November 24

11-24

Baked Beans
Chow Chow
Clover Leaf Biscuits
Fruit Salad, *Astoria Dressing
Wafer Crackers
Walnut Deceits
Washington Pie

In 1914 November 24 was a Tuesday.

Clover Leaf Biscuits are just Parker House Rolls with an extra tablespoon of butter in the dough and shaped like clover leaves.

It kind of makes me laugh that yesterday we had Waldorf Salad and today we have Astoria Dressing.

There are a couple of recipes for fruit salad intended to be served as a salad rather than a dessert, like this one or this one.

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September 26

09-26

Boston Baked Beans
Mustard Pickles
Raisin Brown Bread
Dressed Lettuce
Orange Jelly
*Walnut Cake
Café Noir

In 1914 September 26 was a Saturday.

Beans and brown bread, how Boston can you get? I figure that Raisin Brown Bread is Boston Brown Bread with raisins added before steaming.

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September 16

09-16

Fish Chowder
Gherkins
Stuffed Tomato Salad
Butter Thins
*Lemon Meringue Pie
Coffee

In 1914 September 16 was a Wednesday. This menu sounds more like luncheon than dinner.

The 6th tomato dish this month.

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June 25

06-25
*Hot Finnan Haddie Canapés
Cold Sliced Ham
Mashed Potatoes
Gherkins
Parker House Rolls
Blackberry Pie
Cheese Squares
Café Noir

In 1914 June 25 was a Thursday.

Finnan Haddie is Scottish smoked haddock.

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February 6

02-06
Fish Chowder
Pickles
Beefsteak Pie
Pastry Triangles
Paprika Potato Cubes
Dressed Lettuce
*Squash Pudding
Café Noir

In 1914 February 6 was a Friday.

Unlike Fridays in January, we do not only have fish on the menu, we’ve got beef as well.

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January 30

01-30
Creamed Oysters with Celery
Imperial Sticks
Boston Baked Beans
Mustard PIckles
Boston  Brown Bread
*Washington Pie
Coffee

In 1914 January 30 was a Friday. Guess what? Fish again! That’s every Friday for a month. Let’s see what February holds…

I couldn’t find a specific recipe for Creamed Oysters with Celery. I would use the linked recipe and use sliced celery instead of the optional mushrooms.

Whenever Imperial Sticks come up on these menus I’m asked “Like the margarine?” In fact, they’re more like large croutons, made from buttered, toasted stale bread.

Like its probably descendent Boston Cream Pie, Washington Pie is not pie, but two layers of  cake with a filling — in this case, jam.

How unusual! The menu calls for Coffee instead of the more frequent Café Noir

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