We didn’t do so well on unit celebrations for our Tapestry of Grace studies last year.
It was all new to us and honestly, I just didn’t plan them.
We planned a medieval feast as our first history unit celebration this year.
It coincided with Elizabeth’s 12th birthday. She said it was the best birthday ever. Points for mama!
We had a great unit about the middle ages, learning about knights and castles. Tori got to try archery. We read lots of books.
Thank you, Costco, for the awesome knight and princess costumes!
Alex tried on his costume and immediately wanted it off. Yeah, I can’t imagine eating in shining armor either.
Mercy, no dressing these two alike anymore! I can barely tell them apart!
I had this costume from a party years ago and now Liz can wear it. My, she’s getting tall!
Here’s a copy of our Medieval Feast Menu I made. You can download a copy too!
Here’s the best picture I could get of the table.
We set it with our fancy stuff! We don’t have any pewter plates and I wasn’t using bread trenchers!
The flowers were for Liz’s birthday.
We kinda dug into the “subtlety” after lunch. It was her birthday cake!
We checked this book out from the library. It had lovely examples of medieval menus and recipes galore! We especially loved the copies of actual recipes in Old English and art depicting cooks during the period.
We had cream of vegetable soup.
Tori and Katie loved this and asked for thirds and fourths!
Cedar plank grilled salmon filets.
We put brown sugar on top and they were delicious!
Roasted herb chicken.
We used Jamie Oliver’s recipe. It is delectable!
This is Aaron’s mom’s recipe. Liz and I love it, the others, not so much. But it has BACON!
Recipe: chop bacon and fry it up with some chopped onion. After that’s cooked, add chopped garlic and fresh spinach and turn off the heat. Fold it in until wilted. Splash lemon juice and sprinkle a tiny bit of nutmeg. Drizzle a couple T cream or half and half and stir. Serve immediately.
Alex wanted to be like Mama and Daddy and have his grape juice in a big glass!
We’re excited to start our Renaissance history studies! Already working on what we can do for our unit study in 9 weeks. This one will be hard to beat!