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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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 3

05-03
Consommé Tillyprone
Bread Sticks
Fricasseed Chicken
Potato Croquettes
French String Beans
*Pistachio Ice Cream with Peaches
Toasted Crackers
Camembert
Café Noir

In 1914 May 3 was a Sunday.

Tillypronie (note spelling difference) is a Victorian house in Scotland where Charlotte, Lady Clark of Tillypronie collected recipes and assembled them into a cookbook, published posthumously in 1909. The cookbook does mention serving Brussels sprouts in soup, but doesn’t have a recipe with the same name.

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March 24

03-24
Turkey Soup
Royal Crusts
Roast Leg of Lamb
Mint Jelly
Franconia Potatoes
French String Beans
*Coffee Spanish Cream

In 1914 March 24 was a Tuesday.

We’re still using up the leftovers from Sunday’s roast turkey.

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January 14

01-14
French Smelts, Sauce Tartare
Shredded Potatoes
French String Beans
*Fruit Salad, French Dressing
Mosaic Sandwiches
Apple Pie
Cheese Slices
Café Noir

In 1914 January 14 was a Wednesday.

The fruit salad is served with a vinaigrette, so consider it the salad course and not a dessert.

Mosaic Sandwiches are just bread and butter sandwiches, but with two colors of bread cut and assembled to form a checkerboard pattern.
Mosaic SandwichesPhoto from A New Book of Cookery (1912).

Apple pie with cheese is a pretty common New England treat. I think it’s best with a sharp cheddar.

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