Thanksgiving Nostalgia

IMG_5920“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” Philippians 4:6

Thanksgiving–just the word conjures up many images and memories full of color, smells, and tastes. This one will be no different as my family gathers around my parents’ table. Games, movies, ballgames, food, songs, and talking. Lots of talking and laughing. IMG_5921

As I gather recipes and begin cooking, I think about what my characters would be eating in 1775 South Carolina during the Revolution. There was no official day of celebrating Thanksgiving yet. I don’t even know if they talked about the Mayflower, the native Americans, Jamestown, the past. But they did eat some yummy concoctions like:

  • Chicken Pudding
  • Veal Balls
  • Beefsteak Pie
  • Baked Pumpkin Pudding
  • Sweet Potatoes and Apples
  • Green Beans
  • Fried Ham
  • Almond Tarts
  • Spice Nuts
  • Liberty Tea (raspberry leaves)

This is a list I could work with and enjoy. But in truth, family is still the most important element whether in history or today.

Happy Thanksgiving.