June 26

06-26
Iced Consommé
Boiled Salmon, Mock Hollandaise
Steamed Potatoes
Green Peas
Dressed Asparagus in Lemon Rings
Brown Bread Sandwiches
*Strawberry Baskets

In 1914 June 26 was a Friday, hence the fish.

This is the eighth strawberry dessert this month.

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June 19

06-19

Mock Consommé
Bread Sticks
*Cold Halibut, Sauce Tyrolienne
Dinner Rolls
Dressed Sliced Cucumbers with Lettuce
Toasterettes
Raspberry Cream Puffs
Café Noir

In 1914 June 19 was a Friday. You know what I’m going to say… fish!

Bread sticks and dinner rolls and crackers seems a bit excessive.

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June 12

06-12
Baked Mackerel
O’Brion Potatoes
Dinner Rolls
String Bean Salad
Cheese Wafers
*Devonshire Pie

In 1914 June 12 was a Friday. Continuing our long streak, we’ve got fish today.

I’m going to count the Devonshire Pie as our fifth strawberry dessert, as it’s topped with the berries.

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June 5

06-05
Broiled Mackerel
Potatoes à la Maître d’Hôtel 
Asparagus on Toast
Cheese Sandwiches
Lettuce and Radish Mayonnaise
*Lemon Cream Sherbet

In 1914 June 5 was a Friday. Look at that… fish!

I am guessing that Lettuce and Radish Mayonnaise is Lettuce and Radish Salad with Mayonnaise Dressing instead of French.

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May 29

05-29
Steamed Halibut, Egg Sauce
Delmonico Potatoes
Harvard Beets
Dressed Lettuce
Cheese Squares
*Lemon Pie

In 1914 May 29 was a Friday. And fish…

There’s no recipe for steaming fish, other than cook it over boiling water.

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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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May 8

05-08
Baked Stuffed Potatoes
*Mushrooms on Toast
Corn à la Southern
Dressed Lettuce
Pimiento Sandwiches
Chocolate Sponge

In 1914 May 8 was a Friday. No fish this week, but we have a meatless meal.

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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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