Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Frog and Traffic Jams

What was your first thought when you read the title of this post?

(My mind would not have gone to something I'd spread on biscuits or toast.)

Anyway, when we took our second trip to Muskogee to see the Nina and the Pinta we also had lunch at the Amish Country Store for the first time.

Oh. My. Goodness! I'm pretty sure we'd make another trip down there just to eat.

While we were waiting for our order to come to the table I decided to do a little shopping in the store. I looked and looked and looked.

They have lots of wonderful items to purchase - jams, ciders, snacks, candies and cookbooks to name a few.

I was so busy shopping that our thoughtful little waitress came and got me when she served our food. She said she didn't want my plate to get cold. Wasn't that the sweetest thing to do?

AD and I both chose the open faced roast beef sandwich that came with two sides. One of the sides we chose was something called Amish Casserole. That was a new dish to me and I had to ask what it was.

It's sort of like chicken and noodles but not really. The gravy/sauce is some different and there's also corn and peas in the dish. I don't know if they serve it as an entree but I could have eaten a whole plateful of that casserole and been wa-a-a-y happy!

I did ask if the recipe might be in any of the cookbooks that were for sale but unfortunately it isn't. Must be a trade secret, you think?

If anyone knows of a similar recipe I'd sure appreciate you sharing it with me.

After we finished our lunch I went back and picked out several goodies to bring home with us.

F.R.O.G. jam for one. Have you ever heard of or had F.R.O.G. jam? It's a blend of figs, raspberries, orange, ginger and the rest of the ingredients that make it a jam.

And it's mighty tasty! I only bought a small jar because I wasn't sure how well it would go over with my grape-jelly-only-loving husband. But he even admitted that it was pretty good stuff.

I think Son's kiddos will get a kick out of the name too.

I was also intrigued by another jar with the name Traffic Jam on it. Although the one we brought home with us has yet to be opened I'm sure it's a winner too. The list of ingredients includes peaches, strawberries, red raspberries, cherries and cranberries.


Hmmm. Now I'm hungry and I haven't had breakfast yet. I think I'll go fix me some toast.

Enjoy your day, everyone!

Only 12 days to Christmas.


  1. Found a recipe -- http://ezinearticles.com/?Frog-Jam-at-Its-Finest&id=2441998

  2. I am SO HUNGRY after reading this post. I want to go eating/shopping with you next time ;-)

  3. Now, I think I want some toast too :) The jams have such cute names. I am kind of like your husband and don't branch out too far with my flavor choice - I love blackberry!

  4. my husband ate there about a year ago when he had a little layover on a work trip. I have been wanting to go but it is a bit of a drive from Stillwater.
    I am glad to hear you give it a good review. I still want to go, maybe after the New Year.

  5. Sounds delicious. You have such interesting adventures!

  6. Yes ! My thoughts were completely diferent from what your post was about. So much fun and what creatuve names. You made my mouth water.

  7. Amish food is good. They know how to cook. I didn't know what to expect with your post title but those jams and jellies sound great.

  8. oh...i must go there!!! :)
    love your header!

    mountain mama

  9. pretty cute!

    I'm usually disappointed when I venture out in the jelly and jam area... glad your choices were pleasing to ya!!!

  10. Girl, ya had my mind goin' places it's never been before on that title! Heeehheehe!

    The first thing Hubs wants to do when we go to Branson is to hit MCGuffy's for some of their Traffic Jam Pie. He can't help himself...I fear he has an addiction.

    Frog jam is something I've never crossed paths with. I'll have to keep an eye open.

    God bless ya and have a marvelous day sweetie!

    BTW: Giveaway...my place..please drop by. I'll leave the door open and put out a platter of fudge! Heehehe! :o)

  11. How odd, that was the first thing I thought of when I read the title, although not the specified ingredients, LOL!

  12. I (for one) didn't imagine your title was jams! Very catchy & sounds delicious :) I'm sure you & your family will enjoy!

  13. Greetings from the Amish community of Lebanon Pennsylvania. I'm just stopping at Radom blogs and checking them out, and wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and New years. Richard from Amish Stories.

  14. That FROG jam sounds mighty good!! Sounds like you had a good meal and fun shopping :-)

  15. I'll have to admit that the title reminded me of the game Frogger. LOL
    Those jams sound mighty tasty!