November 15

11-15

Grape Fruit Coupe
Devilled Crabs
Toasted Triangles
Roast Stuffed Capon
Celery
Creamed Potatoes
Mashed Squash
Vanilla Ice Cream, *Dewey Sauce
Crackers
Cheese
Café Noir

In 1914 November 15 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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November 4

11-04

Mock Bisque Soup
Imperial Sticks
Baked Stuffed Fish
Julienne Potatoes
*Mock Hollandaise Sauce
Cole Slaw in Cabbage Shell
Apple Pie
Cheese Squares

In 1914 November 4 was a Wednesday.

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November 1

11-01

Grape Fruit Coupe
Roast Ribs of Beef
*Yorkshire Pudding
Franconia Potatoes
Mashed Turnips
Crême au Fruit
Sponge Drops
Toasted Crackers
Cheese
Café Noir

In 1914 November 1 was a Sunday.

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October 25

10-25

Mock Bouillon
Roast Stuffed Chicken
Sweet Potatoes, Georgian Style
Corn Fritters
Dressed Lettuce with Cheese Balls
Bar-le-duc Strawberries
Wafers
*Praline Ice Cream
Cup Cakes

In 1914 October 25 was a Sunday.

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October 18

10-18

Grape Fruit Coupe
*Roasted Pigeons
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Brussels Sprouts
Stuffed Tomato Salad
Toasted Crackers
Coffee Ice Cream
Chocolate Cake
Toasted Crackers
Camembert
Café Noir

In 1914 October 18 was a Sunday.

Toasted crackers twice!

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October 17

10-17

Savory Chicken, Potato Border
Dinner Rolls
Dressed Lettuce
Cheese Balls
*Marmalade Sandwiches
Coffee Jelly, Whipped Cream

In 1914 October 17 was a Saturday.

Savory Chicken is another mystery. I’ve found Savory Oysters,Savory Potatoes, and Savory Finnan Haddie, but there aren’t enough similarities to extrapolate a chicken recipe.

I’m guessing the cheese balls were served on the dressed lettuce. Maybe?

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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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