November 26, Thanksgiving Dinner

11-26

Puritan Soup
Browned Soup Rings
Roast Stuffed Turkey, Giblet Gravy
Cranberry Sauce
Riced Potatoes
Mashed Turnips
Onions in Cream
Apple and Celery Salad
Browned Crackers
Mince Pie
Pumpkin Pie
*New England Plum Pudding
Hard and Wine Sauce
Assorted Nuts
Fruit
After Dinner Mints
Café Noir

In 1914 November 26 was a Thursday. Obviously.

Puritan Soup remains a mystery….

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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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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 16

11-16

Tomato Soup
Croûtons
Savory Creamed Capon
Sweet Potato Border
Lettuce and Celery Salad
*Apple Fritters
Sabayon Sauce

In 1914 November 16 was a Monday. Sunday’s capon is served again. There’s no specific recipe, so I’m guessing we make Creamed Chicken using leftover capon.

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November 15

11-15

Grape Fruit Coupe
Devilled Crabs
Toasted Triangles
Roast Stuffed Capon
Celery
Creamed Potatoes
Mashed Squash
Vanilla Ice Cream, *Dewey Sauce
Crackers
Cheese
Café Noir

In 1914 November 15 was a Sunday.

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November 5

11-05

*Corn Bisque Soup
French Fried Potatoes
Baked Macaroni with Onions
Moulded Spinach with Egg Garnish
Steamed Graham Pudding, Hard Sauce
Café Noir

In 1914 November 5 was a Thursday.

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November 3

11-03

Cream of Pea Soup
Croûtons
Beef Pie
*Escalloped Cabbage
Moulded Rice, Wine Sauce

In 1914 November 3 was a Tuesday.

I think the Moulded Rice is just that — hot rice pressed into a form. No recipe has appeared yet. I guess the addition of wine sauce makes it dessert.

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October 30

10-30

Creamed Salt Codfish
Baked Potatoes
Buttered Beets
Boston Brown Bread
Celery Salad
Baronettes
*Steamed Apple Pudding, Vanilla Sauce

In 1914 October 30 was a Friday.  Not just fish, salt codfish. With potatoes and brown bread, how New England can you get?

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October 23

10-23

Kornlet Soup
Fried Fillets of Flounder
Shadow Potatoes
Creamed Cauliflower
Dressed Lettuce
*Horseradish Sandwiches
Sterling Fruit Pudding, Wine Sauce

In 1914 October 23 was a Friday.

Kornlet ad 1907Kornlet was “a canned extract of green corn”, according to their patent application. It sounds like a can of evaporated milk, only corn-flavored. The Haserot Canneries took the pulp and milk of the corn, discarding the hull, and then cooked it down until it was concentrated.

It sounds like it would make an easy soup, and there’s a recipe in the 1907 ad to the right. However, since Fannie Farmer’s recipe above calls for the canned kornlet to be cooked in water and then rubbed through a sieve, I would expect something a little more substantial, like actual corn kernels.

This has nothing to do with Kornlet, or even food at all, but I think it’s cool, nonetheless. The Haserot family plot in Cleveland is marked with the statue of an angel who appears to be weeping black tears.

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