It is the end of January, the belly of winter, so comfort food continues to rule the roost. Comfort food means casseroles, soups, stews, and heartiness. So let's see what recipes are leading the way in Google searches today!
🥣 Trending Amish Soups
Yankee Bean Soup: This is a delicious, thick soup for the winter. Here's a bit more about this recipe:
This is a recipe that came to me from an Amish settlement in upstate New York and, wow, this is a heck of a delicious, hearty soup to try on a cold winter's night like tonight. Doesn't this soup look yummy? The molasses balances out the savory for an excellent meal. A thick piece of crusty bread goes good with this soup.
This recipe was sent to us by Anna Miller in Rensselaer Falls, New York, a small Amish settlement in the far, far north part of New York near where Quebec and the Empire State meet. Hopefully someday I will make it there. Anna took the time for us to write out this recipe in her own hand, so you just get the idea that this recipe has been passed down and perfect. So if you want a hearty, delicious bean soup to help you battle a cold winter's night, this is probably perfect.
Amish Meatball Stew: Another winter classic. Here is a bit more about this one:
Meatballs are another example of a dish that was traditional Italian that has found favor among the Amish. It’s easy to see why. I mean, meatballs are so simple and the ingredients so accessible that it just makes sense. Ground beef, egg, bread crumbs, and a sauce, those are all mainstays in Amish kitchens. You can add a gazillion variations to traditional meatballs. My Italian grandmother always packed meatballs with Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs. She considered the “secret” to be the Parmesan cheese.
Stews also common on Amish farms during the winter, so this meatball stew recipe combines the best of two favorite dishes!
Trending Amish Salads
Hot Chicken Salad: This is a favorite, simple lunch or side dish. Click here.
🍲 Trending Amish Meals
Six-Layer Casserole: Six ingredients of awesomeness! Click here for the recipe!
Sour Cream and Dill Chicken: This is a delicious recipe, here is a bit more about it: Dill is a favorite among Amish cooks. It’s easy to grow and is a very versatile herb. Dill finds its way into salads, dips, onto potatoes, and into soups. And when dill meets another popular Amish edible – chicken – the results are extraordinarily tasty! Chicken is so popular on Amish farms for the same reason it’s popular on non-Amish plates. The meat is very versatile, can be baked, fried, broasted, steamed, grilled, and it can be flavored in so many ways: seasonings, marinades, liquid smokes, spices, and on and on and on. It can be paired with vegetables, part of a salad, the main course, whatever you want, chicken can do. Click here for the recipe.
Chicken Dressing Casserole: A delicious recipe, full of flavor! Click here.
🥧 Trending Amish Desserts
No-Mess Caramel Pie: Here is a bit more about this gem - This is a recipe I first came across in the Amish settlement of Aylmer, Ontario. I had always wanted to make it - and try it - before but the idea of the caramelly mess on the bottom of a saucepan always scared me away. But, turns out, I was unnecessarily scared. Friends Paula and Jay tried making it this weekend and said the stainless steel pan was easy to clean. The generous amounts of brown sugar in the pie might send a super sweet signal, but Jay it was not overpoweringly so. Click here for the recipe.
Lazy Woman's Cake: A classic on Amish365.com! A simple, delicious cake!
📸 Favorite Amish Photos
Amish school in a log building in Rexford, Montana.