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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February 21

02-21
Pork Chops
Escalloped Tomatoes
Baked Sweet Potatoes
Lettuce and Radish Salad
Butter Thins
*Steamed Ginger Pudding, Vanilla Sauce
Café Noir

In 1914 February 21 was a Saturday.

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February 10

02-10
Onion Soup
Roast Spare Ribs, Brown Gravy
Apple Cups
Savory Potatoes
Turnip Cones
*Coupe Moquin
Walnut Wafers

In 1914 February 10 was a Tuesday.

Apple Cups are hollowed-out apples, but usually there’s something to put in them, like salad. There’s no indication what might be in these apple cups.

Coupe Moquin is probably named for restauranteur Henri Mouquin.

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February 3

02-03

*Fried Salt Pork, Country Style
Buttered Beets
Radishes
Grape Fruit Salad, French Dressing
Cheese Wafers
Spanish Cream

In 1914 February 3 was a Tuesday.

What makes the cream Spanish? I’m still looking for answers.

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January 8

01-08

*Bisque of Oysters
Celery Oysterettes
Pork Steaks
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Turnip Cubes, White Sauce
Apple Tapioca with Cream

In 1914 January 8 was a Thursday.

Oysterettes were a brand of oyster cracker. I have yet to find anything that shows that they were available in celery flavor. Let me know if you do!

Note from 2023: I’m pretty convinced that there was a typesetting error and that Celery and Oysterettes are two separate items. Thanksgiving Dinner No. 1 from What to Have for Dinner has a first course of Oyster Stew and Celery and Oyster Crackers.

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