One of the most fun things I do when writing my stories is coming up with historic menus or individual foods to include. In Homecoming, the 6th and final book in my Fury Falls Inn series, there is both a wedding supper and an Allhallows Eve party in need of delicious entrees and desserts. So I pulled out my colonial recipe books—I have 3 of them not including Martha Washington’s recipe book—and perused the offerings within their covers.
Some of the items I’ve prepared in my own kitchen over the years. You can find a couple of them on my Book Club page at my website. Some of the items on the menu were typically served even if I wouldn’t serve them to my husband today. Curious as to what I envisioned for the two important menus?
Roast turkey with cranberry relish
Asparagus dinner rolls
Apple-stuffed acorn squash (this is one I’ve made and will make again. See the recipe for Legends of Wrath)
Martha Washington’s White Cake
Allhallows Eve Feast
Stuffed roast hare
Scotched and colloped venison steaks
Turnip greens with bacon/vinegar
Sweet potato pudding
Beets in orange sauce
Relish, pickles, olives, etc.
Burnt custard (known today as crème brulee)
Pound cake (made this 1824 recipe and it’s so yummy! See the recipe for Homecoming)
So what do you think? Sound like a tempting array of goodies?
Now I’m hungry! Until next time, happy reading!
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