October 14, Formal Dinner

10-14

Canapés à la Rector
Consommé Julienne
Pulled Bread
Olives
Salted Almonds
Halibut au Lit
Dressed Cucumbers
*Shapleigh Timbales
Saddle of Mutton
Fried Potato Balls
French Peas
Lakewood Salad
Mosaic Sandwiches
Cadillac Coupe
Rolled Nut Wafers
Bonbons
Wheat Crisps
Roquefort Cheese
Café Noir

In 1914 October 14 was a Wednesday.

I’m guessing Consommé Julienne is Julienne Soup with consommé instead of stock.

Rector’s was a restaurant on Broadway in Manhattan, very famous in the nineteen-teens. Presumably they made canapés like this.

Despite how fancy French Peas sounds, it’s just canned peas reheated in butter. Unless they meant Peas à la Francaise.

The recipe for Cadillac Coupe vexes me. I can’t find it anywhere and it’s not obvious what it is, other than a dessert served in a coupe glass. Searching for “cadillac coupe”  on-line is not helpful

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September 27

09-27

Dexter Canapés
Roast Sirloin of Beef, Brown Gravy
Mashed Potatoes
Squash
Lettuce, Chiffonade
*Glacé Hélène
Peanut Macaroons
Water Crackers
Camembert
Café Noir

In 1914 September 27 was a Sunday.

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July 26

07-26

Danish Canapés
Roast Stuffed Chicken, Brown Gravy
Potato Forms
String Beans
Dressed Lettuce
Cheese Fingers
*Raspberry and Currant Ice
Cup Cakes
Café Noir

In 1914 July 26 was a Sunday.

Potato Forms might be another name for Potato Moulds.

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June 30

06-30
Creamed Mushroom Canapés
Boiled Leg of Mutton, Caper Sauce
Mashed Potatoes
Carrots à la Poulette
*Chocolate Soufflé

In 1914 June 30 was a Tuesday.

This menu is almost identical to Family Dinners Menu No. XX in What to Have for Dinner. However, that one has soup instead of canapés and adds a salad and a sauce for the soufflé.

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June 27

06-27
Salmon Canapés
Lamb Chops
Stuffed Baked Potatoes
Macedoine of Vegetables
*Coffee Ice Cream
Walnut Cake

In 1914 June 27 was a Saturday.

It’s not specified how the lamb chops are cooked. They could be broiled or pan-broiled or breaded, amongst other options.
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June 25

06-25
*Hot Finnan Haddie Canapés
Cold Sliced Ham
Mashed Potatoes
Gherkins
Parker House Rolls
Blackberry Pie
Cheese Squares
Café Noir

In 1914 June 25 was a Thursday.

Finnan Haddie is Scottish smoked haddock.

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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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May 22

05-22
*Cheese Canapés
Finnan Haddie, Caledonian Style
Turkish Pilaf
Lettuce, Mayonnaise
Strawberry Shortcake

In 1914 May 22 was a Friday.

Finnan Haddie is cold-smoked haddock. I can get it locally, so maybe I’ll try this recipe.

Fannie Farmer has recipes for Mayonnaise Dressing, but not just Mayonnaise, although Mayonnaise is mentioned in other recipes. I’m unclear if they are two different things or she just uses the two names interchangeably.

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