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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August 9

08-09

Duchess Soup
Broiled Live Lobster
Brown Bread Sandwiches
Planked Chicken
Tomato Salad
Toasterettes
Café Parfait
*Rolled Wafers

In 1914 August 9 was a Sunday.

This menu has both Duchess Soup and Duchess Potatoes (as part of the Planked Chicken).

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August 3

08-03

Broiled Live Lobster
Shredded Potatoes
Toasted Corn Bread
*Allerton Salad
Wafer Crackers
Sliced Peaches with Cream
Election Cake

In 1914 August 3 was a Monday.

I was surprised that there was no recipe for corn bread to be found. Corn cakes, yes, but not corn bread.

I wonder if this is more of the election cake we had on July 31st.

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July 29

07-29

*Bisque of Lobster
Braised Calf’s Liver, Brown Sauce
Potatoes au Gratin
Shell Beans
Cucumber Salad
Cream Puffs
Café Noir

In 1914 July 29 was a Wednesday. We had lobster yesterday as well. Must be summer!

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July 28

07-28

*Broiled Live Lobster
Toasted Corn Cakes
Lamb Chops
Potatoes à la Maitre d’Hotel
Summer Squash
Peach Cottage Pudding, Cream Sauce

In 1914 July 28 was a Tuesday.

There are several recipes for lamb chops, corn cakes, and summer squash. It’s hard to tell which ones we’re intended to use.

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July 14

07-14

*Baked Lobster in Shell
Cold Sliced Boiled Tongue
Gherkins
Dinner Rolls
Sliced Peaches and Cream
Berwick Sponge Cake
Toasted Crackers
Cheese
Café Noir

In 1914 July 14 was a Tuesday.

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June 20

06-20
Clam Soup
*Pimiento Cream
Browned Crackers
Lobster Salad
Parker House Rolls
Coffee Ice Cream
Rolled Wafers

In 1914 June 20 was a Saturday.

There are three versions of Lobster Salad. Pick your favorite!

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