Sunday, December 2, 2012
I’m a city girl, and this is my first Christmas in the country, not just in rural America but in Amish Country. The Troyers, an Amish family here in Appleseed Creek, have invited me to their home for Christmas. Becky, their daughter who left the Amish way, is my roommate and their son, Timothy is my…umm, well…I don’t know what he is to me yet. He’s very handsome, kind, and... Oh dear, now, I’m blushing.
Anyway, Becky is overjoyed about returning to her family’s farm for Christmas. She’s pouring all of her nervous energy into the kitchen. I’ve never seen so many cookies in my life, and I'm counting all the church bake sales I’ve been to. Becky wants to impress her family with her new English culinary skills, many of which she’s learned from watching hours of Food Network since she left the Amish way. She’s getting creative too. She mentioned something about ceviche, gumbo, and sorbet. I can guarantee none of these dishes have been served on Mrs. Troyer’s table before.
As the resident Englischer, Becky asked me to find her more English Christmas recipes that she can introduce to her family. That’s where you come in. I’m not a chef…okay, I’m not even a cook… and I can search the Internet and cookbooks for recipes, but I’m curious about what you love to eat at Christmas. It would be a great help to Becky and to me.
So tell me, what’s your favorite Christmas or Holiday dish? You never know, your suggestion might end up on an Amish table for Christmas dinner.
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