November 18

11-18

Chicken Cream Soup
Souffléd Crackers
Roast Lamb, Brown Gravy
Rice Croquettes, Currant Jelly
*Cauliflower, Huntington
Snow Pudding, Custard Sauce
Café Noir

In 1914 November 18 was a Wednesday. I’m not sure why, but Wednesdays tend to be a fancy dinner, not as fancy as Sundays, but more elaborate than most other days.

I couldn’t find a recipe for Chicken Cream Soup. Fannie Farmer says that cream soups are “made of vegetables or fish, with milk, and a small amount of cream and seasonings. Always thickened.”

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October 26

10-26

*Baked Bean Soup
Crisped Crackers
Pork Steaks
Glazed Sweet Potatoes
Cauliflower Hongroise
Grapes
Pears
Wafer Crackers
Pimiento Cream Cheese
Café Noir

In 1914 October 26 was a Monday. Not a lot of existing recipes for this menu.

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October 23

10-23

Kornlet Soup
Fried Fillets of Flounder
Shadow Potatoes
Creamed Cauliflower
Dressed Lettuce
*Horseradish Sandwiches
Sterling Fruit Pudding, Wine Sauce

In 1914 October 23 was a Friday.

Kornlet ad 1907Kornlet was “a canned extract of green corn”, according to their patent application. It sounds like a can of evaporated milk, only corn-flavored. The Haserot Canneries took the pulp and milk of the corn, discarding the hull, and then cooked it down until it was concentrated.

It sounds like it would make an easy soup, and there’s a recipe in the 1907 ad to the right. However, since Fannie Farmer’s recipe above calls for the canned kornlet to be cooked in water and then rubbed through a sieve, I would expect something a little more substantial, like actual corn kernels.

This has nothing to do with Kornlet, or even food at all, but I think it’s cool, nonetheless. The Haserot family plot in Cleveland is marked with the statue of an angel who appears to be weeping black tears.

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September 25

09-25

Consommé
Brown Bread Rings
*Mushrooms à la Newburg
Toast Points
Fried Halibut
Sweet Potatoes
Cauliflower
Pineapple Soufflé

In 1914 September 25 was a Friday. Fish, of course.

It’s interesting that we’re just given Sweet Potatoes and Cauliflower, no specifics. Cook’s choice, I suppose.

There’s a recipe for a Cold Pineapple Soufflé, but not a regular one.

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September 6

09-06

Mushroom Soup
Chicken à la Providence
Duchess Sweet Potatoes
Creamed Cauliflower
Hindu Salad
Fromage Rolls
*French Macaroon Cream

In 1914 September 6 was a Sunday.

There isn’t a recipe for Duchess Sweet Potatoes. I assume you make Duchess Potatoes with sweet potatoes.

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September 2

09-02

Fried Cod Steaks
Mashed Potatoes
Hongroise Cauliflower
*Tomato Salad
Nut Graham Sandwiches
Macaroon Cream

In 1914 September 2 was a Wednesday.

I haven’t found a recipe for Hongroise Cauliflower. “Hongroise” is “Hungarian-style” and usually means a sauce with paprika in it. The recipe for Hongroise Potatoes has a white sauce (butter, flour, and milk) seasoned with onion juice, salt, and paprika and thickened with an egg yolk. It would probably work just as well poured over cooked cauliflower.

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August 22

08-22

Watermelon Cubes
Sherry Dressing
*Breslin Baked Bluefish
Stuffed Potatoes in Half Shells
Creamed Cauliflower
Charlotte Russe

In 1914 August 22 was a Saturday.

Are Stuffed Potatoes in Half Shells the same as Baked Potatoes in Half Shells?

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August 16

08-16

*Canteloupe Supreme
Roast Stuffed Leg of Veal, Brown Gravy
Mashed Potatoes
Buttered Cauliflower
Hindu Salad
Cheese Sandwiches
Macaroon Cream
Café Noir

In 1914 August 16 was a Sunday.

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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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