June 28

06-28
*Frozen Egg Nog
Roast Ribs of Beef
Franconia Potatoes
Summer Squash
Macedoine Jelly
Sultana Sticks
Toasted Crackers
Camembert
Café Noir

In 1914 June 28 was a Sunday.

No one could have known when this menu was created, but today was a most momentous day. Archduke Franz Ferdinand and Sophie, the Duchess of Hohenberg were assassinated in Sarajevo. The tragic event launched Europe into war.

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May 31

05-31
Strawberries au Naturel
Roast Crown of Lamb, Currant Jelly
Potato Balls
String Beans
Lettuce, Russian Dressing
Toasterettes
Coffee Ice Cream
*Caraway Seed Cookies

In 1914 May 31 was a Sunday.

I am assuming Strawberries au Naturel is a fancy way of saying plain strawberries, no sugar or cream.

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May 2

05-02
Veal Cutlets, Brown Gravy
Beet Greens
Riced Potatoes
*Lettuce and Pimiento Salad
Brown Bread Sandwiches
Macedoine Jelly

In 1914 May 2 was a Saturday.

Macedoine Jelly is one of those mystery recipes that I can’t find. I’m guessing that it’s bits of fruit in gelatin.

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April 18

04-18

Beef Stew with *Dumplings
Dressed Lettuce, Chiffonade
Toasted Crackers
Orange Jelly
Cup Cakes

In 1914 April 18 was a Saturday.

The beef stew is made with “aitchbone”. This is a cut from the rump, clearly tough by flavorful, as Fannie recommend it for stewing, braising, and “cheap roast”.

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April 11

04-11

Vegetable Soup
Crisp Crackers
*Baked Eggs
Finger Rolls
Columbia Dressed Lettuce
Coffee Jelly with Whipped Cream
Nut Cookies

In 1914 April 11 was a Saturday.

The Baked Eggs are reminiscent of Florentine Eggs, on a bed of seasoned potatoes instead of spinach. “Rice milk” is a typo for “rich milk”.

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March 24

03-24
Turkey Soup
Royal Crusts
Roast Leg of Lamb
Mint Jelly
Franconia Potatoes
French String Beans
*Coffee Spanish Cream

In 1914 March 24 was a Tuesday.

We’re still using up the leftovers from Sunday’s roast turkey.

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March 22

03-22Consommé Japonnaise
Olives
Salted Almonds
Roast Turkey, Giblet Gravy
*Spiced Cranberry Jelly
Riced Potatoes
Mashed Squash
Caramel Parfait
Walnut Cake
Café Noir

In 1914 March 22 was a Sunday. The roast this week is turkey. Expect to see it on the menu again in the coming week.

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March 6

03-06
*Somerset Smelts
Stuffed Baked Potatoes
Escalloped Tomatoes
Lettuce and Radish Salad
Cheese Sandwiches
Wine Jelly
Chocolate Cake
Café Noir

In 1914 March 6 was a Friday. And we’ve got fish!

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February 18

02-18
Baked Stuffed Haddock, Hollandaise Sauce
Julienne Potatoes
Dinner Rolls
*Cole Slaw
Macedoine Jelly
Toasted Crackers
Pimiento Cheese
Café Noir

In 1914 February 18 was a Wednesday.

I haven’t found a recipe for Macedoine Jelly. I think it’s a dessert, although the Boston Cooking-School Cook Book glossary defines Macédoine as A mixture of several kinds of vegetables. A New Book of Cookery has a recipe for Macedoine of Fruit, in which the fruit is suspended in gelatin.

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