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 11

11-11

*Lobster Cocktail
Clear Mushroom Soup
Pulled Bread
Celery
Moulded Fish, Normandy Sauce
Dressed Cucumbers
Sweetbreads à la Root
Gumbo Squabs
Currant Jelly
Oak Hill Sweet Potatoes
Moulded Spinach on Artichoke Bottoms
Grape Fruit Jelly Salad
Svea Wafers
Parfait Armour
Nut Meringues
Café Noir

In 1914 November 11 was a Wednesday.

Oak Hill Sweet Potatoes are presumably Oak Hill Potatoes, made with sweet potatoes.

I believe Parfait Armour is a typo for Parfait Amour and that’s the recipe I’ve used.

Svea Wafers were some kind of commercial cracker, I think. I’m still looking for information.

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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 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 30

10-30

Creamed Salt Codfish
Baked Potatoes
Buttered Beets
Boston Brown Bread
Celery Salad
Baronettes
*Steamed Apple Pudding, Vanilla Sauce

In 1914 October 30 was a Friday.  Not just fish, salt codfish. With potatoes and brown bread, how New England can you get?

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October 29

10-29

Oyster Stew
Oyster Crackers
Sliced Ham
Stuffed Baked Potatoes
Tomato Soufflé
*Cream Pie
Coffee

In 1914 October 29 was a Thursday. Not many existing recipes for this menu.

The Cream Pie is very similar in its construction to Frangipan Cream Pie.

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October 27

10-27

Appledore Soup
Browned Crackers
Cold Sliced Chicken
Scrub Potatoes
Currant Jelly
Dinner Rolls
Pear Salad
Nut Graham Sandwiches
*Norwegian Prune Pudding

In 1914 October 27 was a Tuesday. We have leftover chicken from Sunday.

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October 26

10-26

*Baked Bean Soup
Crisped Crackers
Pork Steaks
Glazed Sweet Potatoes
Cauliflower Hongroise
Grapes
Pears
Wafer Crackers
Pimiento Cream Cheese
Café Noir

In 1914 October 26 was a Monday. Not a lot of existing recipes for this menu.

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