September 12

09-12

Corn Soup
Crisp Crackers
Creamed Halibut
Pimiento Ribbons
Quick Dinner Biscuits
Cucumber Boats, *Sauce Tartare
Peach Cottage Pudding, Foamy Sauce

In 1914 September 12 was a Saturday. Here’s the fish I thought we would have had on Friday. I’m guessing that Creamed Halibut is the same recipe as Creamed Fish in Scallop Shells, just in a baking dish.

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September 5

09-05

Pot Roast
Dinner Rolls
German Salad
*Berkshire Pudding, Foamy Sauce
Toasted Crackers
Pimiento Cheese
Café Noir

In 1914 September 5 was a Saturday.

I’m not sure what German Salad is. I’ve found a recipe for German Potato Salad and also one for German Tomato Salad.

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August 29

08-29

Broiled Sirloin Steak
Antler Potatoes
*Stuffed Peppers, Corn Mixture
Blackberry Shortcake
Coffee

In 1914 August 29 was a Saturday.

Antler Potatoes (in The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book as Potatoes à l’Antlers”) may be referring to The Antlers Country Club in upstate New York. Now called Rolling Hills, it opened in 1901. The recipe does not appear in the 1896 edition of the cookbook, which further supports my theory. However, I haven’t yet found a menu or any mention of a famous potato dish, so it remains a theory.

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August 22

08-22

Watermelon Cubes
Sherry Dressing
*Breslin Baked Bluefish
Stuffed Potatoes in Half Shells
Creamed Cauliflower
Charlotte Russe

In 1914 August 22 was a Saturday.

Are Stuffed Potatoes in Half Shells the same as Baked Potatoes in Half Shells?

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August 1

08-01

Mock Bisque Soup
Croutons
Veal Cutlets, Brown Gravy
Creamed Potatoes
Succotash
*Peach Fritters
Snow Pudding, Custard Sauce

In 1914 August 1 was a Saturday.

I made the Peach Fritters. You can watch the  process and results in the video below. Also footage of a naughty cat.

Spoiler: they’re very good.

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July 11

07-11

Duchess Soup
Imperial Crusts
Boiled Ham
Baked Macaroni
Quick Dinner Biscuits
*Fruit Salad
Cream Sponge Cake

In 1914 July 11 was a Saturday.

The only real difference I can see between Imperial Crusts and Imperial Sticks is that the Sticks are buttered before toasting and the crusts aren’t.

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