245 E. Main St., Amboy, IL 61310 • Ph: 815-857-2311 • Fax: Fax: 815-857-2517
Current E-Edition

Top Stories Obituaries Social Page Sports Home 

Students make mincemeat pies after lesson on Philadelphia

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 15th, 2013

Easi Rangel and Emily Morse place three mince pies in the oven so students in Mrs. Lindenmeyer's 7th grade English class could try a food they had never had before. (Photo contributed)

AMBOY - Seventh grade students in Mrs. Lindenmeyer's English class recently finished the novel Fever 1793, and the students took on the task of learning more about the disease Yellow Feaver, Philadelphia past and present, and Philadelphia's culture.

One thing that intrigued students was the meal mincemeat pie.

When the pie was mentioned students were amazed with the use of meat with pie, a word they associate with dessert. They were surprised to find out that mincemeat pie contained cloves, nutmeg and spices, but also meat such as venison, elk or beef.

In order for them to get a little taste, Lindenmeyer and her students took three mince (no meat) pies and students helped bake them the last day of school before winter break.

The reviews of the newly discovered food item were mixed.

"I liked the flavor at first, but the aftertaste was pretty gross," said Riley Crownhart.

This was seconded by classmate Hayley Richardson. "At first it tasted fine, but it had a bad aftertaste."

There was another student that didn't like it, but it wasn't the aftertaste that didn't work for her. "It tasted a lot like apple pie and I don't like apple pie," said Katie Patterson.

The students said they didn't regret trying the pie, and even though they are glad they can now say they have had it they would not try it again.

Select Page:



Shoppe Hide


Copyright 2017 News Media Corporation

News    Classifieds    Shoppe    Search    ContactUs    TalkBack    Subscribe    Information    E-Edition    Business Portal