September 16

09-16

Fish Chowder
Gherkins
Stuffed Tomato Salad
Butter Thins
*Lemon Meringue Pie
Coffee

In 1914 September 16 was a Wednesday. This menu sounds more like luncheon than dinner.

The 6th tomato dish this month.

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September 15

09-15

*Cream of Cauliflower Soup
Cheese Crackers
Fried Chicken, Southern Style
Sweet Potatoes au Gratin
Sliced Tomatoes
Macaroon Cream

In 1914 September 15 was a Tuesday.

I don’t know if the Cheese Crackers are cheese-flavored crackers or crackers to be served with cheese.

Continuing September’s theme, we have another tomato dish. Five so far this month.

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September 9

09-09

Pea Soup
Croûtons
*Creamed Salt Codfish
Baked Potatoes
Buttered Beets
Tomato Salad
Rolled Sandwiches
Coffee Soufflé

In 1914 September 9 was a Wednesday.

Buttered Beets are probably just Boiled Beets tossed in melted butter, but I haven’t found a specific recipe.

Rolled Sandwiches may be Rolled Bread, the first entry in the Sandwiches and Canapés chapter. It’s thin slices of warm buttered bread, rolled and tied with ribbons.

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September 8

09-08

Stewed Kidneys
Dumplings
Potato Balls
Broiled Tomatoes
Lettuce and Cucumber Salad
*Raisin Puff, Cream Sauce

In 1914 September 8 was a Tuesday.

I haven’t found a recipe for Stewed Kidneys. Fannie Farmer has this to say about cooking kidneys: Kidneys must be cooked a short time, or for several hours; they are tender after a few minutes’ cooking, but soon toughen, and need hours of cooking to again make them tender. I have to assume that since they are “stewed” these kidneys were cooked for hours.

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September 1

09-01

Cream of Pea Soup
Crisp Crackers
Cold Sliced Corned Beef
Baked Potatoes
*Devilled Tomatoes
Lyman Apples
Nut Wafers

In 1914 September 1 was a Tuesday. This menu is very similar to August 25 — same soup, meat, potatoes, and vegetable.

I’m not completely sure what she means by Lyman Apples. My best guess is apples from Lyman Orchard in Connecticut, which was established in 1741.

Tomatoes are abundant in September as there are 10 dishes featuring tomatoes this month, including recipes for 5 of them. I tried the Devilled Tomatoes, which you can see here:

The tomatoes themselves were underwhelming, but the sauce wasn’t bad.

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August 31

08-31

Clam Bouillon
*Cold Roast Lamb, Family Style
Potato Cubes in White Sauce
Tomato Slices
French Dressing
Baked Indian Pudding with Cream

In 1914 August 31 was a Monday. The lamb is leftover from Sunday dinner.

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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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August 17

08-17

Appledore Soup
Croûtons
French Fried Potatoes
Succotash
Baked Tomatoes
*Sautéd Pears, Chocolate Sauce
Sponge Cakes

In 1914 August 17 was a Monday. A meatless Monday, to be specific. With two different kinds of potatoes — the soup as well as the French fries.

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