November 17

11-17

Cream of Lima Bean Soup
Radishes
Toasted Crackers
Scalloped Potatoes and Eggs
Stewed Tomatoes
Parker House Rolls
Fruit and Nut Salad, French Dressing
Wheat Wafers
*Baked Gingerbread with Apples

In 1914 November 17 was a Tuesday.

Scalloped Potatoes and Eggs is a bit of a mystery. There is a recipe for Escalloped Potatoes (“escalloped” and “scalloped” seem to have to used interchangeably), but I have no idea how the eggs were used.

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October 25

10-25

Mock Bouillon
Roast Stuffed Chicken
Sweet Potatoes, Georgian Style
Corn Fritters
Dressed Lettuce with Cheese Balls
Bar-le-duc Strawberries
Wafers
*Praline Ice Cream
Cup Cakes

In 1914 October 25 was a Sunday.

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October 14, Formal Dinner

10-14

Canapés à la Rector
Consommé Julienne
Pulled Bread
Olives
Salted Almonds
Halibut au Lit
Dressed Cucumbers
*Shapleigh Timbales
Saddle of Mutton
Fried Potato Balls
French Peas
Lakewood Salad
Mosaic Sandwiches
Cadillac Coupe
Rolled Nut Wafers
Bonbons
Wheat Crisps
Roquefort Cheese
Café Noir

In 1914 October 14 was a Wednesday.

I’m guessing Consommé Julienne is Julienne Soup with consommé instead of stock.

Rector’s was a restaurant on Broadway in Manhattan, very famous in the nineteen-teens. Presumably they made canapés like this.

Despite how fancy French Peas sounds, it’s just canned peas reheated in butter. Unless they meant Peas à la Francaise.

The recipe for Cadillac Coupe vexes me. I can’t find it anywhere and it’s not obvious what it is, other than a dessert served in a coupe glass. Searching for “cadillac coupe”  on-line is not helpful

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October 8

10-08

Broiled Porterhouse Steak
Baked Sweet Potatoes
*Hominy and Horseradish Croquettes
Pear Salad
Cream Wafers
Steamed Rice with Raisins, Sherry Sauce

In 1914 October 8 was a Thursday.

I will presume the recipe for Steamed Rice with Raisins is the same as Steamed Rice with  Strawberry Sauce, except you add some raisins and don’t make the strawberry sauce.

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October 1

10-01

*Chicken en Casserole
Riced Potatoes
Baked Macaroni au Gratin
Lettuce and Radish Salad
Orange Jelly
Chocolate Nut Wafers

In 1914 October 1 was a Thursday.

Since au gratin means “with browned crumbs”, the regular Baked Macaroni dish counts.

The recipe I found is for Chocolate Walnut Wafer, but presumably you can use any nut you want.

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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 23

08-23

Iced Bouillon
Fricasseed Chicken, Curried Rice
String Beans
*Cucumber Jelly Salad
Brown Bread Sandwiches
Peach Ice Cream
Swedish Wafers

In 1914 August 23 was a Sunday.

I’m surprised that I haven’t been able to find a recipe for Peach Ice Cream.

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August 9

08-09

Duchess Soup
Broiled Live Lobster
Brown Bread Sandwiches
Planked Chicken
Tomato Salad
Toasterettes
Café Parfait
*Rolled Wafers

In 1914 August 9 was a Sunday.

This menu has both Duchess Soup and Duchess Potatoes (as part of the Planked Chicken).

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