November 24

11-24

Baked Beans
Chow Chow
Clover Leaf Biscuits
Fruit Salad, *Astoria Dressing
Wafer Crackers
Walnut Deceits
Washington Pie

In 1914 November 24 was a Tuesday.

Clover Leaf Biscuits are just Parker House Rolls with an extra tablespoon of butter in the dough and shaped like clover leaves.

It kind of makes me laugh that yesterday we had Waldorf Salad and today we have Astoria Dressing.

There are a couple of recipes for fruit salad intended to be served as a salad rather than a dessert, like this one or this one.

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November 22

11-22

Dinner Soup
Cheese Croûtons
*Pigeon Pie
Mashed Potatoes
Brussels Sprouts with Celery
Lettuce Nests, Russian Dressing
Caramel Custard, Caramel Sauce

In 1914 November 22 was a Sunday.

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November 17

11-17

Cream of Lima Bean Soup
Radishes
Toasted Crackers
Scalloped Potatoes and Eggs
Stewed Tomatoes
Parker House Rolls
Fruit and Nut Salad, French Dressing
Wheat Wafers
*Baked Gingerbread with Apples

In 1914 November 17 was a Tuesday.

Scalloped Potatoes and Eggs is a bit of a mystery. There is a recipe for Escalloped Potatoes (“escalloped” and “scalloped” seem to have to used interchangeably), but I have no idea how the eggs were used.

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October 4

10-04
Oyster Soup
Oysterettes
Roast Duck, Olive Sauce
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Lettuce, *Russian Dressing
Canton Cream
Lady Fingers
Café Noir

In 1914 October 4 was a Sunday.

Oysterettes are a brand of oyster crackers.

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August 31

08-31

Clam Bouillon
*Cold Roast Lamb, Family Style
Potato Cubes in White Sauce
Tomato Slices
French Dressing
Baked Indian Pudding with Cream

In 1914 August 31 was a Monday. The lamb is leftover from Sunday dinner.

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August 22

08-22

Watermelon Cubes
Sherry Dressing
*Breslin Baked Bluefish
Stuffed Potatoes in Half Shells
Creamed Cauliflower
Charlotte Russe

In 1914 August 22 was a Saturday.

Are Stuffed Potatoes in Half Shells the same as Baked Potatoes in Half Shells?

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August 14

08-14

Fruit Soup
*Moulded Salmon
Dinner Rolls
Lettuce and Peas, Mayonnaise Dressing
Frozen Chocolate with Whipped Cream
Raisin Cake

In 1914 August 14 was a Friday. Once again we have fish — fish loaf this time.

Fruit Soup and Raisin Cake remain a mystery for now.

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July 4, Independence Day Dinner

07-04

Iced Pimiento Consomme
Creamed Sweetbreads in Timbale Cases
Cold Sliced Boiled Ham
Scrub Potatoes
Dinner Rolls
Asparagus Salad, French Dressing
Strawberry Bomb
Grandma’s Pound Cakes
*Fruit Punch

In 1914 July 4 was a Saturday.

I haven’t found a recipe for the Strawberry Bomb. A bomb is a moulded ice cream with an outer shell of one flavor and an inner filling of a different one. I assume that one of them was strawberry. : )

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June 22

06-22
Cream of Tomato Soup
Crisp Crackers
Fruit Salad, *Huntington Dressing
Salad Rolls
Custard Soufflé, Creamy Sauce
Café Noir

In 1914 June 22 was a Monday.

We are not having leftover meat from Sunday today. This seems more like a luncheon than dinner.

There are a lot of options for fruit salad in Fannie Farmer’s cook books. This one is going to be on the savory side, a salad course rather than a dessert. Following some of the existing recipes, you could arrange slices of your favorite fruits, like grapefruit, orange, banana, and/or grapes  and maybe some walnuts, on lettuce and pour over this savory dressing.

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