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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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 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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October 8

10-08

Broiled Porterhouse Steak
Baked Sweet Potatoes
*Hominy and Horseradish Croquettes
Pear Salad
Cream Wafers
Steamed Rice with Raisins, Sherry Sauce

In 1914 October 8 was a Thursday.

I will presume the recipe for Steamed Rice with Raisins is the same as Steamed Rice with  Strawberry Sauce, except you add some raisins and don’t make the strawberry sauce.

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October 2

10-02

Turkish Soup
Creole Halibut
Bread Sticks
Creamed Brussels Sprouts
*Potato and Spinach Croquettes
Dresden Sandwiches, Wine Sauce

In 1914 October 2 was a Friday. Guess what? Fish! However, I can’t find a recipe for Creole Halibut. Fannie Farmer defines “Creole” as “with tomatoes” and the has a couple of other Creole dishes, but there’s not a lot of consistency between them.

Nor can I find a recipe for Creamed Brussels Sprouts, but it may just be Brussels sprouts in the ever-popular white sauce.

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September 17

09-17

Appledore Soup
Duchess Crusts
Savory Oysters
Parker House Rolls
Potato Croquettes
Radishes
*Macaroon Ice Cream
Sponge Drops
Café Noir

In 1914 September 17 was a Thursday.

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August 2

08-02
Julienne Soup
Roast Crown of Lamb
Rice Croquettes with Currant Jelly
String Beans
Cucumber Salad
Graham Sandwiches
*Raspberry Ice
Nut Caramel Cake

In 1914 August 2 was a Sunday.

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June 29

06-29

Cold Sliced Roast Beef
Piedmont Potato Croquettes
Shell Beans
*Cheese and Currant Salad
Wheat Crispies
Club Indian Pudding

In 1914 June 29 was a Monday. As often happens, we are having leftovers from Sunday’s roast.

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April 12, An Easter Dinner

04-12

Frozen Egg Nog in Egg Shells
Clear Mushroom Soup
Souffléd Crackers
Shad à la Delmonico
Cucumber Ribbons
Roast Capon, Brown Gravy
Sweet Potato Croquettes
Moulded Spinach
Dressed Lettuce
Cheese
Eggs
Toasterettes
*Easter Pudding
Mock Macaroons
Café Noir

In 1914 April 12 was Easter Sunday. As usual on Sunday there is an elaborate meal featuring a roast. There are also some special dishes for the holiday, like the Frozen Egg Nog in Egg Shells, and of course, the Easter Pudding.

For those expecting an Easter Ham, we have Roast Capon instead.

I am curious about the eggs on the sixth line of the menu. Here it clearly looks like there are four items: Dressed Lettuce, Cheese, Eggs, Toasterettes. However, one of the Easter Menus in What to Have for Dinner has a recipe for Cheese Eggs. Maybe it’s a spacing error on the card.

The Mock Macaroons remain a mystery for now.

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March 9

03-09

Scallop Cocktail
Cold Roast Beef à la Shapleigh
Potato Croquettes
Dinner Rolls
Fig Pudding, Wine Sauce
Crackers
Cheese
Café Noir

In 1914 March 9 was a Monday.

We’re having leftover roast beef from Sunday’s menu. Shapleigh is a town in Maine, but I don’t know why (or if) the roast beef dish is named after it.

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