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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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 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 2

09-02

Fried Cod Steaks
Mashed Potatoes
Hongroise Cauliflower
*Tomato Salad
Nut Graham Sandwiches
Macaroon Cream

In 1914 September 2 was a Wednesday.

I haven’t found a recipe for Hongroise Cauliflower. “Hongroise” is “Hungarian-style” and usually means a sauce with paprika in it. The recipe for Hongroise Potatoes has a white sauce (butter, flour, and milk) seasoned with onion juice, salt, and paprika and thickened with an egg yolk. It would probably work just as well poured over cooked cauliflower.

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August 26

08-26

Cream of Tomato Soup
Crisp Crackers
*Sweetbread and Cucumber Salad
Dinner Rolls
Berry Pie
Cream Cheese

In 1914 August 26 was a Wednesday.

Just a couple of days ago we had mock sweetbreads.  Now we  get the real thing.

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August 19

08-19

*Veal Cutlets, Horseradish Sauce
Riced Potatoes
Succotash
Lettuce and Tomato Mayonnaise
Steamed Blueberry Pudding, Creamy Sauce

In 1914 August 19 was a Wednesday.

I am presuming the salad is lettuce dressed with tomato mayonnaise and not a lettuce and tomato salad with mayonnaise dressing.

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August 12

08-12

Mock Bisque Soup
Croûtons
Baked Mackerel, Maitre d’Hotel
Potato Balls
String Beans
Cucumber Ribbons
*Roxbury Puddings with Sliced Peaches and Cream
Café Noir

In 1914 August 12 was a Wednesday.

Presumably when the mackerel is called to be dotted over with butter, one would use Maitre d’Hotel Butter.

Roxbury is one of the neighborhoods of Boston.

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