“Our finest gifts we bring/Pa-rum-pa-pum-pum/To lay before the King…” The Little Drummer Boy When I was growing up, I stood in my church’s Living Nativity scene. Every year, for four nights up to and including Christmas Eve, I dressed up as any character needed. Since we stood in half-hour shifts, we needed two Josephs, two… Read More
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Eight Simple Strategies for a Healthier Holiday Season The Holiday season is here, and with it an avalanche of calories, fat, and sugar finds its way into the typical American diet. Amish or not we find ourselves tempted at every corner with holiday offerings of pies, cookies, candy, snack mixes, and other not-so-healthy foods that… Read More
I’ve noticed a new trend among some of my city-dwelling friends and acquaintances lately – they want to raise chickens in their back yard. I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s with the idea that the eggs and meat from these chickens are healthier. Or perhaps it’s a longing for a simpler way of life or… Read More
Freezer Tips I have this thing about waste. Definitely something I share with the Amish. These frugal people will save four green beans left over from one meal, stuff that most people would throw away. Though my parents never gave me the “starving people all over the world” speech, I still hate to throw food… Read More
Come and Get it: Easy Chicken Pot Pie “Hey, Mom! What’s for dinner?” –Every kid ever born. Let’s face it: sometimes, even though we know we should be grateful for food to prepare, we tire of cooking. We’ve made the same old meals for thirty years and nothing sounds good. Yes, we should be ashamed… Read More