Time for trending recipes again, that time when peer into the Amish365 crystal ball to see which recipes are gaining clicks and ready to pop! Let's see what we have this week.
🥗 Trending Salads
Amish Creamy Coleslaw: This is an authentic Amish recipe, very basic and full of flavor. This is a bit more about the recipe:
this slaw recipe comes to us from an Amish man in the community of Vanceburg, Kentucky. Would love to some day visit there and meeting this Amish gentleman who seems to know his way around the kitchen quite well! By the way, in this recipe, where it says "salad dressing" we'll assume he means "Miracle Whip" unless someone else has any other ideas
🍲 Trending Amish Meals
Amish Winter Sausage and Potato Casserole: This is a very hearty meal as we edge into the cooler months, here is a bit more about it:
Hog butchering is often done during the winter on Amish farmsteads. The job is messy, tedious, and labor-intensive. Who wants to do that in the middle of July? So the big job of butchering hogs is saved for a cold winter’s day, usually in February or March. A whole family will band together to tackle it or an Amish church will do it. It’s not a pretty scene but, in the end, they’ll come away with all the hams, sausage, and chops needed for a year until it is time for the next “butchering day.” The ground sausage will end up in dishes like this Hearty Amish Winter Sausage and Potato Casserole
Mennonite Ham Meatballs: This is a wonderful party food, so keep that in mind with the upcoming holidays...and here's a bit more about the recipe:
Whether it is among the Amish, Mennonites, or non-Amish ham seems to make an appearance at the major holidays (except Thanksgiving). Easter seems to bring out whole hams served glazed and sliced whereas Christmas seems to bring out the variations from croquettes to casseroles to meatballs. And that is what I have for you today: a delicious recipe for ham meatballs from a Mennonite cook in Iowa.
Mom's Goulash: Check out this perfect-for-autumn favorite:
A hearty, hot goulash can really be perfect on a crisp autumn or winter day. Reader Karen from Kentucky was nice enough to share this recipe with us and it really does have Amish overtones. Goulash is popular in the Amish settlement in Aylmer, Ontario and is often served at weddings there. This goulash looks - and sounds - very similiar, so I wanted to share it.
🎂 Trending Autumn Amish Desserts
Homemade Squash Squares: Of course, autumn means squash, so here is a great recipe for a classic dessert this time of year!
Classic Amish Indiana Sugar Cream Pie: These pies are amazing, you can think about one for Thanksgiving! Click here.
Pumpkin Bread: Homemade pumpkin bread is another seasonal staple. Spread some cream cheese on it and enjoy! Click here.
Old-Fashioned Milk Pie: Delicious, old-time Amish dessert. Click here.
Favorite Amish Photos
I have so many favorite photos of Amish scenes that I've accumulated over the years, I thought I'd share a few of my favorites!
The Amish buggies in New Wilmington have a distinctive brown color which, to me, makes them enchanting and beautiful. Especially on a bright blue fall day.
Brrrrr, hearty Amish youth braving the cold for recess!
This buggy was in Holmes County, Ohio where this type of farming is still common.
Jars of home-sourced honey at The Home Place, a Mennonite bakery and store in Brown County, Ohio.