August 23, 2014

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The Amish Cook 4-23-13

By Lovina Eicher

• 5 a.m. The alarm goes off. I get up because daughter Elizabeth will leave for her job at the factory soon. She has been working a lot of 10 hour days at the factory.

• 5:15 a.m. Elizabeth’s ride is here and she leaves. The children are on Spring Break and my husband Joe is off work this week. Everyone has been taking advantage of their break and sleeping later than usual. I stay up and read and enjoy the peace and quiet. There are not many quiet moments around here this week once everyone is awake.

• 6:30 a.m.  Joe gets up and I make a pot of coffee for us. Joe goes down to the basement to add coal to the stove. I get sausage out of the freezer to make gravy for breakfast.  Daughter Lovina, 8, wants to mix up two batches of mystery biscuits so I help her.

• 8 a.m. Breakfast is ready consisting of biscuits, sausage gravy,  fried eggs, cheese, orange juice and milk.