By Kevin Williams
BROKEN ROADS: More about the newly released Ira Wagler book detailed his complicated and poignant relationship with his Amish father. Erik Wesner conducts and interview with Ira that is engaging and intriguing. Read more here.
LILAC SUGAR COOKIES: At first blush, these just do not seem very appealing. But if Meemaw made them, they are probably amazing. Meemaw is a food blogger in Kalona, Iowa, so her baking and cooking often reflects the flavors of the surrounding large Amish settlement there. But lilac in sugar cookies? No thanks is my first intuition. But don't these look amazing? Click here to read more and get the recipe!
CREAMED ASPARAGUS ON TOAST: SIGH, this is another that just doesn't sound good to me...asparagus and toast?? Bread is, in my view, good for a couple of things: a sandwich, to slather with butter, or to dip into spaghetti sauce. But bread smothered with asparagus? Hmmmm, I am just not so sure. Still, click here for the recipe and to see more.
CHICKEN PIE: This recipe comes from Wanda Brunstetter's friends cookbook, and is a classic Amish supper. So give this recipe a try for a hearty, authentic Amish supper if you like. This is what Charm City Ramblings had to say about it:
For this week’s recipe that I am sharing, I took it from Wanda E. Brunstetter’s “Amish Friends Cookbook”. This cookbook is filled with 200 hearty recipes from Amish Country including full-color photographs of Amish life. A few weeks ago, I fixed us the Chicken Pie on page 146. We enjoyed it, and we had plenty of leftovers for lunches too.
And, as an aside, I once ran into Wanda Brunstetter at a salad bar in Ohio's Amish country...click here to read about that.
BLOG SPIN - MENNONITE COOKING - ASPARAGUS AND CHICKEN SUPPER - Asparagus and toast doesn't do much for me, but I can get behind asparagus and chicken. Click here.