December 2

12-02

*Baked Haddock, Oyster Stuffing
French Fried Potatoes
Stewed Tomatoes
Dressed Lettuce with Cheese and Nut Balls
Coffee Jelly

In 1914 December 2 was a Wednesday.

I didn’t find a specific recipe for Cheese and Nut Balls, but I’m guessing they’re just balls of cream cheese rolled in crushed nuts.

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November 25

11-25

Blanketed Chicken
Creamed Potatoes
*Baltimore Fritters
Lettuce and Celery Salad
Cheese Fritters
Orange Trifle

In 1914 November 25 was a Wednesday. Double fritters! Sadly I haven’t found the recipe for Cheese Fritters yet.

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November 18

11-18

Chicken Cream Soup
Souffléd Crackers
Roast Lamb, Brown Gravy
Rice Croquettes, Currant Jelly
*Cauliflower, Huntington
Snow Pudding, Custard Sauce
Café Noir

In 1914 November 18 was a Wednesday. I’m not sure why, but Wednesdays tend to be a fancy dinner, not as fancy as Sundays, but more elaborate than most other days.

I couldn’t find a recipe for Chicken Cream Soup. Fannie Farmer says that cream soups are “made of vegetables or fish, with milk, and a small amount of cream and seasonings. Always thickened.”

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November 11

11-11

*Lobster Cocktail
Clear Mushroom Soup
Pulled Bread
Celery
Moulded Fish, Normandy Sauce
Dressed Cucumbers
Sweetbreads à la Root
Gumbo Squabs
Currant Jelly
Oak Hill Sweet Potatoes
Moulded Spinach on Artichoke Bottoms
Grape Fruit Jelly Salad
Svea Wafers
Parfait Armour
Nut Meringues
Café Noir

In 1914 November 11 was a Wednesday.

Oak Hill Sweet Potatoes are presumably Oak Hill Potatoes, made with sweet potatoes.

I believe Parfait Armour is a typo for Parfait Amour and that’s the recipe I’ve used.

Svea Wafers were some kind of commercial cracker, I think. I’m still looking for information.

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November 4

11-04

Mock Bisque Soup
Imperial Sticks
Baked Stuffed Fish
Julienne Potatoes
*Mock Hollandaise Sauce
Cole Slaw in Cabbage Shell
Apple Pie
Cheese Squares

In 1914 November 4 was a Wednesday.

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October 21

10-21

*Commonwealth Chicken Soup
Imperial Sticks
Baked Finnan Haddie
Mashed Potatoes
Creamed Peas
Dressed Lettuce
Cheese Croquettes
Lemon Sherbet
Potato Flour Sponge Cake

In 1914 October 21 was a Wednesday.

I can find recipes for Lemon Cream Sherbet, but not plain Lemon Sherbet.

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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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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 23

09-23

Fricassee of Lamb
*Browned Sweet Potatoes
Scalloped Corn
Grape Fruit Salad
Wheat Crispies
Baked Indian Pudding with Cream
Café Noir

In 1914 September 23 was a Wednesday.

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