Friday, February 26, 2016

Amish Lenten Soup

This is an Amish church soup (served after church) which makes a good Lenten meal also.

Amish Navy Bean Soup
  • 1 yellow or white onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick)
  • 3 cups cooked navy beans
  • 4 cups milk
  • homemade or whole wheat store-bought bread, cut into bite sized pieces
  • salt and pepper to taste.
Melt butter in a large pot. Add chopped onion and saute until soft. Add beans and milk and stir to combine. Bring just to boiling. Ladle into bowls and add bread cubes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately. (Serves 4)

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Lunch Pail Moment # 4

Friday, February 19, 2016


For hose who observe the no meat fast on Lenten Fridays, this is a good quick recipe. Add a salad, some crusty bread, and you're all set. 


Amish Onion Patties


            3/4 cup Flour


Mix together the ingredients and add the milk.

  • Add the Onions and Mix thoroughly.
  • Drop the batter into hot deep oil.
  • Turn them and flatten them into patties after 3 minutes.
  • Fry about 3–4 minutes until golden.
  • Drain on paper towels.
  • NOTE: You can bake these on a well oiled baking sheet if watching fat intake.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Fastnacht Day is Today-

For the Amish, Easter season begins with "Fastnacht Day," known in most Christian churches as Shrove Tuesday. Fastnacht Day, the day before Ash Wednesday, is spent eating donuts and other rich foods in preparation for 40 days of Lent.
Many Amish bakeries prepare a large amount for customers.
Fastnachts can be also square in shape as shown in the bottom picture.
Traditionally, Fasnachts were made as a way to empty the pantry of lard, sugar, fat, and butter, which were traditionally fasted from during Lent.

Happy Fastnacht Day! 

Amish Kids Playing in Snow