Gloria is taking a week off, she will return next week. With Thanksgiving creeping closer, we are including a selection of favorite Amish Cook Thanksgiving recipes.
AMISH COOK: An ordinary day at home
I loved the suggestions you tossed back on what you enjoy hearing me write about.
One idea caught my attention: an ordinary day at home. And what’s better than just a typical day at home?
‘I see the lifeboat coming …’
They all stood in a circle in the living room. Jesse suggested we sing Daddy’s song: “Oh, the Best is Yet to Come.”
My heartbeat quickened as I waited for Grandma to pick up her phone, 400 miles away. I didn’t know what she was going through, yet I did. Saying goodbye is no simple matter. Hearing her voice was soothing and broke my heart, all in one.
AMISH COOK: A bittersweet Mother’s Day
“Happy Mother’s day!” It was Julia, sleepily walking out of the bedroom holding, Gumdrop, her pet miniature poodle. Snuggling up next to me on the couch, we shared a hug. There were mixed feelings as I thought of the day ahead. Daniel had always been sure to show me how much he appreciated having me mother his children. This year, no Daniel.
SPRING HOME & GARDEN: Adding flowers into this year’s vegetable garden mix
If you’re like me, you’ve been dreaming of spring.
Thankfully, the weather finally seems to have turned a corner for the better. In the meantime, I’ve got my garden seeds sprouting on my kitchen window ledge.
AMISH COOK: Breakfast is the whole enchilada
Breakfast menus are on my hit list.
What is better than fresh, steaming pancakes or buttery biscuits straight from the oven topped with sausage gravy? My mom had a breakfast specialty: Gold Rush Brunch, which she would make with layers of scrambled eggs, sausage, cheese sauce and shredded potatoes. Then there were those rare occasions when we children cheered with delight when she made an egg in a nest for each of us. Some morning we had homemade or store boughten cereals. To us, homemade chocolate cake and chopped strawberries were a hit with almost any cereal.
AMISH COOK: Partly cloudy with a chance of meatball sub casserole
Tonight I held a baggie with Austin’s first tooth, which just came out.
I felt a wave of joy but then a tug of sadness. How can it be? Is my little boy growing up that fast?
AMISH COOK: The Yoders cut out for cookies
Only last week I remarked to Daniel how blessed I am to not have been sick much these last years since we were blessed with more children through foster care and adoption.
You guessed it. Today I am on the tally of sick folks. How is a mom supposed to be sick? I mean, who will do the zillion little things that go unnoticed till Mom doesn’t do it? Then there’s school. First graders, especially require tons of drills. Austin loves learning and does very well with school work, but for his sake and long term perspective, it requires lots of drills.
AMISH COOK: Mom pinch hits for Gloria
Cheery greetings to everyone. This is Gloria’s Mom, Dorcas Raber. With the holidays looming and her being a busy Mom, she could use some extra time to regroup and refresh so I will fill in for her this week.
It’s early morning, and I am having quiet time. Some of my favorite times in life are the times I rise early, make a cup of coffee, and relax with my Bible and journal. Somehow, it flows better with a pen and paper, to express my thoughts, or write prayers of Bible verses that are especially meaningful. The house is quiet, and God is near.
AMISH COOK: Something fishy at the Yoders
Julia and I were making several types of energy balls when Daddy walked into the kitchen announcing his plans to head back to the pond and tackle his project of seining out the large catfish before winter.
“Mom, may I go back and watch?” Julia wanted to know