The Story of Thanksgiving


The pilgrims (Pilgrims) arrived at Plymouth Rock on December 11, 1620. The first Winter was very hard for them. But the next fall, they got a good harvest of the seeds they planted. They decided to celebrate with a big dinner, including the Indians who had helped them survive the first year.

The men went hunting, to get meat for dinner. It is not known for sure if the turkeys of the region, were part of the dinner, since they used the term “turkey” for any kind of wild bird
Another kind of food that we almost always have for Thanksgiving is the pumpkin pie. There are very few possibilities that this food was part of the menu of the first celebration of Thanksgiving. The flour reserves had been used, so there was no bread or cakes of any kind. There was enough pumpkins, because they grew in the field and they ate them cooked. There was also no milk, cider, potatoes or butter. There were no cows to produce milk and the newly discovered potato, many still believed it was poisonous.

The dinner included fish, wild berries, watercress, lobsters, dried fruit, corn, clams, venison and plums.

Thanksgiving Day was not celebrated every year. Even it was not until June 1676 that another Thanksgiving was celebrated. Thanksgiving Day was officially proclaimed by President Lincoln in 1863, to be celebrated on the last Thursday of November. In 1941, Thanksgiving Day was officially declared, by the United States Congress, a public holiday, to be celebrated on the fourth Thursday of the month of November.


The cultivation of corn was very important for the Pilgrims and the indigenous natives. It was the main course and was consumed in all food. There were many varieties of corn – white, blue, yellow and red.

Some corn was dried to preserve it and store it as food for the winter months. Corn was always threshed to make corn flour. Corn flour could be used to make corn bread, corn pudding, corn syrup, or it could be mixed with beans to prepare succotash (cooking whole corn kernels)

The Pilgrims did not know corn before they met the Indians. The Indians gave the Pilgrims corn seeds and taught them how to grow corn. Currently we cultivate more hectares of corn than any other grain.

Riddle: Why does not the farmer tell secrets in the corn field?

We eat corn prepared in many different ways. The following is a recipe using corn flour and corn kernels.

Easy Corn Pan

1 egg
1/4 cup of margarine
1 can of 8 3/4 ounces of corn kernels
1 can of 8 3/4 ounces of corn in cream
1 pack of 8 1/2 ounces of corn muffin mix
8 ounces of regular or low-fat sour cream

Preheat the oven to 350 F.

Combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl. Pour them into an 8-inch square baking pan, sprinkled with oil. Bake at 350 ° F for 45 minutes or until cooked.

Popcorn in marshmallow balls (little angels)

12 cups of popcorn
1/4 cup of butter or margarine
1 bag (10 ounces) of angels (marshmallows)

Put the popcorn in a bowl or saucepan and set aside. Heat the butter and the marshmallows in a saucepan over low heat in a saucepan for thick sauce. Put the fire at low temperature. Stir constantly until the mixture melts (butter and marshmallows) and look very fine. Now, put the melted marshmallows on the popcorn and mix carefully until the popcorn is well covered. You can make figures. (Put a little butter in your hands so that the mixture does not stick in your hands.)

Answer: Because corn was all ears.

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