November 26, Thanksgiving Dinner

11-26

Puritan Soup
Browned Soup Rings
Roast Stuffed Turkey, Giblet Gravy
Cranberry Sauce
Riced Potatoes
Mashed Turnips
Onions in Cream
Apple and Celery Salad
Browned Crackers
Mince Pie
Pumpkin Pie
*New England Plum Pudding
Hard and Wine Sauce
Assorted Nuts
Fruit
After Dinner Mints
Café Noir

In 1914 November 26 was a Thursday. Obviously.

Puritan Soup remains a mystery….

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November 25

11-25

Blanketed Chicken
Creamed Potatoes
*Baltimore Fritters
Lettuce and Celery Salad
Cheese Fritters
Orange Trifle

In 1914 November 25 was a Wednesday. Double fritters! Sadly I haven’t found the recipe for Cheese Fritters yet.

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November 24

11-24

Baked Beans
Chow Chow
Clover Leaf Biscuits
Fruit Salad, *Astoria Dressing
Wafer Crackers
Walnut Deceits
Washington Pie

In 1914 November 24 was a Tuesday.

Clover Leaf Biscuits are just Parker House Rolls with an extra tablespoon of butter in the dough and shaped like clover leaves.

It kind of makes me laugh that yesterday we had Waldorf Salad and today we have Astoria Dressing.

There are a couple of recipes for fruit salad intended to be served as a salad rather than a dessert, like this one or this one.

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November 22

11-22

Dinner Soup
Cheese Croûtons
*Pigeon Pie
Mashed Potatoes
Brussels Sprouts with Celery
Lettuce Nests, Russian Dressing
Caramel Custard, Caramel Sauce

In 1914 November 22 was a Sunday.

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November 20

11-20

Potato Soup
Salmon Timbales, Rice Border
*Hollandaise Sauce
Creamed Peas
Chutney Salad
Cassava Bread
Dates Stuffed with Cream Cheese
Assorted Nuts
Café Noir

In 1914 November 20 was a Friday. And once again, fish.

Today is Scratch’s birthday! Since he was the one who started this whole project, we should definitely celebrate!

However, this is not the menu I would choose for him at all. There’s no real dessert! And several of the recipes are complete mysteries. I found a recipe for Chutney Salad Dressing, but not salad. There’s one for Mock Cassava Bread (made with white bread), but not the actual bread. Maybe we have the celebratory dinner in a couple of days…

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November 19

11-19

Cream of Pea Soup
Imperial Sticks
Cold Sliced Lamb, Currant Mint Sauce
*Potato Timbales
Moulded Spinach
Lemon Pie

In 1914 November 19 was a Thursday. We’ve got leftover lamb from last night’s dinner.

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November 18

11-18

Chicken Cream Soup
Souffléd Crackers
Roast Lamb, Brown Gravy
Rice Croquettes, Currant Jelly
*Cauliflower, Huntington
Snow Pudding, Custard Sauce
Café Noir

In 1914 November 18 was a Wednesday. I’m not sure why, but Wednesdays tend to be a fancy dinner, not as fancy as Sundays, but more elaborate than most other days.

I couldn’t find a recipe for Chicken Cream Soup. Fannie Farmer says that cream soups are “made of vegetables or fish, with milk, and a small amount of cream and seasonings. Always thickened.”

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November 17

11-17

Cream of Lima Bean Soup
Radishes
Toasted Crackers
Scalloped Potatoes and Eggs
Stewed Tomatoes
Parker House Rolls
Fruit and Nut Salad, French Dressing
Wheat Wafers
*Baked Gingerbread with Apples

In 1914 November 17 was a Tuesday.

Scalloped Potatoes and Eggs is a bit of a mystery. There is a recipe for Escalloped Potatoes (“escalloped” and “scalloped” seem to have to used interchangeably), but I have no idea how the eggs were used.

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