June 30

06-30
Creamed Mushroom Canapés
Boiled Leg of Mutton, Caper Sauce
Mashed Potatoes
Carrots à la Poulette
*Chocolate Soufflé

In 1914 June 30 was a Tuesday.

This menu is almost identical to Family Dinners Menu No. XX in What to Have for Dinner. However, that one has soup instead of canapés and adds a salad and a sauce for the soufflé.

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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 19

06-19

Mock Consommé
Bread Sticks
*Cold Halibut, Sauce Tyrolienne
Dinner Rolls
Dressed Sliced Cucumbers with Lettuce
Toasterettes
Raspberry Cream Puffs
Café Noir

In 1914 June 19 was a Friday. You know what I’m going to say… fish!

Bread sticks and dinner rolls and crackers seems a bit excessive.

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June 13


Spinach Soup
*Cheese Croûtons
Porterhouse Steak, Sauce Figaro
Stuffed Baked Potatoes
Creamed Asparagus
French Cream Cakes, Hot Chocolate Sauce

In 1914 June 13 was a Saturday.

Today is the day Scratch gave me this box of menus and recipes as an anniversary gift. Little did he know that it would launch this project.

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June 3

06-03
Clam Bouillon
Broiled Fresh Salmon, Egg Garnish, Drawn Butter
Riced Potatoes
New Peas
Dressed Lettuce
Cheese Balls
*Strawberry Ice
Lemon Queens

In 1914 June 3 was a Wednesday.

We’ve got our second strawberry dessert of the month today.

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June 1

06-01
Chicken Soup
Imperial Sticks
Broiled Swordfish, Cucumber Sauce
New Potatoes
Sugared Beets
*Cottage Pudding, Strawberry Sauce

In 1914 June 1 was a Monday.

June is strawberry season and today we have our first strawberry dessert.

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May 29

05-29
Steamed Halibut, Egg Sauce
Delmonico Potatoes
Harvard Beets
Dressed Lettuce
Cheese Squares
*Lemon Pie

In 1914 May 29 was a Friday. And fish…

There’s no recipe for steaming fish, other than cook it over boiling water.

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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 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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