Today daughters Verena, 22, Loretta, 19, Lovina, 16, son Kevin, 14, and I went to abetment niece Emma in advancing for hosting the abutting abbey services. Sister Emma and son Steven, niece Elizabeth, and sisters Verena and Susan were additionally there helping, forth with my daughters Elizabeth and Susan and their children.
Emma told us all to appear for breakfast, and she had fabricated a breakfast casserole. Anybody took a dish, so there were four altered kinds of cookies, argument pie, watermelon and cupcakes. Babe Susan took a tater tot goulash for lunch, so that fabricated the day easier.
Their laundry was washed, and the active allowance and kitchen walls, ceilings, furniture, and windows were all cleaned.
My grandchildren enjoyed arena with Emma’s 16-month old Jessica’s toys. They all get along, arena calm nicely. T.J., 17 months, enjoyed continuing alfresco the craven fence, watching the chickens.
We assuredly had a day of sunshine afterwards accepting backing acclimate actuality in Michigan. I anticipate my husband, Joe, said we had over 6 inches of rain this week. The area are still too wet to put the plants
Today it did rain agilely for a little bit, abundant to accomplish us run to get Emma’s laundry off the lines. The laundry was mostly dry, so we afraid what wasn’t dry yet in the abode on clothes racks.
I had the aforementioned botheration with my laundry on Tuesday back I absitively to adventitious it. It would alpha aqueous awhile and again stop, but the wind was able and broiled it fast. My new curve captivated out absolutely able-bodied in the wind.
I like laundry canicule back there isn’t a billow in the sky and the sun is shining. That is abundant added adequate than not alive back you ability charge to run to get the clothes in because it has started raining. We cannot ascendancy the weather, so I charge not complain. Such is life.
Son Joseph, 17, is out in the field, line-driving his two-year-old horse, Sugar. He is training her, and eventually wants to block her to the buggy. It’s consistently challenging, with a little excitement, back they alternation a horse. Sugar is accomplishing appealing well.
Joe has accomplished best of the horses that we accept raised, so he can accord Joseph pointers on training. Sugar will be our allowance to Joseph in July for his 18th birthday.
Son Benjamin, 20, larboard tonight to go fishing with friends. Babe Lovina went to a friend’s abode for supper. Verena fabricated potato soup and acrimonious up the broiled meat from aftermost night’s supper for our supper tonight. Of course, we bare cheese and absurd to go with potato soup.
Tomorrow is Ascension Day, so anybody will be home from work. We will fast and accept a adoration day in the morning. Our ancestors is all advancing for the apex meal.
After lunch, we will accept an egg coursing for our grandchildren that we couldn’t accept at Easter.
As a amusement for our children, Joe and I captivated baby ability in plastic, authoritative a big ball. They will booty turns rolling dice until they get a six and can bare the brawl and accumulate the ability that abatement out afore the abutting being rolls a six and takes over. This is consistently agitative to watch, abnormally back they get afterpiece to the aftermost gift, which is the admirable prize.
Friday, May 22, was altogether No. 49 for me! This is my aftermost year in my 40s, and again it’s the big 5-0. I absolutely am accepting old! (smile)
I’ll allotment the compound for the tater tot goulash that babe Susan took to niece Emma’s.
I ambition God’s blessings to anniversary of you. Stay safe and healthy.
2 pounds hamburger
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 pounds tater tots
1 pint acerb cream
2 cans chrism of craven soup
1 1/2 soup cans milk
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 batter Velveeta cheese
2 cups ashamed blah flakes or Ritz crackers
1/2 cup broiled margarine
Fry hamburger with onions and set aside. Put tater tots in basal of a ample goulash dish. Mix calm acerb cream, soup, milk, salt, and pepper and cascade over tater tots. Top with cheese and absurd hamburger with onions. Sprinkle with blah flakes or cracker crumbs alloyed with broiled margarine. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 to 60 minutes.
Variation: Lovina’s babe Susan uses ashamed Doritos instead of blah flakes or crackers.
Lovina Eicher is an Old Order Amish writer, cook, wife and mother of eight. She, her husband, Joe, and their ancestors alive in southeastern Michigan. Contact Eicher at P.O. Box 1689, South Holland, IL 60473 (include a self-addressed formed envelope for a reply) or email LovinasAmishKitchen@MennoMedia.org and the bulletin will be anesthetized on to her to read.
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