What is a perfect way to spend a mid fall day? How about in Amish country? And eating "home-style" cooking?? Perfect. That was our destination on a recent Saturday (pre-Hurricane Sandy) and it really made autumn complete for us. Our "boys" grew up visiting here in the summer and fall and for them it was THE definition of a great family day together. We've been rather short on those lately between school and jobs...so this was a great family get-a-way!
And where better for us to visit than Middlefield? A nice sized Amish community about 40 miles south of us. Rural, country and boasting "Mary Yoder's Amish Kitchen," it never disappoints.
|A row of willow rockers are there to greet you...|
|These rockers are THE most comfortable chairs ever...(at least our guys think so!)|
This sign says it all. You know you've entered into a country dimension with the myriad amount of crafts, food and homespun. It's an ecclectic mix where you're sure to find something to please.
Little circles of fabric look like flowers scattered in a field...
That turn into this fabulous Yo-You quilt...locally made of course!
And let's not forget the eats...that's the main attraction here. It was Saturday so it was a hot buffet (including salad bar), all-you-can-eat, baked chicken, pot roast, green beans, carrots, real mashed potatoes, unbelievably delicious! It feels like you're going to Grandma's house. I think my mouth is watering...again! (Oh, and we finished this meal with their homemade Peanut Butter Pie...wow!)
|Alas, my lack of photo skills for food pictures didn't quite capture how amazing this pot roast with noodles really was!!|
It really was a great meal and a lots of fun together...on the way out, I couldn't help but take a picture of this pot of mums with only one flower escaping a fall frost.
Our day didn't end here fortunately. We took our time visiting an Amish vegetable stand, stopping at a local cheese factory to pick up a pound of their own Colby-Jack Habanaro Cheese and finishing up in another little town at their general store. Another really cute place to see and holding lots of memories for us all.
It really felt like autumn for us and good thing too because the hurricane really has left us feeling very winter-like, with most of the trees stripped of their leaves.
Well, thanks for reading and sharing a part of our day. Sorry I have no peanut butter pie to offer you all, but if you ever have the chance to have a piece...you won't regret it! Blessings!
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