Here's what we had for supper.
Elaine (who is just kidding)
From the CWi Civil War Cookbook
Over 550 Authentic Civil War
1 rabbit, boiled
yolks of six eggs, hard boiled
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1/4 c. vinegar
1/4 c. prepared mustard
4 tbs. oil, olive or vegetable
Bread and butter, crackers, grated cheese
Having a fine young rabbit boiled very tender, mince it fine from the bones. Mince an
equal portion of lettuce, which should be of the loaf lettuce, that heads up, and is quite
white and frangible [breakable]; mix them together, and set them by till the dressing is
prepared. Mash very fine the yolks of six boiled eggs, add to it a tea-spoonful of salt, a
tea-spoonful of pepper, half a gill of vinegar, half a gill of made mustard, and four
table-spoonfuls of sweet oil. Mash and stir it together till it becomes very smooth; then
put it over the rabbit and lettuce, stir it up lightly together with a fork, put it in a
dish of suitable size, and send with it to table plates of bread and butter, crackers,
grated cheese, &c. It is a supper dish, and seldom eaten at any other meal. Do not
prepare it till just before you sit down to table, that it may be as fresh as possible.
Rabbits make a very good pie, prepared like a chicken pie.
~~From The Kentucky Housewife by Mrs. Lettice Bryan, 1839