Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Inspired By

Inspired by One Charming Party to make some food as the Pilgrims might have

We are going to a relative's house for Thanksgiving and basically just have to show up, so we enjoyed a free day without having to do any preparations. My little one has been reading The Pilgrim's First Thanksgiving, and we thought it would be fun to have a little Pilgrim experience. The girls made bonnets from construction paper and donned aprons. Our aprons were pretty colorful and were not staid white ones, but that's what we had on hand.

We made bread and butter from scratch.

While the pilgrims probably did not have cows by the first Thanksgiving, they did bring goats over on the Mayflower and would have had milk. I had never made butter before, and it took forever, but that was kind of the point. It was really fun to do, and I highly recommend it!

There are tons of yummy bread recipes available, but I wanted something very plain and rustic.

When we were done, the kids ate their bread and butter standing up, as the Pilgrims would have!


  1. that looks like it was lots of fun!! what a great idea.

  2. I love this little way of observing some of the "real" features of Thanksgiving past.

    Have a happy Thanksgiving!