SCROLL DOWN FOR CRUSTY BUTTERED PEACH COBBLER!
Time for our weekly romp through the blogosphere to explore anything and everything Plain. Not a whole lot to pick from this week, but I still found some neat items worth sharing, so let's jump right into it!
HEALTH INSURANCE: Many Amish and Mennonites reject health insurance. I say "many" because there are those that accept it, generally on the sly. For instance if they are working for a non-Amish employer and are offered health insurance there are some that will enroll. The ones that don't? They are sticking to their religious principles. And it isn't just health insurance. Back in the late 2000s when the government was sending out stimulus checks to Americans I know of some Mennonites who mailed the checks back to the government. Interesting blog post from a more progressive Mennonite (safe to say that by the very fact that she has a website) explaining her thinking about rejecting health insurance. I think she articulately explains the thinking of many Plain people who reject it for the same reasons. Click here to read.
PARAGUAYAN MENNONITES: South-of-the-border Mennonite colonies...that's a trip I'd someday love to make....Click here to read a blog post about one blogger's visit to the Paraguayan Mennonite settlement. Interesting piece although some photo captions would have been nice. Click here to read.
CRUSTY BUTTERED PEACH COBBLER: This doesn't sound like your everyday peach cobbler. The recipe is Amish in origin and I think the style shows with the thick and buttery cobbler crust. Yum! Click here for the recipe.
AMISH SUGAR CREAM PIE: This pie is popular on Amish365, you can see our recipe here. And this week Columbus Foodie offers up their own version of this Hoosier classic. Double Yum! Click here for their recipe.
SURVIVORS: We've all seen them: dilapidated buildings hanging on for dear life in some form or fashion, trying to hold off decay or the collapse of age. I love driving the backroads and seeing such buildings, imagining what stories they might have to tell and what their futures might hold. Tom the Backroads Traveler finds a selection of such "survivors" and shares them this week. This is an old abandoned probably once-bustling gas station I saw last year on a backroad near Marshall, Illinois.