May 22

05-22
*Cheese Canapés
Finnan Haddie, Caledonian Style
Turkish Pilaf
Lettuce, Mayonnaise
Strawberry Shortcake

In 1914 May 22 was a Friday.

Finnan Haddie is cold-smoked haddock. I can get it locally, so maybe I’ll try this recipe.

Fannie Farmer has recipes for Mayonnaise Dressing, but not just Mayonnaise, although Mayonnaise is mentioned in other recipes. I’m unclear if they are two different things or she just uses the two names interchangeably.

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May 15

05-15
*Emergency Soup
Crisp Crackers
Salmon Box
Creamed Peas
Dinner Rolls
Dresden Sandwiches, Wine Sauce

In 1914 May 15 was a Friday.

The Salmon Box is an interesting presentation for leftover salmon. It’s quite literally a box made of rice and filled with cooked salmon.

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April 30

04-30Oyster Soup
Oysterettes
Salmon Salad
Pimolas
Dinner Rolls
*Orange Pekoe Ice Cream
Angel Cake

In 1914 April 30 was a Thursday.

Pimolas are olives stuffed with pimiento. You know, what we usually find in a martini. I saw a suggestion that it was a portmanteau  of “pimiento” and “olive”

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April 28

04-28
Broiled Shad
Baked Potatoes
Dandelions
Lettuce and String Bean Salad
Toasted Cheese Sandwiches
Pistachio Ice Cream, *Claret Sauce

In 1914 April 28 was a Tuesday.

We saw a savory Claret Sauce served with liver on April 14 and now we have a sweet one to top ice cream.

The Pistachio Ice Cream is a little surprising — there is not a single pistachio in it! It’s just vanilla ice cream with the addition of almond extract and leaf green food coloring. There’s a Pistachio Ice Cream with Peaches coming up in May, which I thought about linking to instead, but there’s no mention of peaches here. That one is made with junket tablets (rennet), instead of a custard, but it also contains no actual nuts, just the same extracts and green food coloring.

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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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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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