[Sca-cooks] Kid Friendly

Stefan li Rous StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Thu Feb 4 23:59:38 PST 2010

Anxious in Aquaterra, er, ah, Marguerite fitz William, JdL asked:
<<< HELP!! Does anyone have any period recipes that kids wont turn  
their noses up at?  >>>

First, welcome to SCA-Cooks!

Second, what's a "JdL"?

I think there are a lot of recipes in the Florilegium which might be  
of interest to you, although not having kids I'm not sure what "kid  
friendly" consists of. I keep hearing, pizza, pizza and more pizza and  
while we can come up with some period plausible pizzas I think we can  
also do better than those.

I will try to use some of the other suggestions folks here have given.

<<< We were thinking (in part) of beef and cheese filled pasties and  
roast chicken thighs with a selection of sauces to be added by the  
diners (only we don't have any sauce recipes). >>>

In the FOOD-CONDIMENTS section of the Florilegium:
mustard-msg      (162K)  9/ 9/09  Mustard seed in period. sauces.  
sauces-msg       (172K)  2/14/08  Period sauces. Sauce recipes.

There are a number of chicken recipes, but I found very few that were  
really finger-foods.
In the FOOD-MEATS section of the Florilegium:
chicken-legs-msg   (8K)  5/14/09  Period dishes using (inexpensive)  
chicken legs
chicken-msg      (172K)  3/20/08  Period and SCA chicken recipes.
chck-n-pastry-msg (30K)  3/20/08  Chicken recipes cooked or baked in  

meat-pies-msg    (158K) 11/13/08  Period meat pies. Recipes.
   These can be made as round pies or as individual hand-pies.

<<< rice pudding >>>
In the Florilegium FOOD-SWEETS section:
rice-pudding-msg  (50K)  5/13/06    Period rice puddings, both savory  
and sweet.

14C-Sweets-art    (17K)  9/14/00    "Sweets and Treats of the 14C"
                                        by Lady Hauviette d'Anjou.
3-Span-Sweets-art (13K)  4/26/01    Three Spanish sweet dishes from de  
Nola by
cookies-msg       (80K) 11/13/07  Period cookies. Recipes.
entertaing-fds-art(46K)  2/10/06    "Subtleties, Entremets and  
Illusion Foods"
                                        by Baroness Faerisa Gwynarden.
    (Feel creative? Kids seem to like this stuff. Witness all the  
Halloween stuff)

<<< The whip cream wasn't totally period but the berry sauces  
(lingonberry and cloudberry jam) mixed with the rice pudding is  
period. >>>

But "Snow" is period. and very like whipped cream.
snow-msg          (10K)  5/18/06    "Snow", a white, creamy confection  
                                        served with wafers.

<<< Shrewsbury Cakes! Or, as a Past Royal called them, Period  
Snickerdoodles. It is a butter cookie that kids of all ages love.>>>
In the desserts-msg files and others. Do a search using the search  
engine on the top page of the Florilegium. These cookies also turn out  
good and many kids like them.
Digby-Cakes-art   (12K)  6/30/01  "Excellent Small Cakes Revisited"
                                      by Tirloch of Tallaght.
Digby-Cakes-msg   (18K)  3/ 7/08  Making cakes using Sir Digby's  
                                      Small Cakes' recipe.

<<< I think I saw a reference that Swedish Meatballs are from the 17th  
century; but I did have it as an option for the kids and the less  
adventurous guest.>>>
In the FOOD-MEATS section:
meatballs-msg     (20K) 10/18/06  Period dishes with meatballs.

Someone suggested fruit pies. In the FOOD-FRUITS section:
fruit-pies-msg    (68K) 10/10/08  Period fruit pies. Recipes. Baking  

In the CHILDREN section, I also have these files, but these are more  
on dishes that the kids can help make, than on the dishes they would  
prefer to eat.
p-rcipes-chld-art (17K)  6/ 1/05  Recipes from Mistress Christianna  
                                      pamphlet on period dishes for  
child cooks.
p-cook-child-art   (8K)  1/25/06  "Bored? Period Cooking For the Next
                                      Generation!" by Mistress Andrea  
p-cook-child-msg  (20K)  9/27/08  Period cooking for children.

There is also a file in the FEASTS section on having children help in  
the kitchen. Again, more on children helping with the cooking than  
foods for children, but perhaps of interest as well.

THLord Stefan li Rous    Barony of Bryn Gwlad    Kingdom of Ansteorra
    Mark S. Harris           Austin, Texas          StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
**** See Stefan's Florilegium files at:  http://www.florilegium.org ****

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