One medium to large potato per person. Cut potatoes very thin. 3. Grab the Olive Oil 4. Fill a kettle half way with Olive Oil. Turn burner on medium high. The oil should be very hot. 5. Grab two handfuls of potatoes and put them in the kettle. 6. The oil will look like this:7. Next, cover… Read More Homemade Potato Chips in Olive Oil-How To
On our recent trip to Maine we took a long fall drive one afternoon and discovered this wagon full of squash. There was no price, simply a “pay what you can” price. So I picked up a few, put in $17.00 and wished the owners a good day. I have to admit, I’m not a… Read More 30 Days of Fall-Day 26-Baked Squash Wedges-Recipe
Easy Peasey Homemade Granola, with things you likely already have in the pantry. The thing about granola is that you can almost put whatever you want in it. Nuts? Throw ’em in. Don’t like nuts? Leave ’em out. Craisins, dried fruit, chocolate chips? All of them are on the table as possible add-ins for homemade… Read More 30 Days of Fall-Day 25-Homemade Fall Spice Granola-Recipe
Who doesn’t love a fantastic wedding? We got to attend two this month! In the first we had the opportunity to simply be guests, a rare thing since in most weddings we attend Jeremy is the officiant and the girls and I watch him from the pew. But in this first wedding, Matt and Jenny’s… Read More 30 Days of Fall-Day 24-Weddings!
Pre-children days are when this Fall Family Day tradition began for Jeremy and I. It started slowly via my job at the time of running an urban compassionate ministry center in Norristown, PA. I took “my” kids on a field trip to Lancaster County where we all picked pumpkins and learned about the Amish culture.… Read More 30 Days of Fall-Day 23 – Fall Family Day
We placed an open invitation to our church family and friends to come to our house on Sunday night for Apple Dumplings, a campfire and fellowship. In May we had a good old fashioned Memorial Day Cookout with burgers and hot dogs, mason jars glasses with soda and lemonade and homemade iced tea. One month… Read More Church Gathering at The Parsonage!
Each Fall I like to make Apple Dumplings using a recipe from page 247 of The Amish Cookbook complied by Alvin and Sally Lapp. I found the book years ago at Good’s Store in Lancaster County, PA. I can’t find it online to include a link here in this post. While it is a cookbook that… Read More 30 Days of Fall- Day 22 Amish Recipe Book Apple Dumplings-Recipe
We don’t find random deer legs in the driveway on a regular basis. That was just once. That once was yesterday. We do, though, seem to have random things happen to us on a regular basis. For example, we babysat a racing pigeon last year. In a box in our living room. He was in the backyard… Read More We found a deer foot in the driveway. Because this stuff happens to us. On a regular basis.
We’ve each picked Five of our Favorite Fall Fancies to share with you. Fancies, is of course, used here as a noun. Alliteration is also used. Definition: Fancies n. pl. fan·cies 1. The mental faculty through which whims, visions, and fantasies are summoned up; imagination, especially of a whimsical or fantastic nature. 2. Something imagined or invented… Read More 30 Days of Fall-Five Favorite Fall Fancies-Day 21
Right now at The Parsonage I’m listening to this song much louder than my children appreciate. Repeatedly. My daughter has been on the phone all morning with someone who is much smarter than me at Chemistry, because I have NOT A CLUE how to balance chemical equations (and who cares anyway?) and so far we’ve gone… Read More Real Life at The Parsonage