June 19

06-19

Mock Consommé
Bread Sticks
*Cold Halibut, Sauce Tyrolienne
Dinner Rolls
Dressed Sliced Cucumbers with Lettuce
Toasterettes
Raspberry Cream Puffs
Café Noir

In 1914 June 19 was a Friday. You know what I’m going to say… fish!

Bread sticks and dinner rolls and crackers seems a bit excessive.

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June 18

06-18
*Pecan Nut Loaf, White Sauce
Asparagus on Toast
Lettuce Salad, Pimiento Ribbons
Blueberry Pie
Cheese Squares

In 1914 June 18 was a Thursday. Another meatless meal!

The Pecan Nut Loaf is more of a mashed potato loaf with pecans on top.

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June 17

06-17
Cavaire Canapés
Clam Bouillon
Salmon Swedish Timbales
Green Peas
Chicken Mousse
Finger Rolls
*Bombe Mousselaine
Assorted Cakes
Dinner Punch

In 1914 June 17 was a Wednesday. This is a pretty elaborate dinner for a Wednesday.

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June 15

06-15
Appledore Soup
Crisp Crackers
French Fried Potatoes
*Corn Toast
Buttered Asparagus
Bread and Butter Pudding, Roxbury Sauce

In 1914 June 15 was a Monday. Instead of leftovers from Sunday’s roast, because there wasn’t one, we have a meatless meal.

Appledore Soup is just potato soup with ketchup stirred into it. This is a pretty starchy meal, except for the asparagus.

Roxbury is a part of Boston. There’s also a recipe for Cambridge Sauce, which is the next city over, across the river.

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June 14

06-14
Tomato Consommé
Croûtons
Fried Chicken, Southern Style
Baked Hominy
Tomato Fritters
*Lenox Strawberries
Cream Sponge Cake
Café Noir

In 1914 June 14 was a Sunday.

This was the first menu card I shared with the Mid-Century Menu Group on Facebook, joining daily menus and recipes from Meta Given’s The Modern Family Cook Book from 1948. And from there this project was launched.

Our sixth strawberry dessert this month and I tried it out!

After testing this out, I took my own suggestion. I sliced the strawberries and soaked them in the Lenox mixture, then heaped them on toasted biscuits, and topped with decorative globs of whipped cream (unsweetened, with a hint of almond extract). A delightful variation!

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June 13


Spinach Soup
*Cheese Croûtons
Porterhouse Steak, Sauce Figaro
Stuffed Baked Potatoes
Creamed Asparagus
French Cream Cakes, Hot Chocolate Sauce

In 1914 June 13 was a Saturday.

Today is the day Scratch gave me this box of menus and recipes as an anniversary gift. Little did he know that it would launch this project.

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June 12

06-12
Baked Mackerel
O’Brion Potatoes
Dinner Rolls
String Bean Salad
Cheese Wafers
*Devonshire Pie

In 1914 June 12 was a Friday. Continuing our long streak, we’ve got fish today.

I’m going to count the Devonshire Pie as our fifth strawberry dessert, as it’s topped with the berries.

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