July 2

07-02

Lamb Chops, *Onion Puree
Potatoes au Gratin
String Beans
Moulded Spinach Salad
Currant Tartlets

In 1914 July 2 was a Thursday.

It’s not specified how the Lamb Chops are cooked. They could be broiled or pan-broiled or breaded, amongst other options.

I’m curious about that Moulded Spinach Salad, but the recipe has been proving elusive.

For Currant Tartlets, I figure you make Currant Pie on a smaller scale.

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April 24

04-24Julienne Soup
Boiled Halibut, *Hot Sauce Tartare
Fried Potato Balls
Moulded Spinach
Caramel Custard, Custard Sauce

In 1914 April 24 was a Friday. No surprise, we’ve got fish!

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April 12, An Easter Dinner

04-12

Frozen Egg Nog in Egg Shells
Clear Mushroom Soup
Souffléd Crackers
Shad à la Delmonico
Cucumber Ribbons
Roast Capon, Brown Gravy
Sweet Potato Croquettes
Moulded Spinach
Dressed Lettuce
Cheese
Eggs
Toasterettes
*Easter Pudding
Mock Macaroons
Café Noir

In 1914 April 12 was Easter Sunday. As usual on Sunday there is an elaborate meal featuring a roast. There are also some special dishes for the holiday, like the Frozen Egg Nog in Egg Shells, and of course, the Easter Pudding.

For those expecting an Easter Ham, we have Roast Capon instead.

I am curious about the eggs on the sixth line of the menu. Here it clearly looks like there are four items: Dressed Lettuce, Cheese, Eggs, Toasterettes. However, one of the Easter Menus in What to Have for Dinner has a recipe for Cheese Eggs. Maybe it’s a spacing error on the card.

The Mock Macaroons remain a mystery for now.

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April 7

04-07

Julienne Soup
*Hot Roast Ham, Cider Sauce
Boiled Potatoes
Spinach, Egg Garnish
Ivory Cream
Café Noir

In 1914 April 7 was a Tuesday.

Ivory Cream is whipped cream, stabilized with gelatin and flavored with Madeira. A delicate dessert for a hearty dinner of ham and potatoes.

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March 31

03-31
Oyster Cocktails
Breaded Lamb Chops, Tomato Sauce
Potato Moulds
Spinach, Egg Garnish
Lettuce and Radish Salad
*Fruit Cream

In 1914 March 31 was a Tuesday.

Fannie Farmer has a recipe for Breaded Mutton Chops. I figure that for lamb, just cook them a little less.

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March 29

03-29Consommé
Souffléd Crackers
Roast Leg of Lamb
*Currant Jelly Sauce
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Croustades of Spinach
Tomato Jelly Salad
Cheese Sandwiches
Caramel Ice Cream

In 1914 March 29 was a Sunday.

I can’t find a recipe for Croustades of Spinach. Fannie Farmer says that “Cubes of stale bread, from which centres are removed, are fried in deep fat and called croûstades”. Presumably, for this dish, they would be filled with cooked spinach.

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March 26

03-26
Celery Soup
*Browned Cheese Crackers
Cold Sliced Lamb
Susette Potatoes
Soubrics of Spinach
Orange Tartlets
Café Noir

In 1914 March 26 was a Thursday.

I think we’re having leftover lamb from Tuesday.

I haven’t been able to find a recipe for Susette Potatoes, but there is one for Eggs Susette, which involves potatoes and that’s the one I’ve linked to.

Soubrics are vegetable patties

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March 5, Vegetable Dinner

03-05
Vegetable Soup
French Fried Potatoes
Escalloped Corn
Moulded Spinach, Egg Garnish
Dressed Lettuce
*Ginger Pudding, Foamy Sauce

In 1914 March 5 was a Thursday. 

Another Vegetable Dinner! I thought the first one was the only one. I wonder if we’ll get more over the course of the year. It’s also pretty similar to the menu we had a week ago  on February 25.

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