June 28

06-28
*Frozen Egg Nog
Roast Ribs of Beef
Franconia Potatoes
Summer Squash
Macedoine Jelly
Sultana Sticks
Toasted Crackers
Camembert
Café Noir

In 1914 June 28 was a Sunday.

No one could have known when this menu was created, but today was a most momentous day. Archduke Franz Ferdinand and Sophie, the Duchess of Hohenberg were assassinated in Sarajevo. The tragic event launched Europe into war.

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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 22

06-22
Cream of Tomato Soup
Crisp Crackers
Fruit Salad, *Huntington Dressing
Salad Rolls
Custard Soufflé, Creamy Sauce
Café Noir

In 1914 June 22 was a Monday.

We are not having leftover meat from Sunday today. This seems more like a luncheon than dinner.

There are a lot of options for fruit salad in Fannie Farmer’s cook books. This one is going to be on the savory side, a salad course rather than a dessert. Following some of the existing recipes, you could arrange slices of your favorite fruits, like grapefruit, orange, banana, and/or grapes  and maybe some walnuts, on lettuce and pour over this savory dressing.

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June 19

06-19

Mock Consommé
Bread Sticks
*Cold Halibut, Sauce Tyrolienne
Dinner Rolls
Dressed Sliced Cucumbers with Lettuce
Toasterettes
Raspberry Cream Puffs
Café Noir

In 1914 June 19 was a Friday. You know what I’m going to say… fish!

Bread sticks and dinner rolls and crackers seems a bit excessive.

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June 14

06-14
Tomato Consommé
Croûtons
Fried Chicken, Southern Style
Baked Hominy
Tomato Fritters
*Lenox Strawberries
Cream Sponge Cake
Café Noir

In 1914 June 14 was a Sunday.

This was the first menu card I shared with the Mid-Century Menu Group on Facebook, joining daily menus and recipes from Meta Given’s The Modern Family Cook Book from 1948. And from there this project was launched.

Our sixth strawberry dessert this month and I tried it out!

After testing this out, I took my own suggestion. I sliced the strawberries and soaked them in the Lenox mixture, then heaped them on toasted biscuits, and topped with decorative globs of whipped cream (unsweetened, with a hint of almond extract). A delightful variation!

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May 26

05-26
Boiled Ham
Mashed Potatoes
Dinner Braids
Asparagus Salad
Steamed Apple Pudding, *Monroe Sauce
Café Noir

In 1914 May 26 was a Tuesday.

I think the Dinner Braids are braided Dinner Rolls.

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May 25

05-25
*Chicken Hollandaise
Rice Timbales
Corn Salad
Toasted Fromage Rolls
Caramel Tapioca Cream
Devil’s Food Cake
Coffee

In 1914 May 25 was a Monday.

Chicken Hollandaise is made with cold chicken leftover from Sunday’s dinner.

I haven’t found the recipe yet for Caramel Tapioca Cream. I did find plain Tapioca Cream, which is where the link goes.

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