Food mentioned in “Little House on the Prairie”

growing wild on the Prairie

– wild blackberries (see part 1)

meat

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As in book 1,Pa goes hunting: Rabbit, Prairie Chicken, Ducks, Geese, Deer

The family also has some salt pork (see part 1) that they brought or bought in the store.

vegetables

It takes a while until they can start growing things in their garden. When they do, they sow:

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– Sweet potatoes

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peas, beans

as well as carrots, cabbages, turnips, potatoes, onions – see part 1

dairy

after they get a cow, they have milk and butter (see part 1)

bread

cornmeal

Cornmeal and white flour both have to be bought until they can start planting.

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Cornbread

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Cornmeal Cakes

– Pancakes (see part 1)

-salt-rising bread (see part 1)

Sweets and special Treats

Watermelons

– Watermelons

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cucumber pickles

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– crackers

– Molasses used for sweetening

– store-bought sugar (brown and white) (see part 1)

– peppermint candy sticks (see part 1)

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heart shaped cake from white flour and sugar, sprinkled with sugar

Dishes

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– Fried Salt Pork

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Fried Prairie Chicken

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Stewed jack rabbit with white-flour dumplings and gravy

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– Bean porridge

 

 

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