22 responses to Amish Mystery Supper: 13 Food Riddles
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    Juanita Cook
    Comment on Amish Mystery Supper: 13 Food Riddles (April 24th, 2013 at 06:19)

    That sounds likea lot of fun. My only problem with it would be if there was pork on the menu as I don’t eat it at all.

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    Andrea
    Comment on Amish Mystery Supper (April 24th, 2013 at 06:50)

    Amish Mystery Supper

    This dinner sounds like it would be a lot of fun.
    I would suggest that our youth group try it, even the singles group would have fun with this one.

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    Comment on Amish Mystery Supper: 13 Food Riddles (April 24th, 2013 at 07:07)

    That sounds like a fun idea for a party!

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    Comment on Amish Mystery Supper: 13 Food Riddles (April 24th, 2013 at 07:18)

    I’d love to be a bug on the wall to watch the fun at an Amish Mystery Supper.

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    Mandy C
    Comment on Hmm... (April 24th, 2013 at 07:33)

    Hmm...

    Here are a few guesses…I may be way off base, but this is what I’m thinking:

    1. Water

    5. Fork

    11. Cake or pie

    12. Corn?

    13. Peanut Butter?

    I am having a fun time trying to guess these, but I’m afraid I’ve never been very good at puzzles. I’m looking forward to seeing the answers!

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    Comment on Amish Mystery Supper: 13 Food Riddles (April 24th, 2013 at 07:56)

    Now here’s something I’d like to try sometime. What a ton of fun that would be!

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    Tom
    Comment on Amish Mystery Supper: 13 Food Riddles (April 24th, 2013 at 08:02)

    Sounds very fun. I would like to try this one time.
    My guesses : 1-Water
    5-Knife
    8-desert
    9-Vegetable (green beans?)
    12-Fork
    13-apple butter
    Just guesses dont know how I would do at a mystery supper but it sounds fun.

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    Debbie
    Comment on Amish Mystery Supper: 13 Food Riddles (April 24th, 2013 at 08:55)

    OK, here is my guess

    1. water
    3. some kind of a sandwich wrap
    4. mixed vegetables
    5. knife
    8. salad
    9. green beans
    11. Pie
    13. stuffing

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    Erin
    Comment on Amish Mystery Supper: 13 Food Riddles (April 24th, 2013 at 09:06)

    This is a really neat idea. I might just have to organize this for the next Cousin Cookie Exchange!

    Course 1:
    1 (water), 4 (utensils), 9 (lettuce salad), 13 (bread), 12 (relishes)

    Course 2:
    2 (pasta salad), 3 (zucchini), 6 (hamburger), 7 (bun)

    Course 3:
    5 (pie), 8 (ice cream), 11 (cream), 10 (coffee)

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      Comment on Mystery meal (April 24th, 2013 at 10:53)

      Mystery meal

      Really enjoying these responses. I think the answers are going to be pretty funny for some of you.

      Erin I like the way you did it here organized by course (+ your guesses). I have seen the answers already, but when I look at the list, I am stumped on most of them, I know I’d have no chance. Probably be one of the ones getting my fork and knife in the 3rd course :)

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    KimH
    Comment on Amish Mystery Supper: 13 Food Riddles (April 24th, 2013 at 09:52)

    Course 1
    4. Variety Pack, 7. Foreign Fundraiser, 10 Fire starter, 6 Pigs Disgrace, 12, prickly riser
    Course 2
    8 payroll Overtime, 9 grassy snappers, 11, dieters downfall, 2 colorful downfall
    Course 3
    1Hygene essential, 3 Healthy rollup, 5 point of decision, 13 best friend in a jam.

    lol.. fun fun..

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    Dale
    Comment on Amish Mystery Supper: 13 Food Riddles (April 24th, 2013 at 10:00)

    I’ve served at this type of supper. All the guests had to order from was a menu of numbers though. Each utensil was a different number too. They’d all been a cocktail hour(s) before hand so their reaction was hilarious.

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    Char
    Comment on Amish Mystery Supper: 13 Food Riddles (April 24th, 2013 at 10:12)

    Here are my guesses:
    1. Hygiene Essential – water
    2. Colorful Downfall – carrots
    3. Healthy Rollups – fruit roll-ups or sandwich wraps
    4. Variety Pack – salad
    5. Point of Decision – fork
    6. Pigs Disgrace – bacon
    7. Foreign Fundraiser – French bread
    8. Payroll Overtime – lettuce [money?]
    9. Grassy Snappers – peas
    10. Fire Starter – coffee
    11. Dieters Downfall – dessert
    12. Prickly Riser – tomatoes
    13. Best Friend in a Jam – knife

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    Debra Harbour
    Comment on Amish Mystery Supper: 13 Food Riddles (April 24th, 2013 at 10:52)

    1. Hygiene Essential I think it is a napkin. Just a guess.

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    Don Curtis
    Comment on After supper (April 24th, 2013 at 12:31)

    After supper

    Mark said that after supper the youth played some games and tricks on each other. One game was a quiz on angels mentioned in the Bible. One game was a scavenger hunt. Another game you had to unwrap a piece of gum with thick gloves. The one trick they played on Mark they had a group of four guys all sitting in a row right in front of a row of spectators. Each guy was told he must stand up; make the sound of the barnyard animal he was assigned; then turn around and bow to his chair. What Mark didn’t know was that all the other boys in the row were a part of the trick. The first boy was told he must be a cow. The second boy was told he must make a sound like a sheep. Mark was third, he was told he must make a sound like a chicken. The fourth was told he must bark like a dog. So, the first one mooed like a cow. Turned around and bowed to his chair. Then sat down. The second boy baaaed like a sheep and turned around and bowed to his chair and sat down. It was Mark’s turn so he stood up and clucked like a chicken. (I wish I could have seen this.) Then Mark turned around to bow to his chair……THERE WAS AN EGG LAYING THERE! One of the supposed spectators was hiding an egg and put it on Mark’s chair when he stood up. When he turned around and bowed, there it was. The fourth boy never had to sound off because they were all in on it.

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      Erin
      Comment on Amish Mystery Supper: 13 Food Riddles (April 24th, 2013 at 12:35)

      That’s a great story, Don! Thanks for sharing. Sounds like Mark’s community knows how to have a good time.

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      Christine McMahon-Chase
      Comment on comment on Don's reply (April 24th, 2013 at 12:45)

      comment on Don's reply

      What fun ~ I’ll bet Mark was surprised to find he had laid an egg!

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    Al in Ky
    Comment on Amish Mystery Supper: 13 Food Riddles (April 24th, 2013 at 18:30)

    Really enjoyed this post. I read quite often in The Budget about
    other groups of Amish youth, young adults, etc. having Mystery Suppers. Also enjoyed reading about the activities after supper. It brought back memories of growing up in the 50’s and 60’s in
    a farming community in Minn. We (non-Amish) had things like
    mystery suppers, and then playing group games, singing, etc.
    after supper. My dad always said, “We didn’t have lots of money,
    but we sure had lots of fun.” Rural life/entertainment for Non-Amish people has changed so much since then, and I’m glad to read of Amish still enjoying having good times like this.

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    Alice Mary
    Comment on Amish Mystery Supper: 13 Food Riddles (April 24th, 2013 at 21:33)

    What a hoot! I won’t dare guess, as I’m late to this posting, but this sounds like something I’ll share with my co-workers. It might make our annual “holiday party” (which often takes place AFTER the holidays) something to look forward to!

    How can anyone EAT between all the guffaws?! Now THIS would make for a “reality TV” program I’d actually WATCH—the non-Amish version, of course! :)

    Alice Mary

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    Anne
    Comment on So funny! (April 24th, 2013 at 21:46)

    So funny!

    Don’s story about Mark is hilarious. And the meal is great fun. Most of us are too glued to our technology to have such creativity. Thanks for sharing this with us Don and Mark.

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    Barb
    Comment on Amish Mystery Supper: 13 Food Riddles (April 25th, 2013 at 05:30)

    Mystery dinners are common youth group activities here, and I’ve also seen church youth groups use them as a way to involve older members in activities — like they do the dinner for the seniors of the church, or for their parents. It makes for a good fun evening, and intergenerational sharing. I’ve never heard it referred to as an Amish Mystery Dinner — it’s just an activity enjoyed by youth, and now I know the Amish also do it.

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    Slightly-handled-Order-man
    Comment on Amish Mystery Supper: 13 Food Riddles (April 25th, 2013 at 20:49)

    This is a great idea! I am enjoying the replies.

    I would imagine that the people (ladies) who do the cooking must have had a bit of sense of humour about the whole thing.

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