SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE by Lovina Eicher
3 cups cooked and mashed sweet potatoes
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup milk
Topping: 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup flour, 1 cup brown sugar, 1 /2 cup nuts
Preheat oven to 350. Mix all of the ingredients except for topping into 2 quart baking dish. In a small separate bowl mix topping ingredients and sprinkle over sweet potato mixture. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.
Turkey Casserole by Lovina Eicher
2 cups cooked turkey
1/ 2 cup celery, diced
1 /2 cup diced green peppers
1/ 2 cup diced onions
1 /2 cup mayonnaise
1 /2 teaspoon salt
1 /4 teaspoon pepper
6 slices of bread
1- 1 /2 cups milk
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 /4 cup grated cheese
DIRECTIONS: In a large mixing bowl, combine turkey, celery, peppers, onions, mayonnaise, salt, and pepper. Cube bread and put half in greased casserole dish. Add turkey mixture and add remaining bread cubes. Mix milk, eggs, and mushroom soup. Let stand in refrigerator overnight. Put cheese on top at bake at 350 degrees for one hour.
3 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
2/3 cup sugar
1 cup water
1.2 tsp. ground cardamom
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
Place ingredients in saucepan, stir well, and bring to a slow boil
Lower heat and cook for 5 to 10 minutes.
If you like liquid sauce with whole berries, cook for 5 minutes. If you like a jam consistency, cook until thickened.
Store for up to 3 weeks in the fridge in an airtight container.
Of course, pies are part of Thanksgiving also. You can either buy a variety, such as pumpkin, pecan and apple, or make one yourself. Basically, pie is pie, and most likely each Amish cook has her own personal touch to making one. If you have one you make well, serve it along with a few store-bought pies.
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
Whoopie Pies are a classic Amish dessert. They come in many flavors, with chocolate cookies and vanilla cream filling the most popular. But for Thanksgiving, we'll try a seasonal flavor.
1/2 cup. veg. oil
1 cup sugar
2 cups brown sugar
2 egg yolks (save whites for filling)
1 tsp. vanilla
4 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1 1/2 cups canned pumpkin
Beat together oil and sugars, add eggs and vanilla. Sift dry ingredients and add alternately with pumpkin. Mix well. Drop by heaping teaspoons on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 350 F degrees for 10 minutes. When cooled, spread with the following filling...
2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 cup flour
3 T. milk
2 T. powdered sugar
1 cup shortening
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
Beat egg whites until stiff. Add the vanilla, flour, milk and 2 T. of the powdered sugar. Mix well.
Add the shortening and the remaining powdered sugar. Beat until fluffy. Spread on two halves of the cookie cakes and for a sandwich.
A fun web site: http://whoopiepieplace.com/
Some PA Dutch Words and phrases: Donkbawr - thankful. Bree - gravy or juice. Abedit - appetite.
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Have a wunderbar Thanksgiving!