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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