By Kevin Williams
Have some interesting and tasty stuff in blogroll this week,so let's get right to it:
AMISH CHICKEN CASSEROLE: This recipe is kind of the "go to" recipe for Amish cooks and I've featured versions of it before on here, but you can never showcase it enough. This is Little House Living's version of it!
AMISH PUMPKIN PANCAKES: These are amazing. I've enjoyed this recipe many times and the staff at DutchCrafters, which is a sponsor of this site, featured our recipe on their site. Homemade pumpkin pancakes are the best OR - a close, close second - is Yoder's Restaurant in Sarasota, Florida. They often have their pumpkin pancakes on the menu in the fall and these are just melt-in-your-mouth amazing. Click here for a recipe for homemade pumpkin pancakes!
AMISH IN AUSTRALIA: This is an interesting topic that an Australian newspaper featured. First of all, the quick answer to the question is: no, there are no Amish communities "Down Under." There are some "freelance Amish" in Australia and I do think it's probably only a matter of time before they settle there. I think it might be 50 years from now but, I think, eventually you'll see a settlement plant roots there. For now, though, read about a family who is trying to live and dress Amish. Kind of interesting, because you can't really be Amish without a ministerial structure, community structure, etc, but this family is taking some of the trappings of "Amishness" and running with them. Click here for this fascinating article.
A COMFORTING SINGING: The Amish Indiana blog had been quiet for awhile, so I am glad to see it back in action. Here's a poignant story about a singing the writer got to participate in at an Amish home. Harmonicas among the Amish are not unheard of. It's the one musical instrument that seems to be allowed. Not sure why a harmonica is allowed and, say, a violin or a piano isn't....but click here for this nice story.
AMISH POTATO ROLLS FOR THANKSGIVING: And how could you possibly go wrong with these beauties? Potato rolls do enjoy a following in Amish kitchens and these rolls are ones you should definitely think about adding to your table this holiday! Click here.