2022 — A model new yr is earlier than us. I want you all good well being, happiness and most of all God’s blessings as we begin one other yr.
As I’m penning this, tomorrow, Jan. 6, will probably be Epiphany (Previous Christmas) and a vacation for the Amish on this neighborhood. Loads of households have a Christmas gathering on today. We will probably be internet hosting sister Emma and her prolonged household, sister Verena, and our complete household. We’re a complete of 33 to set the desk for. It could’ve been 36 if our family members may’ve been right here, however we are going to go away it in God’s fingers and maintain their reminiscence alive.
The tables (5, six-foot tables) are able to be set for our visitors tomorrow. We can even have a present trade after our haystack brunch. Snacks will probably be served within the afternoon, video games performed and hopefully some singing collectively.
I hope you all loved the letters from daughters Lovina, Verena and Susan the final three weeks. It gave me a break over the vacations, and I believe all of them did an exquisite job. I maintain asking Elizabeth, Loretta and the boys in the event that they need to write additionally.
Elizabeth and Tim have had rather a lot occurring recently. They left for Florida on Dec. 23 and arrived again house on Jan. 1. That they had a really good time, however their bus was delayed on the best way house. They spent 29½ hours on the bus coming house. They have been sitting in site visitors for 4 hours as a consequence of a three-car accident on New Yr’s Eve. Elizabeth mentioned she felt unhealthy for whomever was concerned, realizing that their new yr wasn’t beginning out good. Evidently, Tim and Elizabeth have been two glad dad and mom as soon as they have been off the bus and safely house once more.
Daughters Susan and Verena had their home all cleaned, and I had their laundry washed, dried and folded. I’m certain that was an awesome assist.
Sunday afternoon Joe and I went for a experience. We acquired round 4 inches or extra of snow Saturday night and through the night time. We have been the one ones house. I don’t like that vacant nest feeling. It’s simply too quiet round right here. Daughter Loretta and Dustin left Saturday night and spent the night time at daughters Susan and Verena’s home. Jennifer and Ryan have been excited to have them there.
Joe and I finished at sister Emma’s for a go to. We additionally visited with sister Verena. She is generally staying with Emma and her sons. Each sisters have misplaced their greatest good friend and might really feel the vacancy.
We then headed on to daughter Susan’s and ended up staying there for supper. Dustin and Loretta have been nonetheless there, and Tim and Elizabeth additionally came visiting. I used to be so glad to see all of the grandchildren once more. Within the afternoon, Dustin gave Jennifer and Ryan a sled experience with the brand new sled somebody gave them for Christmas. They miss having a daddy to try this for them.
Elizabeth is all tan from the Florida solar. It was good to see everybody. Susan and Verena served us a great supper then we headed house. Quickly after we have been house, Benjamin and Kevin got here house, and a bit of later Joseph and Lovina, so the home wasn’t quiet anymore. Its all the time good to catch up earlier than going to mattress. God is sweet, and we are able to’t thank Him sufficient for the numerous fantastic blessings. Till subsequent week.
I’ll share the haystack breakfast recipe.
hash brown potatoes
diced smokies or smoked sausage
diced inexperienced peppers
Put together the quantities in keeping with what number of visitors you’ve. Everybody layers no matter they need on a plate for his or her serving. We put all of the leftovers collectively to make a breakfast casserole for an additional morning.
Lovina’s Amish Kitchen is written by Lovina Eicher, Previous Order Amish author, cook dinner, spouse, and mom of eight. Her latest cookbook, Amish Household Recipes, is obtainable wherever books are bought. Readers can write to Eicher at PO Field 1689, South Holland, IL 60473 (please embrace a self-addressed stamped envelope for a reply); or electronic mail [email protected] and your message will probably be handed on to her to learn. She doesn’t personally reply to emails.
This text initially appeared on Mansfield Information Journal: Lovina’s Amish Kitchen: Epiphany celebrated with household and a haystack