Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Recipe of the week: Amish Potato Dumplings soup recipe. And info on another "Witness location farm tour" and contest.

Amish Potato Noodle Dumplings Soup recipe

1 1/2 cups water
3 medium potatoes, peeled and grated
celery rib, finely chopped
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup diced cured or smoked ham
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups milk
1/8 teaspoon celery seeds
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley or chives

Bring the water, potatoes, celery, onion and ham to a simmer in a large saucepan; cook for 20 minutes.

In a medium bowl, mix the egg, flour and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt. Using floured hands, pull into stringy lumps; add to the potato mixture. Cook for 7 minutes, stirring often. Stir in milk, celery seeds and remaining salt; heat through. Top with parsley or chives. Recipe from www.Recipegoldmine.com

Brad Igou from the Amish experience E-mailed me to let me know that the Witness farm tour will be returning again this year, and this time the barn which was closed (sadly) when i was on this tour last year will now be open to the public this time around. The barn to me had a very important part in the movie that stared Harrison Ford and Kelly McGillis in 1985, so I'm pleased that it will be open this time around.The Amish experience is also having a contest (see below) in case anyone is maybe interested in entering. If your interested in taking the Witness farm tour just go to www.Amishexperience.com

WITNESS movie trivia challenge: The Amish Experience is asking trivia buffs

for the name of the song John  Book and Rachel dance to in the barn, who wrote it,

and the singer. Correct responders will be drawn on the first of July,
August and September and will receive two complimentary tickets for the tour
this year. Email to Brad@AmishExperience.com, typing "Witness Contest" in
the subject line. 


I've created this website out of my own interest in the Amish/Mennonite culture and of living in the country. Its a place for people who are interested in the Amish like myself, and its also a place to share Images of the beautiful country side that is all around me. my name is Richard, and I live very close to an Amish settlement here in Pennsylvania. This site is dedicated to my mother, who had started all of this by taking me as a child to Lancaster,pa from our apartment in the Bronx projects..........THANK YOU MOM............... Richard