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    Ahem ... Christmas dinner at Pres George Washington's!

    Zurie
    Sun Dec 26, 2010 8:21 am
    Forum Host
    I thought that if you have an idle moment, you might be interested in this bit of history. Be warned: it's long! Found this in an article on food in history.

    This was the menu served somewhere in the 1790's, for Christmas dinner at the Mt Vernon, President George Washington's home in Virginia, from start to finish:

    King's Soup (an onion soup)
    Oysters on the half shell
    Broiled salted herring roe
    Boiled rockfish

    Roast Beef & Yorkshire Pudding
    Mutton chops
    Roast suckling pig
    Roast turkey with chestnut stuffing
    Round of cold boiled beef with horseradish sauce
    Cold baked Virginia ham

    Lima beans
    Acorn squash
    Baked celery with slivered almonds
    Hominy pudding
    Candied sweet potatoes
    Cantaloupe pickle

    Spiced peaches in brandy
    Spiced cranberries
    Mincemeat pie
    Apple pie
    Cherry pie
    Chess tarts
    Blancmange
    Plums in wine jelly
    Snowballs
    Indian pudding
    Great cake
    Ice Cream
    Plum pudding
    Fruits, nuts, raisins

    Port and Madeira

    (They seemed to like desserts a lot!) icon_lol.gif
    duonyte
    Sun Dec 26, 2010 10:10 am
    Forum Host
    This would be a massive challenge today with all of our conveniences - think of what a challenge it must have been then!
    Brenda.
    Mon Dec 27, 2010 5:09 am
    Food.com Groupie
    Wow I agree this must have been quite a task.

    Thanks for sharing Zurie icon_biggrin.gif

    Bren
    Rockamama
    Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:19 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Seems like they basically pulled out any and all edibles available, too!
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