So, I’ve always had a secret dream of being Amish.
But I don’t want to be Amish for forever.
Just for a little while. You know, see what it’s like to live a simpler life and all that. No worrying about who is stalking my Facebook profile, or wondering if DJ Lance is really a good influence on my child (I question that man, I really do).
Plus, the Amish have really rosy cheeks. At least, they do on Lifetime movies, anyways. So that would totally make up for the lack of cosmetics.
And if you’re Amish, you don’t have to worry about things like car troubles….and paying a bunch of money to have your car towed. And waiting for days before anyone tells you what is wrong with it.
I’m on day 4 without my beloved Jeep, guys. My husband needs his truck for work, and I’ve been stuck at home for most of the week.
And I do mean stuck. There is literally nothing around for miles.
So I decided to make the most of the situation and fulfill my fantasy of being Amish.
But you know what I discovered? That when a person decides to dabble in Amish-ness, their friends just try and bring them down. I don’t know why…maybe they get green with envy. Maybe they are afraid of losing a dear friend to sheep shearing and butter churning. But whatever the reason, they are definitely not supportive.
According to my friends “K” and “LA”, being stuck in the country for days and days is not enough to qualify me as an Amish woman. It was also pointed out that Amish women do not have polka dotted fingernails.
I laugh, I really do. What do they know, sitting at their fancy jobs with their desks and their cars in the parking lot.
But to prove my point, I dug out my Amish cookbook. I thought I’d cook up a treat honoring my new heritage. And you’ll be happy to know that I found this recipe for a yummy orange and vanilla swirled fudge.
Oh, and guess what? The recipe calls for a jar of marshmallow creme.
Yep, it appears that marshmallow creme is an authentic Amish ingredient. Looks like the Amish are more modern than you guys think, hmmmm???
I just love being right.
**Recipe from Wanda E. Brunstetter’s Amish Friend’s Cookbook
3/4 cup butter
3 cups sugar
3/4 cup whipping cream
12 oz pkg white chocolate chips or 12 (1 oz) squares white chocolate, chopped
1 (7 oz) jar marshmallow creme
3 teaspoons orange extract
12 drops yellow food coloring
5 drops red food coloring
In a heavy saucepan, combine butter, sugar, and whipping cream. Cook and stir on low heat until sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 4 minutes.
Remove from heat, stir in white chocolate and marshmallow creme. Remove 1 cup and set aside. Add orange extract and coloring to the remaining mixture. Stir until blended. Pour into an 8 or 9 inch square pan that has been lined with foil and sprayed with nonstick spray. Drop reserved mixture by tablespoons on top and cut through with a knife to swirl.
Let pan cool in refrigerator for several hours until set.
This stuff is absolutely yummy and tastes just like the dreamsicle popsicles I’ve always loved so much. Who says you can’t make fudge in the summer? The Amish certainly don’t.