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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October 21

10-21

*Commonwealth Chicken Soup
Imperial Sticks
Baked Finnan Haddie
Mashed Potatoes
Creamed Peas
Dressed Lettuce
Cheese Croquettes
Lemon Sherbet
Potato Flour Sponge Cake

In 1914 October 21 was a Wednesday.

I can find recipes for Lemon Cream Sherbet, but not plain Lemon Sherbet.

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October 16

10-16

Black Bean Soup
*Halibut à la Creole
Potatoes en Surprise
Brussels Sprouts
Honeycomb Pudding, Foamy Sauce
Café Noir

In 1914 October 16 was a Friday. Yes, we’ve got fish.

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October 14, Formal Dinner

10-14

Canapés à la Rector
Consommé Julienne
Pulled Bread
Olives
Salted Almonds
Halibut au Lit
Dressed Cucumbers
*Shapleigh Timbales
Saddle of Mutton
Fried Potato Balls
French Peas
Lakewood Salad
Mosaic Sandwiches
Cadillac Coupe
Rolled Nut Wafers
Bonbons
Wheat Crisps
Roquefort Cheese
Café Noir

In 1914 October 14 was a Wednesday.

I’m guessing Consommé Julienne is Julienne Soup with consommé instead of stock.

Rector’s was a restaurant on Broadway in Manhattan, very famous in the nineteen-teens. Presumably they made canapés like this.

Despite how fancy French Peas sounds, it’s just canned peas reheated in butter. Unless they meant Peas à la Francaise.

The recipe for Cadillac Coupe vexes me. I can’t find it anywhere and it’s not obvious what it is, other than a dessert served in a coupe glass. Searching for “cadillac coupe”  on-line is not helpful

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October 9

10-09

Baked Haddock, Oyster Stuffing
French Fried Potatoes
Cucumber Salad
Stewed Tomatoes
*Baked Indian Pudding

In 1914 October 9 was a Friday. No surprise, we’ve got fish. Double fish, in fact.

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October 2

10-02

Turkish Soup
Creole Halibut
Bread Sticks
Creamed Brussels Sprouts
*Potato and Spinach Croquettes
Dresden Sandwiches, Wine Sauce

In 1914 October 2 was a Friday. Guess what? Fish! However, I can’t find a recipe for Creole Halibut. Fannie Farmer defines “Creole” as “with tomatoes” and the has a couple of other Creole dishes, but there’s not a lot of consistency between them.

Nor can I find a recipe for Creamed Brussels Sprouts, but it may just be Brussels sprouts in the ever-popular white sauce.

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September 30

09-30

Turkish Soup
Toasted Bread Fingers
*Fish Balls
Dressed Cucumbers
Boston Brown Bread
Apple Pie
Cheese
Café Noir

In 1914 September 30 was a Wednesday.

We had Boston Brown Bread yesterday as well.

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September 25

09-25

Consommé
Brown Bread Rings
*Mushrooms à la Newburg
Toast Points
Fried Halibut
Sweet Potatoes
Cauliflower
Pineapple Soufflé

In 1914 September 25 was a Friday. Fish, of course.

It’s interesting that we’re just given Sweet Potatoes and Cauliflower, no specifics. Cook’s choice, I suppose.

There’s a recipe for a Cold Pineapple Soufflé, but not a regular one.

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September 18

09-18

Baked Haddock, Oyster Sauce
*Hashed Brown Potatoes
Tomato Salad
Lima Beans
Toasted Sandwiches
Steamed Apple Pudding, Molasses Sauce

In 1914 September 18 was a Friday. Not only do we have fish, we have a fish sauce.

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September 12

09-12

Corn Soup
Crisp Crackers
Creamed Halibut
Pimiento Ribbons
Quick Dinner Biscuits
Cucumber Boats, *Sauce Tartare
Peach Cottage Pudding, Foamy Sauce

In 1914 September 12 was a Saturday. Here’s the fish I thought we would have had on Friday. I’m guessing that Creamed Halibut is the same recipe as Creamed Fish in Scallop Shells, just in a baking dish.

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