December 4

12-04

Celery Soup
*Souffléd Crackers
Fried Cod Steaks
Julienne Potatoes
Glazed Carrots
Radishes
Baked Tapioca Custard
Café Noir

In 1914 December 4 was a Friday. Why look at that! Fish!

I made Souffléd Crackers! How do you soufflé a cracker? Watch the video and find out.

And since I had that box of crackers, I also tried frequent menu item, Crisp Crackers.

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November 27

11-27

In 1914 November 27 was a Friday.

I guess we’re all eating Thanksgiving leftovers today.

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November 20

11-20

Potato Soup
Salmon Timbales, Rice Border
*Hollandaise Sauce
Creamed Peas
Chutney Salad
Cassava Bread
Dates Stuffed with Cream Cheese
Assorted Nuts
Café Noir

In 1914 November 20 was a Friday. And once again, fish.

Today is Scratch’s birthday! Since he was the one who started this whole project, we should definitely celebrate!

However, this is not the menu I would choose for him at all. There’s no real dessert! And several of the recipes are complete mysteries. I found a recipe for Chutney Salad Dressing, but not salad. There’s one for Mock Cassava Bread (made with white bread), but not the actual bread. Maybe we have the celebratory dinner in a couple of days…

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November 13

11-13

Broiled Halibut, Egg Sauce
Steamed Potatoes
Mashed Turnips
Dressed Lettuce
Graham Sandwiches
*Wellington Cheese Croquettes
Mince Pie
Coffee

In 1914 November 13 was a Friday. Fish again!

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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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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 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 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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