Authentic Thanksgiving Menu from Godey's Magazine

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"Godey's Lady's Book" was published from 1830 to 1898. During those years the magazine posted many menus. This Thanksgiving Menu is from the Civil War years.

They recommend many dishes for this occasion. Most of the dishes are in book, "Civil War Recipes Receipts from the Pages of Godey's Lady's Book" edited by Lily May Spaulding and John Spaulding.

Thanksgiving Menu page 45.

Roast Turkey with Cranberry Sauce
Turnips
Boiled Fowls with Celery Sauce
Salsify Vegetable Oyster Cakes)
Boiled Ham
Winter Squash
Hot Cole Slaw
Stewed Goose
Sweet Potato Pudding
Pumpkin Pudding
Baked Lemon Pudding (Soufflé)

This is a meal fit for a King, as they say. It offers turkey and ham and other fowl. For dessert there are Pumpkin Pudding (Pie), Sweet Potato Pudding (Pie) and Baked Lemon Pudding. All the things that we enjoy today.
 

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"Godey's Lady's Book" was published from 1830 to 1898. During those years the magazine posted many menus. This Thanksgiving Menu is from the Civil War years.

They recommend many dishes for this occasion. Most of the dishes are in book, "Civil War Recipes Receipts from the Pages of Godey's Lady's Book" edited by Lily May Spaulding and John Spaulding.

Thanksgiving Menu page 45.

Roast Turkey with Cranberry Sauce
Turnips
Boiled Fowls with Celery Sauce
Salsify Vegetable Oyster Cakes)
Boiled Ham
Winter Squash
Hot Cole Slaw
Stewed Goose
Sweet Potato Pudding
Pumpkin Pudding
Baked Lemon Pudding (Soufflé)

This is a meal fit for a King, as they say. It offers turkey and ham and other fowl. For dessert there are Pumpkin Pudding (Pie), Sweet Potato Pudding (Pie) and Baked Lemon Pudding. All the things that we enjoy today.
I was just reading about a women who was the editoress which she insisted being called but I can't remember her name.she was a widow though and use to write in the 1840's.
 
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The famous editor was Sarah Josepha Hale. She was the editor from 1837 to 1877. She was responsible for initiating the campaign to establish Thanksgiving as a National Holiday. There is thread on her on the forum.
When her husband died 4 days before the birth of their 5th child in 1822 she behaved like queen Victoria by only wearing black clothes.in 1830 she published a book of verses that included "Mary had a little lamb".that was really a very large accomplishment for a woman in the 19th century.but what is really amazing is that she was one of the founders of Vassar College.
 

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