December 6

12-06

Consommé Japonnaise
Bread Sticks
Larded Grouse, Bread Sauce
Rice Croquettes with Jelly
French String Beans
Celery Salad
Toasted Cheese Sandwiches
*Grape Fruit Sherbet
Raised Loaf Cake
Café Noir

In 1914 December 6 was a Sunday.

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December 4

12-04

Celery Soup
*Souffléd Crackers
Fried Cod Steaks
Julienne Potatoes
Glazed Carrots
Radishes
Baked Tapioca Custard
Café Noir

In 1914 December 4 was a Friday. Why look at that! Fish!

I made Souffléd Crackers! How do you soufflé a cracker? Watch the video and find out.

And since I had that box of crackers, I also tried frequent menu item, Crisp Crackers.

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November 29

11-29

Mock Consommé
Crisp Crackers
Cold Sliced Turkey
Curled Celery
Baked Sweet Potatoes
Creamed Brussels Sprouts
*Frozen Cranberries
Macedoine of Fruits
Sponge Cakes
Café Noir

In 1914 November 29 was a Sunday. Instead of our usual Sunday roast, we’re eating leftover turkey from Thanksgiving.

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November 26, Thanksgiving Dinner

11-26

Puritan Soup
Browned Soup Rings
Roast Stuffed Turkey, Giblet Gravy
Cranberry Sauce
Riced Potatoes
Mashed Turnips
Onions in Cream
Apple and Celery Salad
Browned Crackers
Mince Pie
Pumpkin Pie
*New England Plum Pudding
Hard and Wine Sauce
Assorted Nuts
Fruit
After Dinner Mints
Café Noir

In 1914 November 26 was a Thursday. Obviously.

Puritan Soup remains a mystery….

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November 20

11-20

Potato Soup
Salmon Timbales, Rice Border
*Hollandaise Sauce
Creamed Peas
Chutney Salad
Cassava Bread
Dates Stuffed with Cream Cheese
Assorted Nuts
Café Noir

In 1914 November 20 was a Friday. And once again, fish.

Today is Scratch’s birthday! Since he was the one who started this whole project, we should definitely celebrate!

However, this is not the menu I would choose for him at all. There’s no real dessert! And several of the recipes are complete mysteries. I found a recipe for Chutney Salad Dressing, but not salad. There’s one for Mock Cassava Bread (made with white bread), but not the actual bread. Maybe we have the celebratory dinner in a couple of days…

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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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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 14

11-14

Cream of Cauliflower Soup
Broiled Sirloin Steak
Lyonnaise Potatoes
Baked Squash
*Peanut Salad
Butter Thins
Coffee

In 1914 November 14 was a Saturday.  No dessert? What’s going on?

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November 13

11-13

Broiled Halibut, Egg Sauce
Steamed Potatoes
Mashed Turnips
Dressed Lettuce
Graham Sandwiches
*Wellington Cheese Croquettes
Mince Pie
Coffee

In 1914 November 13 was a Friday. Fish again!

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