Happy Thanksgiving! What’s on the Menu?

   
Puck Thanksgiving cover, 1896.
Puck Thanksgiving cover, 1896.

Happy Tuesday before Thanksgiving! We’re all pressed for time right now, so I’ll just share a brief montage of interesting historical menus as you plan yours…who knows? It may give you ideas.

Another cool thing about the following menus is who is hosting it. We have a hotel, a college, and…a hospital. I guess everyone wants turkey on Thanksgiving, although some of these menus make it seem like turkey is an afterthought. *wink*

 

 

Hotel Vendome Thanksgiving Menu, 1895. Image via wikimedia commons.
Hotel Vendome Thanksgiving Menu, 1895.

The one below is tough to read, my apologies. I can make out Mock Turtle Soup, and Salmon, but I have trouble after that. I’m sure turkey is in there somewhere.

1874 Vassar College Thanksgiving Menu. Image via wikimedia commons.
1874 Vassar College Thanksgiving Menu.

 

Thanksgiving menu, 1864. Jarvis U.S.A. General Hospital, Baltimore.
Thanksgiving menu, 1864. Jarvis U.S.A. General Hospital, Baltimore.

Hmm, looks yummy. And what variety! Who knew hospital food was holiday-worthy? But someone needed spell-check on “turkies.”

Most of us won’t be eating at a fancy hotel or at a college, and I sure hope we won’t be eating at a hospital! So, if you’re cooking at home, be safe. Firefighters see house fires triple on Thanksgiving Day, with some states in the Union more prone than others. For more info on that, check out my 2014 post:

When Turkeys Strike Back

However you spend your holiday, or even if it isn’t a holiday in your part of the world, I wish you much to be grateful for. I know that I’m grateful for all of you!

Until next time,

Kathy

P.S. – If you’re in the vicinity of Manassas, Virginia on Shop Small Saturday (Nov 26th), I’ll be doing a book signing and would love to see you!

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5 thoughts on “Happy Thanksgiving! What’s on the Menu?”

  1. Margot M KinbergMargot M Kinberg

    Wow! What a menu, Kathy! And I thought today’s Thanksgiving feasts included a lot of food! Yikes! Still, it all looks so good. Have a wonderful holiday, and I hope your signing goes very well, and that you get lots of people!

  2. Kassandra LambKassandra Lamb

    And now I’m hungry! 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving, Kathy!! Hope the book signing goes well.

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