A favorite thing for many people during the holidays is spending time with friends and family. The Amish community celebrates Thanksgiving, too, maybe minus the rabid football action after the big meal.
Holiday gatherings across the nation usually center around the dining room table, and the Amish are no different. It's the hub for enjoying delicious food and sharing stories, laughter, and love. This month's blog will feature beautiful Amish dining room furniture that will add classic beauty to your entertaining.
Amish-made Old Mission Pedestal Table and 4 Side Chairs.
One of our best sellers is the Amish-made Old Mission Pedestal Table and 4 Side Chairs. Like all our dining sets, this one is U.S.-made. While oak is the most common wood, you can have this in other wood. In addition, you can select from various finish color choices if ordered in our store.
Amish-made Madrid Pedestal Table and 4 Side Chairs
One of our more unique offerings is the Amish-made Madrid Pedestal Table and 4 Side Chairs. The elegant design will brighten any gathering. This arrangement comes in brown maple wood, but you can choose from various finish colors and wood if you order in the store.
Amish-made Hatfield Table and 6 Wood Seat Side Chairs
Consider the Amish-made Hatfield Table and 6 Wood Seat Side Chairs if you need more space for food and people. Solid brown maple wood gives this set a warm, inviting feel. If you order in-store, you can choose from other woods and various finish colors.
Olde Century Mission Hutch/Buffet
We've got more than just tables and chairs. Check out our Amish-made Olde Century Mission Hutch/Buffet that allows decorative dishes to be on full display. Shown here in Quarter Sawn White Oak.
Amish-made Mission Goshen Trestle Table and 6 Wood Seat Side Chairs
We suggest the Amish-made Mission Goshen Trestle Table and 6 Wood Seat Side Chairs for larger rooms and gatherings. The Solid Quarter Sawn White Oak table and chairs will spoil visitors and add extra sumptuousness to whatever meal the chef(s) present.
All the dining furniture shown is available at OakForLess.com. Or drop by the Oak For Less showroom to enjoy the pieces in person. Established in 1993, we're family owned and can deliver our furniture to most places in the U.S.
Just for you! Enjoy making or eating one of the following holiday recipes with an Amish flare.
1. Amish Broccoli Salad
(From Cooking Life to the Fullest at cookinglifetothefullest.com)
2 heads broccoli, chopped
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup sour cream
1/2 tsp salt
2 TBS sugar
1/2 cup red onion, diced
1/2 pound bacon, fried and crumbled
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
In a bowl, mix mayonnaise, sour cream, salt and sugar to make a creamy sauce.
Add broccoli and stir until broccoli is coated evenly.
Stir in the bacon, onion and cheese.
Refrigerate until serving.
2. Amish Cranberry Salad
1 box strawberry Jell-O
1 box black raspberry Jell-O
3 cups boiling water
5 unpeeled apples
1 cup cranberries
1 orange, peeled
1 20-ounce can crushed pineapple
1 cup white sugar
Dissolve Jell-O in boiling water.
Add cold water.
Grind apples, cranberries, and orange.
Add crushed pineapple and sugar.
When the Jell-O begins to thicken, add fruit and mix well.