By Kevin Williams
Okay, this is one of the oddest named recipes you’ll run into, but Amish and Mennonite cookbooks are full of recipes with cheeky names. One of my favorite Plain cookbooks was written by Marjorie Rohrer, a Mennonite woman in Virginia. This book contains over 300 recipes culled from Mennonite families and traditions. This book, by the way, is very difficult to find. It was only published about 10 years ago, but the print run was very limited. There is one copy that I can find on Amazon and that is for a sky high $55.
Okay, this recipe gets its name from a conversation that a Mennonite woman overheard between “two old ladies on a bus near Atlanta.” The recipe then became a favorite of church workers in Dayton, Virginia.
So, without further ado, “Old Lady on a Bus Chicken.”
Serves: serves 6
- 1 fryer chicken (cut up)
- 1 /2 cup orange juice concentrate
- 1 /3 cup Kraft barbecue sauce
- 1 /3 cup ketchup
- 2 tablespoons Worchestershire sauce
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 /2 teaspoon hickory smoke
- Grease a 9 X 13 inch pan.
- Place chicken in a pan.
- Combine sauce ingredients and pour over chicken.
- Bake for 1 1 /4 hours at 350, basting occasionally after first half hour.