Ok, seriously though, a holiday centered around food is what we live for.
When you think of traditional Thanksgiving foods, what comes to mind? For most people, dinner rolls, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie make the list. But these foods didn’t even exist in Plymouth, Massachusetts 400 years ago! Also, with no ovens for baking, most dishes would have been stewed, boiled, or roasted over an open fire.
Historical records are vague, so we can only guess what was on the harvest table when the English settlers and Wampanoag Indians sat down together in the fall of 1621. Historians have some pretty good ideas, based on what the Pilgrims brought over from England, what was seasonally available, and what the Wampanoag tended to cultivate, catch, and eat. Here’s how the two compare:
In case you’re wondering what’s most likely to be prepared at a Sticky Fingers Cooking Thanksgiving feast, here are some of our young chefs’ favorite appetizers, sides, and desserts to make:
Why did the turkey go to jail? He was convicted of fowl play.
Why don't turkeys eat on Thanksgiving? They're stuffed.
Why don't turkeys like hearing jokes? They always get roasted.
What are turkey butchers haunted by? Poultrygeists.
What dessert do mathematicians love? Pumpkin pi.
What role do green beans have in Thanksgiving dinner? The casserole!
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