Friday, November 22, 2013

An Amish Thanksgiving-

     While each sect of the Amish in various areas have different ways of celebrating the holiday, I will use the most common. (Note, that some Old Order Amish do not celebrate holidays at all. But most other sects do. And sometimes weddings are celebrated on Thanksgiving Day as well.)
       For those who do celebrate the day, the foods are quite similar to ours and it is a time for gathering with family and enjoying a good meal with gratitude for the food and one another.
      Some families are so large that they have two or three Thanksgiving gatherings during this harvest time.
    Following are a few Amish recipes you might like to try this Thanksgiving.
    


                                       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
3 eggs
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.

Cranberry Sauce

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 eggs
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.

 Amish Seasonal Novel:
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A fun web site: http://whoopiepieplace.com/

Some PA Dutch Words and phrases: Donkbawr - thankful.  Bree - gravy or juice.  Abedit - appetite.
He makes so funny. (He is so comical.)  Something come away (was stolen.)

Have a wunderbar Thanksgiving!
ngredients
  • 3 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 2/3 cup sugar
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  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
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Instructions
  1. Place all the ingredients in saucepan. Mix them and bring to boil.
  2. Then lower the heat and cook for 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. If you like liquid sauce with whole berries cook for 5 minutes. Or just continue to cook until it becomes thicker for more uniform and jam like texture.
  4. Store clean leftovers in airtight container for up to 3 weeks in refrigerator. Enjoy cold or warm.
Notes

Read more at http://www.recipelion.com/Thanksgiving-Recipes/Homemade-Amish-Cranberry-Sauce#3iiL56fopRewv1Td.99
ngredients
  • 3 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 2/3 cup sugar
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  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
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Instructions
  1. Place all the ingredients in saucepan. Mix them and bring to boil.
  2. Then lower the heat and cook for 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. If you like liquid sauce with whole berries cook for 5 minutes. Or just continue to cook until it becomes thicker for more uniform and jam like texture.
  4. Store clean leftovers in airtight container for up to 3 weeks in refrigerator. Enjoy cold or warm.
Notes

Read more at http://www.recipelion.com/Thanksgiving-Recipes/Homemade-Amish-Cranberry-Sauce#3iiL56fopRewv1Td.99

  • Place all the ingredients in saucepan. Mix them and bring to boil.
  • Then lower the heat and cook for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • If you like liquid sauce with whole berries cook for 5 minutes. Or just continue to cook until it becomes thicker for more uniform and jam like texture.
  • Store clean leftovers in airtight container for up to 3 weeks in refrigerator. Enjoy cold or warm.

  • Read more at http://www.recipelion.com/Thanksgiving-Recipes/Homemade-Amish-Cranberry-Sauce#3iiL56fopRewv1Td.99
     

    Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

    Cookies:
    2 cups brown sugar, firmly packed
    1 cup vegetable oil
    1 1/2 cups cooked, mashed pumpkin
        (canned pumpkin is okay)
    2 eggs
    3 cups all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
    1/2 tablespoon ground ginger
    1/2 tablespoon ground cloves

    Whoopie Pie Filling:
    1 egg white
    2 tablespoons milk
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    2 cups confectioners' sugar
    3/4 cup shortening

    Cookies
    Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease baking sheets.

    Combine the oil and brown sugar. Mix in the pumpkin and eggs, beating well. Add the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla extract, cinnamon, ginger and cloves. Mix well. Drop dough by heaping teaspoons onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Let cookies cool then make sandwiches from two cookies filled with Whoopie Pie Filling.

    Whoopie Pie Filling
    Beat egg white and mix with the milk, vanilla extract and 1 cup of the confectioners' sugar. Mix well, then beat in the shortening and the remaining cup of confectioners' sugar. Beat until light and fluffy.

    Yields 3 dozen.
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    ngredients
    • 3 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
    • 2/3 cup sugar
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    • 1 cup water
    • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
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    Instructions
    1. Place all the ingredients in saucepan. Mix them and bring to boil.
    2. Then lower the heat and cook for 5 to 10 minutes.
    3. If you like liquid sauce with whole berries cook for 5 minutes. Or just continue to cook until it becomes thicker for more uniform and jam like texture.
    4. Store clean leftovers in airtight container for up to 3 weeks in refrigerator. Enjoy cold or warm.
    Notes

    Read more at http://www.recipelion.com/Thanksgiving-Recipes/Homemade-Amish-Cranberry-Sauce#3iiL56fopRewv1Td.99









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