My kids like to cook from time to time. Reid seems to like to cook the most, and frequently asks to help make dinner, or to make brownies (his specialty). Several times, we have made recipes from children's books. I have even blogged a few before, but it has been a while.
I picked this book up at a thrift store. It's pretty interesting, and contains a number of recipes from Colonial times.
Reid decided he wanted to make a recipe from it. He chose peanut soup. This is a Virginia delicacy of sorts, although it has never been my favorite. We learned from the book how it would have been made years ago - the peanuts smashed with mortar and pestle instead of blender, and roasted over a fire.
Readers, do you like peanut soup? I confess it isn't my favorite...