Well I'm waiting on God and Mother Nature to decide when I recover from my health situation. In the meantime, I ponder the pleasant things we might partake in during this summer season which at present I'm limited to be able to do. A few posts ago I mentioned going to Blue Hole Springs, Eureka Springs, among other local outings. And I forgot to mention one of my most favorite daytrips that perhaps the Divine Physician in His good humor will make soon come true. And that is dinner at a local Amish farm.
You gaze across the table at roast beef and fried chicken, the creamiest mashed potatoes, green beans, German noodles, huge yeast bread rolls, real butter, and a pitcher of ice tea. Later each table gets their choice of two pies. We usually pick the coconut cream and pecan pies, plus of course served with coffee. Mind you the mother of the house woke up at 5am to prepare everything from scratch with the best ingredients.
Its the Earl Miller family about five miles southwest of Chouteau an hour east of Tulsa on 412. You see how they live and dress. You'll probably pass by horse and buggy on the way there, and maybe even their K-8 one room school house.
They host several dinners a week. Bring a church group, or if there's already people there, a family can have their own private table.
Despite their Anabaptist rigorism, their traditional way of life is something I'd bet would intrigue many a traditional Catholic.
Just call the Dutch Pantry restaurant in Chouteau and ask for Earl and Lisa Miller's cell # to make reservations.