We can trace this historic American Christian tradition to the year 1623. After the harvest crops were gathered in November 1623, Governor William Bradford of the 1620 Pilgrim Colony, "Plymouth Plantation" in Plymouth, Massachusetts proclaimed.This is the origin of our annual Thanksgiving Day celebration.
Congress of the United States has proclaimed National Days of Thanksgiving to Almighty God many times throughout the following years. On November 1, 1777, by order of Congress, the first National Thanksgiving Proclamation was proclaimed, and signed by Henry Laurens, President of Continental Congress. The third Thursday of December, 1777 was thus officially set aside.
Then again, on January 1, 1795, our first United States President, George Washington, wrote his famed National Thanksgiving Proclamation, in which he said, Thursday, the 19th day of February, 1795 was thus set aside by George Washington as a National Day of Thanksgiving.
1 pound ground sausage
2 cups chopped celery
2 large onions, chopped
5 cups crumbled cornbread
5 cups seasoned bread crumbs
2 3/4 cups chicken broth
1 1/2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
1 teaspoon sage
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Place sausage, celery and onions in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.
1-1/2 cups white self-rising cornmeal
1/2 cup self-rising flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons melted shortening or bacon fat
3/4 cup buttermilk
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Grease an 8-inch iron skillet. Mix well all the ingredients together. Pour into the skillet. Bake for about 20 minutes or until brown on top.