What They Really Ate At The First Thanksgiving

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When we think of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner — the requisite turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and creepy uncles comes to mind.

Guardian Food takes us back to the very first Thanksgiving meal in 1621, showing us that it was far from the meal that’s now synonymous with giving thanks.

Turkey probably wasn’t even on the menu, as wild turkeys may have been a bit too fast for the pilgrims to hunt. Ducks and geese, more the early-settler’s speed, were the go-to bird — while the absence of sugar at the time, would’ve made cranberry sauce impossible.

We have to imagine that pilgrims and native Americans had questionable relatives though. See… just like Thanksgiving.

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Raw Turkey Cake

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Although turkey season has drawn to a close, there’s always room for cake. Especially when it’s something like the realistic version created by Sarah Hardy. Next year, consider carving up a few slices of the orange and rum spice cake. We’re sure it will be moister than your real bird.

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A Full Body Turkey Costume Exists

Still looking for the perfect/most ridiculous Halloween costume? Or, would you simply like to consolidate a few of the more superfluous holidays? Gobbler the Turkey is the ridiculous costume that you seek. The turkey outfit could also bridge the gap nicely between Halloween and Thanksgiving — creating a new single holiday, and thereby decreasing family time spent this Fall. Happy Thanksoween, everyone.

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Knit Turkey Hat

Remember the Thanksgiving that you got drunk on cabernet and the turkey wound up stuck on your head? Oh, that was me… never mind. Well, just in case you had something similar happen, the Knit Turkey Hat can be a seasonal reminder of the incident, and it will keep your noggin warm to boot. Now, you can have all of the cabernet that you want.

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Foodiggity’s Best of The Week, 11/21-11/25

Turkey Gumballs, Giant Gummy Bears, and Bacon Rooms… It’s Foodiggity’s Best of The Week.

Camp out deliciouslyPizza Slice Sleeping Bag
Not a dirty dish in sightThanksgiving Dinner Gumballs
Blow your gummy budgetThe 26-Pound Party Gummy Bear
You’re welcomeFoodiggity’s 2011 Holiday Gift Guide
Lock me up in hereThe Bacon Room
Navigate your plateMap of Thanksgiving