April 30

04-30Oyster Soup
Oysterettes
Salmon Salad
Pimolas
Dinner Rolls
*Orange Pekoe Ice Cream
Angel Cake

In 1914 April 30 was a Thursday.

Pimolas are olives stuffed with pimiento. You know, what we usually find in a martini. I saw a suggestion that it was a portmanteau  of “pimiento” and “olive”

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April 28

04-28
Broiled Shad
Baked Potatoes
Dandelions
Lettuce and String Bean Salad
Toasted Cheese Sandwiches
Pistachio Ice Cream, *Claret Sauce

In 1914 April 28 was a Tuesday.

We saw a savory Claret Sauce served with liver on April 14 and now we have a sweet one to top ice cream.

The Pistachio Ice Cream is a little surprising — there is not a single pistachio in it! It’s just vanilla ice cream with the addition of almond extract and leaf green food coloring. There’s a Pistachio Ice Cream with Peaches coming up in May, which I thought about linking to instead, but there’s no mention of peaches here. That one is made with junket tablets (rennet), instead of a custard, but it also contains no actual nuts, just the same extracts and green food coloring.

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April 27

04-27

Veal Cutlets, Brown Gravy
Savory Potatoes
*Creamed Mushrooms on Toast
Steamed Apple Pudding, Foamy Sauce
Café Noir

In 1914 April 27 was a Monday.

I made the Creamed Mushrooms on Toast. You can see the process and results here.

They were easy to make but rather bland.

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April 26

04-26Southdown Soup
Radishes
Olives
Larded Fillet of Beef
Potato Cubes
Vegetable Macedoine
Lettuce and Celery Salad
Graham Sandwiches
Chocolate Ice Cream, *Marshmallow Sauce

In 1914 April 26 was a Sunday.

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April 25

04-25*Cream of Spinach Soup
Crisp Crackers
Pan-Broiled Lamb Chops
Boiled Rice
Dandelions
Coffee Soufflé

In 1914 April 25 was a Saturday.

The Boiled Rice is attributed to “French Chef”. This is not the first time it’s come up and I’m curious to whom it refers.

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April 24

04-24Julienne Soup
Boiled Halibut, *Hot Sauce Tartare
Fried Potato Balls
Moulded Spinach
Caramel Custard, Custard Sauce

In 1914 April 24 was a Friday. No surprise, we’ve got fish!

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April 23

04-23Onion Soup
Crisp Crackers
Hashed Brown Potatoes
Beet Greens
Lima Beans in Cream
*Prune Pie
Cheese
Café Noir

In 1914 April 23 was a Thursday.

It’s another meatless meal!

I found a recipe for Cream of Lima Beans, which I am assuming is the same as Lima Beans in Cream, since that’s all there is — lima beans and cream.

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April 22

04-22

Fish Chowder
Chicken Salad
Olives
*Salad Rolls
Maple Mousse

In 1914 April 22 was a Wednesday.

This feels like a lunch menu rather than a dinner. It’s a pretty simple meal. The Chicken Salad is good for using up left-over chicken, but we haven’t had chicken on the menu in a while.

Still can’t find that Maple Mousse recipe…

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April 21

04-21

Appledore Soup
Croûtons
Hungarian Goulash
Potato Cubes
Celery in White Sauce
*Almond Pudding

In 1914 April 21 was a Tuesday.

Appledore Soup is just potato soup with ketchup stirred in.

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