Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Medieval Times Party Food

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Lets talk Medieval Times Food!!!
One of the first things I ask Zechariah when we started talking about a Medieval Times Party is: What do you want to eat? His response was Mutton. What the heck is Mutton?
He proceeded to tell me all about the way people ate back then. Like NO silverware!!! NO vegetables!!! Just lots of Mutton (still don't know what the heck Mutton is yet) and big loaves of bread and lots of grapes and apples. He said that he wanted every one to have a Leg of Mutton (which I eventually found out was Lamb) LOL... HE'S NOT GETTING LAMB!!! a whole loaf of bread and a big bowl of grapes. HA HA HA....But, we Finally did come up with a happy medium on this one.
Jeanne & I found out that they didn't just have a meal, they celebrated with a feast. So we decided to give him that. Zech was right they did eat a lot of Lamb and small fowl (birds) and a lot of bread, grapes and apples. They also would eat cheese and a soup made out of harvest vegetables.
We decided to decorate the serving counter up with lots of large harvest vegetables, fruits and breads. We wanted the whole meal to look like a Huge Feast. We did go to Party City and bought gold plates and napkins, NO SILVERWARE just as he requested.
I decided to serve chicken and turkey legs (my kind of Mutton) I have a small pizza place a few miles from my home called Stevarino's. Tony and his wife make the best broasted chicken ever. I asked Tony if he would roast me some turkey legs along with my chicken order, he smoked them and they tasted amazing. I also had him make me a pan of potato wedges too (delicious also). And if you look close enough you can see that I snuck in some fresh veggies and dip.
THE DRUM STICK SALUTE!!!
AT EVERY TABLE!!!
HA HA HA HA!!!!
WHAT A GOOD BOY I THINK HE'S EATING SOME VEGGIES TOO!!!
OH MY!!! HE CONCURRED IT!!!
I THINK WE CAN SAFELY SAY; ZECH GOT THE MEDIEVAL TIMES FEAST HE WAS LOOKING FOR.
F.Y.I.
The 3 boys in this picture are 13, 14 & 15 years old. There birth dates are Nov. 4th, Nov. 5th, & Nov, 6th. All 3 are friends, kind of wild isn't it?

Hope you enjoyed this post tonight, everyone had a great time at the party with this menu, and I had a great time tonight telling you all about it.
Rosemary 


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3 comments:

  1. My husband and I have cooked many medieval feasts from medieval cookbooks, some translated from the original tongue, and then made into a modern workable recipe - called redacting the recipe. Usuallt we fed between aoo and 350 people at the feasts. The were SCA event feasts (Society of Creative Anacronism). Mutton would have been served for sure. Root vegetables, no potatoes though. They wre not in Europe yet, and when they did come to Europe they were thought to be poisonous so they took on slowly. There are many delectable well seasoned dishes that are simple and unassuming,and also surprising that are medieval - donut holes for example were found in "The Book of the Beloved" from Medieval Bagdad and were known then as "Judges Mouthfuls". Also there is a very delicious garlic cheese from the same book made by hanging full cheese yogurt in cheesecloth over a pan to drain off the liquid - we do in in a fridge, then much up garlic cloves and extract the juice from them and after the hanging yogurt and hung overnight, blend in the garlic juice. So goo! Meat was not heavily spiced to hid it being tainted either. That's an urban myth. You di good. It was a simple supper, I think Turkey is Amercian also though, and I think they might have eaten guinea hens or other birds that we would not think of today. Loved your blog
    article on this. Keep it going!

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  2. I'm 24 and looking at this makes me want to throw a Medieval party...This looks awesome!

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  3. Yeah! Found your feast pics on Pinterest and it has given me some great ideas for my daughter's 11th Birthday party. Just a small group of girls for a sleepover and then heading to the Scarborough Renaissance Festival on Saturday. Thank you!

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