October 23

10-23

Kornlet Soup
Fried Fillets of Flounder
Shadow Potatoes
Creamed Cauliflower
Dressed Lettuce
*Horseradish Sandwiches
Sterling Fruit Pudding, Wine Sauce

In 1914 October 23 was a Friday.

Kornlet ad 1907Kornlet was “a canned extract of green corn”, according to their patent application. It sounds like a can of evaporated milk, only corn-flavored. The Haserot Canneries took the pulp and milk of the corn, discarding the hull, and then cooked it down until it was concentrated.

It sounds like it would make an easy soup, and there’s a recipe in the 1907 ad to the right. However, since Fannie Farmer’s recipe above calls for the canned kornlet to be cooked in water and then rubbed through a sieve, I would expect something a little more substantial, like actual corn kernels.

This has nothing to do with Kornlet, or even food at all, but I think it’s cool, nonetheless. The Haserot family plot in Cleveland is marked with the statue of an angel who appears to be weeping black tears.

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October 21

10-21

*Commonwealth Chicken Soup
Imperial Sticks
Baked Finnan Haddie
Mashed Potatoes
Creamed Peas
Dressed Lettuce
Cheese Croquettes
Lemon Sherbet
Potato Flour Sponge Cake

In 1914 October 21 was a Wednesday.

I can find recipes for Lemon Cream Sherbet, but not plain Lemon Sherbet.

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May 22

05-22
*Cheese Canapés
Finnan Haddie, Caledonian Style
Turkish Pilaf
Lettuce, Mayonnaise
Strawberry Shortcake

In 1914 May 22 was a Friday.

Finnan Haddie is cold-smoked haddock. I can get it locally, so maybe I’ll try this recipe.

Fannie Farmer has recipes for Mayonnaise Dressing, but not just Mayonnaise, although Mayonnaise is mentioned in other recipes. I’m unclear if they are two different things or she just uses the two names interchangeably.

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May 8

05-08
Baked Stuffed Potatoes
*Mushrooms on Toast
Corn à la Southern
Dressed Lettuce
Pimiento Sandwiches
Chocolate Sponge

In 1914 May 8 was a Friday. No fish this week, but we have a meatless meal.

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March 5, Vegetable Dinner

03-05
Vegetable Soup
French Fried Potatoes
Escalloped Corn
Moulded Spinach, Egg Garnish
Dressed Lettuce
*Ginger Pudding, Foamy Sauce

In 1914 March 5 was a Thursday. 

Another Vegetable Dinner! I thought the first one was the only one. I wonder if we’ll get more over the course of the year. It’s also pretty similar to the menu we had a week ago  on February 25.

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