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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February 25

02-25
Clam Bisque
*French Fried Potatoes
Baked Macaroni, Tomato Sauce
Moulded Spinach, Egg Garnish
Dressed Lettuce
Cheese Croquettes
Saltines
Apple Pie
Coffee

In 1914 February 25 was a Wednesday. It’s also Ash Wednesday, which may be why it’s a meatless menu.

For a simple dish, that macaroni involves consulting a number of recipes. You’re supposed to cook it like Baked Macaroni, but with tomato sauce. The Baked Macaroni  recipe tells you to start with Macaroni with White Sauce. Going to that recipe sends you to Boiled Macaroni.

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February 8

02-08Clam Soup
Toasted Johnny Cake
Stuffed Olives
Radishes
Roast Chicken, Brown Gravy
Paprika Potatoes
*Corn Croquettes
Manhattan Pudding
Devil’s Food Cake
Crackers
Cheese
Café Noir

In 1914 February 8 was a Sunday.

I haven’t found a recipe for Johnny Cake yet, but it’s like a corn cake.

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