Bartering for the Christmas Turkey

Planning for Christmas. Found this little gem. Official title is "A backwoods Santa Claus exchanging Christmas things for turkeys" by Peter Newel, c. 1894, published in Haper's Magazine. Yesterday was the first day I braved the crowds to do a little holiday shopping. I'm intrigued by the idea of bartering for special gifts, though I'm... Continue Reading →

Jellied Turkey ~1897

Jellied Turkey Recipe Still looking for turkey leftover recipes? This one is a stretch for the modern palate. A savory jelly made out of stock and gelatin with bits of meat added to it (just like the red jello with grapes in it - only different). More Fun Discoveries Turkey Scalloped 1881 To Carve Roast... Continue Reading →

How the President Carves Turkey ~1889

How the President Carves Turkey Give me that gobbler brown and luscious! A literary masterpiece! Just in case you missed it, Harrison carves the turkey at the table (not in the kitchen). More Fun Discoveries Directions for Setting Refreshment Tables ~1866 Apple Jam ~ 1876 Coffee Custard ~1905 Source: St. Paul Daily Globe, 1889.

To Carve Roast Turkey ~1886

  How to Carve a Turkey Ah, the 1 day a year when you get to wield your knives in an unwieldy fashion. Fear not! Your trusty Practical American Cookery book has your back and gives step-by-step instructions on how to carve the Thanksgiving turkey.If you look really closely, you can see the dotted lines... Continue Reading →

Turkey Scalloped 1881

Scalloped Turkey Recipe from the 1800s. Got leftovers? This is a spinoff of the turkey pie you would make with mashed potatoes. Instead of potatoes, layer a dish with breadcrumbs, a little milk, turkey, dressing, butter, and gravy. The final layer is a mixture of 2 eggs, milk, melted butter, and cracker crumbs in a... Continue Reading →

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