May 14

05-14
Clam Chowder
Cold Sliced Roast Beef, Pepper Relish
Scrub Potatoes
*French Cream Puffs, Hot Chocolate Sauce

In 1914 May 14 was a Thursday. We’re having leftovers from last night’s roast, just like if it were Monday.

I have no idea why this creamy mashed potato bake is called “Scrub Potatoes”.

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May 7

05-07
Chicken Soup
*Miss Daniel’s Meat Loaf
Creamed Potatoes
Asparagus Hollandaise
Apple Pie
Cheese Squares
Café Noir

In 1914 May 7 was a Thursday.

I made Miss Daniel’s Meat Loaf! Who was Miss Daniel? I have no idea. I assume she was someone associated with the Boston Cooing School, but I haven’t turned anything up yet.
[There will be a video here soon!]
It’s a fairly simple meatloaf and is much improved with the addition of onion.

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April 30

04-30Oyster Soup
Oysterettes
Salmon Salad
Pimolas
Dinner Rolls
*Orange Pekoe Ice Cream
Angel Cake

In 1914 April 30 was a Thursday.

Pimolas are olives stuffed with pimiento. You know, what we usually find in a martini. I saw a suggestion that it was a portmanteau  of “pimiento” and “olive”

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April 23

04-23Onion Soup
Crisp Crackers
Hashed Brown Potatoes
Beet Greens
Lima Beans in Cream
*Prune Pie
Cheese
Café Noir

In 1914 April 23 was a Thursday.

It’s another meatless meal!

I found a recipe for Cream of Lima Beans, which I am assuming is the same as Lima Beans in Cream, since that’s all there is — lima beans and cream.

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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 9

04-09

Cream of Asparagus Soup
Imperial Sticks
*Allerton Potatoes
Dandelions
Corn Fritters
Pineapple Salad
Cream Cheese
Wafer Crackers
Café Noir

In 1914 April 9 was a Thursday.

There are a couple of “Allerton” recipes on these menus. An Allerton was on Mayflower and that might be the family this dishes are named after, but the most famous Allertons I found from Fannie’s time were a banking family in Chicago.

Signs of early spring — we’ve got Dandelions on the menu!

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March 26

03-26
Celery Soup
*Browned Cheese Crackers
Cold Sliced Lamb
Susette Potatoes
Soubrics of Spinach
Orange Tartlets
Café Noir

In 1914 March 26 was a Thursday.

I think we’re having leftover lamb from Tuesday.

I haven’t been able to find a recipe for Susette Potatoes, but there is one for Eggs Susette, which involves potatoes and that’s the one I’ve linked to.

Soubrics are vegetable patties

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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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March 12

03-12
French Fried Potatoes
Corn Oysters
*Turnips, New York Style
Lettuce and Celery Salad
Salted Wafers
Newton Tapioca
Crackers
Cheese
Café Noir

In 1914 March 12 was a Thursday.

I’m guessing Newton Pudding was named after the Massachusetts town of Newton, also the namesake of Fig Newtons (first produced in 1891).

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