THE AMISH COOK
By Gloria Yoder
Hello! I hope all of you readers are having a great month of May. A special thank you to my mother for filling in for me last week. Daniel, myself, Julia, and Austin enjoyed a relaxing and refreshing stay in Kentucky the past couple of weeks. I can’t wait to tell you more about it in next week’s column. This week I am sharing some favorite recipes that you might have missed from past columns. Enjoy these recipes, all of them perfect for any summer picnics you have coming up! These stove-top potatoes will be a hit at any picnic!
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 3 large potatoes, sliced thin
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 1 2 cups shredded cheese
- 2 teaspoons salt
- Pepper to taste
- ½ cup milk or cream
- Melt butter in a 9 inch skillet.
- Layer potatoes, onions, salt and pepper.
- Pour milk over it and sprinkle with cheese.
- Begin cooking on medium heat until cover is very hot.
- Reduce to low and cook 25 minutes.
Related recipes: Amish Stove-Top Potatoes, Regina Mast's Gourmet Potatoes
The photo shows a hot, hearty casserole that will please any crowd!
- 1 pound hamburger
- Half a cup onion
- One loaf homemade bread, sliced one-inch thick
- One 8 ounce package cream cheese or sour cream
- Half cup salad dressing
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 2 cups Mozzarella cheese or your favorite
- 20 ounces jar spaghetti or pizza sauce
- 1 cup water
- dash Garlic powder
- Fry hamburger, onions, salt and pepper.
- Set aside.
- Arrange bread in a 9 x 13 cake pan.
- Mix cream cheese, salad dressing and Italian seasoning.
- Spread over bread slices and top with 1 cup cheese.
- Mix spaghetti sauce, water and garlic powder; mix with hamburger.
- Pour this over cheese mixture.
- Top with rest of cheese bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
- Serves 12
Related recipe: barbecued meatballs and barbecued venison meatballs
What is a picnic without pasta salad? This is the best!
- 2 cups cooked and drained rotini
- 1 1 /4 cup Italian dressing
- ⅓ cup green pepper chopped
- 1 small red onion, chopped
- 1 /3 cup tomato diced
- 1 /2 cup cheese, Colby, shredded
- ¼ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
- Cook pasta for 7 to 10 minutes or until tender.
- In a large bowl, combine all of the above ingredients.
- Cover the bowl and let sit overnight in the refrigerator.
- The next morning, remove from the fridge, toss and serve!
And to really add some zing to this old-fashioned favorite, try dressing up your burger a bit!
- 1 cup ketchup
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup honey
- ¼ cup molasses
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon liquid smoke
- ⅛ teaspoon pepper
- 1½ pound beef
- ½ cup chopped onion
- 1 egg
- ⅓ cup oatmeal
- ¼ cup sauce
- ¼ teaspoon onion salt
- ¼ teaspoon garlic salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Mix burger ingredients well and shape into patties.
- Use sauce to baste while grilling.
- Cook on each side until desired doneness.
- Moist and tasty, serves 6!