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Old 11-22-2005, 09:14 AM   #1
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A 1900's Picayune Creole Thanksgiving Menu

I just thought that with T-day right around the corner, I'd share a little Thanksgiving menu from long ago. It's amazing how many things have changed but how many have stayed the same. Hope you all enjoy!

A Thanksgiving Menu

Breakfast

Grapes
Oatflakes & Milk
Oysters on Toast
Broiled Tenderloin Steaks
Potato Chips
Milk Biscuits
Butter
Rice Griddle Cakes
Louisiana Syrup
Café Noir

Dinner

Oysters on a Half Shell
Cream of Asparagus Soup
Spanish Olives
Celery
Mixed Pickles
Radishes
Salted Almonds
Baked Red Snapper a la Creole
Mashed Potatoes
Lamb Chops au Petits Pois
Chicken Sauté aux Champignons
Cauliflower
Sauce Blanche
Pineapple Fritters au Rhum
Pates de Foies Gras
Stuffed Tomatoes
Turkey Stuffed with Chestnuts
Cranberry Sauce
Endive Salad
French Dressing
Pababotte a la Creole
Plum Pudding
Hard or Brandy Sauce
Pumpkin Pie
Lemon Sherbet
Assorted Cakes
Assorted Fruits
Assorted Nuts
Raisins
Neufchatel
Quince Marmalade
Crackers
Café Noir

Supper

Cold Turkey
Tomato Salad
Crackers
Cake
Fruit
Tea


A More Economical Thanksgiving Dinner

Oysters on Half Shell
Shrimp Gumbo
Radishes
Olives
Pickles
Soles a la Orly
Julienne Potatoes
Chicken Croquettes with Mushrooms
Banana Fritters
Roast Turkey
Oyster Stuffing
Cranberry Sauce
Young Squash
Macaroni au Gratin
Small Onions
Boiled Sauce a la Maitre d'Hotel
Cauliflower au Vinaigrette
Plum Pudding
Mince or Pumpkin Pie
Pineapple Sherbert
Assorted Cakes
Nuts
Raisins
Fruit
Cheese
Café Noir

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Old 11-22-2005, 10:12 AM   #2
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What a feast! That's a lot of food!!
Thanks for sharing, crewsk.
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Old 11-22-2005, 10:14 AM   #3
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You're welcome callie! Hubby said I needed to get busy cooking when I read it to him last night. I couldn't imagine cooking or eating that much food!
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Old 11-22-2005, 10:30 AM   #4
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Wow. Thats alot of food! Thanks for posting that Crewsk, very interesting.
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I'd love to add the oysters to my menu! Yummmmmers
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Old 11-22-2005, 06:13 PM   #6
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I'd love to add the oysters to my menu! Yummmmmers
Me too, I love them, but,I'm not up for scooping anyone off the floor
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Old 11-27-2005, 03:29 PM   #7
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Those Creoles sure knew how to eat, eh, crewsk?
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Old 11-28-2005, 10:06 AM   #8
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Yeah really mudbug! It would be a month before I could eat after a meal like that.
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