November 25

11-25

Blanketed Chicken
Creamed Potatoes
*Baltimore Fritters
Lettuce and Celery Salad
Cheese Fritters
Orange Trifle

In 1914 November 25 was a Wednesday. Double fritters! Sadly I haven’t found the recipe for Cheese Fritters yet.

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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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October 25

10-25

Mock Bouillon
Roast Stuffed Chicken
Sweet Potatoes, Georgian Style
Corn Fritters
Dressed Lettuce with Cheese Balls
Bar-le-duc Strawberries
Wafers
*Praline Ice Cream
Cup Cakes

In 1914 October 25 was a Sunday.

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August 1

08-01

Mock Bisque Soup
Croutons
Veal Cutlets, Brown Gravy
Creamed Potatoes
Succotash
*Peach Fritters
Snow Pudding, Custard Sauce

In 1914 August 1 was a Saturday.

I made the Peach Fritters. You can watch the  process and results in the video below. Also footage of a naughty cat.

Spoiler: they’re very good.

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June 14

06-14
Tomato Consommé
Croûtons
Fried Chicken, Southern Style
Baked Hominy
Tomato Fritters
*Lenox Strawberries
Cream Sponge Cake
Café Noir

In 1914 June 14 was a Sunday.

This was the first menu card I shared with the Mid-Century Menu Group on Facebook, joining daily menus and recipes from Meta Given’s The Modern Family Cook Book from 1948. And from there this project was launched.

Our sixth strawberry dessert this month and I tried it out!

After testing this out, I took my own suggestion. I sliced the strawberries and soaked them in the Lenox mixture, then heaped them on toasted biscuits, and topped with decorative globs of whipped cream (unsweetened, with a hint of almond extract). A delightful variation!

Although I said that the strawberries may have been named for the resort town of Lenox, MA, Mr. Scratch points out that they may have instead been named for The Lenox Hotel in Copley Square. Built in 1900, it was once the tallest building in Boston and is still operational today. This seems like more plausible source for the name since there is a recipe for Lenox Punch in the 1905 edition of The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book, but not the 1896.

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June 7

06-07
Consommé Dubarry
Stuffed Cushion of Veal, Brown Gravy
Savory Potatoes
Tomato Fritters
Asparagus Salad
*Strawberry Ice Cream
Lady Fingers

In 1914 June 7 was a Sunday.

With Strawberry Ice Cream, we have our third strawberry dessert of the month.

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April 19

04-19

*Chicken Gumbo
Roast Stuffed Leg of Veal, Brown Gravy
Riced Potatoes
Tomato Fritters
French Fruit Salad
Wafer Crackers
Marshmallow Pudding
Devil’s Food Cake

In 1914 April 19 was a Sunday.

The French Fruit Salad is, as you might expect, a salad of fruit and nuts. What makes it French and a salad, rather than a dessert, is French dressing. I know you probably just thought of the creamy orange stuff, but at this time French dressing was a simple vinaigrette.

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