August 31

08-31

Clam Bouillon
*Cold Roast Lamb, Family Style
Potato Cubes in White Sauce
Tomato Slices
French Dressing
Baked Indian Pudding with Cream

In 1914 August 31 was a Monday. The lamb is leftover from Sunday dinner.

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August 30

08-30

*Clear Mushroom Soup
Bread Sticks
Roast Leg of Lamb
Currant Jelly
Franconia Potatoes
Succotash
Tomato and Cucumber Salad
Cheese Fingers
Vanilla Ice Cream with Sliced Peaches

In 1914 August 30 was a Sunday.

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August 29

08-29

Broiled Sirloin Steak
Antler Potatoes
*Stuffed Peppers, Corn Mixture
Blackberry Shortcake
Coffee

In 1914 August 29 was a Saturday.

Antler Potatoes (in The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book as Potatoes √† l’Antlers”) may be referring to The Antlers Country Club in upstate New York. Now called Rolling Hills, it opened in 1901. The recipe does not appear in the 1896 edition of the cookbook, which further supports my theory. However, I haven’t yet found a menu or any mention of a famous potato dish, so it remains a theory.

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August 28

08-28

Fried Perch
Baked Potatoes
Shell Beans
*Stuffed Cucumbers
Dinner Braids
Steamed Apple Pudding
Hard and Liquid Sauce

In 1914 August 28 was a Friday. What do you know? Fish!

Dinner Braids are Parker House Rolls with an extra tablespoon of butter that have been braided.

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August 26

08-26

Cream of Tomato Soup
Crisp Crackers
*Sweetbread and Cucumber Salad
Dinner Rolls
Berry Pie
Cream Cheese

In 1914 August 26 was a Wednesday.

Just a couple of days ago we had mock sweetbreads.  Now we  get the real thing.

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August 25

08-25

Cream of Pea Soup
Toasted Triangles
Cold Sliced Corned Beef
Baked Potatoes, Hotel Style
Devilled Tomatoes
Milk Sherbet
*Berwick Sponge Cake

In 1914 August 25 was a Tuesday.

Berwick Sponge Cake was famous in New England. The Boston and Maine Railway stopped in North Berwick and passengers flocked to a nearby restaurant where Mary Ann Briggs had invented and sold this cake. The 11-year-old Kate Douglas Wiggin (later the author of Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm) remembered seeing Charles Dickens offered a piece of Berwick sponge cake at the station. After the restaurant closed, the recipe was sold to a Boston bakery. The New England Historical Society has more about the cake.

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August 24

08-24

*Mock Sweetbreads, Tomato Sauce
Riced Potatoes
Succotash
Watercress Salad
Dream Sandwiches
Peach Cottage Pudding, Cream Sauce

In 1914 August 24 was a Monday.

It’s interesting that veal was a cheaper meat than sweetbreads that it was worth it to make basically tiny meatloaves instead of serving real sweetbreads.

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August 23

08-23

Iced Bouillon
Fricasseed Chicken, Curried Rice
String Beans
*Cucumber Jelly Salad
Brown Bread Sandwiches
Peach Ice Cream
Swedish Wafers

In 1914 August 23 was a Sunday.

I’m surprised that I haven’t been able to find a recipe for Peach Ice Cream.

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August 22

08-22

Watermelon Cubes
Sherry Dressing
*Breslin Baked Bluefish
Stuffed Potatoes in Half Shells
Creamed Cauliflower
Charlotte Russe

In 1914 August 22 was a Saturday.

Are Stuffed Potatoes in Half Shells the same as Baked Potatoes in Half Shells?

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