October 14, Formal Dinner

10-14

Canapés à la Rector
Consommé Julienne
Pulled Bread
Olives
Salted Almonds
Halibut au Lit
Dressed Cucumbers
*Shapleigh Timbales
Saddle of Mutton
Fried Potato Balls
French Peas
Lakewood Salad
Mosaic Sandwiches
Cadillac Coupe
Rolled Nut Wafers
Bonbons
Wheat Crisps
Roquefort Cheese
Café Noir

In 1914 October 14 was a Wednesday.

I’m guessing Consommé Julienne is Julienne Soup with consommé instead of stock.

Rector’s was a restaurant on Broadway in Manhattan, very famous in the nineteen-teens. Presumably they made canapés like this.

Despite how fancy French Peas sounds, it’s just canned peas reheated in butter. Unless they meant Peas à la Francaise.

The recipe for Cadillac Coupe vexes me. I can’t find it anywhere and it’s not obvious what it is, other than a dessert served in a coupe glass. Searching for “cadillac coupe”  on-line is not helpful

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October 13

10-13

Tomato Soup
Souffléd Crackers
Olives
Curled Celery
Casserole of Lamb
Spaghetti, Italian Style
*Stewed Stuffed Figs

In 1914 October 13 was a Tuesday.

There’s no recipe that I could find for Spaghetti, Italian Style, so we’re having Macaroni, Italian Style and substituting spaghetti.

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April 30

04-30Oyster Soup
Oysterettes
Salmon Salad
Pimolas
Dinner Rolls
*Orange Pekoe Ice Cream
Angel Cake

In 1914 April 30 was a Thursday.

Pimolas are olives stuffed with pimiento. You know, what we usually find in a martini. I saw a suggestion that it was a portmanteau  of “pimiento” and “olive”

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April 26

04-26Southdown Soup
Radishes
Olives
Larded Fillet of Beef
Potato Cubes
Vegetable Macedoine
Lettuce and Celery Salad
Graham Sandwiches
Chocolate Ice Cream, *Marshmallow Sauce

In 1914 April 26 was a Sunday.

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April 22

04-22

Fish Chowder
Chicken Salad
Olives
*Salad Rolls
Maple Mousse

In 1914 April 22 was a Wednesday.

This feels like a lunch menu rather than a dinner. It’s a pretty simple meal. The Chicken Salad is good for using up left-over chicken, but we haven’t had chicken on the menu in a while.

Still can’t find that Maple Mousse recipe…

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March 22

03-22Consommé Japonnaise
Olives
Salted Almonds
Roast Turkey, Giblet Gravy
*Spiced Cranberry Jelly
Riced Potatoes
Mashed Squash
Caramel Parfait
Walnut Cake
Café Noir

In 1914 March 22 was a Sunday. The roast this week is turkey. Expect to see it on the menu again in the coming week.

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February 8

02-08Clam Soup
Toasted Johnny Cake
Stuffed Olives
Radishes
Roast Chicken, Brown Gravy
Paprika Potatoes
*Corn Croquettes
Manhattan Pudding
Devil’s Food Cake
Crackers
Cheese
Café Noir

In 1914 February 8 was a Sunday.

I haven’t found a recipe for Johnny Cake yet, but it’s like a corn cake.

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