April 6

04-06

Cream of Pea Soup
Crisp Crackers
Boiled[sic] Beef Steak, Oyster Blanket
Maître d’Hôtel Potatoes
Buttered Parsnips
*Rhubarb Tapioca Pudding

In 1914 April 6 was a Monday.

I believe that the “Boiled Beef Steak” is a typo and ought to be “Broiled”.

As it turns out, today is my father’s birthday and we also had steak with an oyster blanket on my birthday in February. Just funny how that worked out.

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March 25

03-25
*Black Bean Soup
O’Brion Potatoes
Corn Soufflé
Tomato Jelly Salad, Mayonnaise Dressing
Cream Wafers
Rhubarb Tapioca
Crackers
Cheese
Café Noir

In 1914 March 25 was a Wednesday.

In the recipe for Mayonnaise Dressing, Fannie Farmer says to use “A silver fork, wire whisk, small wooden spoon, or Dover Egg-beater may be used as preferred. If one has a Keystone Egg-beater, dressing may be made very quickly by its use.” The Dover eggbeater was the first rotary eggbeater sold in the US. The Keystone Egg and Cream Beater was more like a small churn, with beaters in a glass container with a lid. I can see how it would beat mayonnaise very quickly

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March 19

03-19

Lima Bean Soup
Croûtons
*Florentine Eggs
French Fried Potatoes
Corn à la Southern
Apple Tapioca

In 1914 March 19 was a Thursday.

I made the Florentine Eggs! You can see the process in the video below.

True confession — I don’t like eggs, so I arranged for a Special Guest Taste Tester.

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February 2

02-02

Mock Bisque Soup
Imperial Sticks
Cold Sliced Roast Beef
Dinner Rolls
*German Potato Salad
Apple Tapioca Pudding

In 1914 February 2 was a Monday.

We’re serving the leftover beef from Sunday’s dinner. Any leftover boiled potatoes go into the salad. Imperial sticks are made from stale bread. Very economical!

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January 8

01-08

*Bisque of Oysters
Celery Oysterettes
Pork Steaks
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Turnip Cubes, White Sauce
Apple Tapioca with Cream

In 1914 January 8 was a Thursday.

Oysterettes were a brand of oyster cracker. I have yet to find anything that shows that they were available in celery flavor. Let me know if you do!

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