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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August 26

08-26

Cream of Tomato Soup
Crisp Crackers
*Sweetbread and Cucumber Salad
Dinner Rolls
Berry Pie
Cream Cheese

In 1914 August 26 was a Wednesday.

Just a couple of days ago we had mock sweetbreads.  Now we  get the real thing.

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June 9

06-09
Oxtails en Casserole
Mashed Potatoes
Dressed Lettuce
*Walnut Deceits
Baronets
German Toast, Sherry Sauce

In 1914 June 9 was a Tuesday.

I believe Baronets are Baronet Biscuits, made by the National Biscuit Company.Baronet Biscuit

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April 9

04-09

Cream of Asparagus Soup
Imperial Sticks
*Allerton Potatoes
Dandelions
Corn Fritters
Pineapple Salad
Cream Cheese
Wafer Crackers
Café Noir

In 1914 April 9 was a Thursday.

There are a couple of “Allerton” recipes on these menus. An Allerton was on Mayflower and that might be the family this dishes are named after, but the most famous Allertons I found from Fannie’s time were a banking family in Chicago.

Signs of early spring — we’ve got Dandelions on the menu!

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March 27

03-27

Vegetable Soup
*Swedish Baked Halibut
Julienne Potatoes
Macaroni au Gratin
Radishes
Rhubarb Pie
Cream Cheese

In 1914 March 27 was a Friday. You guessed it — fish!

I haven’t found a recipe for Macaroni au Gratin. My guess is that is would be very similar to Baked Macaroni.

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March 1

03-01
*Cream of Celery Soup
Roast Leg of Lamb
Currant Jelly Sauce
Glazed Sweet Potatoes
Brussels Sprouts
Radishes
Caramel Custard, Caramel Sauce
Wafer Crackers
Bar-le-duc Currants
Cream Cheese
Café Noir

In 1914 March 1 was a Sunday.

Celery Soup yesterday and Cream of Celery Soup today?

We had Glazed Sweet Potatoes yesterday as well. Were you supposed to make two batches at once and reheat one today?

The Caramel Sauce recipe is attributed to Miss Parloa. Maria Parloa was the long-time cook at Appledore House, a hotel in Maine and wrote The Appledore Cook Book. She could be considered a celebrity chef and was one of the first instructors at The Boston Cooking School, as well as running her own cooking school.

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February 4, Vegetable Menu

02-04
French Fried Potatoes
*Corn Soufflé
Spinach à la Béchamel
Dressed Lettuce with Pimiento Ribbons
Baked Indian Pudding
Wafer Crackers
Cream Cheese
Café Noir

In 1914 February 4 was a Wednesday.

An all-vegetable meal must have been so unusual that it got its own special day.

Wafer Crackers were whole wheat crackers made by the Johnson Educator Food Company in Boston.

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