So, will the Amish be celebrating the New Year tonight with party hats and champagne?
Okay, probably not champagne , but maybe some party hats. And the champagne has less to do with aversion to alcohol and more for the Amish preference for beer over of hard liquor. But New Y ear’s IS something that many Amish celebrate, both with a rousing welcoming on New Year’s Eve and by spending New Year’s Day with family. New Year’s Day is not fraught with some of the social and theological minefields that accompany holidays like Christmas and Easter. Should we include Santa in our celebrations? Is exchanging gifts commercializing Christmas? What about the Easter bunny? Those are all questions that can make Easter and Christmas celebrating tricky among the Amish,but celebrating a New Year is something universal and simple and fun, so many Amish will, indeed, stay up until the magic hour of midnight to usher in 2017. And to do so they are like anyone else, they’ll need some munchies that are fun….so here are some that come from the Amish settlement of Pinecraft (sorry for the inaccurate photos with the two boxed recipes below,glitch i am trying to solve)
- 2 pound hamburger
- 2 onions
- salt and pepper
- 4 tablespoons cream of mushroom soup
- 4 tablespoon tomato paste
- 30 slices Velveeta cheese
- tortilla chips
- Fry hamburger with onion, salt, and pepper.
- Add rest of ingredients and extra seasonings to suit your taste (red pepper or chili powder).
- Serve with tortilla chips
- 8 ounces of cream cheese
- 8 ounces sour cream
- 4 ounces black olives, drained
- 2 ounces green chilies, drained
- 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
- garlic salt
- seasoning salt
- 1 /2 cup green onions, chopped
- 5 10" tortillas
- Mix all the ingredients together well and then spread onto tortillas.
- Bake at 325 for 1 hour.
WARM TACO DIP: This is a recipe from Ohio Amish Country Insider for Warm Taco Dip, I can definitely envision this one being popular in Amish homes tonight. Click here for the recipe.
BACON CHEESE DIP: From our own Amish365.com archives, here is a recipe for a dip that will be a hit tonight.
VEGETABLE POTLUCK PIZZA: Mmmm, I've sampled many Amish vegetable pizzas over the years...click here for a good recipe. This is one of these versatile dishes that is as good on a hot summer day as it is at a New Year's Eve party.