By Kevin Williams
We have a ton of neat stuff on this week's blogroll so if you can't find something that interests you here, then you're on the wrong website!:)
HOME-CANNED POOR MAN'S STEAK WITH MUSHROOM GRAVY: Poor Man's Steak is an Amish staple. I did a fun post a year or so ago about it when my brother attempted to make it and, at least for him, it turned out pretty well. But what about home-canning it for future consumption? This blog tackles that very topic and it seems surprisingly easy! Click here
AMISH SANDWICH BREAD: You know what intrigues me more than the sandwich bread recipe in this article? The photo. There's a photo of a group of Amish kids, well dressed in a deep green. And, from what I gather, this blogger is somehow related to these Amish children because they are holding her kid who is named Smith (love that name...I don't think my wife and I would name any of our future children "Smith" because Smith Williams? Hmmmm, I don't know, in some ways that is kind of cool too. I do like that name as a first name)...Anyway, the deep greens, the turquoises are not something you'd find in every Amish church, so I am very curious to find out more, hopefully the blogger will reach out to us! She is deep in Ohio's Amish country and I have seen some pretty vivid clothing colors there. Meanwhile, she is posting a superb recipe and photo collection for Amish Sandwich Bread. Yum!
AMISH BROCCOLI BAKE: This recipe sounds amazing and the photo delish. Broccoli bakes are popular in Amish kitchens especially during the summer when it is plucked from the garden. Maybe someone can correct me on this, but I don't think broccoli cans particularly well, right? Anyway, click here for broccoli bake!
JUST PLAIN MARIE: Sort of a homesteading theme this week, I stumbled upon this blog from an off-the-grid family that lives in the Canadian Maritimes. Not really Amish-related, but something interesting recipes and tips for simple living here.
AMISH SLEDDING: Click here for one beautiful image of Amish girls sledding in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
AMISH BOWLS: I have heard of Amish people making and selling baskets, sometimes even rugs,definitely quilts, and, of course, furniture. But Amish bowls? You have to scroll far down in the post to really see a lot of the photos and get more info, there's not a ton there. But, wow, what craftsmanship! I'd love to visit that bowl maker sometime and get more info. Gorgeous work! Click here to see.