreading stones and keep in mind what Aunt Edna taught me, "Your flowers are running around!"
That's right, I'm blessed with five adorable little flowers (children) blooming in our midst and one sturdy handsome one that keeps everything together! Thank you Daniel.
Now how about joining our family as we enjoy onion rings for supper? These delicious candy onions come straight from neighbor Nate Zehr's garden and thanks to Sarellen for sharing her onion ring recipe with us!
CRUNCHY ONION RINGS
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon seasoning salt
¾ cup milk
1 tablespoon cooking oil
Combine flour, baking powder, and seasonings. Beat egg, add milk and oil, then stir in flour mixture. Cut onions in ¼ inch rings. Separate rings and dip into batter, one at a time. Drain briefly then drop into hot oil, about 375 degrees. Fry until golden brown, flip and continue to fry other side. Place onto a paper towel-lined platter and enjoy! This is a family favorite at our house, I'm sure it will be a hit at your house as well!