By Kevin Williams
Sundays are special days on Amish farms. The pace is a bit slower, the menus a bit more varied. So here are are 5 recipes that are worth taking a second (or first) look at. Yum!
WASHDAY CASSEROLE: This has become a favorite in many Amish households. It's a great recipe for any day of the week although it has its origins on Mondays (which is often washday, and that can be an all-day affair in a home with 7 or 8 kids), just a perfect, hearty, all-in-one meal. Click here for this classic.
EGGS LA GOLDEN: I picked this recipe up at an Amish settlement in Montana on one of my travels. Makes for a yummy, hearty breakfast most often enjoyed on Sundays. Click here for this winner of a beginner!
And with some of us still having leftover turkey that we're unsure how to use up: sandwiches? How about trying this delicious, flavor-infused turkey salad from an Amish woman in Indiana?
HOMESTYLE TURKEY SALAD
1 1 /2 cups mayonnaise
1 tablespoon orange juice
3 cups cooked turkey chopped
1 apple diced
1 /4 cup celery, diced
2 green onions, chopped
1 /4 cup pecans, toasted
Mix mayo and orange juice in a large bowl until blended. Add remaining ingredients and mix lightly. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes before eating.
MRS. YODER'S QUICK CHOCOLATE CAKE
And this recipe comes to us from an Amish woman in Iowa, a Mrs. Robert Yoder. You may see this family at the Farmer's Market in Fairfield sometimes. A sweet ending to any meal!
3 cups flour
1 1 /2 cups sugar
4 tablespoons cocoa
1 teaspsoons salt
2 teaspoons soda
12 tablespoons oil
2 tablespoons vinegar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups cold water
Mix together dry ingredients. Then add liquids, oil, vinegar, vanilla, and water. Stir together but don’t beat. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes until done in a 13 X 9 pan.
AMISH CARROT CAKE WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING: And this is another sweet ending to any meal at any time of year. Yum. Click here for the recipe.