Do you have any menus from Christmas meals served to students?
One of the earliest menus recorded in the Archives is for the Christmas dinner served to students on Dec. 25, 1812. The diary of Fr. John McElroy, S.J., notes that: “On Christmas Day the students had for dinner – 1st dish, Corn’d pork and Cabbage, 2nd Smoaked Beef and Turnips, 3d Spare ribs Roasted & 4th Roast Geese. Toddy, Apples, Cakes and Crackers – there were six dishes of each kind served up. They had warm cakes, buttered, for Breakfast.”