Turkey Day Circa 1863
Not many Quail Bell readers may know this, but when you’re sitting down to feast on Thursday, you could have also done the same thing in the Victorian era. Many of our current traditions date all the way back to when Thanksgiving was declared a holiday by Abraham Lincoln in 1863.
Doubly awesome (especially to broke college students) is that the Victorians used their leftovers! They turned them into things more along the lines of pot pies than sandwiches, but if anyone accuses you of being frugal, say you’re simply being Victorian.