Today we enjoyed a more authentic Thanksgiving meal, one without all the Victorian-era trimmings of dressing, potatoes, and cranberry sauce
The Pilgrims would have eaten stewed pompion (pumpkin), but there was no flour or sugar left for pies, let alone an oven for baking them. Scholastic has more information about historically accurate Pilgrim food and customs.
We let the kids eat outdoors on wooden bowls and baskets and without utensils.We tasted bean soup, venison jerkey, dried cranberries, strawberries, and cornbread, with imitation crab legs in lieu of eels, clams, and lobster. We did opt for pumpkin pie instead of stewed squash, though!