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 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 2

05-02
Veal Cutlets, Brown Gravy
Beet Greens
Riced Potatoes
*Lettuce and Pimiento Salad
Brown Bread Sandwiches
Macedoine Jelly

In 1914 May 2 was a Saturday.

Macedoine Jelly is one of those mystery recipes that I can’t find. I’m guessing that it’s bits of fruit in gelatin.

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April 28

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Broiled Shad
Baked Potatoes
Dandelions
Lettuce and String Bean Salad
Toasted Cheese Sandwiches
Pistachio Ice Cream, *Claret Sauce

In 1914 April 28 was a Tuesday.

We saw a savory Claret Sauce served with liver on April 14 and now we have a sweet one to top ice cream.

The Pistachio Ice Cream is a little surprising — there is not a single pistachio in it! It’s just vanilla ice cream with the addition of almond extract and leaf green food coloring. There’s a Pistachio Ice Cream with Peaches coming up in May, which I thought about linking to instead, but there’s no mention of peaches here. That one is made with junket tablets (rennet), instead of a custard, but it also contains no actual nuts, just the same extracts and green food coloring.

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April 26

04-26Southdown Soup
Radishes
Olives
Larded Fillet of Beef
Potato Cubes
Vegetable Macedoine
Lettuce and Celery Salad
Graham Sandwiches
Chocolate Ice Cream, *Marshmallow Sauce

In 1914 April 26 was a Sunday.

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April 22

04-22

Fish Chowder
Chicken Salad
Olives
*Salad Rolls
Maple Mousse

In 1914 April 22 was a Wednesday.

This feels like a lunch menu rather than a dinner. It’s a pretty simple meal. The Chicken Salad is good for using up left-over chicken, but we haven’t had chicken on the menu in a while.

Still can’t find that Maple Mousse recipe…

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April 18

04-18

Beef Stew with *Dumplings
Dressed Lettuce, Chiffonade
Toasted Crackers
Orange Jelly
Cup Cakes

In 1914 April 18 was a Saturday.

The beef stew is made with “aitchbone”. This is a cut from the rump, clearly tough by flavorful, as Fannie recommend it for stewing, braising, and “cheap roast”.

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April 15

04-15Oyster Stew
Oyster Crackers
Casserole of Beef
Dinner Rolls
Dressed Lettuce
*Stuffed Figs
Vanilla Coupe
Lady Fingers

In 1914 April 15 was a Wednesday.

I haven’t been able to find the recipe for Vanilla Coupe. Most of the other coupe recipes are fruit served in a coupe glass with an ice or ice cream and maybe some liqueur. I’m very curious about this one.

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