Breakfast – Each Day – Milk Porridge or Water Porridge
Beans or Peas – baked or stewed – with or without a pudding
Hasty Pudding and Molasses
Fresh Fish, if it can be obtained – or in its stead – stewed meat or boiled meat and broth thickened with barley meal. Potatoes and other sauce included with this dinner.
Boiled Indian bag pudding – with or without suet – when made without suet a sauce of vinegar and molasses may be allowed
Salt fish and potatoes with dip
Soup or Hasty Pudding and molasses
Bullocks heads – shins – or other meat with potatoes
*pork and green sauce may be substituted for any of the above dinners when the sauce can be obtained out of the garden
Beverly Workhouse Diet Questions
1. What is ‘Hasty Pudding’?
2. What is ‘salt fish’?
3. What is ‘Indian Pudding’?
4. What are ‘Bullocks Heads’?
5. Which if any, of the four food food items, are still available today?
6. Have you ever tasted any? If so, which ones?