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Hi, my name is Kevin Williams and I am owner of Oasis Newsfeatures and editor of The Amish Cook newspaper column.

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  1. Diane Taylor

    I can tell by just reading this recipe that it will be our kind of meal. With a fresh blanket of snow here in the southern Rockies this morning, I already know what is for dinner tomorrow night!
    Thank you so much for this website. I am sure all enjoy it as much as I do. Dyan Taylor

  2. Magdalena

    We used to get up around 4 am because of work. I got used to it. Now, with illness and no outside work, and no animals to milk right now, we get to sleep later. That will change after the kids come in March and April. We semi-hibernate int he winter if we can!

    My grandmother made “poor man’s steak” which is called Salisbury steak in my husband’s British family. I think it was a wartime dish for them, and special at that. Many British families were almost vegetarian during World War II, as meat rarely made it into the cities.

  3. Judy Falls

    I thought the recipe sounded a little familiar. Salsbury steak is what I thought it might be although as I recall Salsbury steak gravy is always dark.

    1. Kevin

      Judy, I do agree with you…I feel like I have tried about every dish over the years that the Amish Cook has made (tough job being editor:), but I have never tried this one…but it does seem to bear a close resemblance to Salisbury steak!

  4. Brenda

    I put sausage and hamburger in mine but the the rest of the ingredients are the same

  5. Wendy

    I can’t imagine getting up at 3 a.m. every morning either – I’m more likely to be just getting to bed then! There was a time, LONG ago, when I had to get up at 4:30 every day, no longer.

    This recipe sounds yummy, but I’d have to substitute a plain white sauce for the mushroom soup until my kids leave home. I’d probably also use oatmeal instead of bread crumbs since my husband and son both try to avoid wheat.

  6. Kevin

    Wendy, those sound like good, viable variations…let us know how it turns out if you use those substitutes!

  7. lougender

    It sounds like young Kevin is going to be writing one of Lovina’s columns sometime soon….

  8. Heather Mitchell

    Reading the recipe, the first thought that came to my mind was salisbury steak as others have mentioned. As to starting my day. 3:15AM is considered sleeping in for me. My day starts at 2:30AM and doesn’t end until I crash about 7PM. My job starts at 5:30AM and its a bit of a commute by bus. Here I am, a night owl with a day time job. *G* I used to go to bed at 2:30AM…not getting up.

  9. Barbarainnc

    I made something like this last night. My recipe is 1 pound of ground beef, chopped onion, 1 egg, 1/4 c milk, 1/3 c bread crumbs, salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste. Mix and form into 4 patties, cook in a hot skillet. Mix 1 can of cream of mushroom soup and 1/2 can of water, stir in some soy sauce for color. I use a low sodium soy sauce. Pour this over the patties, cover and let cook a little. Serve with rice or mashed potatoes. 🙂 🙂 🙂

    1. Kevin

      Yum, thanks for sharing!:)


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