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An Xmas Ball in Bachelor's Hall - HBCA N-41

An Xmas Ball in Bachelor's Hall
HBCA N-41

Here's a sample of a monthly menu for the officers at the Hudson's Bay Company York Factory, along the coast of Hudson Bay, December 1-31, 1838. It was reported that the food was varied and substantial. Beef, potatoes and pork were raised locally. Country provisions, venison, fish, geese, rabbits and partridges appear to have been plentiful. The menu for breakfast and dinner reads as follows:

DateBreakfastDinner
Dec. 1Fried fishSoup, stewed partridge, pork chops, potatoes, cheese
Dec. 2Beef steakSoup, roast beef, potatoes, pudding, cheese
Dec. 3Fried fishSoup, stewed rabbit, boiled partridge, potatoes
Dec. 4Fried fishSoup, venison pie. broiled partridge, potatoes, tart
Dec. 5Fried fishSoup, roast beef, potatoes, cheese
Dec. 6Fried fishSoup, roast pork, curried partridge, potatoes
Dec. 7Fried fishSoup, salt beef, potatoes, pudding, cheese
Dec. 8Fried fishSoup, roast venison, beef steak, potatoes, cheese
Dec. 9Beef steakSoup, roast beef, pudding, cheese
Dec. 10Fried fishSoup, stewed rabbits, partridges, potatoes
Dec. 11Fried fishSoup, venison pie, venison steak, potatoes, tart
Dec. 12Fried fishSoup, roast beef, potatoes, cheese
Dec. 13Fried fishSoup, roast pork and partridge, potatoes
Dec. 14Fried fishSoup, salt geese, ducks, potatoes, pudding
Dec. 15Fried fishSoup, roast venison, curried partridge, potatoes
Dec. 16Beef steakSoup, roast beef, potatoes, pudding, cheese
Dec. 17Fried fishSoup, roast partridge, stewed rabbits, potatoes
Dec. 18Fried fishSoup, venison pie and steaks, potatoes, tart
Dec. 19Fried fishSoup, roast beef, potatoes, cheese
Dec. 20Fried fishSoup, roast pork, potatoes, cheese
Dec. 21Fried fishSoup, salt geese, curried fish, potatoes, pudding
Dec. 22Fried fishSoup, roast partridge, stewed rabbits, potatoes
Dec. 23Beef steakSoup, roast beef, potatoes, pudding, cheese
Dec. 24Fried fishSoup, roast venison, potatoes, cheese
Dec. 25Fried fishSoup, roast beef, geese, potatoes, mince pies, beef steak pudding
Dec. 26Fried fishSoup, roast beef, potatoes, cheese
Dec. 27Fried fishSoup, roast beef, potatoes, boiled ham and tongues, mince pies
Dec. 28Fried fishSoup, boiled pork, potatoes, peas, suet pudding
Dec. 29Fried fishSoup, roast venison, potatoes, cheese
Dec. 30Fried fishSoup, roast beef, potatoes, pudding, cheese
Dec. 31Fried fishSoup, curried rabbit, roast partridge, potatoes
On Sundays only, wines, madeira and port were served. Porter and spruce beer were supplied during the week.
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