December 2

12-02

*Baked Haddock, Oyster Stuffing
French Fried Potatoes
Stewed Tomatoes
Dressed Lettuce with Cheese and Nut Balls
Coffee Jelly

In 1914 December 2 was a Wednesday.

I didn’t find a specific recipe for Cheese and Nut Balls, but I’m guessing they’re just balls of cream cheese rolled in crushed nuts.

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November 18

11-18

Chicken Cream Soup
Souffléd Crackers
Roast Lamb, Brown Gravy
Rice Croquettes, Currant Jelly
*Cauliflower, Huntington
Snow Pudding, Custard Sauce
Café Noir

In 1914 November 18 was a Wednesday. I’m not sure why, but Wednesdays tend to be a fancy dinner, not as fancy as Sundays, but more elaborate than most other days.

I couldn’t find a recipe for Chicken Cream Soup. Fannie Farmer says that cream soups are “made of vegetables or fish, with milk, and a small amount of cream and seasonings. Always thickened.”

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November 11

11-11

*Lobster Cocktail
Clear Mushroom Soup
Pulled Bread
Celery
Moulded Fish, Normandy Sauce
Dressed Cucumbers
Sweetbreads à la Root
Gumbo Squabs
Currant Jelly
Oak Hill Sweet Potatoes
Moulded Spinach on Artichoke Bottoms
Grape Fruit Jelly Salad
Svea Wafers
Parfait Armour
Nut Meringues
Café Noir

In 1914 November 11 was a Wednesday.

Oak Hill Sweet Potatoes are presumably Oak Hill Potatoes, made with sweet potatoes.

I believe Parfait Armour is a typo for Parfait Amour and that’s the recipe I’ve used.

Svea Wafers were some kind of commercial cracker, I think. I’m still looking for information.

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November 2

11-02

Lamb Stew with Dumplings
*Cheese and Apple Salad
Brown Bread Sandwiches
Orange Jelly
Caraway Seed Cookies
Café Noir

In 1914 November 2 was a Monday.

No recipe for Lamb Stew that I can find. It might be the same recipe as Beef Stew, just with lamb. We had roast beef last night and “Remnants of roast beef are usually made into a beef stew”. It seems odd that we’d be having lamb stew instead.

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October 27

10-27

Appledore Soup
Browned Crackers
Cold Sliced Chicken
Scrub Potatoes
Currant Jelly
Dinner Rolls
Pear Salad
Nut Graham Sandwiches
*Norwegian Prune Pudding

In 1914 October 27 was a Tuesday. We have leftover chicken from Sunday.

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October 17

10-17

Savory Chicken, Potato Border
Dinner Rolls
Dressed Lettuce
Cheese Balls
*Marmalade Sandwiches
Coffee Jelly, Whipped Cream

In 1914 October 17 was a Saturday.

Savory Chicken is another mystery. I’ve found Savory Oysters,Savory Potatoes, and Savory Finnan Haddie, but there aren’t enough similarities to extrapolate a chicken recipe.

I’m guessing the cheese balls were served on the dressed lettuce. Maybe?

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October 1

10-01

*Chicken en Casserole
Riced Potatoes
Baked Macaroni au Gratin
Lettuce and Radish Salad
Orange Jelly
Chocolate Nut Wafers

In 1914 October 1 was a Thursday.

Since au gratin means “with browned crumbs”, the regular Baked Macaroni dish counts.

The recipe I found is for Chocolate Walnut Wafer, but presumably you can use any nut you want.

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