Eichers Celebrate Birthdays

Posted: June 4, 2014

The Amish Cook

Though the sun is shining now, we had a thunderstorm earlier this morning.

The rain kept us out of the garden today, but last night, Joe and the children helped get more garden planted. We haven’t finished yet, so hopefully it’ll dry up, soon.

We now have planted onions, radishes, lettuce, peas, potatoes, red beets, green beans, cucumbers, corn, sweet peppers, tomatoes, cabbage, banana and hot peppers.

So far, we have potatoes, peas, radishes, onions, lettuce and corn coming up. Everything is late this year.

The boys have mowed our grass for the second time this year. Usually, it would have had to be a mowed much sooner.

Daughter Lovina had a very happy 10th birthday Sunday. We attended church during the day. In the evening, we went to Jacob and Emma’s house for fried and grilled mushrooms, of which they’ve had an abundance. Also on the menu was grilled ham, asparagus casserole, sliced tomatoes, cheese, watermelon, chocolate cake and ice cream.

Also, I celebrated my  birthday May 22. Doesn’t 43 sound old? Makes me dread seeing my age get higher up there.

Jacob, Emma, and family, and sisters Verena and Susan and our daughters’ friends, Timothy and Mose, came to the house to celebrate.

School doors will be closing soon, only two more are left after this one. The children enjoyed just three days of school, as Memorial and Ascension days fell during the same week.

Son Benjamin’s eighth-grade graduation will be held June 4. This will be his last year of school, and Daughter Loretta only has one left.

Our ramp is now finished and Loretta is glad not to have to take steps to get into the house. It will also be nice for the older people when we host church services.

Daughter Elizabeth and Susan are on four-day work weeks for a while. I enjoy having them home on Fridays. They have some dresses they need to get sewed for roles in upcoming weddings.

Sunday afternoon, we stopped in at Timothy’s house to see all his horses’ baby foals.

While we were there, we also visited with his next door neighbor, Janice. She was out in the yard in a wheel chair, as she’s been in poor healthy, lately. It was nice to visit with her again.

Try this breakfast dish.

French Toast Casserole
10 cups cubed bread
8 eggs
3 cups milk
4 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon maple flavoring

Put bread into a 9-by-13-inch pan. Mix rest of ingredients and pour over bread. Refrigerate overnight. Remove from fridge 30 minutes before baking.

Mix the following and pour over top:

½ cup melted butter
1 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons corn syrup
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes to an hour.

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