November 20

11-20

Potato Soup
Salmon Timbales, Rice Border
*Hollandaise Sauce
Creamed Peas
Chutney Salad
Cassava Bread
Dates Stuffed with Cream Cheese
Assorted Nuts
Café Noir

In 1914 November 20 was a Friday. And once again, fish.

Today is Scratch’s birthday! Since he was the one who started this whole project, we should definitely celebrate!

However, this is not the menu I would choose for him at all. There’s no real dessert! And several of the recipes are complete mysteries. I found a recipe for Chutney Salad Dressing, but not salad. There’s one for Mock Cassava Bread (made with white bread), but not the actual bread. Maybe we have the celebratory dinner in a couple of days…

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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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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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September 13

09-13

Oyster Cocktails
Roast Leg of Lamb, Brown Gravy
Currant Jelly
*Peas à la Francaise
Mashed Potatoes
Snow Pudding, Custard Sauce
Toasted Crackers
Pimola Cheese
Café Noir

In 1914 September 13 was a Sunday.

Pimolas are green olives stuffed with pimiento.

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August 10

08-10

Cream of Corn Soup
Crisp Crackers
*Potatoes au Gratin
Pea Timbales
Sliced Tomatoes
Dinner Rolls
Steamed Ginger Pudding, Sherry Sauce

In 1914 August 10 was a Monday. We have a meatless meal today.

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July 21

07-21

Pineapple Cocktails
Broiled Sirloin Steak
Savory Potatoes
Summer Squash
*Tomato Baskets with Peas
Toasterettes
Irish Moss Blanc Mange
Scotch Cookies

In 1914 July 21 was a Tuesday.

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