By Kevin Williams
We have a fun assortment of posts today so let's get right to it!
KATIE TROYER: Katie usually posts photos from the Amish community in Florida, but she was on the road recently and posted some wonderful images from Holmes County, Ohio. Click here to see these. Love the ingenuity of the Amish school to have livestock munch the grass over the summer so mowing isn't necessary!
PIG PICKIN' CAKE: Anyone ever heard of this? Patricia at the Patchwork Quilt blog found the recipe in an Amish cookbook. Apparently the recipe is a popular item to bring to pig roasts, but I'm not sure why and the recipe has roots in the south. It's not uncommon for Amish cooks to "adopt" a regional favorite. For instance, Hummingbird Cake is popular among the Amish but it too has roots in southern kitchens. Click here for the recipe!
RELATED RECIPES: I guess I'll have to add "pig pickin'" cake to the list! Click here for 5 Amish recipes with funny names.
CHERYL MCNULTY - This talented artist from Rhode Island is one we've followed on Amish365 for a couple of years. I'm always excited when she begins work on a new Amish image and she has the rough outlines of one taking shape now. Click here to see what it looks like and we'll follow along as it progresses!
AMISH COUNTRY CASSEROLES
This recipe is a classic that's been posted a gazillion times on websites and its popularity endures. It's just so simple, hearty. The author muses where the casserole is "Amish" or not, you know, that gets tough (and pointless) to parse. As she says, it's a hearty, inexpensive dish so my guess is that this recipe does have its roots in a Plain home. Click here for the recipe. The other featured casserole is "Chicken Au Gratin Casserole", check out this heaping helping of amazingness here.
BRUCE STAMBAUGH: Let's check in with my favorite Amish Country writer (okay, he's in Mennonite country now). Wow, when you read his post this week you come to realize all that is involved in uprooting one's life and moving to a new locale. So many things could have gone wrong, But none did. If that had been me, it probably would have been a chaotic mess, but he and his wife moved as seamlessly as an Amish dress. Click here to read his post this week.