Thanksgiving, Williamsburg, and Peanut Soup

Colonial Williamsburg, VA
Historical-period interpreters at Colonial Williamsburg, VA. Photo from Wikimedia Commons.

Thanksgiving sometimes reminds me of that year we had Thanksgiving dinner at the Marriott hotel in Bethesda, Maryland.  It came at the end of a long road trip, and I was very thankful to have a hot dinner and warm place to sleep!  And that memory gets me to thinking about all the trips we took to Washington, DC as a kid, which then reminds me of the time we went to Colonial Williamsburg, a really fun, living-history museum in Williamsburg, VA.  Interestingly, the one thing I remember most about Colonial Williamsburg was the Cream of Peanut Soup that was served with dinner at the King’s Arms Tavern.  Since I was just a kid, and had until then only associated peanuts with PB&J Sandwiches, I thought it was pretty cool that someone could make soup out of peanut butter and serve it for dinner. Continue reading “Thanksgiving, Williamsburg, and Peanut Soup”