December 11

12-11

Tomato Bouillon
Baked Finnan Haddie
Paprika Potatoes
Lima Beans
*Celery and Cabbage, Bonne Femme
Orange Puffs, Orange Sauce

In 1914 December 11 was a Friday. Fish again!

The only recipe for Tomato Bouillon I could find was Tomato Bouillon with Oysters. The oysters are just added in at the end, so I think we can leave them out for this menu.

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December 9

12-09

Fried Soft Shell Crabs, Sauce Tartare
Dinner Bread
*Planked Club Steak
Duchess Potatoes
Fried Tomatoes
Chocolate Bread Pudding, Cream Sauce
Café Noir

In 1914 December 9 was a Wednesday.

This menu is very similar to Family Dinners Menu No. XIII in What to Have for Dinner. That menu adds an asparagus salad, specifies Fried Tomatoes au Parmesan, and serves cold bread pudding.

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December 8

12-08

Mock Bisque Soup
Croûtons
Chicken Croquettes
Creamed Peas
Dinner Rolls
Fruit Salad, *Los Angeles Dressing
Wafer Crackers
Coffee

In 1914 December 8 was a Tuesday.

The Chicken Croquettes are probably made from leftovers from yesterday’s boiled fowl

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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December 6

12-06

Consommé Japonnaise
Bread Sticks
Larded Grouse, Bread Sauce
Rice Croquettes with Jelly
French String Beans
Celery Salad
Toasted Cheese Sandwiches
*Grape Fruit Sherbet
Raised Loaf Cake
Café Noir

In 1914 December 6 was a Sunday.

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December 5

12-05

Brown Soup
Noodles
Pork Chops
Apple Sauce
Baked Potatoes
*Corn Southern Style
Irish Moss Blanc Mange with Sliced Bananas and Cream

In 1914 December 5 was a Saturday.

I think Brown Soup is Brown Soup Stock with Noodles in it. What to Have for Dinner has a recipe for Brown Soup with Macaroni Rings and Cheese that is just Brown Soup Stock heated up with slices of cooked macaroni added and parmesan cheese sprinkled on top.

Oh no, Irish Moss Blanc Mange is back!

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December 4

12-04

Celery Soup
*Souffléd Crackers
Fried Cod Steaks
Julienne Potatoes
Glazed Carrots
Radishes
Baked Tapioca Custard
Café Noir

In 1914 December 4 was a Friday. Why look at that! Fish!

I made Souffléd Crackers! How do you soufflé a cracker? Watch the video and find out.

And since I had that box of crackers, I also tried frequent menu item, Crisp Crackers.

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December 2

12-02

*Baked Haddock, Oyster Stuffing
French Fried Potatoes
Stewed Tomatoes
Dressed Lettuce with Cheese and Nut Balls
Coffee Jelly

In 1914 December 2 was a Wednesday.

I didn’t find a specific recipe for Cheese and Nut Balls, but I’m guessing they’re just balls of cream cheese rolled in crushed nuts.

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