July 4, Independence Day Dinner

07-04

Iced Pimiento Consomme
Creamed Sweetbreads in Timbale Cases
Cold Sliced Boiled Ham
Scrub Potatoes
Dinner Rolls
Asparagus Salad, French Dressing
Strawberry Bomb
Grandma’s Pound Cakes
*Fruit Punch

In 1914 July 4 was a Saturday.

I haven’t found a recipe for the Strawberry Bomb. A bomb is a moulded ice cream with an outer shell of one flavor and an inner filling of a different one. I assume that one of them was strawberry. : )

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June 25

06-25
*Hot Finnan Haddie Canapés
Cold Sliced Ham
Mashed Potatoes
Gherkins
Parker House Rolls
Blackberry Pie
Cheese Squares
Café Noir

In 1914 June 25 was a Thursday.

Finnan Haddie is Scottish smoked haddock.

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May 26

05-26
Boiled Ham
Mashed Potatoes
Dinner Braids
Asparagus Salad
Steamed Apple Pudding, *Monroe Sauce
Café Noir

In 1914 May 26 was a Tuesday.

I think the Dinner Braids are braided Dinner Rolls.

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April 7

04-07

Julienne Soup
*Hot Roast Ham, Cider Sauce
Boiled Potatoes
Spinach, Egg Garnish
Ivory Cream
Café Noir

In 1914 April 7 was a Tuesday.

Ivory Cream is whipped cream, stabilized with gelatin and flavored with Madeira. A delicate dessert for a hearty dinner of ham and potatoes.

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March 28

03-28

Emergency Soup
*Barbecued Ham
Potato Forms
Lettuce Nests, French Dressing
Cream of Rice Pudding

In 1914 March 28 was a Saturday.

A couple of mystery dishes today. I have yet to find recipes for Potato Forms or Cream of Rice Pudding.

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February 24

02-24
*Crab Meat Timbales
Boiled Ham
Mashed Potatoes
Dinner Rolls
Snow Pudding, Custard Sauce
Assorted Nuts

In 1914 February 24 was a Tuesday. It’s also Shrove Tuesday (aka Mardi Gras aka the last day before Lent), but I don’t see that reflected in the menu.

Timbales are deep-fried pastry shells made by dipping a heated form (a timbale iron) in batter and then in hot fat. The resultant timbale cases are filled, in this case with creamed crab and mushrooms. One can still get timbale (and rosette) irons from Nordic Ware*. (And perhaps some day I shall…)

*I have no affiliation with Nordic Ware other than being a satisfied user of their bakeware.

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