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MARCH 20
BREAKFAST

Strawberries with Cream

Boiled Eggs

Dry toast

Coffee
LUNCHEON

Raisin cocktail

Consommé in cups

Broiled shad roe with bacon

Cold roast beef

Cole slaw

French pastry

Coffee
DINNER

Purée Céléstine

Radishes


Paupiettes of bass

Mutton chops, Milanaise

Peas, farmer style

Homemade apple pudding

Coffee

Broiled shad roe with bacon. Season four shad roes with salt and pepper, lay in oil, and broil. When done place on platter and cover with maître d'hôtel sauce. Lay eight crisp-broiled slices of bacon on top of the roe, and garnish with quartered lemon and parsley.


Purée Céléstine. Same as purée of potatoes.


Purée of potatoes. Peel four well-washed white potatoes, and cut in pieces. Put in a vessel with one quart of stock and two cut-up stalks of leeks, and boil until done. Then strain through a fine sieve, put back in vessel, season with salt and pepper, add two ounces of butter, and stir well until the butter is melted.


Paupiettes of bass. Cut four fillets of bass about one-quarter of an inch thick, two inches wide and six inches long. Lay them flat on the table and spread with a thin layer of fish dumpling preparation. Roll them up and place standing in a buttered sauté pan, season with salt and white pepper, add one-half glass of white wine and one-half cup of stock or hot water, cover with buttered paper, and put in oven for fifteen minutes. Then remove the fish to a platter, reduce the broth until nearly dry, add one pint of white wine sauce, strain, and pour over the fish. Decorate the tops with chopped hard-boiled eggs, chopped parsley, and lobster corals chopped very fine.


Lobster corals. In lobsters may be found a solid red substance which is known as lobster corals. Remove the corals from a boiled lobster, put on a covered plate and dry on the stove until very hard. Chop fine, and use for decorating fish, salads, etc. It will keep a long time in a dry place.


Raisin cocktail. Soak seedless raisins in sherry wine for fifteen minutes, then put a heaping spoonful in each cocktail glass. Make a sauce of tomato ketchup, tobasco sauce, celery seed, and the juice of two lemons; allowing the latter to a half pint of ketchup. Add a few chopped almonds, fill the glasses and chill, or serve with ice around the glasses.


Homemade apple pudding. Fry four sliced apples in a little butter and a pinch of powdered cinnamon. Cut half of a five cent loaf of milk bread into small squares, mix with the apple and put in a pudding mould. Mix half a pound of sugar with four eggs and one quart of milk, strain, and pour into the mould. Allow to soak for a half hour, and bake in a moderate oven.


Maraschino sauce for iced pudding. One-half pint of cream, one pony of maraschino, one-quarter of a pound of sugar. Beat all together until a little thick, and serve very cold.

MARCH 21
BREAKFAST

Oatmeal and cream

Broiled kippered herring

Baked potatoes

Rolls

Coffee
LUNCHEON



Canapé St. Francis

Eggs, Carême

Hot buckwurst with potato salad

Limburger cheese and crackers

Coffee
DINNER

Potage Eliza

Terrapin, Maryland

Beef tongue, Parisian style

Potatoes Ritz

Beans, Normandy

Hearts of lettuce

Savarin au kirsch

Coffee

Broiled kippered herring. Kippered herring may be obtained in cans. Dip in oil and broil very lightly, cover with maître d'hôtel sauce, and garnish with lemon and parsley.


Eggs, Carême. Butter a shirred egg dish, crack two eggs into it, and season with salt and pepper. Slice a truffle and a few canned mushrooms, mix with a little cream sauce, and pour over the eggs. Bake in oven.


Hot buckwurst. Secure the buckwurst from your butcher, lay them in boiling water for ten minutes, but do not let the water boil after they have been put in it.


Potage Eliza. Same as potage santé.


How to boil terrapin. Put two live terrapin into boiling water and leave for two minutes. Then remove the outer skin from the feet, neck and head, with a towel. Put the terrapin in a kettle with two quarts of cold water, an onion, a carrot, a bay leaf, and one clove, and boil until the feet are soft. The time required depends upon the age of the terrapin, some being cooked in fifteen minutes, and others requiring two or three hours. When done open the shell, take out all the meat, and the liver, removing the gall from the latter with scissors. Remove the tail and claws and head. Cut up the legs in inch-long pieces, or at the joints, as preferred. Reduce the broth by boiling down to about a cupful, and put in a jar with the meat, and add a whiskey glass of sherry wine. The terrapin is then ready to prepare in any style desired.


Terrapin, Maryland. Put one cup of terrapin, prepared as above, in a flat pan, add a little grated nutmeg, salt and pepper, and half a glass of dry sherry. Boil until half reduced, then add a cup of thick cream, boil, and thicken with the yolks of two eggs, a quarter of a cup of thick cream and an ounce of butter beaten together. Heat, but do not boil. Serve in chafing dish, with dry sherry, and toast on the side.


Terrapin, Jockey club. Same as Terrapin, Maryland. Before serving add two ponics of Cognac and six slices of truffles.


Terrapin, Baltimore. One cup of the prepared terrapin without the liver. Put in saucepan with salt, pepper, nutmeg, celery salt, and a glass of dry sherry. Boil for five minutes. Mash the liver in a salad bowl, add the yolks of two raw eggs, one ounce of sweet butter, and strain through a fine sieve. Add a cup of brown sauce to the simmering terrapin, then add the liver prepared as above, pouring in gradually. Heat barely enough to thicken. Before serving add half a glass of dry sherry.

MARCH 22
BREAKFAST

Fresh raspberries with cream

Scrambled eggs with smoked beef

Rolls


Coffee
LUNCHEON

Grapefruit en suprême

Crab meat, Monza

Loin of pork, baker's oven style

Field salad

Prune soufflé

Coffee

DINNER


Little Neck clams

White bean soup

Salt codfish, Nova Scotia

Fried chicken, Vienna Style

Corn fritters

Mashed potatoes

Romaine salad

Diplomate pudding, glacé



Coffee

Crab in chafing dish. Mince a shallot onion and brown slightly with two spoonfuls of butter. Add a spoonful of flour, mixing well, then add a half pint of sweet milk, and stir to a smooth cream. Add the meat of a California crab (or six eastern crabs) and a tablespoonful of sherry. Place toast, cut in fancy shapes, on a deep platter, and cover with the crab. This is a favorite way of preparing crab.


Crab meat au gratin. Shred the meat of one crab, mix with a cup of cream sauce and a little paprika, or cayenne; or if this is too strong use white pepper. Fill individual baking dishes, and sprinkle the top liberally with grated Parmesan cheese. Bake in an oven until the top is an even brown.


Crab meat, Gourmet. Put a quarter of a pound of picked shrimps in a saucepan, add one ounce of butter and one-half whiskey-glassful of dry sherry wine. Simmer for five minutes, then add the meat of one crab, prepared Monza.


Crab meat, Suzette. Bake four good-sized potatoes, and cut off one side like the cover of a box. Scoop the insides out with a spoon, and fill with the meat of one crab prepared in cream. Sprinkle some grated Parmesan or Swiss cheese on top, and bake in oven until nice and brown. Serve on napkins, garnished with parsley in branches and quartered lemons.


Oysters or crab, à la Poulette. If for oysters, boil them in their own liquid for about five minutes. If the small California oysters are used boil for half that time. Into this liquid of, say, a pint of oysters, stir a heaping teaspoonful of corn starch mixed with a half pint of white wine. Then beat the yolks of two eggs with half a cup of cream, and stir slowly into the above, add two large spoonfuls of butter, and keep on the stove but do not let it boil. Finally squeeze in the juice of half a small lemon. If crab is used, cut the meat in small pieces, and make the sauce in the same manner, but instead of beginning with the juice of oysters for the foundation of the sauce, begin with a cup and a half of cream and water in equal proportions, thicken with corn starch, then add the yolks of eggs, etc., as above. The oysters or the crab meat should be added last.


Crab meat, à la Louise. Have the crab meat thoroughly chilled, and allow one crab to three or four people, according to the size of the fish. Use small fancy fish plates, or salad plates. Lay on each plate some slices of the white hearts of firm heads of lettuce. Lay on top some canned Spanish pimentos, using the brilliant red variety, which is sweet. On top of this place the crab meat, taking care not to break it too small. Over all pour French dressing made with tarragon vinegar, well-seasoned with freshly-ground black pepper.

MARCH 23
BREAKFAST

Hominy and cream

Ham and eggs

Rolls


Coffee
LUNCHEON

Sardines with lemon

Clam broth in cups

Sand dabs, meunière

Plain boiled potatoes

Asparagus, vinaigrette

Edam cheese and crackers

Coffee
DINNER

Potage Coquelin

Radishes and olives

Broiled pompano, Havanaise

Leg of mutton, Clamart

Rissolées potatoes

Lettuce and tomato salad

Fancy ice cream

Assorted cakes

Coffee
SUPPER

Eggs Pocahontas



Eggs Pocahontas. Fry six strips of bacon, and two dozen California, or one dozen Blue Point, oysters. Scramble ten eggs and mix with the above. Season well.


Potage Coquelin. Garnish purée of pea soup with chicken and leeks cut Julienne style, and boiled in broth.


Broiled pompano, Havanaise. Serve broiled pompano with a Colbert sauce, to which has been added two red peppers (pimentos), cut Julienne style. Pour the sauce over the fish, or serve separate, as desired.


Leg of mutton, Clamart. Roast leg of mutton garnished with purée of peas. Serve brown gravy.


Lettuce and tomato salad. Put the leaves of a head of lettuce in a salad bowl. In the center place four peeled and sliced, or quartered, tomatoes. Pour one-half cup of French dressing or mayonnaise over the tomatoes.


Crab meat, Belle Helene. Put six whole tomatoes in hot water for fifteen seconds, then cool immediately, and remove the skins. Cut a hole in the tops the size of a quarter of a dollar, scoop out the insides, season the inside of the shells with salt and pepper, fill with crab meat Monza, and bake in oven for ten minutes. Serve on platters, garnished with parsley and quartered lemons.


Prune soufflé. Wash a cupful of prunes thoroughly, and soak them over night. Boil them in the water in which they were soaked, flavoring with half of a vanilla bean, and sweetened with a cupful of sugar. When done pour off and save the juice. Strain the pulp through a colander or wire sieve, making a good firm purée, and about a cupful in quantity. Whip the whites of six eggs until dry, then whip in the prune pulp, and bake in the same manner as an omelette soufflé. Bake on a platter, formed into a symmetrical mound; or in a buttered pudding mould. Serve hot or cold, with a sauce made of the flavored juice in which the prunes were cooked, or it may be served with whipped cream. Other fruit may be prepared in the same manner, if desired.


Salt codfish, Nova Scotia. Soak two pounds of salt codfish in cold water for six hours. Then put in casserole in one pint of water, boil for ten minutes, drain, add one pint of Créole sauce, boil slowly for five minutes, and serve hot with fresh-boiled rice.

MARCH 24
BREAKFAST

Stewed prunes

Boiled eggs

Buttered toast

English breakfast tea
LUNCHEON

Crab cocktail, Victor

Broiled shad roe, ravigote

Tripe sauté, Lyonnaise

Château potatoes

Escarole salad

Caroline cake

Coffee
DINNER

Clam chowder, Boston style

Fillet of sole, under glass

Roast chicken

Julienne potatoes

Asparagus, Hollandaise

Baked Alaska

Coffee

Broiled shad roe, ravigote. Broil the roe, place on a platter, and cover with a sauce made by mixing one-half cup of maître d'hôtel sauce with two chopped vinegar pickles and one teaspoonful of French mustard.


Fillet of sole under glass. Cut the fillets into pieces two inches square. Into a buttered shirred egg dish put a piece of toast; on top of this place the fish, season with salt and pepper, put three fresh mushroom heads on each portion of fish, add a piece of butter about the size of an egg, and over all squeeze the juice of half a lemon, and sprinkle with finely-chopped parsley. Cover with a glass cover, such as used for mushrooms, put in a moderate oven and cook for twenty minutes; being careful that the oven is not hot enough to burn the toast. Then take from the oven, pour velouté sauce and a spoonful of white wine over each portion, and return, to cook for another five minutes. Any other fish may be substituted for sole, if desired.

Clam chowder, Boston style. Put fifty clams, with their liquid, into a saucepan and boil for three minutes. Then set the clams aside, strain the broth and return to the fire. Chop fine, a medium-sized onion, and cut into dice four slices of salt pork. Put a piece of butter into a pan, and fry the pork and onion until light brown in color; stir in two tablespoonfuls of flour and cook thoroughly, add the clam juice, a half pint of rich soup stock, and the same amount of cream, a couple of diced potatoes, and a bit of thyme if the flavor is liked. Cook for about ten minutes. Chop the clams, and add last of all, as they do not require much cooking. Just before serving add a few hard crackers broken into bits.


Crab cocktail, Victor. Place a boiled crab on ice and chill thoroughly, then remove the meat, taking care not to break the pieces more than necessary. Make a sauce with three-quarters of a cup of tomato ketchup, a teaspoonful of Worcestershire sauce, two tablespoonfuls of tarragon vinegar, and a good pinch of freshly-ground pepper. Mix with the crab meat, fill the cocktail glasses, place them in cracked ice, and serve.


Baked Alaska. (Individual). Slice some sponge cake about one-half inch thick, and cut with a round cutter two inches in diameter. Place the dishes of cake on a silver platter, put a ball of vanilla cream in the center of each, and cover with meringue paste. Make the meringue with the whites of four eggs, beaten well and mixed with one-half pound of powdered sugar. Use a pastry bag with a fancy tube, and cover carefully; dust with powdered sugar, and bake in a very hot oven for a couple of minutes. Put a French cherry on top of each before serving.

MARCH 25
BREAKFAST

Fresh strawberries with cream

Bacon with eggs

Rolls


Coffee
LUNCHEON

Grapefruit with cherries

Chicken broth with rice

Crab meat, Gourmet

Rolled veal, Huguenin

Onions, Hongroise

Camembert cheese, crackers

Coffee
DINNER

Toke Points on half shell

Potage Esau

Shrimps with mushrooms

Rack of lamb, mint sauce

String beans

Potato croquettes

Chiffonnade salad

Peach Melba

Assorted cakes

Coffee


Rolled veal, Huguenin. Cut four thin slices of veal and flatten out smoothly. Chop fine two young green onions and two slices of bacon; and crush and chop fine, half of a clove of garlic, add a little pepper, and spread over the veal, roll up tight and tie with a string. In a saucepan put a piece of butter the size of an egg, and the veal, and simmer for three-quarters of an hour, basting frequently. Before serving season with salt and sprinkle with parsley.


Shrimps with mushrooms. Fry two cups of shrimps and half a cup of fresh mushrooms in plenty of butter. Season with nutmeg, salt and pepper, and the juice of half a lemon. Add two spoonfuls of tomato sauce, half a cup of stock, and a few bread crumbs. Sprinkle with chopped parsley.


Onions, Hongroise. Chop fine a large Bermuda onion, cover with water, and cook until tender. Drain, add half a pound of fresh cream cheese, a pint of sweet cream, a large can of pimentos, and a teaspoonful of paprika. Serve in a chafing dish. Do not salt.

Peach Melba. Peel some large fresh peaches, and cook them whole in a light syrup; or use whole preserved peaches. From vanilla ice cream, that is frozen very hard, cut some round pieces about three inches in diameter and an inch thick. Place the ice cream on plates, place a peach on the center of each, and pour Melba sauce over them.


Raspberry Melba sauce. Mix well a half pint of strained raspberry pulp, the juice of one lemon, and half a pound of powdered sugar; place in an earthen pot and let it set over night. Then pack in ice, stir well, add a cup of powdered sugar, and stir every half hour until smooth and thick. Keep in ice until used.


Potage Esau. Same as purée of lentils.


Diplomate pudding glacé. Mix in a bowl one pint of preserved fruit; or fresh fruit that has been cooked in syrup; cut in small dices, add a pony of kirsch and one of maraschino, and allow to macerate for one hour. Beat the yolks of four eggs with a quarter of a pound of sugar and half of a split vanilla bean, over the fire, until light and creamy; then remove from the fire and continue beating until cold. Then add one pint of whipped cream and the prepared fruit, and mix well together. Put in a pudding mould, pack in ice and rock salt, and freeze for about two hours. Serve with cold brandy sauce with chopped fruit in it.

MARCH 26
BREAKFAST

Preserved figs

Omelet with tomatoes

Rolls


Coffee
LUNCHEON

Hors d'oeuvres variés

Sand dabs, meunière

Broiled rump steak

French fried potatoes

Smothered onions

Romaine salad

Eclairs


Coffee
DINNER

Viennese bean soup

Crab meat en Bellevue

Chicken, Tyrolienne

Boiled rice

Asparagus, Hollandaise

Strawberry pie

Coffee
Viennese bean soup. Wash a pint of beans, then put them in water and let them soak over night. Then put in a vessel with three quarts of water and a quarter of a pound of lean salt pork, and cook slowly for three hours, by which time the beans should be done. Meanwhile mince an onion, a large carrot, and a stalk of celery; fry them in butter, but do not brown. Add a spoonful of flour and two cups of the beans, making a thick sauce; add this to the beans in the pot, and cook slowly for another hour. Season to taste, and sprinkle with chopped parsley before serving. Cut the pork in very thin slices, and serve one slice to each plate.




Chicken, Tyrolienne. Joint a tender fowl, and dust lightly with flour. Put into a pan with plenty of butter, and simmer slowly for about fifteen minutes, turning frequently so it will become brown on all sides. Then sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper, add a spoonful of sherry and half a cup of brown gravy, a slice of boiled ham diced fine, and one large tomato cut in small pieces. Simmer slowly again for ten minutes. Dish up on a platter, sprinkle with chopped parsley, and garnish with apples fried in butter.


Peach pie. Slice about five peaches for each pie, add sugar and cinnamon to taste, cover, and finish in the same manner as apple pie. For preserved peaches very little sugar is required.


Apricot, pear and pineapple pies. Make in the same manner as peach pie.


Strawberry pie. Clean and wash the berries, and add three ounces of sugar for each pie. Line the pie plate with dough, and put a handful of biscuit crumbs on the bottom, before putting in the berries. The crumbs will prevent the juice from running.


Raspberry, blackberry, huckleberry, gooseberry, currant, grape and cherry pies, prepare in the same manner as strawberry pie.


English gooseberry pie. Fill a deep china vegetable dish with gooseberries, add one-quarter pound of sugar and two cloves to each individual dish, wet the edges of the dish, cover with pie dough, wash the top with eggs, and bake. When done dust the top with powdered sugar, allow to cool, and serve cream separate.


English huckleberry or currant pie, same as English gooseberry pie.


English rhubarb pie. Remove the outer skin from rhubarb, cut in small pieces, and prepare the same as English gooseberry pie.


English grape pie. Same as gooseberry, but use a little less sugar.

MARCH 27
BREAKFAST

Sliced oranges

Omelet with kidneys

Rolls


Coffee
LUNCHEON

Indian canapé

Rack of lamb, jardinière

Lettuce salad

Floating island

Lady fingers

Coffee
DINNER

Cream of chicken, à la Reine

Queen olives

Fillet of rock cod, Nantaise

Sweetbreads braisé, Henri IV

Julienne potatoes

Fresh artichokes, sauce mousseline

Paté de foie gras

Lettuce salad

Pudding à la Rossini

Coffee

Omelet with kidneys. Make a plain omelet, and before turning over on platter put a small spoonful of kidney stew (see kidney stew), in the center. Put some stewed kidneys at each end of the omelet.

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