Wedding for Julia, A (01A Recipe from A Wedding for Julia

In my novel, A Wedding for Julia, my main character longs to open her own restaurant in Pebble Creek, Wisconsin. Researching for this book was a lot of fun. Not only was I able to visit a beautiful area of Wisconsin (the actual town was Cashton), I was able to try quite a few Amish recipes.

Since I’m missing the days of warmth, the days of baseball and outdoor picnics, I thought I’d share the following with you–


Guey Louie Sandwiches

2 lbs. big bologna (or hot dogs)

1 small onion

½ lb. cheese of your choice

8 medium pickles

1 Tablespoon prepared mustard

3 Tablespoons mayonnaise

1 package of hot dog buns


Grind together the bologna, onion, cheese, and pickles. Add the mustard and mayonnaise. Mix well and the fill the buns.

Wrap each sandwich in tinfoil and bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.



Vannetta Chapman