Congressional Record, September 25, 1789
Resolved, That a joint committee of both Houses be directed to wait upon the President of the United States to request that he would recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God....
The fuel crisis of the seventies had beef providers slaughtering their herds early due to the rising cost of keeping them alive and fed. Baby beef was born. My mother was offended that she couldn't get what she wanted at the store when she wanted it at any price. It just wasn't there. My grandmother, having survived the Great Depression as an adult with a family, looked at the bright side. Suddenly there was an abundance of baby beef that she called veal, and at an affordable price....if you had been in the market for veal....baby beef was cheaper! How's that for turning things around?
So, Turkey and Thanksgiving dinner with the trimmings!
|get them while they are young and raise them for food|
Sweet potato pie and sweet potato with the marshmallow topping (called yams but are not yams) come from the soil. They are easily grown from vine cuttings and from parting the tubers and returning them to the soil where you found them. THey grow wild, but should have a pride of place in the prepper's garden. They dislike frost and too much water. They grow in poor soil conditions on their own without need of fertilizer. The vines can shade out weeds and they can be turned and sent growing wherever you want them, in the garden or in a wild area on their own.
2 cups white sugar
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
1 1/4 cups water, divided
4 tablespoons unflavored gelatin
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
But, if you have to have marshmallow, you need to pack and store the spice for the pie. Store cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg (whole or ground) and plenty of sugar!
Vegetables loaded with butter and/or cream sauces. Prep many cans of said vegetables and stock many seeds of several varieties of each non-GMO type vegetables. Growing heritage veg from heritage seed is a bit harder than the seeds that have been genetically altered to resist disease, but you will get the hang of it and find the type that grows best for you and will provide you the seeds for the next season as well.
It ain't Kosher and it ain't real mushroom soup! If y'gotta slick up beans...make your own cream of mushroom soup. Just make sure you're hungry and eat it all, I have beans in a pot with some salt and pepper, thanks.
So, taken apart, the Thanksgiving dinner would be tough to pull off without grocery stores, but a time to stop and be grateful can happen over a can of beans. Ask any soldier, sailor or Marine.
Enjoy your dinner. Get to know where your food comes from and what you need to eat when TSHTF. Be prepared. Be thankful.