December 5

12-05

Brown Soup
Noodles
Pork Chops
Apple Sauce
Baked Potatoes
*Corn Southern Style
Irish Moss Blanc Mange with Sliced Bananas and Cream

In 1914 December 5 was a Saturday.

I think Brown Soup is Brown Soup Stock with Noodles in it. What to Have for Dinner has a recipe for Brown Soup with Macaroni Rings and Cheese that is just Brown Soup Stock heated up with slices of cooked macaroni added and parmesan cheese sprinkled on top.

Oh no, Irish Moss Blanc Mange is back!

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October 26

10-26

*Baked Bean Soup
Crisped Crackers
Pork Steaks
Glazed Sweet Potatoes
Cauliflower Hongroise
Grapes
Pears
Wafer Crackers
Pimiento Cream Cheese
Café Noir

In 1914 October 26 was a Monday. Not a lot of existing recipes for this menu.

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October 3

10-03

Celery Soup
Pork Chops
Stewed Tomatoes
*Candied Sweet Potatoes
Fruit Salad
Sponge Cake
Café Noir

In 1914 October 3 was a Saturday.

There are lots of recipes for Fruit Salad. I can’t be sure which one is called for here.

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March 17, St. Patrick’s Day

03-17Cream of Spinach Soup
Souffléd Crackers
Fillets of Halibut
Cucumber Ribbons
Kernels of Pork
Potato Nests
Stuffed Onions
Malaga Salad
Wheat Crispies
*Irish Iceberg
Shamrock Wafers
Toasted Cracker
Roquefort
Café Noir

In 1914 March 17 was a Tuesday.

No corned beef and cabbage here! We do have some green foods and thematic desserts. Cream of Spinach Soup, Cucumber Ribbons, and Malaga Salad are all various shades of green. You’re also supposed to tint the lemon ice for the Irish Iceberg with leaf green. You also pour crême de menthe over it presumably the green colored version.  And serve it with Shamrock Wafers.

I don’t know how the halibut fillets are suppose to be prepared, so I leave that up to you.

The Potato Nests are supposed to be filled with something. Maybe the Kernels of Pork?

Malagas are white grapes, which, of course, means that they’re green.

I can’t find a specific recipe for Shamrock Wafers. Maybe they’re just cookies cut in shamrock shapes.

There are three different kinds of crackers served with this meal! Souffléd Crackers (with the soup) are made with common crackers, Wheat Crispies (with the salad) are a commercial brand, and toasted crackers  (with the cheese) could be almost anything.

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February 27

02-27
Fried Cod
Pork Scraps
Boiled Beets
Potatoes au Gratin
*Fruit and Nut Salad
Graham Sandwiches
Prune Whip, Custard Sauce

In 1914 February 27 was a Friday. Fish again!

Fried Cod and Pork Scraps are two separate items, but served together.

Graham bread is whole wheat bread. I’m guessing the Graham Sandwiches are small bread and butter sandwiches to accompany the salad, but I don’t know for sure.

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February 24

02-24
*Crab Meat Timbales
Boiled Ham
Mashed Potatoes
Dinner Rolls
Snow Pudding, Custard Sauce
Assorted Nuts

In 1914 February 24 was a Tuesday. It’s also Shrove Tuesday (aka Mardi Gras aka the last day before Lent), but I don’t see that reflected in the menu.

Timbales are deep-fried pastry shells made by dipping a heated form (a timbale iron) in batter and then in hot fat. The resultant timbale cases are filled, in this case with creamed crab and mushrooms. One can still get timbale (and rosette) irons from Nordic Ware*. (And perhaps some day I shall…)

*I have no affiliation with Nordic Ware other than being a satisfied user of their bakeware.

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