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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February 26

02-26
*Oysters Louisiane
Pot Roast with Dumplings
Dressed Lettuce, Russian Style
Canton Sponge
Cream Sauce

In 1914 February 26 was a Thursday.

We’ve had Dressed Lettuce often as a salad, but how to serve it “Russian Style” remains a mystery for now.

The dessert, a steamed pudding made with preserved ginger in syrup, and its sauce are listed a separate items instead of the usual format of “Canton Sponge, Cream Sauce”. A design choice for the card or an indication how it should be served?

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February 19

02-19

St. Germain Soup
Beefsteak with Oyster Blanket
Spinach
Stuffed Potatoes
*Frangipan Cream Pie
Coffee

In 1914 February 19 was a Thursday.

It’s my birthday! As a special treat for you all, I cooked today’s featured recipe, Frangipan Cream Pie.

It’s three layers of pie crust with a custardy filling in between.

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February 12

02-12
Clam Bisque
Toasted Crackers
*Smothered Round Steak
Riced Potatoes
Mashed Turnips
Snow Pudding, Custard Sauce

In 1914 February 12 was a Thursday.

Round steak is relatively tough and lean, which is why it’s seared in pork fat and then simmered.

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February 5

02-05
*Vegetable Soup
Baked Chicken
Corn Fritters
Potatoes en Casserole
Fruit Salad
Cream Wafers
Assorted Nuts and Raisins
Coffee

In 1914 February 5 was a Thursday.

The fruit salad is part of the salad course, rather than dessert, since it’s served with crackers. There are a couple of recipes for savory salads, like this one.

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