December 6

12-06

Consommé Japonnaise
Bread Sticks
Larded Grouse, Bread Sauce
Rice Croquettes with Jelly
French String Beans
Celery Salad
Toasted Cheese Sandwiches
*Grape Fruit Sherbet
Raised Loaf Cake
Café Noir

In 1914 December 6 was a Sunday.

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November 29

11-29

Mock Consommé
Crisp Crackers
Cold Sliced Turkey
Curled Celery
Baked Sweet Potatoes
Creamed Brussels Sprouts
*Frozen Cranberries
Macedoine of Fruits
Sponge Cakes
Café Noir

In 1914 November 29 was a Sunday. Instead of our usual Sunday roast, we’re eating leftover turkey from Thanksgiving.

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November 22

11-22

Dinner Soup
Cheese Croûtons
*Pigeon Pie
Mashed Potatoes
Brussels Sprouts with Celery
Lettuce Nests, Russian Dressing
Caramel Custard, Caramel Sauce

In 1914 November 22 was a Sunday.

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November 15

11-15

Grape Fruit Coupe
Devilled Crabs
Toasted Triangles
Roast Stuffed Capon
Celery
Creamed Potatoes
Mashed Squash
Vanilla Ice Cream, *Dewey Sauce
Crackers
Cheese
Café Noir

In 1914 November 15 was a Sunday.

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November 8

11-08

Chicken Consommé
Bread Sticks
Fillets of Halibut, Loomis
Cucumber Ribbons
Roast Duck
Hominy, Southern Style
*Orange Mint Salad
Coupe Hélène
Marguerites
Bent’s Water Crackers
Camembert
Café Noir

In 1914 November 8 was a Sunday.

No recipe for a Coupe Hélène, but there is one for Glacé Héléne, which is molded vanilla ice cream with a fruity cream center. Maybe this dessert is the ice cream served  in a coupe class, topped with fruit and whipped cream.

Bent cold water crackersI am so excited to see Bent’s Water Crackers on this menu! The G. H. Bent Company was in the next town over from me, In 1801 Josiah Bent began selling water crackers and hardtack. In fact, Bent was one of the top producers of hardtack for the Union Army. Water crackers were like common crackers, but a bit smaller or like oyster crackers, but bigger. Or so my research has shown. The bakery closed a few years ago, although one can still see the historic building.

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November 1

11-01

Grape Fruit Coupe
Roast Ribs of Beef
*Yorkshire Pudding
Franconia Potatoes
Mashed Turnips
Crême au Fruit
Sponge Drops
Toasted Crackers
Cheese
Café Noir

In 1914 November 1 was a Sunday.

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October 25

10-25

Mock Bouillon
Roast Stuffed Chicken
Sweet Potatoes, Georgian Style
Corn Fritters
Dressed Lettuce with Cheese Balls
Bar-le-duc Strawberries
Wafers
*Praline Ice Cream
Cup Cakes

In 1914 October 25 was a Sunday.

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October 18

10-18

Grape Fruit Coupe
*Roasted Pigeons
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Brussels Sprouts
Stuffed Tomato Salad
Toasted Crackers
Coffee Ice Cream
Chocolate Cake
Toasted Crackers
Camembert
Café Noir

In 1914 October 18 was a Sunday.

Toasted crackers twice!

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October 11

10-11

Cream of Spinach Soup
Prime Rib Roast, Brown Gravy
Franconia Potatoes
*Baked Stuffed Egg Plant
Praline Ice Cream
Currant Cake
Toasted Crackers
Camembert
Café Noir

In 1914 October 11 was a Sunday.

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October 4

10-04
Oyster Soup
Oysterettes
Roast Duck, Olive Sauce
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Lettuce, *Russian Dressing
Canton Cream
Lady Fingers
Café Noir

In 1914 October 4 was a Sunday.

Oysterettes are a brand of oyster crackers.

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