The meat pie was okay and most people liked it. However, it was just meat. In a shell. I was tempted to add gravy but I was trying for authenticity so I didn't.
The gyngerbrede was the runaway favorite of the children. If you are going to make anything from the Middle Ages definitely try this one: http://www.greneboke.com/recipes/gyngerbrede.shtml.
Our entire menu: meat pie, applesauce pie, gingerbread, and mushroom pie. (I picked the mushroom pie because I knew it would taste good and it did.)
Julie did the amazing part--creating fun Middle Ages clothing that reflected heraldic values.
Later, on a different day, the kids and I talked about putting on the whole armor of God and developing virtues. It all ties so beautifully to chivalry and heraldry. I made the children cards with a picture of their animal followed by their name and what their animal and color mean. They hung these on their walls. On our upstairs wall we put a picture of the armor of God.
Majesty, justice, beauty, power, and knowledge
Dark Red Bear
Doesn’t seek a fight and yet, when required to fight, victorious
Strength, cunning, ferocity in protecting his family
Generosity and thoughtfulness; extreme courage; virtue and strength
Hope, joy, loyalty, nobility, strength, bravery, alertness, intelligent, and just
Man of Action
Peace, sincerity, gentleness, constancy