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Mrs. Lincoln's Boston Cook Book
Antique Recipes

Mrs. Lincoln’s Forefathers’ Day Dinner

Mrs. Lincoln’s Forefathers’ Day Dinner: Here’s a recipe for succotash, the featured dish during an up-coming holiday that you may not know. Forefathers’ Day is celebrated in Plymouth, Massachusetts on December 22 every year. (Curious about Forefathers’ Day? https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/forefathers-day/) Since Mrs. Lincoln’s Boston Cook Book was, of course, concerned with all matters Massachusetts, that cookbook includes an elaborate succotash recipe. Succotash is made of large white beans, hulled corn, corned beef, salt pork, chicken, turnip, and potatoes. Here’s Mrs. Lincoln’s recipe:

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