By Kevin Williams
A theme in this week's Blogroll: meatloaf. No, not the singer, the meal.
Glad I could save Patricia over at the Patchwork Quilt blog a really meaty mess. Had she not gone to her freezer when she did to get hamburger to make Amish Cheddar Meatloaf from this site she would not have discovered her freezer on the fritz!
AMISH CHEDDAR MEATLOAF: Click here to read more and to get the recipe for Amish Cheddar Meatloaf!
QUICK AND EASY MEATLOAF: Check out this recipe from the Byler Chicks Cooking book for a quick, easy and flavorful meatloaf. You can also make a great loaf using this recipe and ground turkey instead of hamburger. Click here to give this a try!
Marriage Meatloaf - one of Amish365's most popular recipes!
Amish Biscuit Meatloaf - click here
Hot Dog Meatloaf - Click here.
HOME JOYS UPDATE: Ugh, this just made me very sad to read. Gina is a talented young Mennonite mom and blogger in Pennsylvania. She's always sharing recipes, tips, and musings on her blog. Her family just seems amazing, just good, good people and then out of nowhere, her husband is diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer. It all just seems so unfair, but Gina is handling it with grace. Click here to read an update. Let's keep Gina, Ed, and their entire family in our thoughts and prayers.
AMISH HONEY-ROASTED CARAMEL CORN: Mmmmmmm, I think I could eat this by the bucket full. Click here for the recipe.
Related Recipe: Rosanna's No Mess Microwave Popcorn!
EASY RHUBARB CUSTARD CAKE: Interesting backstory to this recipe. The blogger's grandparents on both sides were raised Amish and then left the church for the conservative Mennonite faith. Courtney, the blogger, says that many of those values and the love of food have trickled down to her and I'm sure that is true. I like to think I carry with me at least some traits and influences from my grandparents. Click here for this amazing recipe!
BLOG SPIN - HUTTERITE COLONY: I took out my spinner and the dial landed on a fascinating post about a blogger's visit to a Hutterite colony along with some comparisons of the Hutterites and Amish. I've never been to a Hutterite colony, but that's on my list of things to do someday. But if you aren't ever going to make it to a Hutterite colony, this is the next best thing, the blogger visits a lot of the areas I'd be curious about (the kitchen and dining areas, the school, etc). Hutterites are a communal group so individuals surrender their selves to the greater good and become a cog of a giant machine. Definitely would take getting used to. We often talk about converts to the Amish, but it would be interesting to know if any/many outsiders join the Hutterites? Click here for an EXCELLENT tour of a Hutterite colony.