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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

In season

I have noticed that when certain foods are in season, there will be a slew of your favorite foods available. Pumpkins are going into season, and there looks to be a lot of them. I am going to enjoy all the pieces of pumpking pie offered to me. I will also be looking for fresh pumpkin butter and pumpking bread.

It will not take you long to find out when your favorit stuff is available. You will get what you want at the peakness of it flavor. Just make sure you mark those events on the calander so you will not forget.

I know I will not be disappointed.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

The many uses of stale bread.

One way is to place the bread in an oven, an leave there until lightly brown. Butter them and serve with a meal.

You can even place creamed asparagus on top for a great lunch.

Another way to use stale bread is to toast slices of bread, spread with butter, pour 1 cup of hot milk on top wich has 1 beaten egg and pinch of salt.

Another great way is to stuff your turkey with the bread. Bread stuffing is one of my favorites.

Word of warning, make sure to check for mold first. You dont need food poisoning.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Recipes to live by

Blend 1c. of love and 1/2 cup of kindness. Add alternatevly in small portions, 1 c. of appreciation and 3 c. of pleasant companionship, into which has been sifted 3 tsp. of deserving praise. Flavor wth 1 tsp. carefully choosen advice. Fold in 1 c. of cheerfullness to which has been added a pinch of sorrow. Pour with tender care into small clean hearts and bake until well matured. Turn out on the surface of society, humbly invoke God's blessing and it will serve all mankind.

"I like this recipes I have found in amish cookbooks.

Monday, September 21, 2009


Elephant Soup

1 elephant(not to old)
15 gallons brown gravy
10 lbs of pepper
12 lbs of salt
1 rabbit

Cut elephant int small bite-sized pieces. That should take about 4-6 months. Add salt and Pepper and cover with brown gravy. Place concotion in a very large oven and cook at 700 degrees for one week until tender.

This recipe will serve 3,800 to 4,500 persons. If more guests are expected, add the rabbit. Do that only if necessary, as most folks don't like a hare in their soup.

Now you can not tell the amish don't have a sense of humor.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Rivel soup

I have had this soup quite a few times. The only complanints I have heard about this soup, Is sometimes the rivels are too big. This really ruins the tast of the whole soup.

This is also not always on the menu in many restuarants. If you have the opportuinty to be at a place serving this soup. Do not miss out on the oportunity.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Stew meat

A lot of Amish don't make stew meat when they butcher. They make a meat called chump meat. This is a cross between stew meat and hamburger. Some people like it, and some detest the size of the meat.

There is nothing special about cooking the meat. The good thing it is in bite size chunks for smaller children. I would suggest getting some if you have a chance.

Friday, September 11, 2009


In keeping your food fresh, do Amish have the ability to keep their food fresh? Yes they do. There are some orders of the Amish that use electricity in there homes. If there is no electricity in their homes, there is three options.

First option, is that they rent electricity off those who have it. This is so there is a seperation from this wordly device. They usally keep the frig and freezer in a barn.

The next option is two use gas powered frigs. I never new they existed until I moved to Ohio.

The third option is the use a ice house. This is how we all used to do it. They collect the ice in the winter, so they will have ice through most of the summer.

I would not worry to much about the food you are eating if it is fresh enough.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Ground hog?

Back in montana we called them marmots or woodchucks, and looked at them as very big rats. Out in Ohio they breed like rabbits, and can be very distructive to a farmers field.

Not everyone who shoots the ground hogs eats them, but there is a few. They say they dont like the older ones, because they are tough and and hard to eat. They tend to like the young ones. They are tender and have a very sweet taste. The preference is to eat the meat in a stew.

Some day I will be brave enough to try the stew.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Young onions

I learned very quickly that a lot of people like to eat young onions. At first I quickly frowned on this, since I was familiar with eating fully grown onions. We all know how bitter these can be. The young onions are actually very sweet. This is a great treat, with getting a lot of vitamins.