A Non-Traditional Thanksgiving Day Dinner


Since we’ve recently moved to a new location, Mom and I decided to stay close to home and have a non-traditional Thanksgiving Day dinner!

Having grown up in a town not too far from Amish country, we always leaned towards good Pennsylvania Dutch cooking! It’s simple down-home cooking, and oh so very tasty!

One such dish was Ham and Green Beans!

Put the few ingredients in the slow cooker overnight and by morning, you wake up to a wonderful, mouth watering aroma!

I never actually measure my ingredients for this dish, so this recipe is an approximation! Usually, I simply layer all the ingredients in our slow cooker and cover with broth or water! And, when I don’t have ham broth, I’ve been known to use my homemade chicken bone broth! Yes! I said chicken!

For seasoning, we simply use salt and pepper to taste! But feel free to use any seasonings of your choosing to make the dish your own!

Ham and Green Beans

What you’ll need:

  • 1 (2 lb.) Ham steak cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1-1.5 lbs. potatoes
  • 1 lb. green beans
  • 1 stick butter
  • enough broth/water to cover all ingredients
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 small onion sliced (optional)

Let’s put it all together:

  • Layer all ingredients into the slow cooker and cover with broth (or water).
  • Set slow cooker on low for at least 8 hours or overnight.
  • Before serving, give it a good stir.
  • Use dipper to ladle into soup bowls and enjoy!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Until next time…

Peace, love and safe travels!


Wanting to travel, we left our traditional homestead behind... now we're obsessed with combining old fashioned skills, travel and healthy eating on the open road! Welcome to our homestead!

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