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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September 9

09-09

Pea Soup
Croûtons
*Creamed Salt Codfish
Baked Potatoes
Buttered Beets
Tomato Salad
Rolled Sandwiches
Coffee Soufflé

In 1914 September 9 was a Wednesday.

Buttered Beets are probably just Boiled Beets tossed in melted butter, but I haven’t found a specific recipe.

Rolled Sandwiches may be Rolled Bread, the first entry in the Sandwiches and Canapés chapter. It’s thin slices of warm buttered bread, rolled and tied with ribbons.

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August 17

08-17

Appledore Soup
Croûtons
French Fried Potatoes
Succotash
Baked Tomatoes
*Sautéd Pears, Chocolate Sauce
Sponge Cakes

In 1914 August 17 was a Monday. A meatless Monday, to be specific. With two different kinds of potatoes — the soup as well as the French fries.

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August 12

08-12

Mock Bisque Soup
Croûtons
Baked Mackerel, Maitre d’Hotel
Potato Balls
String Beans
Cucumber Ribbons
*Roxbury Puddings with Sliced Peaches and Cream
Café Noir

In 1914 August 12 was a Wednesday.

Presumably when the mackerel is called to be dotted over with butter, one would use Maitre d’Hotel Butter.

Roxbury is one of the neighborhoods of Boston.

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August 1

08-01

Mock Bisque Soup
Croutons
Veal Cutlets, Brown Gravy
Creamed Potatoes
Succotash
*Peach Fritters
Snow Pudding, Custard Sauce

In 1914 August 1 was a Saturday.

I made the Peach Fritters. You can watch the  process and results in the video below. Also footage of a naughty cat.

Spoiler: they’re very good.

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July 3

07-03
Cream of Asparagus
Cheese Croutons
Roast Chicken, Giblet Gravy
Mashed Potatoes
Summer Squash
*Cherry Salad
Water Thins
Vanilla Ice Cream, Crushed Raspberries

In 1914 July 3 was a Friday.

A rare fishless Friday!

I’m assuming “Cream of Asparagus” is missing the “Soup” at the end, but I still can’t find the recipe.

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June 13


Spinach Soup
*Cheese Croûtons
Porterhouse Steak, Sauce Figaro
Stuffed Baked Potatoes
Creamed Asparagus
French Cream Cakes, Hot Chocolate Sauce

In 1914 June 13 was a Saturday.

Today is the day Scratch gave me this box of menus and recipes as an anniversary gift. Little did he know that it would launch this project.

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