Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thanksgiving

Turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce? The folks in the picture above didn't eat them. From Wikipedia, here's what they did eat:

The First Thanksgiving was celebrated to give thanks to God for helping the pilgrims survive the brutal winter. The first Thanksgiving feast lasted three days providing enough food for 53 pilgrims and 90 Indians. The traditional Thanksgiving menu often features turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie. Americans may eat these foods on modern day Thanksgiving, but the first feast did not consist of these items. On the first feast turkey was any type of fowl that the pilgrims hunted. Pumpkin pie wasn't on the menu because there were no ovens for baking, but they did have boiled pumpkin. Cranberries weren't introduced at this time. Due to the diminishing supply of flour there was no bread of any kind. The foods included in the first feast included duck, geese, venison, fish, lobster, clams, swan, berries, dried fruit, pumpkin, squash, and many more vegetables.

Down in Virginia, Jamestown colonist were gnawing on shoe leather to survive the winter, and apparently one desperate man gnawed on the remains of his dead wife.

I hope you all have something bit more palatable than shoe leather to eat tomorrow, and for those of you considering gnawing on a dead relative, please go to a homeless shelter instead. The food will be free, and the experience not nearly as creepy.


Happy Thanksgiving!
Melissa XX


5 comments:

chrissie said...

Happy Thanksgiving, petal.!!!!!


love
chrissie
xxxxxxx

Melissa said...

Thank you Chrissie!

Melissa XX

Sophie said...

Happy Thanksgiving Melissa. I hope you have a good, low-key Thanksgiving.

Are you up for trying to make it down to Richmond this Saturday? It's only Thursday, you still have two days to get ready! lol, Just kidding, but if you want to drive down then I'll drive up. That way you know someone will be there.

lisalisa said...

Thanks for letting us know why you celebrate thanksgiving. It was interesting.
I hope you are enjoying the holiday.
x

Calie said...

Just a tad bit late, Melissa but, you know, Happy Turkey Day!

Calie xxx