November 19

11-19

Cream of Pea Soup
Imperial Sticks
Cold Sliced Lamb, Currant Mint Sauce
*Potato Timbales
Moulded Spinach
Lemon Pie

In 1914 November 19 was a Thursday. We’ve got leftover lamb from last night’s dinner.

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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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September 30

09-30

Turkish Soup
Toasted Bread Fingers
*Fish Balls
Dressed Cucumbers
Boston Brown Bread
Apple Pie
Cheese
Café Noir

In 1914 September 30 was a Wednesday.

We had Boston Brown Bread yesterday as well.

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September 25

09-25

Consommé
Brown Bread Rings
*Mushrooms à la Newburg
Toast Points
Fried Halibut
Sweet Potatoes
Cauliflower
Pineapple Soufflé

In 1914 September 25 was a Friday. Fish, of course.

It’s interesting that we’re just given Sweet Potatoes and Cauliflower, no specifics. Cook’s choice, I suppose.

There’s a recipe for a Cold Pineapple Soufflé, but not a regular one.

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September 22

09-22

Pea Soup
Toasted Triangles
Cold Sliced Corned Beef
Mashed Potatoes
*Baked Tomatoes, Cream Sauce
Cucumber Cups
Cheese Fingers
Compote of Pears

In 1914 September 22 was a Tuesday.

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August 25

08-25

Cream of Pea Soup
Toasted Triangles
Cold Sliced Corned Beef
Baked Potatoes, Hotel Style
Devilled Tomatoes
Milk Sherbet
*Berwick Sponge Cake

In 1914 August 25 was a Tuesday.

Berwick Sponge Cake was famous in New England. The Boston and Maine Railway stopped in North Berwick and passengers flocked to a nearby restaurant where Mary Ann Briggs had invented and sold this cake. The 11-year-old Kate Douglas Wiggin (later the author of Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm) remembered seeing Charles Dickens offered a piece of Berwick sponge cake at the station. After the restaurant closed, the recipe was sold to a Boston bakery. The New England Historical Society has more about the cake.

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July 20

07-20

Corn Soup
Toasted Triangles
*Ham Mousse
Dressed Cucumbers
Emergency Dinner Biscuits
Watermelon Slices
Lord Baltimore Cake

In 1914 July 20 was a Monday. As is typical, we’re using yesterday’s leftover ham.

Emergency Biscuits are what I would call drop biscuits.

Lord Baltimore Cake is the counterpart to Lady Baltimore Cake. His cake uses the egg yolks left over from the egg whites in her cake.

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July 13

07-13

Vegetable Soup
Toasted Triangles
Egg Salad, Cream Dressing
*Quick Nut Bread
Caramel Custard, Caramel Sauce
Fruit Punch

In 1914 July 13 was a Monday. A meatless meal for Monday.

I am amused that Egg Salad I uses Oil Dressing II and Egg Salad II uses Oil Dressing I.

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