By Kevin Williams
We have a fun blogroll today, so let's get started.
ELLA MILLER'S AMISH CHICKEN CHOWDER: And, you know, if you find yourself with some leftover turkey still, turkey could be swapped out. What about ham? Not sure, but if you have any leftover Christmas ham in a few weeks, would a ham chowder work? Probably This recipe comes from an Ella Miller in Fresno, Ohio, which is a tiny town on the edge of the Holmes County sprawling Amish settlement.. So pop over to Patricia's Patchwork and get this amazing recipe for Chicken Chowder!
AMISH ARTWORK IN PROGRESS: This is another Amish-themed painting by Cheryl McNulty. It's fun to check in and see the painting in progress. She'll post the final painting when it is done. But I love the way this painting is shaping up, the Amish girl sort of has an impish look as she clutches a doll. I'll be interested to see how Cheryl finishes the doll. So check out the artwork here and we'll await the finished piece!
AMISH PUMPKIN PANCAKES: Man, I love pumpkin pancakes. I had some once at Yoder's Amish Restaurant in Sarasota, Florida and they were amazing. Mmmmm, slather with butter and drench with maple syrup and you have an unforgettable meal. Click here for this super recipe.
NEW AMISH SCHOOLHOUSE: This is an interesting post from My Amish Indiana. I've been in plenty of Amish schoolhouses over the years, but not one sparkling brand new. It looks like chalkboards have bit the dust in Amish schools also,and I can't same I blame them. White boards are much more practical and less dusty. Take a look at some of the names of the Amish children. Harley seems to be a really popular name for boys among northern Indiana's Amish. Anyway, click here for a great post with some great photos of a brand new Amish school.
NEW AMISH BUGGY: Wow, a new buggy in Lancaster County sets one back over $10,000? Those are higher prices than elsewhere, I know in some settlements you can score a new one for $7000 - $8000. A $10,000 pricetag for a new buggy with all the latest bells and whistles seems reasonable given that a well-built buggy can stay on the roads for 40 years or more. Anyway, check out this fun visit to a "buggy lot" and check out the prices. Kick the tires. Does it smell like a new buggy? Click here.
CHEESY LEFTOVER TATER TOT SOUP: And if you want an amazing looking and tasting winter soup, check out this cheesy tater tot soup from Dixie's Kitchen. She's a regular reader of Amish365, and I love to showcase reader blogs! Click here for the recipe.