December 27

12-27

*Grape Fruit Coupe
Roast Chine of Pork
Spiced Apple Sauce
Baked Sweet Potatoes
Mashed Turnips
Lettuce and Radish Salad
Brown Bread Sandwiches
Pineapple Frappé
Toasted Crackers
Cheese
Café Noir

In 1914 December 27 was a Sunday. Despite our elaborate Christmas dinner on Friday, we’re having another fancy Sunday dinner.

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December 13

12-13

Celery Soup
Dinner Biscuits
Roast Turkey, Chestnut Stuffing
*Cranberry Frappé
Franconia Sweet Potatoes
Mashed Turnips
Ginger Sponge
Wafer Crackers
Edam Cheese
Café Noir

In 1914 December 13 was a Sunday.

I couldn’t find a specific recipe for Dinner Biscuits, perhaps Baking Powder Biscuits would work.

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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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