C o n f e de r at i o n d i s c u s s i o n s i n c l u de d l a v i s h me a l s

Moose Jaw Express.com - - Front Page - By Joyce Wal­ter For Moose Jaw Ex­press

This is Canada’s year, the 150th an­niver­sary of con­fed­er­a­tion and cel­e­bra­tions of var­i­ous forms are tak­ing place through the prov­inces and ter­ri­to­ries. One won­ders what meals were be­ing en­joyed in the days lead­ing up to the agree­ment that would join re­gions into one coun­try, that coun­try be­ing Canada. Re­search shows that the Fa­thers of Con­fed­er­a­tion dined lav­ishly and drank the best spir­its avail­able as part of the se­ri­ous busi­ness of form­ing a na­tion. A menu from one of the early din­ners in­di­cates boiled mut­ton and roasted rab­bit were among the meats and fowl of­fered for the en­joy­ment of the ne­go­tia­tors. Of a plainer fare was an ap­ple pud­ding, one that might have been made in an early home dur­ing the time of con­fed­er­a­tion. With vari­a­tions and new cook­ing meth­ods, the mut­ton, rab­bit and ap­ple pud­ding are likely still en­joyed to­day through­out the coun­try.

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