May 17

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Dinner Soup
Imperial Sticks
Roast Leg of Lamb, Mint Sauce
Franconia Potatoes
Glazed Carrots with Peas
Lettuce Chiffonade
Water Thins
*Pineapple Marquise
Nut Wafers

In 1914 May 17 was a Sunday.

For Nut Wafers, I found a recipe for Almond Wafers which says you can substitute other nuts for the almonds, so I guess, go  nuts with your favorite.

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May 15

05-15
*Emergency Soup
Crisp Crackers
Salmon Box
Creamed Peas
Dinner Rolls
Dresden Sandwiches, Wine Sauce

In 1914 May 15 was a Friday.

The Salmon Box is an interesting presentation for leftover salmon. It’s quite literally a box made of rice and filled with cooked salmon.

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May 12

05-12
Veal Soufflé, Mushroom Sauce
Baked Potatoes
*Fried Spanish Onions
Tomato Jelly Salad
Cheese Crackers
Sherry Spanish Cream

In 1914 May 12 was a Tuesday.

The soufflé is using up the leftovers from Sunday dinner.

It’s not clear to me if the cheese crackers are crackers with cheese on top, cheese baked in, or just crackers meant to be served with cheese.

I have interpreted the Sherry Spanish Cream to mean make Spanish Cream and for the vanilla or wine flavoring, use sherry.

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May 10

05-10
*Chicken Consommé
Radishes
Roast Stuffed Veal, Brown Gravy
Riced Potatoes
Creamed Asparagus
Dressed Watercress
Cheese Wafers
Orange Trifle

In 1914 May 10 was a Sunday.

The Cheese Wafers are made with zephyrettes, a light, crispy cracker.

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May 3

05-03
Consommé Tillyprone
Bread Sticks
Fricasseed Chicken
Potato Croquettes
French String Beans
*Pistachio Ice Cream with Peaches
Toasted Crackers
Camembert
Café Noir

In 1914 May 3 was a Sunday.

Tillypronie (note spelling difference) is a Victorian house in Scotland where Charlotte, Lady Clark of Tillypronie collected recipes and assembled them into a cookbook, published posthumously in 1909. The cookbook does mention serving Brussels sprouts in soup, but doesn’t have a recipe with the same name.

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April 25

04-25*Cream of Spinach Soup
Crisp Crackers
Pan-Broiled Lamb Chops
Boiled Rice
Dandelions
Coffee Soufflé

In 1914 April 25 was a Saturday.

The Boiled Rice is attributed to “French Chef”. This is not the first time it’s come up and I’m curious to whom it refers.

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April 23

04-23Onion Soup
Crisp Crackers
Hashed Brown Potatoes
Beet Greens
Lima Beans in Cream
*Prune Pie
Cheese
Café Noir

In 1914 April 23 was a Thursday.

It’s another meatless meal!

I found a recipe for Cream of Lima Beans, which I am assuming is the same as Lima Beans in Cream, since that’s all there is — lima beans and cream.

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April 19

04-19

*Chicken Gumbo
Roast Stuffed Leg of Veal, Brown Gravy
Riced Potatoes
Tomato Fritters
French Fruit Salad
Wafer Crackers
Marshmallow Pudding
Devil’s Food Cake

In 1914 April 19 was a Sunday.

The French Fruit Salad is, as you might expect, a salad of fruit and nuts. What makes it French and a salad, rather than a dessert, is French dressing. I know you probably just thought of the creamy orange stuff, but at this time French dressing was a simple vinaigrette.

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