And all of the produce had come from a local Amish farm market, I was told. Yes, there are several Amish enclaves in northern Maine, which may surprise you as much as it did me!
Of course, I asked for the recipe, to no avail, since the cook, like so many of us, simply put a little of this and a little of that into the pot, and never knew exact quantities to tell people. He gave me a list of the basic ingredients and seasonings, and I was on my own from there.
So, when I came home, I spent the next couple of days trying out a couple of different versions of the meal until I came up with the recipe I have here. It was a huge hit with hubby, and with a small gathering of friends I hosted on my patio, and two of my visiting sons also liked it very much, as did their girl friends.
For that reason alone, it would be a keeper, but it also has even more advantages.