January 31

01-31
Chicken Soup
Souffléd Crackers
Fried Scallops
Shadow Potatoes
Celery Salad
*Baked Bananas, Currant Jelly Sauce

In 1914 January 31 was a Saturday.

The intriguingly named Shadow Potatoes, also called Saratoga Chips, are thinly-sliced, deep-fried potatoes, that is, potato chips!

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January 30

01-30
Creamed Oysters with Celery
Imperial Sticks
Boston Baked Beans
Mustard PIckles
Boston  Brown Bread
*Washington Pie
Coffee

In 1914 January 30 was a Friday. Guess what? Fish again! That’s every Friday for a month. Let’s see what February holds…

I couldn’t find a specific recipe for Creamed Oysters with Celery. I would use the linked recipe and use sliced celery instead of the optional mushrooms.

Whenever Imperial Sticks come up on these menus I’m asked “Like the margarine?” In fact, they’re more like large croutons, made from buttered, toasted stale bread.

Like its probably descendent Boston Cream Pie, Washington Pie is not pie, but two layers of  cake with a filling — in this case, jam.

How unusual! The menu calls for Coffee instead of the more frequent Café Noir

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January 28

01-28
Salt Codfish, Pork Scraps, Drawn Butter
Baked Potatoes
Boiled Beets
Lettuce Nests, *Martinique French Dressing
Baked Apple Dumplings, Wine Sauce
Café Noir

In 1914 January 28 was a Wednesday.

I have yet to find a recipe for just Salt Codfish. Pork Scraps, also known as cracklings, are the crunchy bits of pork left over after lard has been rendered.

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January 27

01-27

*Roast Hamburg Steak
Potato Balls
Glazed Carrots
Endive Salad
Butter Thins
Jellied Walnuts
Chocolate Wafers

.In 1914 January 27 was a Tuesday.

Roast Hamburg Steak is basically meatloaf.

Butter Thins were a brand of cracker made by the Johnson Educator Biscuit Company, a cracker company in Boston.

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January 25

01-25

Pimiento Soup
Marshmallow Fudge
Salted Almonds
Roast Quail, Rice Croquettes with Jelly
Brussels Sprouts
Lettuce Nests, *Alberta Mayonnaise
Toasted Crackers
Coffee Ice Cream
Swedish Rolled Wafers

In 1914 January 25 was a Sunday.

I have no idea what is going on with this menu. Dessert seems to come right after the soup course, but we also have dessert after the salad course. I guess I can see salted almonds as a crunchy accompaniment to soup, but marshmallow fudge?

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January 24

01-24

Hot Boiled Corned Beef
Boiled Potatoes
Smothered Cabbage
Mashed Turnips
Grape Fruit Salad
Wafer Crackers
*Coffee Sponge
Café Noir

In 1914 January 24 was a Saturday.

Corn beef and cabbage — a classic!

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January 23

01-23
Chicken Soup with Rice
Baked Halibut, Hollandaise Sauce
Shredded Potatoes
Cabbage and Celery Salad
*Escalloped Apples

In 1914 January 23 was a Friday. Guess what? Fish again!

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January 22

01-22
Creamed Cauliflower Soup
Crisp Crackers
Ox Joints en Casserole
Dressed Lettuce
*Keswick Pudding
Marguerites

In 1914 January 22 was a Thursday.

Keswick is a market town in the Lake District in England, associated with a number of poets. Maybe that’s why the pudding is named after it.

The Marguerites may be left over from the formal dinner on the 20th.

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