I was curious about what dishes were on the first Thanksgiving dinners for the Pilgrims and the Wambanoag Indians. Searching on Google, I found an article on History.com.
In summary, the findings are
Turkey could be a protein of the diner; but venison may be the plentiful meat for the diner: roasted deer and venison stew. Very likely, ducks, geese and swans probably were part of the diner.
There were not stuffing, and nuts and onions were used.
Vegetable were onions, beans, lettuce, spinach, cabbage, carrots and perhaps peas, which are locally plentiful in the area. A thick corn porridge may be part of the diner as well
Fruits for the diner include blueberries, plums, grapes, gooseberries, raspberries and, of course cranberries. However, cranberries sauce was not probably part of the diner because there were not amber of sugar.
Seafood were probably part of the diner according to culinary historians, because of New England location. Mussels, lobsters, bass, clams, and oysters may be part of the diner.
Potatoes were not part of the diner. Other roots like Indian turnips and ground nuts might have been part of the diner.
There were no pumpkin pie at the first Thanksgiving diner. A milk-honey-spices custard were probably improvised and were roasted in pumpkin gourds.
You should stock water enough for 2 weeks. This is based on an assumption that aids won’t reach your area up to 2 weeks. Each person in the family needs 1/2 gallon of water per day, in case you need to calculate.
2- Non-perishable food
Military rations, or food for hiking can be ideal, or canned food. Dried food can also be useful. But it may need water for preparation like dried milk and dried eggs.
Your first aid kit should be stored in such a way that you can carry with you in case you need to move to a rescue destination. Redcross.org recommends items to be in the kit. Click this link to view this list.
This is the first time that I made coffee bread. After I looked at a few recipes for coffee bread, i combined those with my banana bread recipe into the following recipe. You can make this bread with a bread machine or with your oven.
1/2 cup of strong coffee. Make sure you cool the coffee to room temperature
1/3 cup of extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
2 small eggs or 1 large eggs, (f you want more protein, use 2 eggs). Beat the eggs slightly
1/3 cup of dried plums; chopped into pieces. You can use dates instead of dried plums. However plums are #1 in antioxidants
1/3 of dried cranberries
1/3 of sliced-almond, (optional)
1 and 2/3 cups of general purpose flour. Sift the flour for best result.
1/3 cup of sugar, (or 1/2 cups if you prefer)
1 teaspoon of baking powder and 1 teaspoon of baking soda
Add the first 4 ingredients into a stainless steel bowl. Then add the rest into the bowl. Use a hand mixer to mix ingredients well. Brush a bread pan with olive oil or butter. Pour mixture into the bread pan. Heat oven to 350 degree. Bake the bread 30 minutes or more. Check the bread by sticking a wood chopstick and verify that there is no sticky dough.
For bread machine:
Pour the first 4 ingredients into the bread pan. Pour the rest of ingredients into the pan. Use express bake cycle of 80 minutes, (i hour and 20 minutes). Press Start button and there you go.
The answer is “perhap not”. You should upgrade to a “sardine avocado sandwich”, sardicado sandwich. This recipe is one of Alton Brown’s skinny-making secrets, (he lost 50 lbs).
Sardine will give you the anti-inflammatory benefits of omega-3 fatty acids, even more than salmon.
Avocado has carotenoid. And “researchers believe that avocado’s amazing carotenoid diversity is a key factor in the anti-inflammatory properties of this vegetable”. Please click at the image to view the recipe. Alton thinks that this sandwich can be consumed at breakfast, lunch or diner
This device, also called Cryolipolysis, is a medical device used to burn away your fat cells. It is approved by the Food and Drug Administration. For people that are not comfortable with liposuction, this is an alternative treatment. A benefit of this treatment is that there will not be excess skin.
Basically, the device would burn the fat beneath the skin with freezing without damaging the skin. This technique was first tried on human in 2009.
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1 1/2 Sticks of room temperature Unsalted butter 2 Eggs 2 Tbsp of Milk ½ tsp of Vanilla Extract 3 Ripe Bananas 1 ¾ cup of All Purpose Flour
1 cup Sugar
1 tsp of Baking Powder
1 tsp of baking Soda
½ tsp of Salt
¼ cup of Cashews, crushed
1) Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, lightly coat your desired loaf pan with melted unsalted butter
2) Mix together the butter and sugar. Add vanilla, milk and eggs. Mix all these ingredients until the consistency is creamy.
3) Mash the 3 ripe bananas then transfer it into the bowl.
4) To the same bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt, mix it all the ingredients together.
4) Spread the batter evenly in the baking pan and bake for 55 minutes.
5) Once you have removed the bread from the oven, brush a coat of melted butter on top of the bread. Sprinkle crushed cashews on top of the bread.
The bread rest and cool for 15 minutes before slicing.
In short, the answer is no, suggested by Food Standard Agency. One main reason is the splash of water droplets could spread the campylobacter bacteria to your clothes and your kitchen, ( campylobacter is a major source of food poisoning).
The recommendation is to cook the chicken without washing. The heat will kill the bacteria.
Some chicken recipes requires us to brine the chicken before cooking it. Make sure you clean the kitchen well after cooking.
One step is to clean the sink with baking soda and vinegar.
Additionally, you can also use a solution of bleach and water.
Add all wet ingredients into the bread pan, and then add the dried ingredients. Select Express Bread Cycle for 80 minutes. Cool the bread on a rack for 10 minutes
Steps for oven
Pour wet ingredients into a metal mixing bowl, and then pour the dried ingredients into the bowl. Mix with a hand-mixer. Pour the mixture into a non-stick bread pan. Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Bake the bread for 30 to 40 minutes, At this point a knife inserted into the middle of the loaf should come out clean. Cool the bread on a rack for 10 minutes