April 16

04-16
Tomato Soup
Imperial Sticks
*Sauté Fillets of Lamb
Browned Sweet Potatoes
Creamed Carrots with Peas
Lemon Meringue Pie
Café Noir

In 1914 April 16 was a Thursday.

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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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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 10

03-10
Southdown Soup
Crisp Crackers
*Cadillac Chicken
Creamed Sweet Potatoes
Escalloped Corn
Praline Ice Cream
Sponge Drops

In 1914 March 10 was a Tuesday.

Southdown Soup is a lamb broth with green beans and rice. Southdown is a breed of sheep, so I’m presuming that’s to what the name refers.

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March 8

03-08Chicken Consommé
Imperial Sticks
Celery
Salted Almonds
Roast Ribs of Beef, Yorkshire Pudding
Franconia Sweet Potatoes
*Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts
Lettuce and Pimiento Salad
Wheat Crispies
Charlotte Russe

In 1914 March 8 was a Sunday.

I’ve decided to start adding links to commercial products, when I can get information about them, like Wheat Crispies, a brand of cracker made in Boston and endorsed by Fannie Farmer.

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March 1

03-01
*Cream of Celery Soup
Roast Leg of Lamb
Currant Jelly Sauce
Glazed Sweet Potatoes
Brussels Sprouts
Radishes
Caramel Custard, Caramel Sauce
Wafer Crackers
Bar-le-duc Currants
Cream Cheese
Café Noir

In 1914 March 1 was a Sunday.

Celery Soup yesterday and Cream of Celery Soup today?

We had Glazed Sweet Potatoes yesterday as well. Were you supposed to make two batches at once and reheat one today?

The Caramel Sauce recipe is attributed to Miss Parloa. Maria Parloa was the long-time cook at Appledore House, a hotel in Maine and wrote The Appledore Cook Book. She could be considered a celebrity chef and was one of the first instructors at The Boston Cooking School, as well as running her own cooking school.

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February 17

02-17
Cream of Pea Soup
Crisp Crackers
Boiled Mutton
Caper Sauce
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
*Parched Rice, Tomato Sauce
French Fruit Pudding, Wine Sauce

In 1914 February 17 was a Tuesday.

The French Fruit Pudding is attributed to Mrs. Carrie M. Dearborn. She was the principal of The Boston Cooking School when Fannie Farmer was a student. Miss Farmer became her assistance principal in 1889 and succeeded her as principal after Mrs. Dearborn’s death in 1891.  But what makes this fruit pudding French?

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