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 21

06-21
Pimiento Consommé
Imperial Sticks
Chicken Fricassee, Curried
Savory Potatoes
Asparagus on Toast
*Carlton Salad
Cheese Straws
Strawberry Mousse
Lady Fingers

In 1914 June 21 was a Sunday.

I didn’t find a specific recipe for curried chicken fricassee. If I had to guess, add a little curry to the sauce.

The mousse is our 7th strawberry dessert this month

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June 14

06-14
Tomato Consommé
Croûtons
Fried Chicken, Southern Style
Baked Hominy
Tomato Fritters
*Lenox Strawberries
Cream Sponge Cake
Café Noir

In 1914 June 14 was a Sunday.

This was the first menu card I shared with the Mid-Century Menu Group on Facebook, joining daily menus and recipes from Meta Given’s The Modern Family Cook Book from 1948. And from there this project was launched.

Our sixth strawberry dessert this month and I tried it out!

After testing this out, I took my own suggestion. I sliced the strawberries and soaked them in the Lenox mixture, then heaped them on toasted biscuits, and topped with decorative globs of whipped cream (unsweetened, with a hint of almond extract). A delightful variation!

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June 12

06-12
Baked Mackerel
O’Brion Potatoes
Dinner Rolls
String Bean Salad
Cheese Wafers
*Devonshire Pie

In 1914 June 12 was a Friday. Continuing our long streak, we’ve got fish today.

I’m going to count the Devonshire Pie as our fifth strawberry dessert, as it’s topped with the berries.

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May 31

05-31
Strawberries au Naturel
Roast Crown of Lamb, Currant Jelly
Potato Balls
String Beans
Lettuce, Russian Dressing
Toasterettes
Coffee Ice Cream
*Caraway Seed Cookies

In 1914 May 31 was a Sunday.

I am assuming Strawberries au Naturel is a fancy way of saying plain strawberries, no sugar or cream.

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May 22

05-22
*Cheese Canapés
Finnan Haddie, Caledonian Style
Turkish Pilaf
Lettuce, Mayonnaise
Strawberry Shortcake

In 1914 May 22 was a Friday.

Finnan Haddie is cold-smoked haddock. I can get it locally, so maybe I’ll try this recipe.

Fannie Farmer has recipes for Mayonnaise Dressing, but not just Mayonnaise, although Mayonnaise is mentioned in other recipes. I’m unclear if they are two different things or she just uses the two names interchangeably.

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March 20

03-20
Chicken Gumbo
Fried Scallops, Sauce Tartare
Julienne Potatoes
French Bread
*Moulded Cheese with Bar-le-duc Strawberries
Butter Thins
Café Noir

In 1914 March 20 was a Friday. Once again, we have fish. Although there’s also chicken in the soup.

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