December 4

12-04

Celery Soup
*Souffléd Crackers
Fried Cod Steaks
Julienne Potatoes
Glazed Carrots
Radishes
Baked Tapioca Custard
Café Noir

In 1914 December 4 was a Friday. Why look at that! Fish!

I made Souffléd Crackers! How do you soufflé a cracker? Watch the video and find out.

And since I had that box of crackers, I also tried frequent menu item, Crisp Crackers.

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November 22

11-22

Dinner Soup
Cheese Croûtons
*Pigeon Pie
Mashed Potatoes
Brussels Sprouts with Celery
Lettuce Nests, Russian Dressing
Caramel Custard, Caramel Sauce

In 1914 November 22 was a Sunday.

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July 13

07-13

Vegetable Soup
Toasted Triangles
Egg Salad, Cream Dressing
*Quick Nut Bread
Caramel Custard, Caramel Sauce
Fruit Punch

In 1914 July 13 was a Monday. A meatless meal for Monday.

I am amused that Egg Salad I uses Oil Dressing II and Egg Salad II uses Oil Dressing I.

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April 24

04-24Julienne Soup
Boiled Halibut, *Hot Sauce Tartare
Fried Potato Balls
Moulded Spinach
Caramel Custard, Custard Sauce

In 1914 April 24 was a Friday. No surprise, we’ve got fish!

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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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January 16

01-16
Celery Soup
Dinner Biscuits
Boiled Halibut, *Huntington Sauce
Mashed Potatoes
Tomato Soufflé
Fig Custard
Café Noir

In 1914 January 16 was a Friday. Fish again!

I am guessing the Huntington Sauce is in honor of Ralph Huntington, who was instrumental in the creation of Back Bay (for those not local, it’s a neighborhood that was built the 19th century on what was once a tidal bay) and for whom Huntington Avenue was named.

Perhaps today’s Mashed Potatoes are made from leftovers from yesterday’s Riced Potatoes.

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