Ahhhh, the sights, sounds and smells that remind us of Thanksgiving. Be it the changing colors of Autumn leaves, the good cheer of family and friends gathering for a meal together, or the smell of fresh baked pies, the season helps reminds us of home. So, how did the custom of Thanksgiving start in the United States? Well, to give you the real Cliff Notes version…
In 1621, the Plymouth colonists thankful for the help they received from the Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies.
For more than two centuries after that, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. It wasn’t until 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November. In 1941 president Franklin Roosevelt signed a bill making Thanksgiving the fourth Thursday in November.
Turkey, a Thanksgiving staple so ubiquitous it has become all but synonymous with the holiday, may or may not have been on the menu when the Pilgrims hosted the inaugural feast in 1621. Today, however, nearly 90 percent of Americans eat turkey — whether roasted, baked, deep-fried, or stuffed with other birds —on Thanksgiving, according to the National Turkey Federation.
While thinking of your family’s upcoming feast and the various dishes that will appear on the table, it’s time to consider some rustic looking clay porcelain dishes that will help take you back to Thanksgivings of old.
Such warm Earth tones of porcelain clay!
Turkey may be the main course for most Thanksgiving meals, but there are plenty of other traditional foods include stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. For preparing most of these dishes you would need to have a good set of kitchen tools at the ready. The following wooden set of cooking tools consists of 11 pieces including containers for storing spices, a rolling pin, cutting board and a good potato masher, all of which will be put to good use for any Thanksgiving feast.
French Country style Spice Rack and Kitchen Tools.
If you are looking for something completely different for the baker who has everything, how about a rolling pin that imprints flowers or moose on the dough they are about to cook. That’s certainly one way of sprucing up any ordinary cookies or pie crust. May the day be of joys!
Soft Silver Mittens and chick-looking dark-silver handbag.
I’m sure you are getting excited and gathering the best possible recipes to cook your Thanksgiving dinner and enjoy your family gathering at the table! While you are doing so, the best way is to be prepared with all the kitchen tools, dishes and beautiful arrangements of either interior dolls or table runners! Check out all the available assortments at Lavky.com and be ahead of the game!