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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 English definitely knew about bread! This was a key component of just about any English meal,including English tea. The Native Americans also knew about bread, and were huge fans of corn. So cornbread would have been much appreciated by both cultures.


4 cups water
1 cup cornmeal
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp. salt

Put the water into a saucepan and add in the cornmeal, Bring to a boil, then simmer for about 1/2 hour until it thickens.

Now mix together the flour and salt, and stir it into the cornmeal mix. When well mixed, take 1/2 cup portions and place on a cookie sheet to form little domes, flattened on top. Put into a 350F oven for 15 minutes. Take the cookie sheet out, turn the bread-domes over and cook for another 10 minutes.

A First Thanksgiving Dinner Menu
Information on the First Thanksgiving

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