Recipes for the Medieval Feast

  Menu: Wassail Selection of Cheeses Bread Potato and Leek Soup Pheasant from the King’s Forest (aka Roasted Chicken Legs) Wild Boar (aka Ham) apple tarts gingerbread Recipes: For the wassail, we just used warmed apple cider. You could put some mulling spices in it if you want to. Leek and Potato Soup One bundle […]

Viking Feast

Beef stew, rye bread with butter, non-alcoholic mead, and soft cheese. No feast has been more highly anticipated in our home than the Viking Feast. My husband can trace his Norwegian heritage all the way back to Harald Hardrade, the Norwegian King who was killed in 1066 in the Battle of Stamford Bridge….and beyond. My […]

Roman Feast

  We kicked off our back-to-school hands on projects with a Roman Feast this week. We ended the school year studying Ancient Rome and picked up where we left off with a look at how the Roman Empire fell. Things are crazy busy right now, so I wanted to keep this feast simple. I managed […]

Recipes for the Greek Feast

  We had our Ancient Greek Feast this weekend! Here is our menu and the recipes we used. Menu: *Dried apricots and dates *Olives (Kalamata, black and green olives) *Green and red grapes *Cheese tray with herbed goat cheese, Greek Feta cheese, Pita bread slices, and toast-crackers *Marinated, grilled leg of lamb with Tzatziki sauce […]

Chinese Fried Rice

I made Chinese fried rice tonight for our International Festival. This dish is so easy and so yummy that I make it frequently for lunch or dinner. It is a great way to use up leftover rice. Ingredients: vegetable oil 1 large onion, diced two or three cloves of garlic, minced Cooked White rice (I […]

Gingerbread Houses part 2: Decorating

We decorated the gingerbread houses yesterday. We constructed them in advance and allowed them to sit overnight so they would be set. To decorate the houses, make up another large batch of frosting, adjusting this recipe as needed, based on the number of houses you are covering. Frosting “glue” recipe: 1 lb. powdered sugar 3 […]

Gingerbread Houses part 1: Construction

We are better! Everyone was feeling fine today. Our family has been sick since before Thanksgiving, so we’ll be playing catch-up this week with some of our favorite holiday activities. Last year we made gingerbread houses for the first time. Everyone had so much fun that we immediately decided it should become a yearly tradition. […]

Reformation Celebration food

Our family loves German food. We eat it all the time! I was blessed to go to school in Austria where I learned to cook several yummy favorites. Here is our favorite German menu. It’s perfect for a Reformation Celebration feast night! Wiener Schnitzel Kaesspaetzele (Cheesy noodles) Apple Strudel Wiener Schnitzel Traditionally, Wiener Schnitzel calls […]

Indian Feast Recipes

We studied Ancient India this week. Our study culminated with an Indian Feast. Here are the recipes we used. Menu: Basmati Rice Tandoori Chicken Chicken Curry Indian Naan Bread Green salad Kulfi (Indian Ice Cream) If you decide to prepare an Indian Feast, plan ahead. The ice cream needs at least 8 hours to freeze. […]

Shabbat recipes

Here are several recipes we used during Shabbat, and the details of our complete menu below. Again, we were not observing a strict Jewish Shabbat, as we are Christians. I did not concern myself with whether or not we were meeting dietary laws or whether these foods were Kosher. To read exactly what we said […]