By Kevin Williams
Let's get started with the recipe portion of this program. With the holidays coming up there are two recipes featured this week that you'll want to try.
FANCY DINNER ROLLS: A food blogger posted a recipe from an elderly Amish baker from northern Indiana for "fancy dinner" rolls. Wow, if you look at the photo they just look like golden brown fluffy amaziness. Why are they called "fancy"? The blogger explains. You'll have to click over to find out why and to get the recipe. Yum! You'll want to add these to your Thanksgiving menu! Click here to get the recipe.
PARTY MIXES: Homemade "party mixes" have been a fixture in Amish kitchens ever since I can remember (which goes back 25 years). You'll want to mix some up for your upcoming holiday or New Year's gathering. Wow, the photos Patricia has posted look amazing. I want to reach right in and get a handful (actually, that drives me nuts at gatherings..maybe I am just a germaphobe, but, please don't reach your hands into the party mix bowl.....the host should put a serving spoon or a scoop or something so everyone can cleanly serve themselves.....if the host forgets, I'll usually just find a paper cup or something to use as a makeshift scoop). Okay, click here for the recipes!
CHERYL MCNULTY'S LANCASTER TRIP: Regulars here know I'm a big fan of Cheryl's Amish artwork. The Rhode Island-based artist recently made the cover of Amish Country News with her portrait of a young Amish boy. It's a beautiful image gracing the cover so if you are in Lancaster County in the next few weeks pick up your copy! You'll find racks and stacks of these handy tourism guides free scattered throughout the county in touristy type places. Cheryl recently visited there to see her handiwork up close and she came away with some pretty photos of Amish country. Click here to read and see more!
HENRY LAPP HANDIWORK: This may be one of the more interesting Blogroll posts in awhile. This post explores the drawings and carpentry of a now legendary Amish carpenter who lives along Old Philadelphia Pike in Bird-in-Hand in the late 1800s. His furniture designs were very progressive and crisp and continue to draw attention today. Click here for this most interesting post!
HA HA HA HA HA HA - AMISH COUNTRY THEATER: Boy, I don't know about this. Maybe I'd go just to see for myself. I'm digressing here, but does anyone remember the old game show "Make Me Laugh?" It aired sometime in the 1970s, what a fun show. Okay, a blogger visited the Amish Country Theater in Holmes County, Ohio and it sounds as if she, her husband, and child were just in stitches for two hours. I'm a tough audience for that sort of stuff. I've said before, I DO laugh. Yes, I do. But it's usually at very "niche comedy." I used to love Jay Leno's monologues. Sometimes ABC's show The Middle can get me laughing hysterically. I guess I'm just not someone prone to frequent rolling belly laughs. There's always someone in the audience at a comedy who is just roaring with laughter and I'm barely to a smirk. Maybe my "joy meter" just isn't there...I don't know....do we have any belly laughers here? I think if I were going to go to Amish country the last place I'd want to be is in a crowded theater trying to be slapsticked, but, maybe I am wrong...check out her post here....