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

03-29Consommé
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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March 11

03-11

Fried Smelts
*Huntington Cole Slaw
Pan-broiled Lamb Chops
Parisian Potatoes
Creamed Carrots
Honeycomb Pudding, Creamy Sauce

In 1914 March 11 was a Wednesday.

The recipe for Fried Smelts includes an unusual garnish alongside the expected parsley and lemon — fried gelatin. This was made with sheets of gelatin quickly fried until it turned white.

Fannie Farmer’s cooking school (after she left the Boston Cooking School) was located at 30 Huntington Avenue, which may be why the cole slaw (and several other recipes) is so named.

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March 1

03-01
*Cream of Celery Soup
Roast Leg of Lamb
Currant Jelly Sauce
Glazed Sweet Potatoes
Brussels Sprouts
Radishes
Caramel Custard, Caramel Sauce
Wafer Crackers
Bar-le-duc Currants
Cream Cheese
Café Noir

In 1914 March 1 was a Sunday.

Celery Soup yesterday and Cream of Celery Soup today?

We had Glazed Sweet Potatoes yesterday as well. Were you supposed to make two batches at once and reheat one today?

The Caramel Sauce recipe is attributed to Miss Parloa. Maria Parloa was the long-time cook at Appledore House, a hotel in Maine and wrote The Appledore Cook Book. She could be considered a celebrity chef and was one of the first instructors at The Boston Cooking School, as well as running her own cooking school.

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February 14

02-14
Cream of Corn Soup
Crisp Crackers
Pan Broiled Lamb Chops
Canned Peas
Turkish Pilaf
*Custard Soufflé, Sabayon Sauce

In 1914 February 14 was a Saturday. Despite it being Valentine’s Day, it’s not a particularly romantic menu. The Boston Cooking School was fond of theme meals, including color themes. I thought this might have been a red or a pink menu, but nope, there’s really nothing that says “Valentine’s Day” here, unless you find canned peas romantic.

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