May 16

05-16
Roasted Hamburg Steak
Baked Potatoes
*Quick Dinner Biscuits
Lettuce and String Bean Salad
Cheese Sandwiches
Coffee Soufflé

In 1914 May 16 was a Saturday.

Gem pans are like muffin tins, but shallower. They’re made of cast iron and the compartments have spaces between for more even heat circulation. The design was patented by Nathaniel Waterman of Boston in 1859.

Gem pan

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May 14

05-14
Clam Chowder
Cold Sliced Roast Beef, Pepper Relish
Scrub Potatoes
*French Cream Puffs, Hot Chocolate Sauce

In 1914 May 14 was a Thursday. We’re having leftovers from last night’s roast, just like if it were Monday.

I have no idea why this creamy mashed potato bake is called “Scrub Potatoes”.

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April 26

04-26Southdown Soup
Radishes
Olives
Larded Fillet of Beef
Potato Cubes
Vegetable Macedoine
Lettuce and Celery Salad
Graham Sandwiches
Chocolate Ice Cream, *Marshmallow Sauce

In 1914 April 26 was a Sunday.

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April 21

04-21

Appledore Soup
Croûtons
Hungarian Goulash
Potato Cubes
Celery in White Sauce
*Almond Pudding

In 1914 April 21 was a Tuesday.

Appledore Soup is just potato soup with ketchup stirred in.

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April 18

04-18

Beef Stew with *Dumplings
Dressed Lettuce, Chiffonade
Toasted Crackers
Orange Jelly
Cup Cakes

In 1914 April 18 was a Saturday.

The beef stew is made with “aitchbone”. This is a cut from the rump, clearly tough by flavorful, as Fannie recommend it for stewing, braising, and “cheap roast”.

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April 15

04-15Oyster Stew
Oyster Crackers
Casserole of Beef
Dinner Rolls
Dressed Lettuce
*Stuffed Figs
Vanilla Coupe
Lady Fingers

In 1914 April 15 was a Wednesday.

I haven’t been able to find the recipe for Vanilla Coupe. Most of the other coupe recipes are fruit served in a coupe glass with an ice or ice cream and maybe some liqueur. I’m very curious about this one.

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April 6

04-06

Cream of Pea Soup
Crisp Crackers
Boiled[sic] Beef Steak, Oyster Blanket
Maître d’Hôtel Potatoes
Buttered Parsnips
*Rhubarb Tapioca Pudding

In 1914 April 6 was a Monday.

I believe that the “Boiled Beef Steak” is a typo and ought to be “Broiled”.

As it turns out, today is my father’s birthday and we also had steak with an oyster blanket on my birthday in February. Just funny how that worked out.

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April 4

04-04
Spinach Soup
Toasted Crackers
Broiled Sirloin Steak
Sautéd Bananas
Escalloped Potatoes
Lettuce, *Tabasco Dressing
Water Thins
Coffee Soufflé

In 1914 April 4 was a Saturday.

Water Thins are a kind of cracker. I haven’t found a specific brand yet that Fannie Farmer recommended.

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