Monday, November 25, 2013

Sea Fare: It's What the Pilgrims Really Ate

non traditional Thanksgiving Menu


Have you read those articles that claim that everything you learned in grade school was a sham? Have you heard that they may not have even had turkey on Thanksgiving at all?

I'm not one to get my knickers in a twist about these things, keeping my focus on the point: THANKS GIVING. After all, turkey is a tradition by now, simply because everyone I know has had turkey for thanksgiving since they were wee little tots.

But you won't catch me looking down on those who go for the no turkey Thanksgiving. After all, according to History.com, non-traditional fish and shellfish (as well as many other items you didn't see on your Grandma's table) were most likely a very big part of the first Thanksgiving. In fact, historians agree that seafood was most likely quite abundant.

So in that light, I thought it would be fun to feature an ultra traditional, non-tradtional Thanksgiving menu -- a Coastal Thanksgiving Menu featuring gifts of the sea. Even those strict Pilgrims knew that everything is better with a coastal flair! ;) Just click on the link beneath the photos for recipes.

:**Disclaimer: if you haven't eaten in a while, this post will most likely induce the case of the munchies.

~Natalee



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non-traditional Thanksgiving Menu
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Non traditional Thanksgiving Menu
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non-traditional Thanksgiving Menu
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Non traditional Thanksgiving Menu
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non traditional Thanksgiving Menu
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non traditional Thanksgiving Menu
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