Andy and The Apple Tree
Andy stopped by late last night, Andy is my direct Amish neighbor. Our property lines connect. Usually, when Andy comes-a-calling, he wants something. Well, here it was 7:00 pm and I’m already down for the night. I’d taken off my bra, put on my checkered-a-size-to-big-boxers and a bit too-tight-t-shirt. I let my hair down and took my make-up off and I’m all ready to bunker down for the night, when the dog starts barking like mad.
Any-who, here I am bra-less and standing on the porch cross-armed talking to my Amish neighbor! Why do they always come at the most inappropriate times? Even my family calls first! (I know you don’t have a phone Andy, but here’s an idea… Come over, leave a note on my door announcing you’ll be stopping by tomorrow at such and such a time)! Geez, at least give me time to put on a freaking bra![clear]
So, his wife Pauline wanted to make applesauce, and in order to do that they wanted some of the apples off of our apple tree. Here’s the thing, while I love my Amish neighbors, they are more takers than givers! So, I tell Andy, “I”ll make you a deal Andy, get me your wives white bread recipe and you can have some apples off our tree”! Hehehe, yup I really said that to him.[clear]
It worked, the next night, again unannounced Andy shows up with recipe and two-buckets in hand. I guess he really wanted those apples. The next day, I made Pauline’s Amish White Bread and it’s to die for![clear]
Hubby took a loaf to work with him, as the recipe makes three loaves and that is way more than we can eat before it turns to mold! The guys at work loved it.[clear]
So, here’s the real kicker, remember I said that my Amish neighbors are more takers than givers? Well, here I am putting all the ingredients together for Pauline’s Amish White Bread, and I realized there’s no instructions, just ingredients! WITH A NOTE AT THE BOTTOM THAT READ “I like to use Seal of Minnesota Flour and the Red Star Instant yeast. If you want I can let you know where I buy the yeast and flour…Stop in! Your neighbor, Pauline”[clear]
Ok, well since there were no instruction on the making of the bread, no bake time, now temperature settings and it didn’t tell me how many loaves it made, I had to go over to Pauline’s and get the rest of the information.[clear]
So… I’m sitting at the table in Pauline’s house with her two oldest daughters, and her youngest son and we’re talking about the bread and what I need to do to make it. When out of nowhere Pauline starts talking about the brand of flour and yeast and proceeds to tell me she get’s it at the Bulk Store over in the next town. Then she says, “When you go, let me know I could use a ride”.[clear]
Yup, you guessed it, the missing instructions on the recipe card were an all out ploy to get a ride to the bulk store.[clear]
Gotta love them neighbors!
The Country Gal
- 1 cup Warm Water about 110 degrees
- Mix: Yeast Mixture
- 2 tbsp. Yeast
- 1/2 tsp Sugar
- Set until foam appears
- Mix: Flour Mixture
- 2C. Hot Water
- 1/3 C. Veg-table Oil
- 1/2 C. Sugar
- 1 TBSP. Salt
- 7 C White Flour
- Mix the yeast mixture into the flour mixture. Hand mix until all ingredients are mixed. You do not need to kneed it, just form it until it’s nice and round.
- Grease a large bowl.
- Place in blow and cover with plastic wrap.
- Let rise until double in size
- Punch down and reform until round.
- Divided evenly into threes.
- Spray three bread pans with cooking spray
- Place formed bread loaves into bread pans
- Recover with plastic wrap
- let rise again for about 30 minutes.
- Bake @350 for 25-30 minutes Immediately place and cooling rack. Enjoy!
403 thoughts on “Andy and The Apple Tree”
lol that is great! thanks for posting the recipe I LOVE a good bread recipe!
Too funny! Thank you for sharing the recipe! I am sure it was worth giving them the ride and sharing the apples. 🙂
hahaha You’ve got to love kids! And Yum for bread- it sounds delicious!
Too cute of a story. I live near Amish Country..God bless them all.
Funny story. At least you finally got the recipe. I am going to try the recipe when it gets cooler, thanks for sharing it.
Would love to try the recipe.. never baked bread or apples before.
I love the Amish, they are very friendly and always wanting rides places 😉
Lol, that is too funny!! I would have never guessed they were more takers than givers cause they work their tushes off. I love the furniture they make, so nice!
Mary, I’m sure not all Amish are takers rather than givers. Just my neighbor Andy is more of a taker than a giver. 🙂 I love my Amish neighbors. But to be honest, there are some very funny stories to tell. 🙂
Rofl that is hysterical! We have a Mennonite owned restaurant here & their food is delicious! Of course their bread is very very popular item. Thankfully it is a buffet style restaurant so you get to taste a little of everything and it is all to die for!
Awesome and humorous post! I used to live in MI near Shipshewana, Indiana so that just brought me back to when my brother-in-law used to live next door to an Amish family!
Thanks for the giggle this afternoon.
It would be interesting to have Amish neighbors. The bread sounds delicious!
I love Amish recipes, so I guess the effort is worth it!
To funny I don’t know to much about the culture but the story was funny
My girls love when we make breads together. There is something satisfying about teaching your children to bake and making it a family affair.
Aww how nice to have neighbours being neighborly rather than reclusive! I would love a sense of like that!
😉 *Help your neighbors*… that’s their way in a nutshell… I guess it does look a bit 1-sided when one neighbor is never needy… You probably made her day by asking for that recipe…
TawndaM we help our Amish neighbors everyday. They are VERY needy even though most people don’t think that way. This is the first time I’ve ever asked them for anything. They ask us for something on a weekly basis. I don’t mind helping them. In fact, I love them dearly, it just cracks me up sometimes.
I LOVE amish bread. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!!
When you bake bread so often instructions don’t matter anymore, although i like to follow instructions, this recipe is easy enough, thanks for sharing.
Luda, that is so true. But I still wanted to make sure of the instructions. I bake bread and it’s good, but her bread is always way better. So i wanted to see if there was a hidden secret in the instructions. Well, there wasn’t, she doesn’t even kneed it. 🙂
That is funny. Not the kind of neighbors I want to have. It sounds like you deal well with it.
I, too, love when people come over unannounced. I have a community garden that we put on our property and occasionally walk around in comfortable, but less than appropriate-to-be-seen in clothing. Fun story, thanks for sharing.
Ah ha Monica G. yes it’s crazy! I was so comfy too! Here I was standing crossed armed so he couldn’t see that I didn’t have a bra on. And the boxes were mens Bermuda boxers and way to big. I must have looked crazy to him! LOL.
That is so funny! and yet would drive me crazy!
Love me some bread!!! Thanks for sharing!
That was great LOL I had a girlfriend alot like your neighbor always needing rides and that was the only time she called to talk to me or see how i was doing was when she needed or wanted something from me. some interesting people out there!
Funny story….will try to make the bread
Yeah!! I love Amish bread.
That’s hilarious! I live in Amish country here in Minnesota and have quite a bit of contact with the Amish. This story sounds about right 🙂
Hilarious story, but worth the bread recipe!!!
HAHA! Too Funny!
How funny! I love the taste of homemade bread so soft and warm! I am curious of the Amish, I would love to walk a day in their shoes.
Too funny. Thanks for the recipe. Will make this with my daughter.
That bread must really be delicious. Now I want to try it.
TOO FUNNY…DID SHE GET THE RIDE?
Yes of course she got the ride. LOL
That’s pretty funny, hey it’s rough living the simple life.
The bread sounds divine!!! I would love to try it!!!
Funny story. I was waiting to hear that they wanted 2 more bushels for the instructions on how to make it! I’m going to make the bread. It sounds good.
Funny story! I love it! 🙂
That’s cute, she left off the instructions so she could get a ride to the Bulk Store. Thanks for posting the recipe (instructions and all, LOL).
Ha ha. Sounds like you do have some interesting stories to tell about your neighbors. I hate it when people come over without giving me a heads up.
The old misdirection, huh? Oldest trick in the book.
That’s hilarious! Quite sneaky too! I can’t wait to make this recipe. Glad you were able to get all the instructions for us. 🙂
I love Amish recipes,
What a cute and funny story! I cannot wait to make this bread. Thank you so very much for sharing this recipe with us. Have a wonderful day!!
The bread sound yummy!
Love the story and LOVE fresh bread. Thank you for the recipe.
Great Story. Thanks for the recipe. Never tried this type of bread with yeast. Should be interesting.
i can’t wait to try this recipe. great article too
That’s funny! But I am sure they do make good bread!
Very funny! Love apple recipes!
Cute story, well played on both parts! Sounds like some good bread.
Lol, well I am sure you gave her the ride since in the end it benefited you as well to get that amazing bread. Question begs….are you going to share the recipe with us? I am 4 months pregnant and now want this bread!
Tara Shaffer, the link to the recipe is in the post above. 🙂
Haha love it! Thanks for sharing!
It sounds like perhaps the bread was worth the ride given!
I love home made bread and I enjoyed reading your story. There are lots of ways to get to know your neighbors better, aren’t there? =)
Great recipe, I love the Amish Country in Lancaster PA
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I love it!
This is so funny 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for the laugh and the great recipe!
We had neighbors like this in our last neighborhood – they weren’t Amish though. Ironically, I subscribed to a state magazine called Our Wisconsin (I live in Green Bay) and one of the recurring articles is written by an Amish family. It shares a week from their lives. It is a very interesting read each issue!
That sounds very interesting. I will be sharing similar stories here from my Amish friends! I hope you come back and read!
Cute story! I love the Amish recipes that they make. I have tried quite a few and love each one!
That is awesome! Gotta love the amish!
How sweet it is, and I bet the Amish desserts and goodies you share with your neighbors and the trust you develop from having such neighbors will be great in the future, and if all it costs you to have a friendly neighbor is a ride to town every once in a while the better it is for you and your family to enjoy life and your neighbors. I have lived in neighborhoods where I did not even trust the dogs let alone neighbors, so enjoy life..And I wish I had some of that bread.
That was a good laugh! The bread recipe sounds good… I will have to try it
The Amish are great! I hope I can visit the Amish country sometime in my lifetime!
We have a farmer’s market in my hometown during the summer, and some of the Amish vendors sell home made bread that looks and smells divine! I can’t wait to try out this recipe 🙂
This is so funny…thank you, i needed a laugh
Very cute- thanks 🙂
Wow, that’s kinda messed up but I guess it’s cool since you know them and she probably needs the ride pretty bad. I think I would have had more respect for her, if it was me, if she just asked for the ride. Then again, I’m from NY and we operate a touch differently 😉
I don’t know that I could deal w/ those type of neighbors as well as you do.
Thanks for the bread recipe- I’ve been looking for a good basic bread.
The bread recipe…amazing.
Its a nice thing that you have neighbors you can talk to, though! I don’t see my neighbors at all!
Did they at least offer you some applesauce? 🙂
Funny story. What a way to get a bread recipe, sounds like it was worth it though!
I think that you should have at least been given some applesauce! 🙂
The bread recipe sounds interesting. My hubby is on a Gluten Free kick, so I’m trying to adjust; I am trying to find reasonably priced oat or spelt flour, not easy to do.
Sweet story, sounds like something my Mormon neighbor would do. She will share recipes for a Price!
That’s funny how they were asking for a ride. We too live in a community with lots of Amish. Although I don’t have any next door, my cousin does and her neighbors used to ask her all the time if they could come in and take a hot shower!
sounds like a great recipe that came with a price. kinda sneaky people but funny at the same time. sounds like clever people.
Wow sounds like your neighbors are experts in this barter thing! Just when you think have the upper hand, they drop another trump card on you.
Hilarious, adorable story… 🙂 Awesome recipe too.
Too Funny! Got to Love Neighbors like that! =)
It would’ve probably been easier to just ask you. That kind of thing kinda bugs me, especially the showing up unannounced. But you got the bread out of it. We have 2 Amish markets near me, so I completely understand LOL
cute story I am so interested in amish stuff. I would love to live next door to a family like this.
The Amish are so interesting to me, and their food is always so amazing! I have tried this bread it is so good!
They are learning how to get around the rules! Cannot have a car but can ride in one! I think it is funny!
Thank you for the recipe 🙂
Amish and Mennonites make good bread.
Now that is Hilarious! Sounds yummy!
funny story. reminds me of my neighbors growing up, except they never made applesauce.
I am not the only one who puts on my jammies at 7 p.m.? Time to relax and be done for the day:)
Oh my goodness, I hated unannounced visitors- any time of day. hehe Once we moved, I had to adjust and just learn fix myself up a bit so I’d be ready when someone just decides to pop over. It’s good because I get good company and the house stays clean. 😉
Thanks for the recipe!
So funny! Can’t wait to try the bread recipe!
LOL, what a great story. I feel like Andy because I have been asking my neighbor for things the past few weeks, lol. I went over a few nights ago for a suit case and they asked for a cup of milk. It’s so nice having great neighbors. The bread recipe looks great. I’m going to send it to my mom. She loves to bake. Thanks so much for the recipe and the laugh. 🙂
That recipe looks great. Worth a few apples and a ride into town.
Great story.. Makes me wish that I lived out in the country somewhere and had neighbors like that. Great story and that bread sounds yummy!
That is hilarious! I have to say, though, that I am JEALOUS ! We live in a classic suburb, our neighbors barely look at us, let alone talk to us. Occasionally we get a sideways glare from the elderly man across the way, but that’s about it. They’re all probably upset about our untrimmed trees, or perhaps that our roof color doesn’t match the paint on the house…who knows. Anyway, I’d LOVE to have a neighbor who came to call, even if it were just to ask for something…and a neighbor with amazing recipes to share? Even better!
Nothing better than homemade bread.
I bet they would be first in line to help if you need it!
There is a little of the Good Samaritan in all of us.
LOL. Never baked bread before but might just have to try this one
That is funny, I have lived where I am for 6 years and hardly know my neighbors. I don’t think I would like the stopping by unannounced at all though. I am going to try this bread recipe, no kneading sounds like perfect to me!
That’s hilarious! How very clever of your neighbor 🙂
The Amish Bread does sound YUMMY. Would like to try some. The pictures at the top are so cute.
now thats funny…some people are just too good at manipulation
haha sounds like having amish neighbors is pretty entertaining!
Love this post can not wait to try the bread. Bread is m weakness!
I have always wanted to incorporate the simplicity of life that the Amish hold dear into my families life but The kids would never hear of it…Maybe when they are moved out lol
It’s true the Amish live a simple life, sometimes I feel a sense of need for that as well. But, they also live a hard life. I see the elders out there walking miles to wherever it is they are going, I see them out plowing and tilling by horse, (not all) some of them use gas. It just depends on their Bishop I guess and what they can and can’t do. But anyway, you’re right our kids will never know the simple things in life that most of use grew up with before technology. That’s sad really.
haha love it thats funny LOL. We live in a small town and we don’t see Amish here but rarely in the store, when i go a few towns over there are a lot more that live there and you see them in their horse buggys going down the road.
Love back to school and the giveaways! thanks for participating!
This is great! 🙂 Gotta love the schemers! I love the smell of fresh bread baking, especially in the fall! Thanks so much! 🙂
Oh wow that is a crazy story! I can definitely understand about the bra off and sleepy clothes on my 7! I’m the same way:) At least you got the bread recipe out of her. It sounds awesome! I learned something new, – I didn’t know the Amish were takers! LOL
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Thanks for the laughs and the recipe. I love homeade bread!
Haha, tricky tricky! She planned that one well! Love the title of the post too!
Funny! The recipe looks awesome.
Very charming story! And a new recipe to try 🙂
This is a great story! 🙂
Sounds very yummy and like some neighbors I would love to have! We sometimes share baked goods around holidays and have a neighbor that hunts and gives us sausage on occasion but in such a hustle and bustle world it’s nice to be able to slow down with others.
Hahaha that is why I smile wave and hurry in the house before my neighbors can talk to me, lol my husband on the other had is best buddies with all of them
It sounds delicious! They should really offer you some of their stuff since you seem to help them out all the time!
I love some of the art and cooking the Amish do. Their breadmaking is legendary, as is their quilting ability. They do traveling shows of their wares and it’s fun to go check it out.
When I was a teen, my dad had a summer “cottage” on a lake in norther NY. There were several Amish families in the vicinity. They were the local experts on everything from livestock to baking, and really friendly. One family sold beautiful furniture and wooden structures and they always had white bread and fresh butter for guests. Thanks for the memory 🙂
Sharon, sounds like you have some amazing family memories. And, there is nothing like fresh, warm Amish bread is there?
Yep I have a few neighbors like that too…………but I guess you give a little now you get paid in a big pay off from having help when you least expect it.
LOL funny story. I guess the Amish are just regular people. 🙂
Either the Maggie bags or the printer
Funny story. I have found that the few Amish recipes I have are fantastic!!
I loved that story….It sounds amazing.
Cute story, thanks for sharing!
Oh boy! Don’t you just love when your neighbors come by and your not dressed.
Great story and thanks for the recipe!
Hahaaaa cute!!! There’s always a catch 🙂 so I’m not the only one that has her bra off by 7pm?? LOL!!! Hmm…..now I want bread……..
we travel to amish country about 4 times a year, because their foods are so fresh…i do wish i was as close as you are!
Careful what you wish for Margaret. 🙂
Love the story and the recipe!!
Gotta grab that recipe! It must keep your life interesting living next to Amish persons. I’ve always been curious about their life. Guess I know how they get rides to the store now. LOL
Ah ha Lesley, yes they ask for rides from the English. And you should see them during yard sale season. You can’t get anything at a yard sale they go out in herds and the English are lucky if there is a paper bag left after the Amish hit it. LOL.
Everyone gas ab agenda even the amish:-)
I hope you stopped by at an inappropriate time!! LOL
The recipe sounds amazing! I love homemade bread so much, Cute story.
I love your stuff theres an amish store down the street from my house and i go there alot
My mom made us 9 kids and my dad bread every. single. day. We’d get off the bus and walk our 3/4 mile driveway home to the smell of it. And run like all get out to be the first ones home to get home to butter up the heals. Yes, we went through 2 loaves a just for dinner (what we called “supper’ back then, but now we have been declared city people and say dinner) HOW does lunch take over dinner, and dinner takes over supper? Good thing we still call it breakfast. i’d be all mixed up). Thanks for the recipe. I have tried my mom’s bread “recipe’ but it is mostly pinches and handfuls. My youngest wants to try it!
Clever way of getting needs met. but so funny!
Ah Ha Eileen Richter,
Yup we called it super and dinner for lunch too. I remember my dad cooking a big Sunday dinner every week and we’d run home too. That’s funny the memories we have from back in the day. Life has changed so much, I don’t think our kiddos will have the same type of memories we have. And to me that is sad. However, my kiddos have experienced super with the Amish, and boy do I plan to write about that next!
Hehe. I used to have a coworker who lived close to a lot of Amish and this is exactly how she described them as well.
Love the back to school sweepstakes could use the extra help.Unemployed and looking for a job.Thanks
Would love to try the recipe. sounds yummy.
Helping out someone is great but when they make it a habit, it just gets annoying!
Love the story and I make bread every day sometimes twice. This is one of our favorites!!
Hi- Love the bread recipe and looking forward to kids having a Great Year in school!!!
funny! thanks for the recipe.
Too funny! Im always bra less at home. After the first time they stopped by they wouldnt even get an arm cross to hide anything
They’re very smart lol! While those particular neighbors would probably completely annoy me, I think it would be fascinating to live next to the Amish. All I know of them is from tv and it’s so interesting to see how they live and what they believe. I’m sorry your friends seem to be of the “gimme” mentality though. That doesn’t seem very friendly, does it?
I love fresh baked bread. I pinned the recipe so I can make it. Thank You for all your sacrifices to get the recipe. 🙂
I love Amish communities. My sister went to one near Nashville, Tn. and loved it! Very cool the way they live!
That is a great story. I have noticed when shopping at Amish stores they prices are higher for the same things as other stores. I know a lot of people like to buy their bakery. I don’t. I went with my mother-in-law about a year ago to one and saw one of the girls frosting a cake and licking the knife and probably everything else. Just stick with the recipes.
It’s funny you mentioned this. I know what you’re saying. Yes the prices are higher. One thing I noticed too is the bulk it NOT factory made but looks like it was packaged in their own homes. I went to buy cheese and noticed almost all the cheese had mold on it. I know cheese is mold, but i don’t want to eat green mold on my cheese. It grossed me out. I can’t shop there either.
Thank you for sharing the recipe. I love homemade breads.
What a treat!!….Amish Bread, can’t wait to try it!!!
Gotta love neighbors! LOL
That is funny, you have much more patience than I 🙂
I would have been ticked off. I would ignore them next time they came knocking on the door.
my sons love apples
Too Funny! Thanks for the recipe 🙂
typical really of alot of people these days! take take take and never give back! but it is a great story and i read it all!
I have to know!! Did you give her a ride?
Weird. I never guessed they’d be such “takers”. Maybe they should get a car. 😉 Glad the bread was good! Also weird, I actually kind of want the mailbox in the giveaway. 😉
OMG I laughed so hard.. we used to have amish neighbors and they used to do the same things! Its funny how they almost manipulate the situation..too funny! But you got the bread recipie!!!! woot!
I would absolutely LOVE to have Amish neighbors …Such peaceful people and would love to have make the bread and Apple dessert!!! Thank you!
As I was reading this I could not help thinking there has to be a recipe with those apples AND the amish bread. Thanks for sharing!
Funny! Reminds me of the time a cop showed up at our door around 11/12 at night. My hubby was in bed already. I had already removed my bra & gotten comfy watching a movie. He was there because our vehicle door was open but I was a little more than uncomfortable with no bra on & did the arm cross thing also so he wouldn’t notice. Lol. Thanks for the funny story & the bread recipe!
Love thy neighbor who has great recipes and not afraid to ask for something in return!Amish are ones who like to eat natural food! Awesome story,Thanks for sharing!You are a wonderful neighbor!
Loved the story….want to try the recipe…thanks for sharing!
Great story. Such a great idea of your neighbor 🙂
Great story, 😉 My aunt and uncle live in upstate NY and their neighbors are all amish. Some of the best food!! The kids all used to come over though to use their water hose to fill up their buckets. 🙂
Your story is fantastic. You had me pulled in when Andy showed up unannounced and you had already let your hair down and was wearing your too big boxers. This will definitely put a smile on anyone’s face who reads it. Great story. Thanks for sharing.
I can’t wait to try this recipe, thanks for sharing! You’re neighbors sound awesome, despite the taking more than giving lol.
Thank you for sharing the recipe. I now know what i can use all those apples for when we come back home from apple picking.
I love it!! that is hilarious…..I visited amish country once in penn, it was so neat, thinking back i kinda envy it now, without all of this technology
hahah.. nice morning read! Thanks for the good post!
Great story! Reminds me I need to make apple sauce and some bread. Going to have to try this recipe.
I love the amish. There culture where its not have to have it now but teach their children to appreciate everything they have like experience, family, life.. and to save if you want something.
I hope you get some of the applesauce too! 🙂 I’ll bet that’s pretty yummy too!
Thanks you for this cute post and recipie 🙂
Thanks for the recipe! Can’t wait to try it!
Ok, I admit I came a callin’ as a taker also, looking for something quick to comment on so i could put that i commented for a giveaway. But, I enjoyed your story so much I feel bad now. =) Well, Ok, not so bad but I wish I had a story to share in return. The only thing I can think of is this: My Granny has lived in the same house on the same land for over 65 years and she knows everyone in the area as she was a headstart teacher. She is beloved by the county she lives in today. Your story about your Amish neighbors reminds me of her and all of her neighbors but she never saw it as them being takers and now she is old and feeble and all of those gifts she gave out in the form of food and money and trips, well it is coming back to her now in the form of rides, food, porches, and other joys for her last years of her life. She doesn’t understand why people want to do things for her so badly but I do, she gave of her self without remorse and now her neighbors are returning the favor.
Maybe, someday your neighbors will joyfully do the same for you.
Thank you for the story,
Lol that is kind of funny and in a way it is give an take
Cute story…I like new recipes, and Amish recipes are the greatest…
That’s hilarious! Perhaps they have good intentions and don’t realize how they are coming across. I’d personally be thankful to have neighbors that are so friendly…..living in a big city, everyone here is so self-absorbed that they don’t even acknowledge you or waive back at you when you smile or waive.
Your Amish neighbors sound like my neighbors. But, at least, you are getting something out of the deal even if you have to put a little effort in to get it.
Thanks for the recipe, will definitely have to try and and pass it along to my sister in law, she has several Amish recipes from when she went a visited Amish country and they are all DELICIOUS!!
Wow! Makes me kinda glad my neighbors never come over!
Thanks for the recipe. It must be interesting having Amish neighbors.
I love that story. At least you got the recipe, right? I have been looking for a bread recipe that’s good to make sandwiches with. Usually we just like them with butter and jam and don’t really like it for sandwiches. Would you say this is a good one?
Love the story! Thanks for the recipe, I love bread.
When I lived in southern Indiana I had about 20 Amish men show up at my backdoor…after dark…with rifles. I was 15 at the time and my grandparents had “gone to town.”
Anyway, they wanted to know if they could shoot the birds in the barn for hunting practice. Although we rented the house, the barn and property were still used by the landlord.
I said, “Uh, no.”
Freaked me out.
I am going to try the white bread recipe.
Oh my that is a funny story, I would have hot sucked in to that trap too! lol Thanks for sharing!
you got to love having neighbors.some times there a help but most of the time there a bother .sound like a nice bread recipe. but I’m not the cooking type.wish I was I love bread.
the bread sounds yummy! thanks!
Their bread recipe sounds delicious……thanks for sharing it! Brings back memories when we use to get bread from our local Amish.
What a cute story! The recipe sounds great! I would love to give it a try. =)
Thanks for the bread recipe!
Too funny thanks for sharing it with us!
Very cute story! Thank you for sharing11
So funny, yet so true we all had does momments in our life will at least I have, too bad I don’t have a Andy in my life 🙂
This prettty cool.
Thanks for the good laugh!
Funy story, I too used to live in amish country and they were not very nice people. They were always putting people out of their way andwould never help anyone else with Anything. We were glad when they left lol
I’ve had neighbors like that before, not Amish, like you said you love them, but man do you really dread to see them show up at your door. Enjoy the bread.
funny thanks for the bread recipe
Funny!!!!!!!!! Great bread recipe. I think I should try it!
This gave me a great laugh! I really enjoyed reading it. It’s definitely funny but hey at least in the end you got the recipe!
haha, sounds yummy !!
What a way to have a conversation, not exactly manipulative, but eventually gets to the point and the request for help, trade or barter. Neighbors get to know each other over the years and how to read what they’re saying to each other.
funny, sounds really good
Sounds like Pauline’s got it all figured out!
very interesting to read
Loved the story & your sense of humor. Let us know if Andy or Pauline see it!
I can’t wait to try this recipe.
Life is all about give and take and making new friends. Great story.
I live really close to amish country Lancaster county. I thought for sure they would be more helpful than get something for nothing type people. They have really good recipes though maybe as trade for some more of them you should offer a ride like once a month. 😀
Funny, my neighbor always comes over late at night too!
I make our own bread every week. I also make our tortillas, pretzel bread, rolls, cornbread and biscuits. I LOVE bread that is why I have giggly bits LOL
I love homemade bread, not a neighbor coming over late though!
Thank u for the story of neighbours and the bread reciepe.
Cute story! gave me quite a chuckle. I’m going to try out that recipe too.
Now that’s what i call being a good neighbor both house hold’s are content. Thanks
Amish got the apples and the TCG got the recipe.
I hope the recipe work in my bread maker. Thank You!
love this story! that was definitely a good way to get a ride 😉
Well I guess the Amish are like everyone else, we plot and plan how to get things for free.
Sneaky, sneaky! Though, I have to admit, I can kind of sympathize with the desire to get a ride when possible. I either have to walk many miles (often with rather heavy loads), take the bus, or find an off-hour that friends or family can get me to where I’m going. Maybe I should lure them with my grandma’s super-secret apple pie recipe….
Ohh what annoying neighbors!
Gave me a chuckle — but I wonder if all Amish are takers, rather than givers? Doubt they think about it in this way — they help other Amish perhaps, but ‘the English’ they’re more careful of? But you got the recipe! they got apples and a ride. everyone happy.
Oh my lol I love the story 🙂 I really needed the laugh. Thank you. You should’ve asked for some of that applesauce also lol.
Great story! We too have Amish in our area.
As I cannot bake myself as I am rarely allowed in the kitchen, due to a small fire over a decade ago. I go to our local Amish Bakery and just buy it. Best bread in the world and they have cinnamon buns that are absolutely to die for.
Thanks for the giggle, I love the Moral of this Story!
Lol. Funny story, but I guarantee it was all worth it! The beat breads I’ve ever had were Amish-made. Yum! Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Gotta love sneaky neighbors, but at least yo got the bread recipe.
Too funny! Loved reading your post. I’ll have to try this recipe sometime and find out what all the rage is about Amish Bread 🙂
Such a cute story!
I live in a community where there a lot of Amish. They may be takers to some extent but they are also givers in their own way. They are very industrious and work hard. The goods they supply to the community are some of the best. High quality for sometime very low prices. It definitely boosts our community.
love this story.
Yep you gotta watch out for them Amish (just teasing) great story though!
Since you get to keep making the bread and they only use the apples once, I would say you got the better deal, even if you had to give her a ride!
Cute story, and a recipe to boot!
What a cute and funny story. They really got you good. I love the bread recipe. I am going to make some of this.
Amish make great fresh, healthy food for back to school lunches! Nice to have this site to order from 🙂
This is a cute story, I’m looking forward to trying the recipe.
Haha, sounds like my dad’s Amish neighbors. They were always wanting a ride to Bowling Green, KY which is a couple of hours away from where he lives. He would give them a ride but they never offered gas money. They even asked him to pay $10 an hour to have one of their kids help dad clean the garage. Not very neighborly if you ask me.
l LOVE IT !!!!
I guess they are smarter (or slicker) than some of us give them credit for. I think Id have said no thanks this is the brands I’m using.
I learned from my Mother too that it is rude to just show up at someone’s home without being invited. I guess I am lucky I don’t have neighbors like yours next door and that I have a grocery store close by.
(: funny btw thanks for the bread recipe
Funny story, but I would have to say a delicious recipe you can make over and over was well worth a ride and some apples 🙂
That is hilarious! I wish we had friendly neighbors. My names for my neighbors are Crazy Pee Outside Guy, Cranky Guy in RV, Rude Kid Family, and Rich Guy Who Cuts Grass Too Often.
This cracked me up!!! I thought maybe she just was going to be nice and explain it to you b/c maybe she thought you wouldn’t understand or something and she wanted to honestly tell you about those two ingredients and where she gets them…I did not predict that ending coming! HAHA
There are a lot of Amish near where my dad lives in MN. There is nothing better than going to one of their auctions and getting their doughnuts. I love them. Sounds like a great recipe… and really funny that they got the apples and the ride!
So they can’t drive but they can get a ride in a car? That’s so interesting!
LOL. That’s pretty funny! I look forward to trying this bread recipe! Thanks!
No wonder the white bread is yummy. It is loaded with sugar.
I do like the Amish though..
Now I am going away to do my breakfast, when having
my breakfast coming again to read further news.
That’s a funny story. But, they were smart too! I was just watching the Amish show on TLC, then of course read this story. I bet that applesauce was good too. My mom used to make applesauce herself with our apples when we were little.
May just need to give Amish bread a try. Thanks for sharing.
Great story. I don’t usually make my own bread, but this recipe seems fairly easy. I may give it a try.
Lol Loved the story, but at least in exchange for the recipe she got a ride out of it.
Loved the story. The bread sounds great!!!!!
what a super story–not much of a bread maker myself =}
Funny Story, but one question? I thought Amish people not drive in cars, just the Horse and Buggy! Glad you have the recipe and the apple tree.
Great story! I live in Pa, and am surrounded by Amish. I buy most of my wooden furniture from them. You can’t find furniture of great quality, and affordability in the furniture stores around here. My daughters bunk beds were 4100 more than what the local big box stores were, but the quality is so great that they will last forever. I do find it interesting how the amish are against anything modern, but they can ride in cars. Also ours have phones, but have to keep them in a little shelter on the edge of their property. I don’t know, to each his own I guess.
This a great story and funny too!
cute story I agree some times people stop over when you have just taken it all off.. I can relate when I come in from work I strip down and get comfy that is when everyone in the world stops by:) Love the recipe …
Too funny- way to get the bread recipe!
Oh my, that is too funny. I’ve never had Amish neighbors so this is too interesting!!
Too Funny!! I love Amish Bread!! I can’t wait to try this recipe out… The ones I have are a bit different so I’ll have to see what happens! Thanks!
Aww Bless those Amish folks
Great story! I would love to try Amish Bread.
Wow! How incredibly decieving of them! I suppose you could have just gone without them and then made up some excuse like you were just in that town for some other spur of the moment reason…but then I guess that wouldnt be very neighborly! lol
HAHAHAHAHA NO BRA… You are to kind because I would sand there and say hey hey I have no bra! and thanks for the recipe!
I don’t think I and my New York attitude would be very good neighbors with these Amish. I’m glad you have a good sense of humor about it.
Will have to try this recipe! And your neighbor sounds exactly like mine lol. A sweet family, but not the best when it comes to boundaries!
Wow. Wouldn’t of guessed that.. lol I bet that keeps things interesting.
Cute story. I love making my own dinner rolls, it’s my most requested item at family get togethers now. :0)
I mentioned to my kids that I would love to live in the Amish community for a week like my mother did. I explained to my kids how they live and my 15 daughter goes, “OMG…NO WI-FI?”…lol
That is a very clever way of getting a ride. I might steal this idea!
I wonder what the Amish community thinks about all these Amish reality shows. Great recipe and cute story!
We have Amish communities nearby. I so wish they would sell more of their own products.
Grrrrr!!!!! Always ulterior motives, lol, love neighbors!!!
Thank for posting.
what a cute story! I’ve never had any encounters with Amish people but would love to. will have to try the bread recipe, thanks for sharing that! So did you ever go to the bulk store and take your neighbor with you?
Amish are some if the nicest people
This story is hilarious. While they may not have electricity, they obviously have learned to “adapt”. Kudos to you for embracing those that are different and helping a neighbor in need.
That was a good story, made me laugh. I couldn’t imagine having Amish neighbors! I feel for you. I wouldn’t picture Amish people to quite be like that, more taking than giving, but now that I think about it I can see it, lol.
I don’t have any neighbors.
That’s a smart lady. I like getting rides too.
That’s hilarious! I’m not sure about the white bread, but I’ve made Amish Friendship Bread before and it’s delicious! Makes me feel like I’m just a tiny bit Amish! LOL
Cute story. It was nice of her to share the recipe, even if she did require a ride!
Funny story, but where is the bread recipe? Do share!
LOL! Im so happy that I can across your blog- it’s one I can really relate too! My boyfriend actually works doing construction with a group of Amish men. You’re comment that they’re “more takers than givers” really rings true to me- seems like they are constantly asking for rides to here or there or expecting him to go beyond his job description to make up for their lack of more modern things (I’m pretty sure there’s more calls made from his cell phone by his Amish co-workers than there is made by him!) Not exactly what I pictured when I thought of them before we began dealing with them regularly lol
Cute story. Good thing you were the protagonist. I’d never answered the door.
that’s so funny. You have to give them credit for getting what they need ; )
They got the apples and a ride. You got a great recipe Win Win
thanks for posting! my husband loves the country!
I would’ve thought you’d ask for applesauce too! Lol, cute story. I’m gonna try the bread recipe once it cools down a bit outside. Thanks!
great recipe can’t wait to try it out
Great story! I love apples and would love an apple tree in my yard.
Thanks for the bread recipe (commented there too) but now you know you have to ask for her applesauce recipe – Amish applesauce and apple butter are AWESOME
It ended well for both of you. I am like you and don’t like unexpected visits…amish or not!
Amish are great! I’m sure, though, that if there was anything that you needed, they would be the first to help you out! (Although I don’t like the unexpected visitors like that either, lol)
That is great! thank you for the story 🙂
That’s so funny. I’m sure that bread will be worth all the pain though. lol
lol too funny
I hope the bread recipe was worth the trouble! When she needs a ride, ask for some of the applesauce she made.
What a great story! I’ve never tried Amish bread – maybe I’ll give it a go. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
Thats hilarious!!!! They r sneaky ppl lol
Great post, thank you! 🙂
I love it! Your neighbors definitely are working the system 🙂 I can’t wait to try the bread, I’ve been looking for a good bread recipe.
Very funny! Thanks for the laugh!
Lol really funny story, something i actually do whenever i need a ride 🙂
I live in Pa where we have a large population of Amish people, but none are my neighbors, nor do i have much contact with them. That was a very interesting story.
LOL I would make sure to trade for everything if they take more than they give. Tell her you will give her a ride if she gives you something else. Make a list and keep it handy
it has been awhile , but in southern Indiana there is a lot of Amish. I love to visit and learn their way of living.
that was a great little story…well played
I haven’t had good luck making yeast breads but you make this one sound so delicious it’s worth a try…I really can’t stand unexpected visitors, no matter the time of day. I’m glad you got something out of it!
Hahahahahaha too cute! Love the bread recipe, too!
Wow I never knew that about the Amish. Now I know to ask them for more things if i ever live by one 🙂
i write my recipes like pauline!;)
I LOVE Amish bread! Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Love it! I probably would have given away apples for a bread recipe too!
Well, everybody seemed to get what they wanted in this story.
Well, at least you got to know your neighbors a bit better and a delicious bread recipe in the deal!
Perhaps they are thinking you are forgetful and just never realized that they would want some before the apples left on the tree go bad.
I’ve never had direct Amish neighbors, but farmers in general do not like to see things go to waste. Thanks for sharing the recipe – I think that was a great trade. And I’d offer to take her to the Bulk Store the next time you go … and tell her you’d love a loaf of her bread.
Sounds if they’ve got the bartering system down pat. Haha, even if it does end up in their favor every time. At least you’ve got an amazing bread recipe.
That’s adorable and genius. I mean sure it was a ploy…but it was good ploy!
This recipe looks very tasty. Thanks for sharing!
A friend of mine shared a recipe she got from an Amish family in Pennsylvania. So yummy! Best home made bread ever.
Great funny story.
I know my family will enjoy the recipe
You have to hand it to them: they are very resourceful people, and know how to get what they need and get things done!
It was a really clever way to get a ride!
lol very funny and clever way to get a ride!
That is a hilarious story! At least your are generous to make up for them! Thanks for the recipe!! 😉
what a cute story 🙂 but now i HAVE to know, did you get the directions lol and what about some of that applesauce? wanna pass on the recipe lol lol
That is hilarious! And thanks for posting the recipe. I do believe that neighbors have some sort of bra-less alarm that lets them know they should come visiting. My neighbors probably think I’m rude because I always talk to them with my arms crossed too
very funny story, i am very intrigued by the amish
That’s really funny. My dad is watching a show called Amish wars, and even though it is reality tv, it does go to show Amish or not, all ppl are quirky and different. 🙂 Cute Story.
Oh gosh! At least they are friendly neighbors and you have a somewhat of a give-take relationship with them, HAHA. I’m sure that bread tastes really great, too. That would be nice that if they wanted to take your apples, to offer you some of the applesauce – just sayin! :p
The bread sounds great!
good story- better reciepe
LOL! That’s a funny story. Amish bread is delicious,my sister has made it a couple of times. The least your neighbor could do is make you an apple pie. Thanks for the recipe 🙂
funny story and the bread sounds sooooo good
Love that story
Awww too cute – now i’m hungry 🙂
I loved reading the story, and the bread recipe looks delicious!!
lol kids are hilarious!!! the recipe sounds amazing
Well at least he stops and ask I have neighbors that just take stuff and say Oh didn’t I think you’d mind. They sound interesting and I am sure you could write a book about all the things they’ve asked for
That’s hilarious!!! Gotta love the neighbors!! Lol
That was a wonderful story! I needed that smile today. I need that reciepe too! 😉
very interesting story…I think we all know people that leave parts of the story out in order to gain something, but hey you gotta love them…
Holy cow! (Sorry but that was my 1st thought!)
Makes me thankful for my wonderful neighbors!
Thank you for the recipes….I really appreciate them!
That is so funny and so amazing how they always come calling for something empty handed. I hope they come calling with something wonderful for you in the future Thanks for sharing the bread recipe.
Lol to funny, but a great story and I bet the bread is good
This sounds like a delicious recipe but do you know if it would work the same way with whole wheat flour? Thank you!
Thanks for sharing this recipe. I’ve always wanted an Amish bread recipe.
That’s hilarious! They are very resourceful people… thanks for the cute story 🙂
LOL Gal, too funny.. well you did get the recipe, you didn’t ask for the instrtuctions LOLL hehe its always a blessing to a good neighbor 😉 and to be one @tisonlyme143
I really enjoyed your story. Thank you for the bread recipe…trying it tonight. Yum!!!
Loved the post. Want to try the recipe! Thanks!
My Mom loves Amish Foods so I think this recipe is a must try for her!! Sounds so inviting
OMG! We have a farm in southern Illinois and we have tons of blackberries. The Amish keep bothering us for our blackberries. Never will we allow them on the property because it’ll never stop. They’re smart and resourceful! Loved your story and the bread recipe too!
funny story 🙂 ty 4 the recipe:)
Funny story; great easy recipe. Will try. Thank you.
I love love love amish bread so much!
Thanks for this recipe! Love great breads. and what a great story!!! I look forward to getting to know your blog better.
Your story made me chuckle. I don’t have amish neighbors but I have a few that are “takers”.I was super humored how they used that recipe to both get the apples and the ride (but sounds like the bread was worth both in the end 😉 LOL
Thank you for sharing the Amish bread recipe. I am sorry that your neighbors are takers, but maybe if you confronted them with it or made more demands of your own it would be more of a bartering system instead of just taking. After all it worked with you getting the bread recipe.
Thanks for the recipe
She gets an Amish star for cleverness, and you for having a great sense of humor!thank you kindly for the recipe. I hope it was worth the apples and ride 🙂
That’s hilarious! We love bread at our house, so I’ll definitely be trying this recipe. Thanks!
Love this! I used to live in a small Amish town in Kansas…..Best people and the best food!
Lmao! Recipe sounds delish!
would love to try this out ive never knew how to make a bread especially use apples to bake
that was sure an awful lot for bread and applesauce! But, I’m sure they both tasted yummy and the next time you make it, you could probly put in least one in the freezer and save money on buying more bread
I don’t think I have every tried amish bread before. It sounds really good. May have to give it a try, not sure how well I do at making bread..lol
I never knew baking bread could be so easy!! Thank you for sharing, I can’t wait to try it!! And I bet it also smells heavenly!!
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