August 10

08-10

Cream of Corn Soup
Crisp Crackers
*Potatoes au Gratin
Pea Timbales
Sliced Tomatoes
Dinner Rolls
Steamed Ginger Pudding, Sherry Sauce

In 1914 August 10 was a Monday. We have a meatless meal today.

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August 9

08-09

Duchess Soup
Broiled Live Lobster
Brown Bread Sandwiches
Planked Chicken
Tomato Salad
Toasterettes
Café Parfait
*Rolled Wafers

In 1914 August 9 was a Sunday.

This menu has both Duchess Soup and Duchess Potatoes (as part of the Planked Chicken).

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August 4

08-04

Iced Tomato Bouillon
Cold Sliced Tongue
Dinner Rolls
*Jellied Vegetable Ring
Coffee Soufflé
Wafer Crackers
Pineapple Cheese

In 1914 August 4 was a Tuesday.

NortonPineappleCheese-e1363634699709When I first saw “Pineapple Cheese” I thought it might be a sliceable fruit preserve, like damson or quince cheese. Some further research showed that it was, in fact, cheese shaped like a pineapple! In 1809 Lewis M. Norton of Goshen, Connecticut began making these unusual cheeses and shortly thereafter patented the process. The cheddar-style cheese was pressed in a pineapple-shaped mold  and then hung in nets to cure, which gave it a pineapple texture. The outside was painted with linseed oil or even shellack to create a hard rind.

To serve the cheese, it was placed in a holder and the top was cut off. Then the cheese inside the rind was removed with a special scoop.

The pineapple cheese was a popular gift as the  pineapple is a symbol of welcome. It was an extravagant gift too, as it was one of the more expensive cheeses.

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August 3

08-03

Broiled Live Lobster
Shredded Potatoes
Toasted Corn Bread
*Allerton Salad
Wafer Crackers
Sliced Peaches with Cream
Election Cake

In 1914 August 3 was a Monday.

I was surprised that there was no recipe for corn bread to be found. Corn cakes, yes, but not corn bread.

I wonder if this is more of the election cake we had on July 31st.

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August 2

08-02
Julienne Soup
Roast Crown of Lamb
Rice Croquettes with Currant Jelly
String Beans
Cucumber Salad
Graham Sandwiches
*Raspberry Ice
Nut Caramel Cake

In 1914 August 2 was a Sunday.

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August 1

08-01

Mock Bisque Soup
Croutons
Veal Cutlets, Brown Gravy
Creamed Potatoes
Succotash
*Peach Fritters
Snow Pudding, Custard Sauce

In 1914 August 1 was a Saturday.

I made the Peach Fritters. You can watch the  process and results in the video below. Also footage of a naughty cat.

Spoiler: they’re very good.

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