Friday, September 28, 2012

Thanksgiving Greetings, Kids and Turkeys, 1911

Thanksgiving Greetings

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I did a search to see if turkeys were on the table at the first Thanksgiving dinner with the pilgrims and the indians.   Here are actual items I found that people are saying were served at the first feast ...

lobster, goose, duck, seal, eel, deer, cod, cranberries but not as a sauce or relish, boiled pumpkin - not as a pie, rabbit, chicken, squashes, beans, mussels, clams, swan - yes, one website said they ate swans, chestnuts, hickory nuts, onions, leeks, corn, dried fruits, maple syrup and honey, radishes, cabbage, carrots, eggs, and one says maybe goat cheese too.

I know what you're thinking - what??? they didn't have green bean casserole?!? Sadly, French Fried Onions weren't invented until the 1920's.

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