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 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 25

04-25*Cream of Spinach Soup
Crisp Crackers
Pan-Broiled Lamb Chops
Boiled Rice
Dandelions
Coffee Soufflé

In 1914 April 25 was a Saturday.

The Boiled Rice is attributed to “French Chef”. This is not the first time it’s come up and I’m curious to whom it refers.

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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 11

04-11

Vegetable Soup
Crisp Crackers
*Baked Eggs
Finger Rolls
Columbia Dressed Lettuce
Coffee Jelly with Whipped Cream
Nut Cookies

In 1914 April 11 was a Saturday.

The Baked Eggs are reminiscent of Florentine Eggs, on a bed of seasoned potatoes instead of spinach. “Rice milk” is a typo for “rich milk”.

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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 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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