July 23

07-23

*Veal and Sago Soup
O’Brion Potatoes
Shell Beans
Corn on the Cob
Berry Pie
Cheese
Café Noir

In 1914 July 23 was a Thursday.

These days “sago” is often a synonym for tapioca, but they come from different plants. Fannie is very specific: Tapioca is starch obtained from tuberous roots of the bitter cassava, native of South America. Sago is starch obtained from sago palms, native of India. (The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book, p. 6)

The Berry Pie might be blueberry or blackberry.

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July 8

07-08

Asparagus Soup
Crisp Crackers
Broiled Porterhouse Steak
Potato Cubes, Maitre d’Hotel
*Fried Summer Squash
Cherry Pie
Cheese Fingers

In 1914 July 8 was a Wednesday.

To my great surprise, I could not find a recipe for Cherry Pie. Mock Cherry Pie, made with cranberries, yes, but not actual cherry pie.

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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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June 18

06-18
*Pecan Nut Loaf, White Sauce
Asparagus on Toast
Lettuce Salad, Pimiento Ribbons
Blueberry Pie
Cheese Squares

In 1914 June 18 was a Thursday. Another meatless meal!

The Pecan Nut Loaf is more of a mashed potato loaf with pecans on top.

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June 12

06-12
Baked Mackerel
O’Brion Potatoes
Dinner Rolls
String Bean Salad
Cheese Wafers
*Devonshire Pie

In 1914 June 12 was a Friday. Continuing our long streak, we’ve got fish today.

I’m going to count the Devonshire Pie as our fifth strawberry dessert, as it’s topped with the berries.

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May 29

05-29
Steamed Halibut, Egg Sauce
Delmonico Potatoes
Harvard Beets
Dressed Lettuce
Cheese Squares
*Lemon Pie

In 1914 May 29 was a Friday. And fish…

There’s no recipe for steaming fish, other than cook it over boiling water.

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