The Amish hold church services every other week. Some groups, like the New order Amish, hold Sunday School on the off weeks. Church is held at the home of a member, with families generally hosting once a year.
The couple hosting the services also serves lunch on the Sundays after the church service. In many Amish churches the noon meal consists of peanut butter sandwiches with ham and cheese along with home-canned red beets and pickles.
Cookies, tea and coffee are also served, generally the cookies are baked by friends or neighbors which gives the hostess a nice lift.
The church peanut butter spread is one of my favorite items served. It is added to a sandwich with the ham and cheese. Sounds weird, but ham and peanut butter go great together.
Amish Church Maple Peanut Butter
Prep time: 10 mins
Total time: 10 mins
2 1 /2 cups peanut butter
3 1 /2 cups marshmallow cream
2 cups maple syrup
1 tablespoon softened butter
Mix all together.
Add hot water until desired consistency is reached.
Honey is often used instead of maple syrup.