I made 4 dishes. The first was a pumpkin corn bread from 1878, which I didn't take a photo of. It was baked in a dutch oven and was either liked or disliked. I won't try that recipe again. The chickens like the leftovers a lot though!
|Pumpkin Pie, The American Frugal Housewife, 1829|
I made a pumpkin pie which I brought home to eat. The recipe said to cross and chequer it, which was one of those things we don't do to pumpkin pie today. I used the amounts of spices called for in the recipes. If I had to do it again, I'd likely add more. It was tasty, but not nearly as flavourful as I prefer.
|Potato Pumpkin, The Virginia Housewife, 1838|
I also made a pumpkin stuffed with force meat. I had to explain over and over again that I was saying force meat and not horse meat, which was kind of funny. Force meat is a basic mixture for meatballs or meat loaf, made of minced meat, with herbs and sometimes bread crumbs and egg. I wish I had a photo of this cooked. It was an easy recipe to cook and the finished product was really pretty. We ate it for dinner and it was delicious.
Potato pumpkin is a winter squash. Since we don't grow it around here, I substituted pumpkin.