By Kevin Williams
We have a slate of interesting stories to dive into on this week's Blogroll, so let's get right into it!
BRIANA'S BAKED CHICKEN THIGHS: Talented young (okay, when does a person quit being "young"...I think she's 19....that's young, I think, by everyone's definition. But would I apply that same moniker if she were 25? 32? Where does young end? Okay, just a random tangent) Mennonite writer, Briana Thomas, shares an amazingly flavorful-sounding and easy recipe for an economical and delicious supper. Click here to take a look
HOMEMADE BANANA CAKE: Let's check out a recipe this week from Patricia's Patchwork....I think I could eat this whole cake. There's something about "banana cake" that just pushes all the right taste bud buttons for me. But I guess not everyone. My mother-in-law, for instance, is allergic to bananas. Click here for the recipe.
HORSE PROGRESS DAYS: Read author Thomas Nye's account of visiting "Horse Progress Days". I am not sure if I've heard of this event or not, but it sounds like an amazing gathering of Amish and equine enthusiasts. Click here to read Nye's account and see some fun photos.
AMISH RECIPES - Meatloaf, macaroni salad, and homemade bread...well, beam me up, a sci-fi blogger posted some traditional Amish recipes on her website this week that might be worth checking out. The bread recipe is intriguing because even by Amish standards it is pretty basic, but the blogger reports good results, so check out all three recipes here.
SUNDAY DRIVE - MENNONITE OR AMISH? This was a post and blog I really enjoyed. The blogger and his wife live an RVing life, a life on the open road and that just really has an appeal to a restless soul like myself. The reality, though, is I could never do it. Why? I don't think I could handle driving an RV...it's too big. My depth perception is horrid. My eye doctor once told me it was the worst he has ever seen in someone. When I am backing up, for instance, it may look - to me - like I am about to hit something when in reality the fire hydrant or other car or whatever is still 15 feet away. This impacts my ability to parallel park and all sorts of other stuff. I'm hoping, though, maybe by the the time I am the age of the blogger in this post that eye advances have progressed enough that perhaps they can do something....so maybe I will be driving an RV 30 years from now...we'll see:) Okay, back to his post. The Bayfield Bunch posts some beautiful photos from a Sunday drive through "Mennonite country." But I almost wonder if the blogger is mistaken, based on the photo he posted where you can see the buggy occupants and it looks for all the world like the man has a beard. In 95 percent of cases that would mean they are Amish, not Mennonite (with a few exceptions, generally Old Order Mennonite men do not wear beards) Anyway, enough of my ranting....it's a fun post,click here to enjoy some serene scenes.