There is so much good stuff in the blogroll today, I'm not sure where to even begin! There's a little bit of something for everyone this week. You know, I think I'll start with my favorite post because you just don't see images like this very often!
AMISH AND BALLOONING: Check out the photos of what a hot air balloonist encounters when he decides to land on a road in rural Lancaster County's Amish country (I'm not a balloon expert, but in my experience they usually try to find an empty field, not a road! But, as the author says, that is rural life) . The balloonist suddenly finds himself with plenty of willing helpers and a photographer caught it all on film. Just gorgeous images and ones you don't see every day. Click here to enjoy!
WISCONSIN AMISH: This is just a blogger's family trip description to Wisconsin's rural Amish country. I'm not even sure where they visited. The journal entry is fun to read, though, just to glean how it seems to someone visiting Amish country for maybe their first time. And photo of the mini-raspberry pie is mouth-watering! Click here to read.
AMISH CORNBREAD FRIENDSHIP BREAD: The Hillbilly House wife shares a recipe this week for Amish Cornbread Friendship Bread. How amazing does that sound? Amish cooks are increasingly adding cornbread to their recipe files as more and more Plain populations settle in the South. So this recipe is what happens when traditional Amish sourdough starter runs into cornbread! Yum! Click here for the recipe.
AMISH EGG NOODLES: You won't want to miss this post which features so mouth-watering photos and an easy, easy sounding recipe for homemade Amish egg noodles. The blogger vows this will become your new favorite side dish and based on the photos, I tend to agree!:) Click here for the recipe.
AMISH BARBECUED CHICKEN: I am excited to post this recipe because the provenance is so clear. A Mennonite married into this blogger's family and brought with him an old family recipe for barbecued chicken. The recipe is popular in northern Indiana's Amish and Mennonite settlement. These are the types of recipes I really enjoy studying because they convey such a sense of culinary history (and flavor!) The only really sort of pre-packaged ingredient in the barbecue sauce recipe is Worcestershire sauce, which dates commercial back to the mid-1800s. So click here for a popular homemade barbecued chicken recipe among Amish cooks!