June 26

06-26
Iced Consommé
Boiled Salmon, Mock Hollandaise
Steamed Potatoes
Green Peas
Dressed Asparagus in Lemon Rings
Brown Bread Sandwiches
*Strawberry Baskets

In 1914 June 26 was a Friday, hence the fish.

This is the eighth strawberry dessert this month.

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June 5

06-05
Broiled Mackerel
Potatoes à la Maître d’Hôtel 
Asparagus on Toast
Cheese Sandwiches
Lettuce and Radish Mayonnaise
*Lemon Cream Sherbet

In 1914 June 5 was a Friday. Look at that… fish!

I am guessing that Lettuce and Radish Mayonnaise is Lettuce and Radish Salad with Mayonnaise Dressing instead of French.

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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 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 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

04-28
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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