May 18

05-18
Berkshire Soup
Croûtons
Cold Sliced Lamb
*Allen Potato Salad
Parker House Rolls
Newton Tapioca Pudding
Café Noir

In 1914 May 18 was a Monday. As usual, we’re having the leftovers from Sunday’s roast today.

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May 17

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Dinner Soup
Imperial Sticks
Roast Leg of Lamb, Mint Sauce
Franconia Potatoes
Glazed Carrots with Peas
Lettuce Chiffonade
Water Thins
*Pineapple Marquise
Nut Wafers

In 1914 May 17 was a Sunday.

For Nut Wafers, I found a recipe for Almond Wafers which says you can substitute other nuts for the almonds, so I guess, go  nuts with your favorite.

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April 25

04-25*Cream of Spinach Soup
Crisp Crackers
Pan-Broiled Lamb Chops
Boiled Rice
Dandelions
Coffee Soufflé

In 1914 April 25 was a Saturday.

The Boiled Rice is attributed to “French Chef”. This is not the first time it’s come up and I’m curious to whom it refers.

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April 16

04-16
Tomato Soup
Imperial Sticks
*Sauté Fillets of Lamb
Browned Sweet Potatoes
Creamed Carrots with Peas
Lemon Meringue Pie
Café Noir

In 1914 April 16 was a Thursday.

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April 5

04-05
Caviare Canapés
Roast Crown of Lamb
Green Peas
Potato Balls
*Ginger Ale Salad
Cream Fingers
Maple Mousse
Sponge Cake
Café Noir

In 1914 April 5 was a Sunday.

I can’t find a recipe for the Cream Fingers. I’m guessing by their placement next to the salad on the menu that they are some kind of cracker.

Maple Mousse is a bit of a mystery at the moment. I can’t find it despite a reference to it being in The Fannie Farmer Cook Book (as The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book was renamed). There is a recipe for a Maple Parfait, but that’s as close as I’ve come. A mousse was a frozen dessert made with flavored and sweetened whipped cream, often stabilized with some gelatin.

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March 31

03-31
Oyster Cocktails
Breaded Lamb Chops, Tomato Sauce
Potato Moulds
Spinach, Egg Garnish
Lettuce and Radish Salad
*Fruit Cream

In 1914 March 31 was a Tuesday.

Fannie Farmer has a recipe for Breaded Mutton Chops. I figure that for lamb, just cook them a little less.

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March 29

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Souffléd Crackers
Roast Leg of Lamb
*Currant Jelly Sauce
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Croustades of Spinach
Tomato Jelly Salad
Cheese Sandwiches
Caramel Ice Cream

In 1914 March 29 was a Sunday.

I can’t find a recipe for Croustades of Spinach. Fannie Farmer says that “Cubes of stale bread, from which centres are removed, are fried in deep fat and called croûstades”. Presumably, for this dish, they would be filled with cooked spinach.

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March 26

03-26
Celery Soup
*Browned Cheese Crackers
Cold Sliced Lamb
Susette Potatoes
Soubrics of Spinach
Orange Tartlets
Café Noir

In 1914 March 26 was a Thursday.

I think we’re having leftover lamb from Tuesday.

I haven’t been able to find a recipe for Susette Potatoes, but there is one for Eggs Susette, which involves potatoes and that’s the one I’ve linked to.

Soubrics are vegetable patties

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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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