April 9

04-09

Cream of Asparagus Soup
Imperial Sticks
*Allerton Potatoes
Dandelions
Corn Fritters
Pineapple Salad
Cream Cheese
Wafer Crackers
Café Noir

In 1914 April 9 was a Thursday.

There are a couple of “Allerton” recipes on these menus. An Allerton was on Mayflower and that might be the family this dishes are named after, but the most famous Allertons I found from Fannie’s time were a banking family in Chicago.

Signs of early spring — we’ve got Dandelions on the menu!

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February 15

02-15*Italian Canapés
Roast Turkey, New England Stuffing
Franconia Potatoes
Mashed Squash
Creamed Celery
Pineapple Coupe
Marguerites
Café Noir

In 1914 February 15 was a Sunday.

Pineapple CoupeWe get two desserts today — Pineapple Coupe is a fruit cup with ice cream and a very precise garnish. Marguerites could be one of two kinds of gooey little treats.

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January 1

01-01

Cream of Pea Soup
Crisp Crackers
Pan Broiled Lamb Chops
Currant Jelly
Baked Turnip Cubes, White Sauce
*Pineapple Cream

In 1914 January 1 was a Thursday.

Yes, there is actually a recipe for crisp crackers!

Pineapple Cream is a light and fluffy gelatin mold. Watch me make it in the video below!

The short version is that it’s pretty good! Not too sweet and very fruity and creamy, if a tad rubbery.

Convenience foods like granulated gelatin and canned pineapple would make a luxurious dish that was actually relatively easy to make.

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!