November 24

11-24

Baked Beans
Chow Chow
Clover Leaf Biscuits
Fruit Salad, *Astoria Dressing
Wafer Crackers
Walnut Deceits
Washington Pie

In 1914 November 24 was a Tuesday.

Clover Leaf Biscuits are just Parker House Rolls with an extra tablespoon of butter in the dough and shaped like clover leaves.

It kind of makes me laugh that yesterday we had Waldorf Salad and today we have Astoria Dressing.

There are a couple of recipes for fruit salad intended to be served as a salad rather than a dessert, like this one or this one.

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October 3

10-03

Celery Soup
Pork Chops
Stewed Tomatoes
*Candied Sweet Potatoes
Fruit Salad
Sponge Cake
Café Noir

In 1914 October 3 was a Saturday.

There are lots of recipes for Fruit Salad. I can’t be sure which one is called for here.

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July 11

07-11

Duchess Soup
Imperial Crusts
Boiled Ham
Baked Macaroni
Quick Dinner Biscuits
*Fruit Salad
Cream Sponge Cake

In 1914 July 11 was a Saturday.

The only real difference I can see between Imperial Crusts and Imperial Sticks is that the Sticks are buttered before toasting and the crusts aren’t.

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June 22

06-22
Cream of Tomato Soup
Crisp Crackers
Fruit Salad, *Huntington Dressing
Salad Rolls
Custard Soufflé, Creamy Sauce
Café Noir

In 1914 June 22 was a Monday.

We are not having leftover meat from Sunday today. This seems more like a luncheon than dinner.

There are a lot of options for fruit salad in Fannie Farmer’s cook books. This one is going to be on the savory side, a salad course rather than a dessert. Following some of the existing recipes, you could arrange slices of your favorite fruits, like grapefruit, orange, banana, and/or grapes  and maybe some walnuts, on lettuce and pour over this savory dressing.

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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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February 5

02-05
*Vegetable Soup
Baked Chicken
Corn Fritters
Potatoes en Casserole
Fruit Salad
Cream Wafers
Assorted Nuts and Raisins
Coffee

In 1914 February 5 was a Thursday.

The fruit salad is part of the salad course, rather than dessert, since it’s served with crackers. There are a couple of recipes for savory salads, like this one.

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January 10

01-10

*Turkish Soup
Toasted Triangles
Chicken Fricassee
Riced Potatoes
Stuffed Egg Plant
Fruit Salad
Vanilla Wafers
Assorted Nuts
Raisins

In 1914 January 10 was a Saturday. 

There are recipes for fruit salads served as salads and fruits salads served as desserts. I’m assuming this one is a dessert fruit salad as it’s positioned opposite the vanilla wafers.

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