By Kevin Williams
Welcome to weekly blogroll! We have an interesting mix of topics today, so let's just get right to it!
AMISH BREAKFAST CASSEROLE: Arrggh, every time I think I'm done sharing Amish breakfast casserole recipes (they are all so similar) I break my rule and share another. But this one sounds so good, so hearty and has its genesis in Lancaster County, soooo, gotta share it. I agree with the writer, recipes like this make breakfast my favorite meal also!:) This particular recipe is loaded with three types of cheeses and packed with hashed browns and bacon....really, with all that, who needs the eggs. But it has that too! So click here for this "Mother of All Breakfast Casseroles!"
MENNONITE HOUSEKEEPING: Checking in this week with "Plain Marie" she writes a column about "keeping house like Mennonite." SIGH, there are some real truths in her post. I have a bad habit of sticking something in a close to "deal with later" and later rarely arrives. Good stuff in her post. Click here to read. Plain Marie, by the way, is Plain, but she's not part of the Amish or Mennonites. She and her family are "freelance Plain" and I find that extremely appealing. SIGH, maybe someday Rachel, Aster, and I can move out of the city and live a similar existence. I'd like that.
PINECRAFT SLEEPS: It's fun to check in with Katie Troyer's blog chronicling life in the only Amish enclave in the Sunshine State. This is the time of year when activity begins to rapidly wind down and there are only a handful of Plain people around. Katie caught up with a few of them playing shuffleboard. Click here.
5-INGREDIENT WHITE CAKE: Talented young Mennonite blogger, Briana Thomas, shares a recipe for 5-Ingredient White Cake. I have to admit I'm not a big fan of artificial/substitute sweeteners like Truvia. I know, I know, it's supposed to be "natural", but I'm just inherently suspicious. But those of you on me email list know I've been trying to lose weight so I guess I shouldn't be dispensing wisdom about what sweeteners to use. Anyway, I am sure you could use real sugar in this recipe and if you like Truvia then this recipe is great for you!
MORE MCNULTY: Cheryl McNulty is at it again, working on another portrait of an Amish girl. This one will be holding a chick....she is not done yet but she has posted a picture of it in its half-finished stage. Wow, I can't wait to see this one when it is done, she is keeping us in suspense! Click here to see the work in progress!