December 6

12-06

Consommé Japonnaise
Bread Sticks
Larded Grouse, Bread Sauce
Rice Croquettes with Jelly
French String Beans
Celery Salad
Toasted Cheese Sandwiches
*Grape Fruit Sherbet
Raised Loaf Cake
Café Noir

In 1914 December 6 was a Sunday.

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November 13

11-13

Broiled Halibut, Egg Sauce
Steamed Potatoes
Mashed Turnips
Dressed Lettuce
Graham Sandwiches
*Wellington Cheese Croquettes
Mince Pie
Coffee

In 1914 November 13 was a Friday. Fish again!

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November 9

11-09

Fish Ramequins
Horseradish Sandwiches
*Pot Beef Roast, Dumpling
Dressed Lettuce
Peach Tapioca

In 1914 November 9 was a Monday.

I don’t see a recipe for Fish Ramequins. Maybe it’s something like Creamed Fish only baked in ramekins instead of shells.

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November 2

11-02

Lamb Stew with Dumplings
*Cheese and Apple Salad
Brown Bread Sandwiches
Orange Jelly
Caraway Seed Cookies
Café Noir

In 1914 November 2 was a Monday.

No recipe for Lamb Stew that I can find. It might be the same recipe as Beef Stew, just with lamb. We had roast beef last night and “Remnants of roast beef are usually made into a beef stew”. It seems odd that we’d be having lamb stew instead.

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October 31

10-31

Beef Stew with Dumplings
Waldorf Salad
*Cheese Sandwiches
Marshmallow Pudding
Café Noir

In 1914 October 31 was a Saturday. It’s Halloween and there’s nothing spooky about this menu!

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October 27

10-27

Appledore Soup
Browned Crackers
Cold Sliced Chicken
Scrub Potatoes
Currant Jelly
Dinner Rolls
Pear Salad
Nut Graham Sandwiches
*Norwegian Prune Pudding

In 1914 October 27 was a Tuesday. We have leftover chicken from Sunday.

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October 23

10-23

Kornlet Soup
Fried Fillets of Flounder
Shadow Potatoes
Creamed Cauliflower
Dressed Lettuce
*Horseradish Sandwiches
Sterling Fruit Pudding, Wine Sauce

In 1914 October 23 was a Friday.

Kornlet ad 1907Kornlet was “a canned extract of green corn”, according to their patent application. It sounds like a can of evaporated milk, only corn-flavored. The Haserot Canneries took the pulp and milk of the corn, discarding the hull, and then cooked it down until it was concentrated.

It sounds like it would make an easy soup, and there’s a recipe in the 1907 ad to the right. However, since Fannie Farmer’s recipe above calls for the canned kornlet to be cooked in water and then rubbed through a sieve, I would expect something a little more substantial, like actual corn kernels.

This has nothing to do with Kornlet, or even food at all, but I think it’s cool, nonetheless. The Haserot family plot in Cleveland is marked with the statue of an angel who appears to be weeping black tears.

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October 17

10-17

Savory Chicken, Potato Border
Dinner Rolls
Dressed Lettuce
Cheese Balls
*Marmalade Sandwiches
Coffee Jelly, Whipped Cream

In 1914 October 17 was a Saturday.

Savory Chicken is another mystery. I’ve found Savory Oysters,Savory Potatoes, and Savory Finnan Haddie, but there aren’t enough similarities to extrapolate a chicken recipe.

I’m guessing the cheese balls were served on the dressed lettuce. Maybe?

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October 14, Formal Dinner

10-14

Canapés à la Rector
Consommé Julienne
Pulled Bread
Olives
Salted Almonds
Halibut au Lit
Dressed Cucumbers
*Shapleigh Timbales
Saddle of Mutton
Fried Potato Balls
French Peas
Lakewood Salad
Mosaic Sandwiches
Cadillac Coupe
Rolled Nut Wafers
Bonbons
Wheat Crisps
Roquefort Cheese
Café Noir

In 1914 October 14 was a Wednesday.

I’m guessing Consommé Julienne is Julienne Soup with consommé instead of stock.

Rector’s was a restaurant on Broadway in Manhattan, very famous in the nineteen-teens. Presumably they made canapés like this.

Despite how fancy French Peas sounds, it’s just canned peas reheated in butter. Unless they meant Peas à la Francaise.

The recipe for Cadillac Coupe vexes me. I can’t find it anywhere and it’s not obvious what it is, other than a dessert served in a coupe glass. Searching for “cadillac coupe”  on-line is not helpful

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October 2

10-02

Turkish Soup
Creole Halibut
Bread Sticks
Creamed Brussels Sprouts
*Potato and Spinach Croquettes
Dresden Sandwiches, Wine Sauce

In 1914 October 2 was a Friday. Guess what? Fish! However, I can’t find a recipe for Creole Halibut. Fannie Farmer defines “Creole” as “with tomatoes” and the has a couple of other Creole dishes, but there’s not a lot of consistency between them.

Nor can I find a recipe for Creamed Brussels Sprouts, but it may just be Brussels sprouts in the ever-popular white sauce.

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