Everyone relaxes and gets ready for bed. Another day has passed and history.
Today his daughter Lovina, 17, spent the day with her daughter Elizabeth and Tim. She stayed with the kids while Elizabeth took baby Andrea for a doctor’s check. She now weighs 8 pounds, 6 ounces. She weighed 8 pounds and 3 ounces at birth but lost almost a pound. It’s always good to see the weight start to come back up again. My babies have always lost a bit of weight the first week or two before gaining it back.
On Friday evening, his daughter Susan and his children, his daughter Verena, his daughter Elizabeth, Tim and his children and his sister Verena were our dinner guests. It was fine for Elizabeth to get out of the house and dine somewhere else.
Our menu consisted of mashed potatoes, beef and noodles, corn, sliced cheese, chocolate pie and homemade ice cream.
My grandchildren are really enjoying the new tea sets and fake foods etc that a kind reader sent me. I don’t have many toys for them to play with when they come over so they tend to get a little bored. With the new toys, they had so much fun pretending to cook!
On Saturday the men dressed an 1100 pound ox which still hangs in our cold part of the pole barn waiting to be cut up. Plans are to start Friday afternoon and finish Saturday. It will be a lot of work done!
Saturday night, daughter Susan and kids, daughter Verena, sons Kevin and Benjamin, Benjamin’s special friend Amanda, Joe and I had a delicious dinner at daughter Loretta and Dustin’s house. Susan and her children spent the night at Dustin’s house so she would be closer to going to another church district the next morning.
Sunday morning we all walked the six miles to church for the baptismal services of Daniel (his daughter Lovina’s special friend). It’s always so special to be there when a young soul accepts Jesus Christ as their Saviour.
Sunday evening, we had a delicious dinner at Daniel’s parents. Others there besides Joe and I were sons Benjamin (and special friend Amanda), Joseph and Kevin, daughter Lovina, daughter Susan and the children, married brothers and families of Daniel, Jake and Lisa and family, Clint and Hannah and son, Dustin and daughter Loretta, and my sister Emma and all her family. It was a pleasant evening.
Tomorrow all the daughters and grandchildren are planning to come for the day. It’s been a while since they’ve done this, so my mind wanders and tries to think of what I should make for breakfast and lunch. I know with baby Andrea and all the other grandkids coming, that grandma doesn’t want to plan too much other than meals and spending time with them. It’s been a while since we all got together for a day.
Of course, Abigail will go to school, but the bus will drop her here. She gets a lot of attention when she gets off that bus!
It’s time for me to call it a day. Good night and God’s blessings to all!
Lovina’s Amish Kitchen is written by Lovina Eicher, Old Order Amish writer, cook, wife, and mother of eight. Her latest cookbook, Amish Family Recipes, is available wherever books are sold. Readers may write to Eicher at PO Box 1689, South Holland, IL 60473 (please include a self-addressed stamped envelope for a reply); or email [email protected] and your message will be forwarded to them for reading. She does not personally respond to emails.
1 cup milk
2 pounds of sweet potatoes
1 pound bacon or sausage, fried
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of pepper
Whisk the eggs and milk together. Incorporate the rest of the ingredients. Pour into a greased 13 x 9 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes.