Not too long ago we made an authentic colonial Dutch recipe that turned out rather yummy, so we couldn't wait to try another.
**I did learn an interesting fact that lets me off the hook when it comes to washing linens and things. The pilgrims only washed them like once a year!!! Now I don't feel so badly about letting our sheets go for 2 weeks without being washed. I just can't pull off once a week anymore. :( They survived, and so will we. :)
Alright, back to food.
I didn't title this post Meal of Death for nothing. Poor Pilgrims. Hot Indian Pudding and Swizzle, supposedly a cool and refreshing drink, were absolutely HORRIBLE!!!!!! BLECH!!!!
Just look at these faces...
Shiloh's just told me "I am NOT eating that for lunch!" I love Mullin's face in the background. :)
As for Swizzle, a drink made with water, vinegar, ginger and molasses, yeah--that face says it all. Not only does it look and smell kinda strange, it's worse than Polyjuice Potion, worse than Uruk-hai juice. No wonder the Pilgrims and their children drank so much beer. (And I think beer is GROSS!)
And I was looking forward to a high-in-molasses meal since it contains so much calcium and iron. So much for that.
And just for the record-- I didn't make them stand up while they ate, and they didn't have to share a trencher.