We went to the Charm Family Kitchen this week in Charm, Ohio. I had the chicken and biscuits. It was so good, I thought I'd share a chicken and biscuit recipe here. Now you can enjoy this filling meal, too.
Amish Buggies at the Charm Family Restaurant
For the Chicken:
2 large chicken breast halves (bone-in)
3 cups chicken broth
1 small onion (chopped)
1/2 teaspoon dried leaf thyme
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
4 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup white flour
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 to 1 1/2 cups frozen peas
For the Biscuits:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons sugar
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
Put chicken, chicken broth, onion, thyme, and pepper in a large saucepan . Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to low, cover, and continue cooking at a low simmer for 25 to 30 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink.
Remove the chicken from the broth; reserve the broth and set aside.
Remove chicken from bone and chop.
Grease an 8 or 9-inch baking dish or spray it with nonstick cooking spray.
Pre-heat oven to 375 F.
Place chicken in the baking dish.
Sprinkle the cooked peas or peas and carrots over the chicken in the baking dish.
In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter.
Stir in the flour and cook, stirring for 2 minutes.
Gradually add the 2 cups of chicken broth and continue cooking until thickened, stirring frequently.
Add 1/2 cup of heavy cream to the sauce.
Add salt and pepper, as desired.
Pour the sauce over the chicken and vegetables in the baking dish.
Prepare the Biscuits
In a large bowl, mix the flour with the baking powder, 3/4 teaspoon of salt, and sugar.
With a fork, stir in the heavy cream until moistened. Turn the dough mixture out onto a floured surface and knead 3 or 4 times, just until the dough holds together.
Pat into a circle about 1/2 inch thick and cut out with 1 3/4 to 2-inch biscuit cutters.
Arrange the biscuits over the hot chicken and sauce mixture in the baking dish.
Gather the dough scraps together and cut out more biscuits, placing on the chicken mixture or on a greased baking sheet or pan. Repeat until all of the dough is used.
Bake the chicken and biscuits and the plain biscuits until browned, about 20 to 24 minutes.
A flock of Snow Geese fly over an Amish Mud Sale at the Bart Township Fire Company in Georgetown. The event draws thousands of Amish who bid on everything from tractors to horses. Sean Simmers | email@example.com
Auctioneers sell farm equipment at a mudsale at the Bart Twp Fire Co. In Georgetown, Pa. Sean Simmers | firstname.lastname@example.org
The 54th annual all-day mud sale will be held Friday, March 2, and Saturday, March 3. The small crafts auction on Friday will be from 4:30 to 8 p.m. The building material sale on Saturday starts at 8:30 a.m. It's held at 11 Furnace Road, Quarryville. Breakfast will be served Saturday starting at 6 p.m. You can get more information on payment and buying here.
An auctioneer sells a piece of farm machinery at a mud sale held at the Bart Twp. Fire Company in Georgetown, Pa. The sale also included horses, quilts, and hay and was attended mostly by the Amish community. Sean Simmers | email@example.com
Friday, March 9, and Saturday, March 10. The craft sale will be Friday at 4 p.m., with the main auction on Saturday at 8 a.m., on Old Leacock Road in Gordonvile. It's the 50th spring sale for the company.
Friday, March 16, and Saturday, March 17. Friday's events include a preview of Saturday's auction, starting at noon. The sale Friday is from 5 to 8 p.m. and includes groceries, crafts, tools and frozen food. Saturday's auction starts at 8 a.m. at 1441 North Penryn Road, Manheim. Homemade food will be available at noon, and you can get the tentative auction times here.
Friday, March 23, and Saturday, March 24. The 42nd annual sale starts Friday with a craft auction from 5 to 8 p.m. Crafts will start at 5; shrubbery and flowers start at 6:30. The auction Saturday starts at 8 a.m. at 802 Pequea Ave., Gap. You can get approximate sale times here.
Robert Fulton Sale
The auction starts at 8:15 a.m. on April 7 at the Robert Fulton Volunteer Fire Company, 2271 Robert Fulton Highway (Routes 272 and 222) in Peach Bottom.
The auctions start at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 14, at Rawlinsville Volunteer Fire Company, 33 Martic Heights Drive, Holtwood.
The action heats up at an Amish auction. PennLive file photo
Schoeneck Fire Company Mud Sale
Auctions start at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 21, at 125 N. King St., Denver.
Auctions start at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 5, at Fivepointville Fire Company, 1087 Dry Tavern Road, Denver.
Weaverland Valley Sale
Auctions start at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, at Terre Hill Memorial Park, 210 Lancaster Ave., Terre Hill.
Kinzer Fire Company Mud Sale
The sale starts at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 9, at Kinzer Volunteer Fire Company, 3521 Lincoln Highway East (Route 30), Kinzers.
Tractors and mud go together at Amish mud sales. PennLive file photo
Thursday, June 28, and Friday, June 29. The auctions, which benefit Bird-in-Hand Volunteer Fire Company, start at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday and at 8 a.m. on Friday at 313 Enterprise Drive, Route 340, in Bird-in-Hand. You can get more details on the auction here.
Refton Fire Company Sale
Friday, June 22, and Saturday, June 23. The auction starts at 5 p.m. on Friday and at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday at Refton Volunteer Fire Company, 99 Church Street, Refton.
Friday, Aug. 10, and Saturday, Aug. 11. The auctions, which start at 4 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. Saturday, benefit the Mennonite Central Committee and will be held at Solanco Fairgrounds, 172 S. Lime St., Quarryville. You can get more details on the sale schedule here.
Intercourse Fire Company Consignment Auction
The auction starts at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, at Intercourse Fire Company, 10 North Hollander Road, Intercourse.
Bareville Fire Company Consignment Auction
The auction will be held Saturday, Aug. 25, at Bareville Volunteer Fire Company, 211 E. Main St., Leola.
A large group of Amish men listen as an autioneer sells farm equipment at a mud sale held at the Bart Twp Fire Co. in Georgetown, Pa. Sean Simmers | firstname.lastname@example.org
Homestyle Amish Sugar Cookies This image courtesy of cookingclassy.com
With this cookie dough batter, if you find that it is too sticky, add in a little more flour. If you find that it is too dry you can add a tablespoon of milk. The dough for these cookies is pretty forgiving if it needs to be adjusted slightly.
2 1/3cupsall-purpose flour
1/2tspcream of tartar
1/2cupunsalted butter, at room temperature
Sprinkles for topping(I prefer the sugar ones but the non-pariels are fun too)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cream of tartar, and salt for 30 seconds, set aside. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter, vegetable oil, granulated sugar and powdered sugar until blended. Mix in egg and vanilla. With mixer set on low speed, slowly add in dry ingredients and mix until combined. Scoop dough out by the heaping tablespoonfuls and shape into balls, transfer dough balls to baking sheets spacing cookies 2-inches apart, flatten slightly and top with sprinkles as desired. Bake in preheated oven 10 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container.
Amish Eating Traditions Unknown to many, the Amish are actually made up of distinct sub-groups (including Old Order Amish, New Order Amish, Mennonite, Beachy Amish, "Swiss" Mennonites, and Swatrzentruber Amish), each with its own rules on what and how to eat. For breakfast, many Amish enjoy "cornmeal mush," made from oven-roasted field corn. Each meal is special, and it is important to eat with the entire family, no matter how big, whenever possible. This family time is crucial to the development of children, since their access to the outside world is limited. Therefore, children are raised to eat anything and everything their parents eat. Talk about family traditions!
It is said, Tears On Your Pillow Pie gets its name from the fact its a very thin pie and can collapse in the oven, which may have caused some tears in the kitchen in the past.
It is a classic Amish pie. You will love it! Simply follow the step-by-step instructions and soon you'll be enjoying one of the best old-fashioned desserts out there!
1 /3 cup butter, melted
1 1 /2 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 /2 cup evaporated milk
1-9 inch unbaked pie shell
Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl, beat together the butter, brown sugar, eggs, flour, and milk until well-blended. Pour the filling into the pie shell. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Turn off oven and leave the pie for 1 hour.
Amish Bob Andy Pie This image courtesy of oasisnewsfeatures.com
Just in time for the holidays. This pie is quick and easy to make.
Amish Bob Andy Pie is a tradiional Amish dessert recipe. The name, "Bob Andy Pie," is unusual for a dessert, and its origin is a bit unclear. One story credits an Amish homemaker for naming the pie after her two sons, Robert and Andy, who loved it so much. Another story credits an Amish husband who named the pie after two of his horses. Either way, this delicious pie is one dessert you won't want to miss.
2 cups white sugar
2 cups milk
1 /2 teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 heaping tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon butter
3 eggs (beat yolks and whites separately)
Mix together sugar, flour, cloves, and cinnamon.
Add butter, beaten egg yolks, and milk.
Then add whites of eggs. Pour into two unbaked pie shells and bake at 350 for about 30 minutes or until toothpick in the center comes out clean..