I know everyone's busy baking and cooking and setting tables today, but thought I'd still offer a quick weekly blogroll for those so inclined. Got several goodies to share and I'll just jump right in!
AMISH BAKED APPLE OATMEAL: Check out this delicious recipe and fine photography from A Beautiful Ministry.
MENNONITE CONVERTS: Converting to the Old Order Amish faith is a difficult and rare journey. But conversions to other Plain churches are maybe a bit more common, but still unusual. Read about a Missouri couple who joined a Plain, conservative Mennonite church. Neat story and the family seems to have really adapted to their new life. There were a gazillion other questions I would have asked if I had been the reporter writing that story but, SIGH, I guess most will go unanswered. Click here, though, to read the article.
MENNONITE WEINER KRAUT - Keep this recipe handy as we approach New Year's Day and the typical sauerkraut season!
PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH: I thought we'd check in with Lydia Glick again this week who posted a wonderful primer on Pennsylvania Dutch. The phrases she posts are consistent with the mainline, common, traditional Pennsylvania Dutch that the vast majority of Amish speak. You'd get some stares if you used these phrases in the Swiss Amish settlements of Berne, Indiana and Seymour, Missouri. In those places, they speak a different sort of dialect, a holdover of Bernese Swiss. Click here to read Lydia's primer.