Bruce Stambaugh

Celebrating the Christmas Amish-style

The Amish enjoy celebrating the holidays just as much as anyone else. They simply go about it a bit differently.

Defining how the Amish celebrate America’s most time-honored holidays deserves an introductory explanation. The Amish are divided into church groups, usually about 100 persons per church. And by church, they mean fellowship, since they hold church in their homes, shops or barns.

There are actually many different types or orders of Amish. The Swartzentruber Amish are considered to be the lowest order, with the New Order Amish the highest, since they hold Sunday ...
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By: LaVonne De Bois

 

As Spring arrives, so does the need to prepare for planting of crops.  Farming among the Amish remains in the 8 - 10% range with regard to family occupations.

 

Recently I interviewed a New Order Amish farmer about farming methods.  Even though Amish are allowed to utilize tractors on the farm for running equipment, some New Order may use tractors for fieldwork.  That is not the norm, but demonstrates the extreme examples from one group to another.

 

Working in the field does not ...
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Submitted

Ingredients
4-6 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
6-8 Slices Swiss Cheese (Mozzarella works too)
½ cup mayonnaise
½ cup sour cream
¾ cup grated Parmesan Cheese (divided)
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. pepper
1 tsp. garlic powder
Cooked Rice to serve over (optional)

 

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 375.

2. Pat chicken dry and place in a greased 9x13 pan.

3. Add sliced cheese on top of chicken breasts.

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