By Kevin Williams
Okay, time to check in with some of our blog friends throughout the blogosphere. Might as well do something normal this week. First stop:
PRIZE-WINNING HERB-BAKED CHICKEN: This wonderful sounding and looking recipe comes from the Hochstedler Family Cookbook, a collection of edible treasures from the family of Emanuel and Mattie Hochstedler. Try this recipe if you want to get a chicken fix during these times! Click here.
AMISH TEENS SINGING: Erik Wesner has a nice post this week that features some video of some Amish teenagers singing. They are singing a beautiful medley called "I Give You Freedom (The Whippoorwill Song)", they did a super job. Click here to listen - and watch - them sing. Erik say the teens are somewhere in Minnesota. Not sure were, based on the background decor, it would appear to be a more progressive sect of the Amish. It's a bit hard to tell, but the upholstered sofa, verses in frames, bright white coat of paint, all of that seems to point to a more progressive bent. Oh, and the fact that they allowed themselves to be filmed!
PORTRAIT OF AMISH BOY: Now, geez, if you look at Cheryl McNulty's latest, to my eye, the portrait looks done, but she says there is still " a lot to do" on it and she'll share the final with us later this week. I'll be fascinated to see how it turns out. It's a very nice portrait of a brown-eyed, bowl-cut boy, very realistic...click here to see how it is coming along.
MENNONITE SCALLOPED POTATOES WITH FARMER'S SAUSAGE: I always forget about this Mennonite cooking blog, some very good recipes here with nice photos...click here to check out this amazing-sounding and looking recipe!
AMISH OATMEAL TREATS: These treasts are oatmeal cookies and they do look VERY good. The recipe is on the Southern Lady Cooks blog and this is what she had to say about them:
This is an Amish recipe from a cookbook that is at least 30 years old. I make these cookies often because my 4 year old grandson just loves them! They are wonderful for any holiday or event and keep well in an air-tight contain. These cookies make a great gift for anyone. Take some to a neighbor or friend.
Well, no one is taking anything to anyone now, but these look good! Click here for the recipe.