April 12, An Easter Dinner

04-12

Frozen Egg Nog in Egg Shells
Clear Mushroom Soup
Souffléd Crackers
Shad à la Delmonico
Cucumber Ribbons
Roast Capon, Brown Gravy
Sweet Potato Croquettes
Moulded Spinach
Dressed Lettuce
Cheese
Eggs
Toasterettes
*Easter Pudding
Mock Macaroons
Café Noir

In 1914 April 12 was Easter Sunday. As usual on Sunday there is an elaborate meal featuring a roast. There are also some special dishes for the holiday, like the Frozen Egg Nog in Egg Shells, and of course, the Easter Pudding.

For those expecting an Easter Ham, we have Roast Capon instead.

I am curious about the eggs on the sixth line of the menu. Here it clearly looks like there are four items: Dressed Lettuce, Cheese, Eggs, Toasterettes. However, one of the Easter Menus in What to Have for Dinner has a recipe for Cheese Eggs. Maybe it’s a spacing error on the card.

The Mock Macaroons remain a mystery for now.

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April 1

04-01
Mock Bisque Soup
Croûtons
*Finnan Haddie, Caledonian Style
Dinner Rolls
Dressed Lettuce, Chiffonade
Lemon Meringue Pie
Cheese Squares

In 1914 April 1 was a Wednesday. The only April fooling I see on this menu is the Mock Bisque Soup. Probably a coincidence.

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February 2

02-02

Mock Bisque Soup
Imperial Sticks
Cold Sliced Roast Beef
Dinner Rolls
*German Potato Salad
Apple Tapioca Pudding

In 1914 February 2 was a Monday.

We’re serving the leftover beef from Sunday’s dinner. Any leftover boiled potatoes go into the salad. Imperial sticks are made from stale bread. Very economical!

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February 1


02-01

Duchess Soup
Bread Sticks
Roast Tip of Sirloin, Brown Gravy
Yorkshire Pudding
Franconia Potatoes
Creamed Cauliflower
Celery and Nut Salad
Brown Bread Sandwiches
Coffee Ice Cream
*Mock Angel Cake

In 1914  February 1 was a Sunday.

As long as you’re boiling potatoes for Franconia Potatoes, boil enough for the German Potato Salad tomorrow.

It’s a Mock Angel Cake because it only uses 2 egg whites; an actual Angel Cake needs 8.

M2This project is supported by my Patrons on Patreon and donations from other enthusiasts of historic cookery. With your help I can acquire the unusual ingredients and equipment and do the research needed to continue my culinary adventures. Thank you so much!