The Munsonville Times was so impressed by the spread John Simons served for his wedding to Miss Bryony Marseilles that the newspaper listed each item. Alas, we haven’t a recipe for the twelve-tiered wedding cake.
Adapted from Miss Beecher’s domestic receiptbook: designed as a supplement to her Treatise on domestic economy.
Roast Goose Stuffed with Mashed Potato Dressing
A goose should be roasted in the same manner as a turkey. It is better to make the stuffing of mashed potatoes, seasoned with salt, pepper, sage, and onions, to the taste. Apple sauce is good to serve with it. Allow 15 minutes to 1 pound, for a gosling, and 20 or more for an older one. Goose should be cooked rare.
From "Memories in the Kitchen: Bites and Nibbles From 'Bryony'"
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