May 18

05-18
Berkshire Soup
Croûtons
Cold Sliced Lamb
*Allen Potato Salad
Parker House Rolls
Newton Tapioca Pudding
Café Noir

In 1914 May 18 was a Monday. As usual, we’re having the leftovers from Sunday’s roast today.

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May 17

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Dinner Soup
Imperial Sticks
Roast Leg of Lamb, Mint Sauce
Franconia Potatoes
Glazed Carrots with Peas
Lettuce Chiffonade
Water Thins
*Pineapple Marquise
Nut Wafers

In 1914 May 17 was a Sunday.

For Nut Wafers, I found a recipe for Almond Wafers which says you can substitute other nuts for the almonds, so I guess, go  nuts with your favorite.

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May 16

05-16
Roasted Hamburg Steak
Baked Potatoes
*Quick Dinner Biscuits
Lettuce and String Bean Salad
Cheese Sandwiches
Coffee Soufflé

In 1914 May 16 was a Saturday.

Gem pans are like muffin tins, but shallower. They’re made of cast iron and the compartments have spaces between for more even heat circulation. The design was patented by Nathaniel Waterman of Boston in 1859.

Gem pan

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May 14

05-14
Clam Chowder
Cold Sliced Roast Beef, Pepper Relish
Scrub Potatoes
*French Cream Puffs, Hot Chocolate Sauce

In 1914 May 14 was a Thursday. We’re having leftovers from last night’s roast, just like if it were Monday.

I have no idea why this creamy mashed potato bake is called “Scrub Potatoes”.

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May 12

05-12
Veal Soufflé, Mushroom Sauce
Baked Potatoes
*Fried Spanish Onions
Tomato Jelly Salad
Cheese Crackers
Sherry Spanish Cream

In 1914 May 12 was a Tuesday.

The soufflé is using up the leftovers from Sunday dinner.

It’s not clear to me if the cheese crackers are crackers with cheese on top, cheese baked in, or just crackers meant to be served with cheese.

I have interpreted the Sherry Spanish Cream to mean make Spanish Cream and for the vanilla or wine flavoring, use sherry.

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May 10

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*Chicken Consommé
Radishes
Roast Stuffed Veal, Brown Gravy
Riced Potatoes
Creamed Asparagus
Dressed Watercress
Cheese Wafers
Orange Trifle

In 1914 May 10 was a Sunday.

The Cheese Wafers are made with zephyrettes, a light, crispy cracker.

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May 8

05-08
Baked Stuffed Potatoes
*Mushrooms on Toast
Corn à la Southern
Dressed Lettuce
Pimiento Sandwiches
Chocolate Sponge

In 1914 May 8 was a Friday. No fish this week, but we have a meatless meal.

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May 7

05-07
Chicken Soup
*Miss Daniel’s Meat Loaf
Creamed Potatoes
Asparagus Hollandaise
Apple Pie
Cheese Squares
Café Noir

In 1914 May 7 was a Thursday.

I made Miss Daniel’s Meat Loaf! Who was Miss Daniel? I have no idea. I assume she was someone associated with the Boston Cooing School, but I haven’t turned anything up yet.
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It’s a fairly simple meatloaf and is much improved with the addition of onion.

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