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 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 10

02-10
Onion Soup
Roast Spare Ribs, Brown Gravy
Apple Cups
Savory Potatoes
Turnip Cones
*Coupe Moquin
Walnut Wafers

In 1914 February 10 was a Tuesday.

Apple Cups are hollowed-out apples, but usually there’s something to put in them, like salad. There’s no indication what might be in these apple cups.

Coupe Moquin is probably named for restauranteur Henri Mouquin.

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January 24

01-24

Hot Boiled Corned Beef
Boiled Potatoes
Smothered Cabbage
Mashed Turnips
Grape Fruit Salad
Wafer Crackers
*Coffee Sponge
Café Noir

In 1914 January 24 was a Saturday.

Corn beef and cabbage — a classic!

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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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January 1

01-01

Cream of Pea Soup
Crisp Crackers
Pan Broiled Lamb Chops
Currant Jelly
Baked Turnip Cubes, White Sauce
*Pineapple Cream

In 1914 January 1 was a Thursday.

Yes, there is actually a recipe for crisp crackers!

Pineapple Cream is a light and fluffy gelatin mold. Watch me make it in the video below!

The short version is that it’s pretty good! Not too sweet and very fruity and creamy, if a tad rubbery.

Convenience foods like granulated gelatin and canned pineapple would make a luxurious dish that was actually relatively easy to make.

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