I was determined to have at least dinner of each day remotely Pioneer-ish.
I found a pretty neat website that had a bunch of recipes specifically shared for people participating in pioneer reenactments.
I decided to try a first and make homemade pasta. Let me just say, if I decide to do it again, I want a pasta maker- the kind that rolls and cuts it for you. It was delicious, but tedious work!
The kids had fun mixing, kneading and rolling out the dough. I then used my quilting ruler and our pizza cutter to slice the dough into long noodles.
(no, I didn't let them hack away at it with that knife - I did it... it looks like an albino leak to me)
We laid them out on cookie sheets and let them dry while I prepared the soup.
I am NOT a sweet potato fan, but I wanted to be adventurous, so I prepared the Cider Pork Soup from that website. HOLY W-O-W!! It was DELICIOUS and really pretty healthy. The kids weren't as thrilled with it, but oh well. They did love the noodles!
(The kids thought the sweet potatoes were carrots. I let them think that since I figured they probably wouldn't eat them if they knew otherwise... does that make me bad??)
We added one lit candle as a reminder that the pioneers only had firelight to eat by in the evening- it was Gregory's idea.