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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Soup #3 and #4

Cold bread soup

cut bread in chunk or cubes. Sugar to taste and pour cold milk over bread and sugar.

huckleberries, cherries, or peaches in season can be added. Serve in large soup bowl.

Coffee Soup

break 1 piece of bread into a cup. Fill cup with hot coffee; add sugar and cream to taste.

Not sure when these recipes came around. It is suspected the came around the depression time.

Friday, October 30, 2009

dessert #3

Honey Milk Balls

1 cup oatmeal
1 cup powdered milk
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter

Combine all ingredients. Mix well. Form 1" balls.

Makes about 2 1/2 dozen.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Pie #1

Pumpkin Pie

1 1/2 cup cooked pumpkin
1 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cup milk
3 eggs, seperated
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tsp cornstarch
1/4 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp cloves
1 tsp cinnamon
pastry shell to 1 9" crust

Cook pumpkin. Add beaton egg yolk, sugar, salt, cornstarch, and spices. Gradually add scalded milk and mix thoroughly. Fold in stiffly beaton egg whites. Pour mixture into unbaked pie crust. Bake at 425 degree for 10 minutes, then reduce heat to 350 degree and continue to bake for 30 minutes.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Soup #2

Chili Soup

2 cups pinto beans or on #2 can kidney beans (all soft)
1 pound hamburger
2 tsps salt
1 guart tomatoes
2 medium sized onions 1/4 tsp pepper
1 tsp chili powder

Put 2 tsps of fat in pan and brown the onions (which are minced). Add hamburger and fry until brown. Add tomatoesto cooked beans and cook several minutes. Then add beans to hamburger mixture, add seasoning. add water to obtain desired consistency. Simmer together 15 minutes.

Serves 6

Monday, October 26, 2009

Drink #1

Cranberry Punch

1 lb cranberries
7 cups water
2 1/2 cups sugar
2 bottles ginger-ale
2 cups frozen orange juice concetrate
juice of 1 lemon
2 qts water

boil cranberries in 4 cups of water. Drain juice. cobmbine sugar with remaining water and boil 5 minutes. Combine with cranberry juice. Add all other ingredients. Serve well chilled.

Makes 1/2 gallons.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Meat #1

Poor Man's Steak

2 lbs ground beef
1 cup crackers crumbs
1 cup milk
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 onion chopped

1. Mix all ingredients together. Pat mixture out to 1/2" thickness on paper lined cookie sheets. Cover ane refgerate overnight.

2. Cut meat into serving size pieces. Coat with flour. Borwn pieces in small amount of hot fat. Place in roasting pan and cover with mushroom sauce mixed with 1 1/4 cup water.\

3. Bake, covered at 300 degrees for 1 1/2 hours

make 4 services

Saturday, October 24, 2009

dessert #2

Oatmeal Pie

4 eggs slightly beaton
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup molasses
1 cup milk
1 1/2 cup oatmeal
1 tsb melted butter
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup chopped nuts
2 8" unbaked pie shells

1. combin all ingrediants. our into 2 unbaked pie shells.

2. bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes.

Friday, October 23, 2009

casserole #2

Chicken Spagehetti

1 stewing chicken
3 tsb butter
6 celery stems, chopped
2 onions chopped
1/4 cup mushroom, chopped
3 tsp flour
1 cup milk
1/2 lb sharp cheese, grated
1 pint chicken stock
1 tsp worcestershire sauce
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 lb spaghetti
1 small bottle stuffed olive
1 cup pecans chopped

1. cook chicken in water until tender. Romove from bones and cut into large pieces. Reserve stock.

2. melt butter. Saute celery, onions, and mushrooms until tender. add flour and stir to form paste. gradually add milk. stir until thickened. add cheese. stir until melted. add check stock and seasonings.

3. Cook spaghetti in water for 3 minutes. drain. add to stock mixture and let stand for 1 hour. Mix in chicken and olives .

4. pour into a 9"x15" pan. top with pecans. back at 350 degrees for 1/2 hour.

serves 12

Thursday, October 22, 2009

dessert #1

Graham Cracker Pudding

16 whole graham crackers
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter
4 tsp flour
1/2 cup plus 2 tsp sugar
2 cups milk 3 eggs seperated
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup shredded coconut

1. Crush graham crackers. Combine with 1/4 cup sugar and butter. Mix to form fine crumbs. Mix to form fine crumbs. Press 3/4 of crumb mixture into bottom and sides of baking dish. Reserve remaining crumbs.

2. Combine flour and 1/2 cup sugar in top of double boiler. Add milk. Heat to boiling. Beat egg yolks and combine with 1/2 cup hot milk mixture. Pour this into remaining hot milk mixture and heat to boiling again. Boil 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add vanilla and coconut. Pour into cracker line dish.

3. Beat egg whites until stiff. Gradually add remaining 3 tsps sugar. Pile beaten egg whites on top of pudding. Sprinkle with reserve cracker crumbs. Bake at 350 degrees for 5-8 minutes until meringue is browned. cool before serving.

makes about 9 servings.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

soup #1

Old fashioned Bean Soup

1 1/2 cup navy bean
salt and pepper
3 cups toasted bread cubes
2 quarts milk
3 tbls butter
1/4 cup cream

Soak beans and cook until soft. Drain the beans. Add milk and butter and salt and pepper. Bring to a boil: and just before serving add cream and pour over bread cubes. Serves 8

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Bread #1

Good for the taste, but not for the waiste.

Cream Waffles

2 Cups flour
1/2 cup sour cream
1 1/2 cups sweetened condensed milk
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
2 tsps baking powder
2 eggs

Mix dry ingrdients together. Beat egg and milk and cream. combine dry ingedients. If you find it just too thick add some regular milk to mix. Enough milk to the mix you can end up making some pancakes. makes 6 waffles.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

casserole #1

Chicken Macaroni Dinner

makes 8 servings

1 cup macaroni uncooked
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp flour
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1 cup milk
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 1/2 cup cooked chicken diced
1 cup corn
2 tbsp butter melted
1/2 cup bread crumbs

cook macaroni. Drain and set aside.

melt 1 tbsp butter. Stir in flour and seasoning. Gradually add in milk and chicken broth. Bring to a boiling point, stirring constantly until thickened.

Mix together the macaroni, white sauce, chicken and corn. Pour into a greased baking dish.

Stir bread crumbs into melted butter and sprinkle over casserole. bake at 350 for 45 minutes.

Monday, October 12, 2009


Generally Amish are not known for going to buy alcohol products, but that does not mean they do not use them. I know many amish that love to make there own wines. Trust me that many of them know how to make a very delicious wine and even hard ciders.

If you see a recipe with wines or any type of alcohol, do not be afraid to use them. Remember that if cook the wines, the alcohol with quickly evaporate. Just remember, If you test the drinks before cooking them, Please do not drive.

Have a great day.

Friday, October 9, 2009


I have noticed in a lot of Amish homes, that they have basic white flour. I know that the flour seems to work best in the cooking, I have experienced. I really like fried chicken, and that white flour, works the best. The best home cooked bread was bread that came right out of the oven. It was also made from white flour, and not from stone ground flour.

Don't be afraid to eat and buy foods that may not seem as natural. Just remember that Amish cooking is a style and not an exact food.

Sunday, October 4, 2009


This is a strong staple in a lot of amish jams and desserts. If you have any plans in growing your own foods for amish style foods, I would highly recommend this one. This plant is used in a lot of different pies, breads, and jams and jellies.

Y0u may not like this very much, because of the bitterness, but with the right ingredients you will get a lot of delicious foods. I am glad I really like it a lot.

I made a lot of friends, because I love this fruit. Or maybe I made a few enemies, because I took that last piece of pie. As I am digesting that pie, I can ask for forgiveness. smiles.