What Did the Pilgrims Really Eat on Thanksgiving?
If you think squash casserole and pecan tassies came over on the Mayflower, think again. Take a peek at the foods from the first Thanksgiving feast.
Oven-Roasted Parsnips and Carrots
The main keys to the first Thanksgiving was, first, giving thanks, and, second, keeping it simple. Imagine lighting a fire for each dish you wished to complete. No wonder the first Thanksgiving was a feast; it likely took all day! Another downer? Unless it was a particularly icy Thanksgiving, the lack of refrigeration likely made day-after sandwiches pretty scarce.
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Butter Lettuce Salad with Walnuts and Grapes
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