By Kevin Williams
AMISH CHICKEN GUMBO: Amish cookbooks can be full of quirky recipes, like the one for Prince of Wales cake I posted yesterday that I found in an Amish cookbook. How the heck does Prince of Wales cake get into a tiny Amish cookbook in Iowa? Well, here's another head-scratcher: Amish Chicken Gumbo. Gumbo is traditionally a Caribbean or Southern specialty, not exactly thought of as Amish food. And this "gumbo," according to Patricia, isn't the classic Louisiana style gumbo. I know Gumbo is thick, but this looks super-thick, looks more like a casserole than a gumbo (both words have French origins). Click here to sample the recipe for Amish Chicken Gumbo.
SIMPLE VEGETABLE SOUP: And from gumbo to soup, check out Just Plain Marie's recipe for a simple vegetable soup as we head into autumn. Click here for the recipe.
MORE MCNULTY: Check out Cheryl McNulty's latest finished painting....it's of a lovely lane in what looks like Amish country. I know I've seen lanes like this before and often wandered down them in my imagination, this painting looks as if you could jump into it and walk down that lane to see what mysteries unfold...click here to see.
AMISH CINNAMON CARAMEL DOUGHNUTS: Holy cow, these are amazing, amazing, amazing doughnuts and I was excited to find this recipe for them. I had to kind of chuckle to myself because I highly doubt this blogger eats many of these doughnuts (sexism alert: geez, this is a topic I don't veer into often on this site, but I do want to be clear...I chuckled because the woman in the doughnut photo is very slender, shirt pulled up a bit to reveal a hint of a very slim figure....but that is making an observation tied into the recipe, if there were a photo of a guy with chiseled six-pack abs making these doughnuts, I'd make the exact same comment: "doesn't look like he eats many of these doughnuts"...so I don't think me making that observation about the woman veers into sexism, correct me if I'm wrong)....Anyway, that rant aside, click here for this amazing doughnut recipe that was made famous by the Rise N Roll Amish bakery in northern Indiana.
SOUTHERN MEETS MENNONITE - PORK ROLL SANDWICHES You'll have to check out this new blog I found, it's content is pretty much the same as it's title, you'll have to explore the blog and read about its origins, etc. Fun read and I'm sure I'll be featuring them again here, but check out this awesome recipe with Mennonite roots for Pork Roll Sandwiches.!