An Authentic Thanksgiving Dinner Menu
Be sure to read up on Information on the First Thanksgiving. This was a celebration of the first harvest had by Pilgrims in the US, and was a festival with the 50 or so Pilgrims plus just under 100 native Americans. The food therefore was a mix of what the English settlers knew about and/or brought with them, plus what the native Americans brought in to the feast.
The Native Americans enjoyed Pumpkin Pudding, and puddings were a standard meal component for the English. The Pumpkin Pie did not develop until many, many decades later. The standard ways of serving pumpkins at the time were in stews and puddings.
1 cup pumpkin
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons molasses
2 cups bread or cake crumbs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/2 cup raisins
Mix ingredients together. Divide among 4 greased custard cups. Place in pan of boiling water, to the middle of the custard cups. Cover with foil. Bake at 375 degrees for 1-1/2 hours. Cool and remove from dishes. Reheat and serve.
A First Thanksgiving Dinner Menu
Information on the First Thanksgiving