December 6

12-06

Consommé Japonnaise
Bread Sticks
Larded Grouse, Bread Sauce
Rice Croquettes with Jelly
French String Beans
Celery Salad
Toasted Cheese Sandwiches
*Grape Fruit Sherbet
Raised Loaf Cake
Café Noir

In 1914 December 6 was a Sunday.

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November 8

11-08

Chicken Consommé
Bread Sticks
Fillets of Halibut, Loomis
Cucumber Ribbons
Roast Duck
Hominy, Southern Style
*Orange Mint Salad
Coupe Hélène
Marguerites
Bent’s Water Crackers
Camembert
Café Noir

In 1914 November 8 was a Sunday.

No recipe for a Coupe Hélène, but there is one for Glacé Héléne, which is molded vanilla ice cream with a fruity cream center. Maybe this dessert is the ice cream served  in a coupe class, topped with fruit and whipped cream.

Bent cold water crackersI am so excited to see Bent’s Water Crackers on this menu! The G. H. Bent Company was in the next town over from me, In 1801 Josiah Bent began selling water crackers and hardtack. In fact, Bent was one of the top producers of hardtack for the Union Army. Water crackers were like common crackers, but a bit smaller or like oyster crackers, but bigger. Or so my research has shown. The bakery closed a few years ago, although one can still see the historic building.

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October 2

10-02

Turkish Soup
Creole Halibut
Bread Sticks
Creamed Brussels Sprouts
*Potato and Spinach Croquettes
Dresden Sandwiches, Wine Sauce

In 1914 October 2 was a Friday. Guess what? Fish! However, I can’t find a recipe for Creole Halibut. Fannie Farmer defines “Creole” as “with tomatoes” and the has a couple of other Creole dishes, but there’s not a lot of consistency between them.

Nor can I find a recipe for Creamed Brussels Sprouts, but it may just be Brussels sprouts in the ever-popular white sauce.

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August 30

08-30

*Clear Mushroom Soup
Bread Sticks
Roast Leg of Lamb
Currant Jelly
Franconia Potatoes
Succotash
Tomato and Cucumber Salad
Cheese Fingers
Vanilla Ice Cream with Sliced Peaches

In 1914 August 30 was a Sunday.

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July 10

07-10

Veal Tomato Bisque
Bread Sticks
Broiled Swordfish, *Cucumber Sauce
French Fried Potatoes
String Beans
Pineapple Coupe

In 1914 July 10 was a Friday. Of course, we have fish!

Yesterday we had Veal Steaks with Tomato Sauce; today Veal Tomato Bisque. It’s possible that the veal stock was made with the bones of yesterday’s meat.

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February 1


02-01

Duchess Soup
Bread Sticks
Roast Tip of Sirloin, Brown Gravy
Yorkshire Pudding
Franconia Potatoes
Creamed Cauliflower
Celery and Nut Salad
Brown Bread Sandwiches
Coffee Ice Cream
*Mock Angel Cake

In 1914  February 1 was a Sunday.

As long as you’re boiling potatoes for Franconia Potatoes, boil enough for the German Potato Salad tomorrow.

It’s a Mock Angel Cake because it only uses 2 egg whites; an actual Angel Cake needs 8.

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