I’m in Lancaster. Amish Country.
Life is slow here. In fact, it’s like stepping into a different age. Buggy rides, push scooter bikes, homemade root beer, homemade everything! (The food is unbelievably good!)
So if you want some R&R, this is the place to be. Or maybe you just want to slow down and smell the chocolate. Well, Hershey’s Chocolate World is just around the corner.
As far as I’m concerned I can be here forever and be totally…
… bored… lol… I NEED my modern conveniences!! Plus I like my own house and my own bed, etc. A few days I can take, though, and appreciate.
Anyway, we’ve had a boatload of chocolate, which makes everyone happy. And more importantly, we got to meet and pet and feed the cute miniature horses at Lil’ Country Store. That’s all that matters!
But THE most important of all, it’s Friday! Which means it’s time to fiesta!
Savory Cheese Thumbprint Cookies with Tomato Bourbon Jam from Dini @ The Flavor Bender
“These cookies wowed me so much that I actually made them this week for some guests, and trust me, they are every bit as good as Dini tells us! I am in awe of this recipe. The cookies are wildly flavourful, and the jam is to die for. They will become a classic in my house!” — Julianna
Aquafaba Raspberry Ice-cream from Lauzan @ The Veggie Side of Me
“I’ve seen chickpeas brine being used in a variety of ways including meringues, but ice-cream??? Sounds fantastic and I can’t wait to try it out myself” — Naina
Mango Carrot Cake French Toast Casserole from Mara @ Put On Your Cake Pants
“It’s breakfast and dessert all in one, which means you can eat this for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Right? ‘Coz I’ve been told that if you’ve had your breakfast, you can then have dessert the rest of the day! This Mango Carrot Cake French Toast Casserole sounds pretty amazing.” — Angie
Khavyachi Satori from Aruna @ ãhãram
“Aruna made these intricate delicacies for the Indian festival of colors, Holi. It looks quite complex, has 3 different fillings and has me drooling!!” — Naina
Now, let’s party! Join Fiesta Friday #112 by adding your link. Don’t forget to link your post to FiestaFriday.net and the co-hosts’ blogs. Your co-hosts this week are Natalie @ Kitchen, Uncorked and Hilda @ Along The Grapevine.
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Thanks for hosting the party!
Sure, Sherry! I hope you’ll have fun! ??
Looks like you are enjoying your break Angie! Perfect R& R! Happy FF!
I’m itching to get home, though. Partly because I somehow lost all my photos using my husband’s work laptop! Bummer! I hope he’ll be able to decrypt them.
It’s nice to the a few days to slow down, but I totally understand missing modern conveniences! Happy FF! 😀
I feel like the Internet connection is too slow around here. Maybe I’m just impatient ? But love the food here! The Amish are great bakers!
How can I link my post to the co-host’s blogs please?
Are you trying to add your post to Fiesta Friday Link Party? There’s a blue ” Add your link” button below all the links. Click that and it should be self explanatory from there. To link to the co-hosts’ blogs, mention them in your post and then hyperlink the text.
Thanks, all figured out I hope.
Just give me a holler if you need any more help ?
Did you start spring break early Angie? Love Lancaster, we used to go there pretty often when our girls were at home and living with us. I loved that slow pace. There’s a back way, I’m forgetting the route now where you can actually see all the Amish kids playing, the adults at work, the horses tilling the fields etc.I met a blogger friend in person this past week, we talked about Fiesta Fridays :)) Happy Easter 🙂
Where’s that back way?! I’m totally fascinated by the Amish! But I hear you’re not supposed to take their pictures, at least not their faces. I avoid taking their pictures at all, only the animals and the food so far. But now all my photos are unreadable! My husband’s work laptop to blame ? And who’s the blogger friend?
Route 741 Angie. Also along that road is the Strasburg Railroad, your kids might enjoy that too, there’s tours and such.
oh and p.s. check out #15 on FF, you’ll find out the mystery blogger friend 🙂
Dad Whats 4 Dinner says
Enjoy your trip and have a Happy Easter..
Thanks, Quinn! Happy Easter to you, too. And Ella, and the whole gang ??
Johanne Lamarche says
I’ll be in Lancaster Sunday! It’s a very happening city now. First Fridays are great with lots of art galleries to visit and great restaurants to try. Happy Easter Angie!
I’ve been very pleasantly surprised by all the restaurants. The food is wonderful. I must make it to one of the art galleries before we leave!
Have fun, Angie. Sounds like it is a great place to unwind. 🙂 Thank you for featuring my recipe for Satori on Fiesta Friday!
It’s a place to relax, Aruna. Your Satori sounds amazing. A unique kind of hand pies, and very pretty, too!
Sounds like a nice trip! Have fun 😀
Thanks so much, Antonia! Happy Easter!
I’m glad you finally got away even though I know you are champing at the bit to return, but remember those moments avec children are so so precious 😀 xxx
I know! They grow up so fast, these kids. Wish I could use my wand and make them small again ?
yes I am feeling that right now, hence getting a puppy lol x
I can see myself doing that, too ?
ooooh la la what breed? x
I like small ones. Non shedding if possible. I like poodles and shih tzus.
Yes I like the latter too. We have a lot of cockerpoos here they are very ‘trendy’
Have fun, Angie. I’d love to visit that place someday. Happy FF! And thanks for hosting despite the fact that you are away. Sending you lots of love and send me some chocolates, too. 😀
You’ll love this place, Jhuls. Lots of good food, and the people are so friendly and very polite. The women are always smiling ? I almost bought a 10 lb chocolate bar, almost! Actually I forgot how heavy it was but it was huge!!
Oh! I love smiling people! 😀 I saw one huge chocolate bar from Hershey’s. No matter how I love chocolate, I don’t think I’ll manage to carry it. Haha
Julie is Hostess At Heart says
Have a wonderful time Angie. You deserve some R&R! Hope you have a wonderful Easter too.
Thanks, Julie! You, too, have a happy Easter! Wish I was little so I can join an Easter egg hunt ??
Elaine @ foodbod says
I imagine that that must be such an interesting place, to see a completely different way of life? Can you share any photos with us?
I hope you feel rested and relaxed and that you have a great Easter weekend xx so good to see Laura being featured ??
It’s fascinating to see how they live. I’m hoping to take more pictures. The first batch (the whole SD card) is now accidentally encrypted and unreadable! I was using hubby’s ultra secure work laptop. But he thinks he’ll be able to fix it. I hope!
Elaine @ foodbod says
Oh dear! Fingers crossed xx
How’s the food?
The food happens to be excellent! They have homemade potato chips that are so much better than the packaged ones. Also corn nuggets! Omg, they’re so addicting!
Elaine @ foodbod says
Anything homemade is better!
Enjoy your time in Amish country. I know the Amish restaurants in my part of the world serve some mean blueberry pancakes. Have a great weekend!
Thanks! The Amish seem to excel in baking and preserving. We bought a jar of pepper jelly and are now completely hooked! So good!
Natalie Browne says
Have a wonderful vacation, Angie! And a happy Easter, too!
Thanks, Natalie, and thanks for co-hosting! XOXO
Sarah 'n Spice says
Sounds like you’re have a great time! Happy Easter and have a wonderful rest of your vacation:)
Thanks, Sarah! Happy Easter to you, too, and enjoy FF! ?
Sadhna Grover says
Hi Angie for hosting the fiesta Friday. Happy Easter dear.
Thanks, Sadhna. Enjoy FF!
Thank you Angie, for featuring my ice-cream! xxxx
You’re welcome, Laura! Your aquafaba ice cream sounds very interesting!
If you haven’t been to the Bird in Hand Bake Shop, definitely go before you leave PA! https://www.bihbakeshop.com/
Oh it sounds awesome! Will definitely get a pie or two from there before we leave. Thanks for the tip! ?
Michelle @ Giraffes Can Bake says
I think I could do with a couple of days in Amish Country, I’ve been non stop lately! I think I would get bored very quickly though haha!
Happy Fiesta Friday! I gotta get back in the kitchen now to finish a cake, but I will be back this evening to party properly!!
As a matter of fact, I’ve been trying to get my family to agree to go home earlier, haha… Not to mention this place is also dangerous to my waistline. So many pies to try!! ?? Looking forward to the cake!
Enjoy your peaceful weekend – and the pies.
Thanks, Hilda, and thanks for cohosting ❤️❤️
Angie, what a coincidence! I was at the Lancaster County Courthouse last Thursday to Sunday, watching my daughter’s mock trial compete for a bid to Nationals! Caught the flu bug from the person sitting next to me on the long flight home! ? You were lucky, I only got to see one buggy. Have a happy Easter!
I hope your daughter did well; I’m sure she did! It sounds like an exciting competition. I think we were extremely lucky; we saw many Amish families in their buggies and gardens, etc. I hope you had a wonderful Easter and I hope you’re feeling better! ❤️❤️
Angie, I am glad you are getting some relaxation! I am sure you will come back much energized! enjoy!
I’m still waiting for that energy to come back, lol! I’ve been feeling so lazy! ??
Sarah James @ Tales From The Kitchen Shed says
Have a lovely time Angie, it sounds a fascinating place to take a holiday. Thanks for hosting x
Kamila Pala says
It is amazing virtual” YUMMY “tour! Thanks for sharing. Bye. Kamila
Thanks for checking it out, Kamila! And I’m glad you enjoyed it!
This looks so yummy!