By Kevin Williams
Time to buckle up for our weekly whirl through the blogosphere in search of everything and anything Plain! Got some interesting stuff this week, so grab that cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy!
CHEESY AMISH BREAKFAST CASSEROLE: Check out this delicious, cheesy casserole concoction, perfect for your Easter morning. Check out the recipe here!
AMISH COUNTRY TRAVEL GUIDE: A blogger shares photos and stories of her trip from Lancaster County, PA. She says she just took the trip and the post is dated recently, but some of the photos seem summery. I love the photo she posted of her breakfast, but knee-high corn in March? Um....no...it is a great post and great pictures, but the timing must be off. Click here to see (or maybe I am missing something, that is always possible).
PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH CUISINE: National Geographic's "The Plate" blog takes up the topic of PA Dutch cooking, makes for a quick, interesting read. Click here.
THE THRIFTY AMISH AND MENNONITE CLOSET: Okay, this isn't a blog, but I found this interesting...an online store that sells secondhand Amish and Mennonite clothing. I just never thought there would have been a market for that unless it was among the Amish themselves (who would be unlikely to be sitting in front of a computer ordering from an online store)...so, learn something new every day...click here.
EDITOR'S PICK - PINECRAFT EXODUS: Katie Troyer does a super job of capturing the "Easter exodus" from the Amish winter enclave of Pinecraft. Buses are filling up and headed back north, the tiny, thimble-sized cottages are generally shuttered for the summer and the "village" heads into its slumber, awaiting the throngs of Amish that will arrival again in the fall. A handful of Amish and Mennonites do stay year-round, but not many. I love Pinecraft and cannot wait to go back someday. Click here to see super photos of the exodus.