September 1

09-01

Cream of Pea Soup
Crisp Crackers
Cold Sliced Corned Beef
Baked Potatoes
*Devilled Tomatoes
Lyman Apples
Nut Wafers

In 1914 September 1 was a Tuesday. This menu is very similar to August 25 — same soup, meat, potatoes, and vegetable.

I’m not completely sure what she means by Lyman Apples. My best guess is apples from Lyman Orchard in Connecticut, which was established in 1741.

Tomatoes are abundant in September as there are 10 dishes featuring tomatoes this month, including recipes for 5 of them. I tried the Devilled Tomatoes, which you can see here:

The tomatoes themselves were underwhelming, but the sauce wasn’t bad.

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February 25

02-25
Clam Bisque
*French Fried Potatoes
Baked Macaroni, Tomato Sauce
Moulded Spinach, Egg Garnish
Dressed Lettuce
Cheese Croquettes
Saltines
Apple Pie
Coffee

In 1914 February 25 was a Wednesday. It’s also Ash Wednesday, which may be why it’s a meatless menu.

For a simple dish, that macaroni involves consulting a number of recipes. You’re supposed to cook it like Baked Macaroni, but with tomato sauce. The Baked Macaroni  recipe tells you to start with Macaroni with White Sauce. Going to that recipe sends you to Boiled Macaroni.

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February 10

02-10
Onion Soup
Roast Spare Ribs, Brown Gravy
Apple Cups
Savory Potatoes
Turnip Cones
*Coupe Moquin
Walnut Wafers

In 1914 February 10 was a Tuesday.

Apple Cups are hollowed-out apples, but usually there’s something to put in them, like salad. There’s no indication what might be in these apple cups.

Coupe Moquin is probably named for restauranteur Henri Mouquin.

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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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