Welcome To Pilgrims and Pioneers!

After many years of researching my family geneaology I have been lucky enough to discover actual information about my relatives that lived in the Pilgrim Era and the Pioneer Era- while many people also have realtives from those eras- many do not know their names or where they lived- actually seeing the proof in print makes you much more aware of who they really were.
After discovering these relatives it of course made me curious to learn more about the eras that they lived in and what their lives were like as, the history I learned in grade school had long since been forgotten.
I decided to start this blog for others who are also interested in these eras.
Some of the information here will be actual facts about my realtives and some will be information about the eras in general that I have found on the web.
I hope you will enjoy traveling back in time with me!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

George Washington's Kitchen

I found this on the Mt. Vernon website and thought you might enjoy it!

Because the Washingtons had so many dinner guests, the kitchen bustled with activity day and night. Baking, roasting, broiling, frying and stewing were all accomplished here, both in the fireplace and over piles of hot coals burning at several locations on the hearth.
At least three generous meals were served daily at Mount Vernon. Breakfast was served promptly at 7:00 am; dinner at 3:00 pm; and tea at 6:00 pm.Sometimes a light supper was served at 9:00 pm. As you can imagine, this schedule meant a long and exhausting day for the team of enslaved workers, such as Nathan and Lucy, who did the cooking. Lucy lived in an apartment above the kitchen with her husband Frank, the butler. Assistants or scullions, who lived elsewhere on the grounds, hauled water and wood, washed dishes and cooking utensils, and helped with food preparation.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Make It Monday- Candlewicking Pattern

Candlewicking is a craft done long ago by pioneer women. This pattern is a Maple leaf motif. For more info & patterns go to http://crossstitch.about.com/od/patternsfromyourguide/ig/Free-Candle-Wicking-Patterns/

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Make It Monday- a Great Free Stitchery!

This is another great freebie from Robin!
http://birdinthehandprimitives-robin.blogspot.com/2009/08/another-freebie-doodle-and-chance-to.htmlHappy Stitiching!!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Make it Monday- Gobble, Gobble!

This great pattern is by Bird in The Hand Primitives!
Here is the link for the down load
Blogger will still not activate my links so you will need to copy & paste this link into your browser.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Virtual Pumpkin Carving

You can carve a pumpkin with out any of the mess!
It is fun!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Yummy Casserole!

Bierock Casserole

2 lbs ground meat (I like ground round)
2 onions, finely chopped (I use one large onion)
4 cups shredded cabbage (I used a small head of cabbage, shredded then chopped, might be more than 4 cups)
Salt and Pepper to taste or I use Nature's Seasons by Morton
2 tubes crescent rolls (I've found sheet crescent rolls!)
1 lb mild cheddar cheese, shredded

Brown ground meat and onions, drain. Put cabbage on top of meat and steam for a few minutes. I probably do more than steam. . . I mix it in and like it cooked through. Add salt and pepper (nature's seasons). Using 1 tube, spread crescent roll over the bottom of 9x13 pan (which I grease lightly). Spread the meat - cabbage mixture over it, then the cheese. Fit a second tube of crescent rolls over the top of the cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 mins, covering with foil the last 10 mins to soften crust.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Will Ya Look At These Bowl Fillers!!

These Historic breads are on display at Plimoth PLantation.
These are a true primitive!!

Make It Monday-Halloween Tote Bag

There is still plenty of time to make this!
Just follow the link to download the file- it is at the very top of the list!

Prairie Wild Morning Glory

Prairie  Wild Morning Glory

Prairie Phlox

Prairie Phlox

Prairie Sundrops

Prairie Sundrops

The Famous Rock!

The Famous Rock!
Plymouth Rock dated 1620

Plimoth Plantation

Plimoth Plantation
The Village

Plimoth Plantation

Plimoth Plantation
A Keeping Room