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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April 4

04-04
Spinach Soup
Toasted Crackers
Broiled Sirloin Steak
Sautéd Bananas
Escalloped Potatoes
Lettuce, *Tabasco Dressing
Water Thins
Coffee Soufflé

In 1914 April 4 was a Saturday.

Water Thins are a kind of cracker. I haven’t found a specific brand yet that Fannie Farmer recommended.

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March 28

03-28

Emergency Soup
*Barbecued Ham
Potato Forms
Lettuce Nests, French Dressing
Cream of Rice Pudding

In 1914 March 28 was a Saturday.

A couple of mystery dishes today. I have yet to find recipes for Potato Forms or Cream of Rice Pudding.

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March 25

03-25
*Black Bean Soup
O’Brion Potatoes
Corn Soufflé
Tomato Jelly Salad, Mayonnaise Dressing
Cream Wafers
Rhubarb Tapioca
Crackers
Cheese
Café Noir

In 1914 March 25 was a Wednesday.

In the recipe for Mayonnaise Dressing, Fannie Farmer says to use “A silver fork, wire whisk, small wooden spoon, or Dover Egg-beater may be used as preferred. If one has a Keystone Egg-beater, dressing may be made very quickly by its use.” The Dover eggbeater was the first rotary eggbeater sold in the US. The Keystone Egg and Cream Beater was more like a small churn, with beaters in a glass container with a lid. I can see how it would beat mayonnaise very quickly

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March 16

03-16Pea Soup
Crisp Crackers
Cold Sliced Veal
Escalloped Potatoes
Stewed Tomatoes
*Lettuce, Columbia French Dressing
Rebecca Pudding, Chocolate Sauce

In 1914 March 16 was a Monday.

As usual on Monday, we’re having cold leftovers from Sunday’s roast.

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March 14

03-14
Celery and Tomato Purée
Imperial Sticks
Broiled Steak, Oyster Blanket
*Potatoes en Casserole
Lettuce and Radish Salad, French Dressing
Raisin Puff, Wine Sauce

In 1914 March 14 was a Saturday.

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March 13

03-13
Fried Fillets of Halibut
Potato Balls
Escalloped Tomatoes
Lettuce, Curry Dressing
Butter Thins
*Jellied Prunes
Nut Caramel Cake

In 1914 March 13 was a Friday. And yes, we have fish again.

Butter Thins were one of the crackers made by the Johnson Educator Food Company, a favorite of Miss Farmer. She endorses many of their products.

Nut Caramel Cake is a mystery. I can’t find it in any of the Fannie Farmer cookbooks available to me. Let me know if you know where the recipe is!

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