Wednesday, June 5, 2013


As this is wedding time in some churches, I thought I would give you some wedding recipes.  Hope you like them. Be With God, Jean


1 chicken fryer (3 or 4 lbs)
2 c. chopped celery plus celery leaves
1 qt small meatballs,fry and drain, size of dime
Chopped Onions, about 1/2 cup
Garlic salt (2 or 3 shakes)
Salt and Pepper to own taste
3 pkgs chopped spinch, thawed
9 eggs
1/2 can Parmesan cheese

Boil chicken in 10 quart pan.  (Skim). Let simmer until chicken is tender.  Remove chicken from broth, skim, debone and shred chicken. Add chicken, celery, meatballs, onions and other ingredients to the chicken broth.  If more chicken flavor is needed, add chicken bouillon cubes to your taste.  Add thawed spinach.  Cook until tender.  Whip together the eggs and Parmesan cheese.  Let soup come to a boil and pour egg mixture in slowly, stirring continously.  Lower heat and simmer 20 minutes.  Soup can be frozen.


1/2 dozen eggs,whipped
3/4 box cracker meal
1 1/2 handfuls Parmesan cheese
Black Pepper
1/2 tsp baking powder

Mix all ingredients together.  Roll out long round strips. (Can add more cracker meal if needed to roll). Place on greased cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees until light brown.  Cool, cut in small pieces.  Add to soup dish when serving soup.


1 46 oz can orange juice
1 46 oz can pineapple juice
1 46 oz grapefruit juice
1 12 oz can frozen lemonade
1 qt gingerale

Keep all on ice until just before serving and serve over ice cubes.

An Amish or Old Order Mennonite wedding has anywhere from 400 to 600 people invited and expect at least two-thirds of them to come.  For the noon meal in this day in age, we need

80 fryers
8 stewing hens to make 2 canners (7 gallons) of chicken gravy
12-14 gallons of peeled potatoes
24-30 loaves of homemade bread for dressing
24 lbs frozen peas
4 gallons gelatin with fruit and whipped cream topping added
5 gallons cole slaw, with onion, celery, carrot and red pepper
15 layer cakes (beside the Bridal cake)
25 pumpkin or pudding pies for noon meal
2 three pound cans of coffee
1 regular sized jar of instant coffee
39 lb. of cheese and 50 lbs of cold ham to pass

Wedding Supper requires:

65 pounds of hamburger for meat loaf
4 gallons cooked and diced potatoes for salad
12 lbs dry noodles to make 2 large canners full
8 batches of date pudding with sauce
12 apple and 12 cherry pies to be served with ice cream



New York State Of Mind said...

Jean thought you would enjoy how much food it takes to put on a wedding at the home of an Old Order Mennonite or Amish.


Vickie said...

Well she was right!!! Wow! o_O
Marilyn, would there be any pictures coming of Jean's new home or farm?

New York State Of Mind said...

I would hate to have their food bill. Of course they raise a lot of what they serve, but still the food bill must really be something.

I don't want anyone to take this personally, but to give Jean her privacy I am not putting in pictures of her house or Martha's house or their addresses. I hope you understand that in this day and age, especially with the children they have to be carefull.


Veronica said...

That sure is alot of food. I would love to be able to experience a celebration of such a community gathering as one of their weddings. I am curious if the Old order Mennonites would allow an outside English women to attend one of their church meetings. Also I am not sure if I already knew this but what language is Jeans church sermons in? I understand the privacy thing for sure. How often would Jean go to market with baked things to sell and would she share the markets name? I would be curious to search it on the internet and maybe take a day trip to the market. Just a few thoughts and questions. Blessings to all of you!! Veronica

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Veronica,
An Englisher can attend an Old Order Mennonite wedding, if they are invited. Having been in Jean's church, I know that the sermons are in English. What they do have in Clyde, NY and I am trying to find out more information about it is an Amish wedding meal. Actually the money goes to their school. Every year they hold this dinner and it is the same food that is served at the wedding, but there is no wedding. I would really like to go to it sometime, if I can find out when it is and where. I don't know if Jean will be selling at a bake sale-she didn't last year because of her operation, I don't know what she is going to do this year. I will let you know when I find out. She plans on baking for the bake food sales, but I am not sure if she will be there selling or not.

Blessings to you,

New York State Of Mind said...

I talked to Jean about doing bake sales this year. She said with David Jr., and Katie she doesn't think she will be selling at a sale this year. If she went she would have to leave them with her grandparents and she felt that two little ones would be a lot for them to handle even though her grandmother says otherwise. She may fill in for one of the other sellers if they can't sometimes. She does plan on baking for the sales. This might change, but right now that is how things are.


Chasity said...

Wow! That is a lot of food!

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Chasity,
Is't that something? Thank you for commenting.


Countryside Reflections said...

Wow, I can just imagine the activity that must go on while all of that food is being prepared. Every time I re-read the list I'm just amazed at how much food there is. It would be so much fun to go to a "non-wedding" dinner. Please let us know if you find out more about it.

Looking at the wedding soup, I never heard of putting eggs in soup. I wonder what happens to the eggs. it seems that if you put that many eggs in boiling liquid they would become solid in some way. What a very interesting recipe. Thank you for it.


New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Doreen,
I know one of the Senior Groups in a neighboring down went once and I have to find who handled that to get more information. In fact, our apartments was thinking about going there, but getting a bus is the big problem. When I find something out, I will let you know.


Matt said...

Oddly specific thing that made me chuckle:

39 pounds of cheese.

I guess 38 isn't enough and 40 pounds is just too much :D

New York State Of Mind said...

You are right Matt. I never looked at it that way.


Fionalina said...

My goodness -I have been trying to imagine what it would look like all set out on tables-some pie would be good right now :)

Thank you Jean and Marilyn


New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Fionalina,

I was surprized when Jean was giving me the list. I could use a piece of pie, too.

You are most welcome,