My Amish Home | A busy day in the midst of the strong wind | Food
“It is of the Lord’s mercy that we are not consumed, because his mercies are not lacking. They are new every morning; great is your fidelity. The Lord is my part, says my soul; I therefore hope in him. The Lord is good for those who wait for him, for the soul that seeks him. It is good for a man to hope and quietly await the salvation of the Lord. It is good for a man to bear the yoke in his youth. – Lamentations 3: 22-27
Today it’s nice, but we have wind – lots of wind, gusts of wind – but at least it’s warm. Yesterday the wind was cool and almost blew our hair off.
Yesterday morning, I got up very early to do the laundry before going to work. It was a perfectly clear and calm moonlit morning, and I appreciated that fact so much. I had a lot to do and had to start early.
On the way home from work, I stopped by granddaughter Andrea Yoder’s school to attend their last day of school program and dinner. It is always nice to listen to children reciting poems from memory and singing.
Then there is the food! Oh my! The tables almost groaned under their generous load.
I got home in time to catch my breath and bring the laundry, then we left.
It has been a year since brother-in-law Marvin Helmuth passed away. So we Otto brothers and sisters went to spend some time with Sister Sarah Ann. We of course had coffee (Sarah Ann does the best!) And lots of goodies.
So I was very tired in the evening and I still am today. I should have known, but I’ll get over it.
I had Jamin again last week for a few hours while Morn Cynthia and Grandma Rachel went to the fabric store. Farmstead Fabrics, located in our neighborhood, hosted an open house. Now why do you think they didn’t want to take Jamin with you?
I really haven’t done any shopping there yet, but I stopped a few times, enough to see it’s an amazing store. Co-owners and sisters LouElla and Wanda definitely have a flair for organizing things in an eye-catching way.
I took Jamin with me to pick up her husband Erwin from the workshop. He loves to drive the horse! Jamin, not Erwin! Of course, Diamond doesn’t require a lot of “driving”. He could follow the road on his own – with his eyes closed! Anyway, it was special and enjoyable.
Grandson Jeffrey is in the dog breeding business. And he might need more room, so he and his dad, Lloyd, fixed some pens in our barn. When the dogs are ready to have their puppies, they will likely move them.
I’m so excited about it. And it will probably take me longer to do my chores!
I would like to think that it is now summer. I made my first batch of garden tea. I love the smell; it’s pure summer! But I can’t drink it. I really don’t like it unsweetened, but I can’t stand the sugar. And I can’t stand artificial sweeteners!
Apparently sugar is forbidden for me or I am paying the consequences. This makes me sad. Shady Crest has these cheesecakes which are amazing. But no, I must ignore them.
Last week I went to Beachy’s. They have equally amazing donuts. And apparently they have their own mind and they just throw themselves in my basket! I like to have some for my husband’s break. And I broke down and ate one on the way home, knowing I would be in pain from the start.
Today my granddaughters Andrea and Kaitlyn are with me. They are outside of rollerblading. I almost envy them! I have never mastered the art of rollerblading. Of course, I had these really nasty clip-on skates. You remember? And anyway, I’ve always been pretty klutzy.
But that didn’t stop me from trying. After having little girls, they got skates. We didn’t have walks outside to roller skate, just a cramped trailer, but we moved the furniture to the walls as far as we could and continued to roller skate. We had rugs, but it made no difference; we always had fun!
It is now after lunch; I took the girls home. It’s really windy and it looks like a storm is brewing.
I’m supposed to go to a Pampered Chef bridal shower for our future granddaughter. Is this an appropriate term? Anyway, I decided not to go, then I spoke with my daughter Rachel and decided to go with her.
I should probably stay home, mow the yard, and plant other things in the garden. There is actually rain in the forecast. Well if it rains it does, and if not, I can work on it tomorrow.
In closing, with freedom, books, flowers and the moon, who couldn’t be happy?
Should we have this banana pudding for dessert?
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon of salt
3 cups of milk
3 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla
8 ounces vanilla wafers (about 60 cookies), divided
4 large ripe bananas, cut into 1/4-inch slices
In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, flour and salt. Whisk in the milk. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbling. Reduce the heat to low; cook and stir for two more minutes. Remove from fire.
In a small bowl, whisk the eggs. Whisk a small amount of the hot mixture into the eggs; return everything to the pot, whisking constantly. Boil gently; cook and stir for two minutes.
Remove from fire. Stir in the vanilla. Let cool for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
In an ungreased 8-inch square baking dish, place 25 vanilla wafers, half the banana slices and half the pudding. Repeat the layers. Squeeze plastic wrap over the surface of the pudding. Refrigerate for four hours or overnight.
Just before serving, crush the remaining wafers and sprinkle on top of the pudding.