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The Hotel St. Francis Cook Book

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The
Hotel St. Francis
Cook Book

By Victor Hirtzler

Former Chef of Hotel St. Francis
San Francisco

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Published by
THE HOTEL MONTHLY PRESS
JOHN WILLY, Inc.
950 Merchandise Mart
CHICAGO 54

PRINTED IN U. S. A.

Copyright 1919, by Victor Hirtzler.
Printed and Bound in U. S. A.

PREFACE

In this, my book, I have endeavored to give expression to the art of cookery as developed in recent years in keeping with the importance of the catering business, in particular the hotel business, which, in America, now leads the world.

I have been fortunate in studying under the great masters of the art in Europe and America; and since my graduation as Chef I have made several journeys of observation to New York, and to England, France and Switzerland to learn the new in cooking and catering.

I have named my book The Hotel St. Francis Cook Book in compliment to the house which has given me in so generous measure the opportunity to produce and reproduce, always with the object of reflecting a cuisine that is the best possible.

Victor Hirtzler.

1

JANUARY 1

BREAKFAST     LUNCH
  Sliced oranges     Eggs Oriental
  Farina with cream     Tripe and potatoes, family style
  Calf's liver and bacon     Cold ham and tongue
  Lyonnaise potatoes     Celery root, field and beet salad
  Rolls     Port de Salut cheese
  Coffee     Crackers
          Coffee
    DINNER
      Consommé d'Orleans
      Boiled whitefish, Netherland sauce
      Squab pot pie, à l'Anglaise
      Lettuce and tomatoes, mayonnaise
      Savarin Montmorency
      Demi tasse

Eggs Oriental. Put on a plate one slice of tomato fried in butter, on top of the tomato place six slices of cucumber simmered in butter and well seasoned, on top of that one poached egg, and cover with sauce Hollandaise.

Tripe and potatoes, family style. Slice the white ends of six leeks very fine, put in sauce pan with four ounces of butter and simmer for five minutes. Then add a scant spoonful of flour and simmer again. Then add one pound of tripe cut in pieces one inch square, one pint of bouillon, two raw potatoes sliced fine, some chopped parsley, salt and pepper, and one-half glass of white wine. Cover and cook for an hour, or until all is soft.

Boiled whitefish, Netherland style. Boil, and serve on napkin with small boiled potatoes, lemon and parsley. Serve melted butter separate.

Squab pot pie, à l'Anglaise. Roast the squabs and cut in two. Fry a thin slice of fillet of beef on both sides, over a quick fire, in melted butter. Put both in a pie dish with a chopped shallot that was merely heated with the fillet, six heads of canned or fresh mushrooms, one-half of a hard-boiled egg, a little chopped parsley, and some flour gravy made from the roasted squab juice, and well seasoned with a little Worcestershire sauce. Cover with pie dough and bake for twenty minutes. This is for an individual pie; make in the same proportions for a large pie.

Lemon water ice. One quart of water, one pound of sugar, and four lemons. Dissolve the sugar in the water, add the rinds of two lemons and the juice of four lemons. Strain and freeze.

Orange water ice. One quart of water, one pound of sugar, three oranges and one lemon. Melt the sugar in the water, add the juice of the oranges and the lemon, and one drop of coloring. Strain and freeze.

Strawberry water ice. One-half pound of sugar, one pint of water, one pint of strawberry pulp, the juice of one lemon, and coloring. Strain and freeze.

Raspberry water ice. Same directions as for strawberry water ice. Use raspberry pulp instead.

Cantaloupe water ice. Add to one quart of cantaloupe pulp the juice of three lemons and a half pound of sugar. Pass through a fine sieve and freeze.

2

JANUARY 2

BREAKFAST     LUNCH
  Grape nuts with cream     Omelet with oysters
  Kippered herring     Perch sauté, meunière
  Rolls     Browned hashed potatoes
  Coffee     Lobster salad with anchovies
        Floating island
        Napoleon cake
          Coffee
    DINNER
      Little Neck clams
      Codfish chowder
      Planked shad and roe
      Artichokes au gratin
      Hearts of romaine, Roquefort dressing
      Peach Melba
      Caroline cakes
      Coffee

Omelet with oysters. Parboil six oysters, add one spoonful of cream sauce and season well. Make the omelet, and before turning over on platter place the oysters in the center. Serve with light cream around the omelet.

Perch sauté, meunière. Season the fish well with salt and pepper, roll in flour, put in frying pan and cook with butter. When done, put fish on platter, and put a fresh piece of butter in pan, over fire, and allow to become hazelnut color. Pour the butter and the juice of a lemon over the fish, sprinkle with chopped parsley, and garnish with quartered lemons and parsley in branches.

Browned hashed potatoes. Hash three cold boiled potatoes. Melt three ounces of butter in a frying pan, add the potatoes, season with salt and pepper, and fry evenly. When nearly done form in the pan in the shape of a rolled omelet and fry again until well browned on the top. Turn over on platter in the same manner as an omelet, and sprinkle with chopped parsley.

Lobster salad. Take the tails of two boiled lobsters, season with salt and pepper and a teaspoonful of vinegar, and let stand for a half hour, then add one cup of mayonnaise sauce. Put some sliced lettuce in the bottom of a salad bowl, the lobster salad on top, a few nice lettuce leaves around the sides, cover the salad again with mayonnaise, and decorate with hard-boiled eggs, beets and olives.

Lobster salad with anchovies. Same as above. Decorate with fillets of anchovies.

Floating island. Beat the whites of six eggs very stiff, add six ounces of powdered sugar and the inside of a vanilla bean. Mix well. Boil one quart of milk, one-quarter pound of sugar, and the remainder of the vanilla bean, in a wide vessel. Dip a tablespoon in hot water and form the beaten eggs, or meringue, into the shape and size of an egg, and drop into the boiling milk. Dip the spoon in hot water each time so the meringue will not stick. Take off the fire and let stand for a few minutes, turning the floating eggs several times. Then take out of the milk and dress on napkin to cool. Boil the milk again and bind with the yolks of two eggs, strain and cool. Put the sauce in a bowl, or deep dish, and float the "islands" on top. Serve very cold.

3

JANUARY 3

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Orange Juice     Chicken salad, Victor
  Waffles and honey     Rolls
  Chocolate and whipped cream   Coffee
    DINNER
      Potage Normande
      Fillet of turbot, Daumont
      Sirloin of beef, Clermont
      Endives salad
      Rolled oats pudding
      Coffee

Chicken salad, Victor. Cut the breast of a boiled soup hen or boiled chicken in half-inch squares, add one-half cup of string beans cut in pieces one inch long, a cup of boiled rice, one peeled tomato cut in small squares and one sliced truffle. Season with salt, fresh-ground black pepper, a little chives, chervil, parsley, one spoonful of tarragon vinegar and two spoonsful of best olive oil. Mix well and serve on lettuce leaves.

Potage Normande. Velouté with Julienne of carrots and turnips.

Fillet of turbot, Daumont. Put the fillet in a buttered pan, season with salt and pepper, and add one glass of white wine. Boil six fresh mushrooms in a little water and strain the juice over the fish, or use the juice of canned mushrooms. Cook the fish, remove to platter, and reduce the sauce to glace, then add one pint of sauce au vin blanc (white wine sauce), strain, and before pouring over the fish add two ounces of sweet butter and the juice of one lemon.

Sirloin of beef, Clermont. Roast sirloin of beef, sauce Madère, garnished with tomatoes stuffed with whole chestnuts, and Bermuda onions stuffed with cabbage.

Boiled chestnuts. Cut the chestnut shells with a sharp knife and put on pan in oven for ten minutes. Then peel, put in vessel with a small piece of celery, salt, and cover with water. Boil slowly so they will remain whole when done. Use for garnishing, stuffing, etc.

Tomatoes stuffed with chestnuts. Peel four nice fresh tomatoes, cut off the tops, scoop out the insides, and fill with boiled chestnuts. Put a small piece of butter on top, and put in oven for five minutes. Serve as a garnish, or as an entrée with Madeira sauce.

Boiled cabbage. Cut a head of cabbage in four, trim and wash well. Have a kettle with salt water boiling. Put the cabbage in the kettle and cook until nearly soft, then drain off nine-tenths of the water, add a small piece of ham, or ham bone, and simmer till soft. Remove the ham or bone and prepare the cabbage with cream, or any other style. For stuffing onions, cut the cabbage up, add a little butter, and season with salt and pepper.

Stuffed onions with cabbage. Peel four large Bermuda or Spanish onions. Boil them in salt water until nearly done, then remove from the fire and allow to cool. Take out the inside and fill with cabbage prepared as above. Put the stuffed onions on a buttered dish with a piece of butter on top, and bake in oven.

4

JANUARY 4

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Hothouse raspberries with cream   Canapé of fresh caviar
  Baked beans, Boston style     Consommé Julienne
  Brown bread     Boiled Salmon, sauce Princess
  Coffee     Corned beef hash with poached eggs
        Escarole salad
        French pastry        Coffee
    DINNER
      Lynn Haven oysters
      Strained chicken okra, in cups
      Cheese straws
      Salted English walnuts
      Fillet of sole, Gasser
      Stuffed capon, St. Antoine
      Asparagus Hollandaise
      Gauffrette potatoes
      Season salad        Coupe St. Jacques
      Assorted cakes        Coffee

Consommé Julienne. The word "Julienne" is a common kitchen term, signifying cut in slender strips, or match shape. For consommé garnish cut "Julienne" style one carrot, one turnip, one leek, a small piece of celery, four leaves of cabbage, and one-half of an onion. Season with a spoonful of salt, and one-half teaspoonful of sugar. Mix well. Put in a well-buttered casserole, cover with buttered paper and the casserole cover, put in oven moderately hot, and allow to simmer slowly. Turn occasionally, using a fork to avoid breaking the vegetables. They should simmer without adding liquid, but should they be too dry, a half cup of consommé may be added. Cook until soft, and drain on a sieve so all the juice will run off. Combine with two quarts of consommé, and before serving add a few peas and some chervil.

Fillet of sole, Gasser. Put four fillets of sole in cold milk seasoned with salt and pepper, and leave for four hours. Then wrap around raw potatoes, cut like a cork, and about three inches long. Let one side extend over the potato, and fasten with a toothpick. Fry slowly in swimming lard until golden brown, then take out, remove the toothpick, push out the potato, and fill the center of the sole with a very thick filling composed of two-thirds Béarnaise sauce and one-third of reduced tomato sauce. Serve on napkin with fried parsley, and tomato sauce, separate.

Boiled salmon, sauce Princess. Boil the salmon, serve the sauce separate. Make the sauce as follows: One pint of Hollandaise sauce, one spoonful of meat extract, and twelve parboiled oysters, thoroughly mixed.

Stuffed capon, St. Antoine. Season the capon well, both inside and out, and put in ice box. Prepare a stuffing as follows: The bread crumbs made from a five-cent loaf of bread, twelve whole boiled chestnuts, three boiled fresh, or canned, apricots, six stewed prunes, three boiled, or canned, pears, and two peaches. Put in a bowl, add an egg and one gill of brandy, and mix well. Fill the capon, wrap a piece of fat pork around it, and put in roasting pan with a carrot, onion, bouquet garni, and three ounces of butter. Put in oven and roast slowly, basting continually until done. Remove the capon to a platter and take off the fat pork. Return the pan to fire and bring to a boil. When the fat is clear drain it off and add to the pan one-half cup of bouillon and one cup of brown gravy. Season, boil, strain and pour over the capon. Garnish with watercress.

5

JANUARY 5

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Baked apples with cream     Shirred eggs, Mornay
  Fried hominy     Fried smelts, Tartar
  Maple syrup     Broiled spareribs and sauerkraut
  Coffee     Plain boiled potatoes
        American cheese and crackers
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Potage Marquis
      Celery
      Stuffed lobster
      Boiled beef, sauce piquante
      Maître d'hôtel potatoes
      Brussels sprouts and chestnuts
      Spinach, English style
      Savarin Mirabelle
      Coffee

Shirred eggs, Mornay. Put on a buttered shirred egg dish one spoonful of cream sauce, break two fresh eggs on top, season with salt and pepper, cover the eggs with sauce Mornay, sprinkle with grated cheese and bake in oven.

Potage Marquis. Cream of rice with breast of boiled chicken cut in small squares.

Stuffed lobster. Prepare the lobster as for croquettes. Clean the shells and fill with the prepared lobster. Sprinkle the top with cheese and bread crumbs mixed with a small piece of butter, and bake in oven. Serve on napkin with quartered lemon and parsley.

Maître d'hôtel potatoes. Peel and slice two boiled potatoes and put in pan. Season with salt and pepper, cover with thick cream, and boil for a few minutes. Then add two ounces of sweet butter and mix well, being careful not to break the potatoes. Just before serving add the juice of one-half lemon and some chopped parsley.

Boiled Brussels sprouts. Clean and wash the sprouts, boil in salt water till soft. Drain and cool. Be careful that the sprouts remain whole.

Brussels sprouts with chestnuts. Melt three ounces of butter in pan, add two cups of fresh-boiled sprouts, season with salt and pepper, and fry for a few minutes. Then add a cup of fresh-boiled chestnuts, mix well, and serve with a sprinkle of parsley on top.

Boiled spinach. Clean the spinach and wash in four or five waters, as it is difficult to remove the sand. It is sometimes necessary to wash as many as ten times to remove it all. Put a gallon of water and a handful of salt in a pot and bring to the boiling point. Add the spinach, and boil over a very hot fire, so it will remain green. It will require from five to ten minutes, depending upon the tenderness of the spinach. Drain off water and serve plain. Or, cool with cold water, press dry with the hand, and prepare as desired.

Spinach, English style. Add a small piece of butter to plain spinach.

6

JANUARY 6

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Sliced pineapple     Croquettes Liviannienne
  Waffles     Eggs Beaujolais
  Honey in comb     Camembert cheese and crackers
  Rolls     Coffee
  Coffee      
    DINNER
      Potage Victoria
      Bass, Provençale
      Stuffed lamb chops, Maréchal
      Curried Lima beans
      Château potatoes
      Lettuce salad
      Nectarine ice cream
      Assorted cakes
      Coffee

Croquettes Liviannienne. Mix four leaves of melted gelatine with one pint of mayonnaise and use to bind some crab meat. Cool and form in small croquettes, roll in chopped yolks of hard-boiled eggs mixed with chopped parsley.

Eggs Beaujolais. Poached eggs on toast covered with sauce Colbert.

Potage Victoria. Half velouté of chicken and half purée of tomatoes. Garnish with turnip cut in small squares, string beans cut in half-inch lengths, and a few peas.

Bass, Provençale. Split a bass, remove the bones and skin, put in buttered pan, season with salt and pepper, put some sliced tomatoes and a few small pieces of butter on top, and bake in oven. When done cover with white wine sauce with a few pieces of tomato in it.

Stuffed lamb chops, Maréchal. Broil the lamb chops on one side. Cover that side with force meat of veal quenelles decorated with chopped tongue and truffles, put in buttered pan, cover with buttered paper, and bake in oven for ten minutes. Serve with fresh mushroom sauce. (See veal force meat recipe Jan. 11.)

Macédoine water ice. Two pounds of sugar, three quarts of water, and six lemons. Dissolve the sugar in the water, add the rind of four lemons and the juice of six, strain and freeze. When frozen add one quart of assorted fruit, such as small seedless grapes, stoned cherries, and apricots, strawberries, and pineapple cut in small dices, or any other kind in season, or canned. Before adding the fruit to the water ice put it in a bowl with a little powdered sugar and kirschwasser, and leave for an hour. This will prevent the fruit from freezing too hard.

Normandie water ice. Two pounds of sugar, two quarts of water, and the juice of six lemons. Mix together, add one quart of crabapple pulp and one gill of cognac. Freeze.

Curried Lima beans. Put some boiled Lima beans in a sauce pan and cover with well seasoned curry sauce. Before serving add a small piece of fresh butter and some chopped parsley.

7

JANUARY 7

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Stewed rhubarb     Consommé favorite
  Boiled eggs     Broiled shad roe, maître d'hôtel
  Dry toast     Mirabeau salad
  Coffee     Lemon pie
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Potage à l'Anglaise
      Fillet of flounder, Meissonier
      Chicken, Valencienne
      Jets de houblons
      Sybil potatoes
      Hearts of romaine
      Macédoine water ice
      Lady fingers
      Coffee

Consommé favorite. Garnish the consommé with asparagus tips cut in small pieces, and chicken dumplings stuffed with goose liver, the size of a large olive. Teaspoons may be used to form the dumplings.

Broiled shad roe, maître d'hôtel. Season the roe well with salt and pepper, roll in olive oil, and broil. Serve with maître d'hôtel sauce, and garnish with quartered lemon and parsley.

Mirabeau salad. Cut in one-inch squares one cucumber, two tomatoes, and one potato. Put in salad bowl separately, cover with vinaigrette sauce. Add one teaspoonful of French mustard in the vinaigrette. Lay anchovies over the top, and a green olive cut in strips, in the middle.

Potage à l'Anglaise. Put in vessel two pounds of lean mutton, and one pound of barley. Cover with water, season with salt, add a bouquet garni, and boil for two hours. Then remove the bouquet and the meat, strain through a fine sieve, add one pint of boiling thick cream, three ounces of sweet butter, and a little Cayenne pepper.

Fillet of flounder, Meissonier. Cook the fillets in white wine. Make a white wine sauce and add a Julienne of vegetables, and pour over the fish before serving.

Chicken, Valencienne. Salt and pepper a jointed chicken and sauté in pan with butter. Put on platter and serve with suprême with truffles and fresh mushrooms, cut in small squares, and quenelles (chicken dumplings), teaspoon size. Garnish with heart-shaped fried crusts of bread.

Coupe St. Jacques. Slice some fresh fruits, such as oranges, pineapple, pears and bananas, and add all fresh berries in season. Put in a bowl with one-quarter pound of sugar, and a small glass of kirschwasser and of maraschino. Let stand for about two hours. Then fill coupe glasses about half full with the fruit, and fill the remainder with two kinds of water ice, raspberry and lemon. Smooth the top with a knife, and decorate with some of the fruit used for filling.

8

JANUARY 8

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Baked apples     Hors d'oeuvres variés
  Scrambled eggs with parsley     Pilaff à la Turc
  Rolls     Pont l'Évêque cheese
  Coffee     Crackers
        Fruit
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Potage Quirinal
      Fillet of sole, Normande
      Squab en compote
      Artichoke Hollandaise
      Peach ice cream
      Pound cake
      Coffee

Risotto. In a vessel put one chopped onion, two ounces of butter, and the marrow of a beef bone chopped fine; and simmer until the onions are done. Then stir in one pound of rice, and put in oven for five minutes. Then add one and one-half pints of bouillon and a pinch of salt, cover, and place in oven for twenty minutes. Add a half cup of grated cheese before serving.

Pilaff à la Turc. Make a ring of risotto on a round platter, and in center put some well-seasoned chickens' livers, sauté au Madère.

Potage Quirinal. Make in the same manner as purée of game, but use pheasants only. Garnish with Julienne of breast of pheasants, truffles, and some dry sherry. Season with Cayenne pepper.

Fillet of sole, Normande. Cook the fillets "au vin blanc." Garnish individually with mussels, oysters, mushrooms, small Parisian potatoes, and very small fried fish. If small fish are not obtainable cut a fillet of sole in strips one-quarter-inch thick and two inches long, breaded and fry. Before serving place a slice of truffle on top of each piece of sole.

Peach ice cream. One pint of cream, one quart of milk, the yolks of eight eggs, one-half pound of sugar, one pint of peach pulp, and a few drops of peach kernel extract. Put the milk and one-half of the sugar on the fire to boil. Mix the other half of the sugar with the eggs, stir into the boiling milk, and cook until it becomes creamy, but do not let it come to the boiling point after adding the eggs. Remove from the fire, add the cream, pulp and extract, and freeze.

Banana ice cream. Same as the above, except substitute the pulp of six bananas and extract, in place of the peach pulp.

Pineapple ice cream. Add one pint of finely cut pineapple instead of the peach pulp.

Hazelnut ice cream. Roast one-half pound of hazelnuts, pound to a fine paste, mix with a little milk and two ounces of sugar. Use instead of the peach pulp.

Raspberry ice cream. Use one pint of raspberry pulp in place of the peach pulp.

9

JANUARY 9

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Preserved figs with cream     Omelet with soft clams
  Waffles     Ripe olives
  Coffee     Broiled Spanish mackerel, fine herbs
        Hollandaise potatoes
        Cucumber salad
        German huckleberry pie
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Bisque of California oysters
      Salted pecans
      Frogs' legs, Michels
      Roast pheasant, bread sauce and bread crumbs
      Compote of spiced peaches
      Sweet potatoes, southern style
      Asparagus, Polonaise
      Banana ice cream
      Lady fingers
      Coffee

Omelet with soft clams. Take the bellies of six soft clams and put in pan, season with salt and pepper, add a small piece of butter, and heat through. Mix with two spoonsful of cream sauce. Make an omelet, and garnish with the clams in cream.

Broiled Spanish Mackerel, aux fines herbes. Season the mackerel with salt and pepper, roll in oil, and broil. Prepare a maître d'hôtel sauce with chopped chervil and chives, and pour over the fish. Garnish with quartered lemon and parsley in branches.

Cucumber salad. Slice some iced cucumbers and serve with French dressing. Or: Slice a cucumber and put in salad bowl, salt well and let stand for an hour, then squeeze the salt water out gently, and use dressing desired, as French dressing, Thousand Island dressing, etc. Or: Slice the cucumbers, cover with very thick cream, season with salt and paprika, and just before serving add the juice of one lemon.

Bisque of California oysters. Put one pint of California oysters, with their juice, in a pot and bring to the boiling point. Then skim, and add one pint of cream sauce, one-half pint of milk, a bouquet garni, and boil for ten minutes. Remove the bouquet garni, strain the broth through a fine sieve and return to the pot. Heat a pint of cream and strain into the soup, add three ounces of sweet butter, and season to taste.

Roast pheasant. Pheasant should be kept one week to season, before cooking. Clean, wrap in a slice of fresh lard, and roast in the same manner as chicken. Serve bread sauce and fried bread crumbs separate.

Bread sauce. Boil one cup of milk, add half of an onion, a little salt, one-third of a cup of fresh bread crumbs, and boil for five minutes. Remove the onion, add a piece of butter the size of a walnut, and season with Cayenne pepper.

Bread crumbs. Put in frying pan three ounces of butter and three-quarters of a cup of fresh bread crumbs, and fry until brown. Then drain off the butter and serve the dry crumbs in a sauce boat.

10

JANUARY 10

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Oatmeal with cream     Oysters Yaquino
  Rolls     Cold assorted meats
  Coffee     Potato salad
        Brie cheese and crackers
        Oolong tea
    DINNER
      Potage Grande Mère
      Cold goosebreast with jelly
      Fillet of sole, royale
      Plain potted squab chicken
      Potatoes à la Reine
      Stuffed fresh mushrooms
      Hearts of romaine salad
      Pineapple ice cream
      Assorted cakes
      Coffee

Oysters Yaquino. Season one dozen oysters on the deep shell, with salt and paprika, put on each a piece of butter and some chopped chives. Place in oven, bake, and serve very hot.

Potage Grande Mère. Take equal parts of leeks, cabbage, onions and celery and cut in very small dices. Put in pot, cover with water, season with salt and pepper, and boil. When soft, add hot milk, and serve.

Fillet of sole, royale. Same as fillet of sole, Joinville.

Potted squab chicken. Prepare the chicken as for roasting. Season well, and put a small piece of fresh butter in each. Place in a sauté pan with butter and a piece of onion, brown well, basting from time to time. When almost done drain off the butter, add a cup of stock and a little brown gravy, and finish roasting. Strain the gravy over the chicken when serving. Serve in a casserole.

Potatoes à la Reine. Mix well, one cup of boiling water, one ounce of butter, and a half cup of flour; cool a little, and add the yolks of two eggs. Mix this dough with equal parts of fresh-boiled potatoes passed through a fine sieve, season with salt and a little grated nutmeg. Take up, with a spoon, in pieces the size of an egg, and drop one by one in warm swimming lard, heating gradually, so the potato will have time to swell (souffle), before becoming a golden brown color. When done, salt, and serve on napkin.

D'Uxelles. Put in flat sauce pan three ounces of butter, one chopped onion, and a slice of ham cut in small dices. Simmer for five minutes. Add the stems of fresh or canned mushrooms chopped very fine, and simmer again for five minutes; then add one-half glass of white wine and reduce. Then add one-half pint of brown gravy and boil for ten minutes. Finally stir in one-half cup of fresh bread crumbs, the yolks of two eggs, and season with salt and Cayenne pepper, and chopped parsley. D'Uxelles is used for garnishing in many ways.

Stuffed fresh mushrooms. Cut the stems from six fresh mushrooms, wash the heads well, season with salt and pepper, and fill with D'Uxelles. Place on a buttered dish, sprinkle with grated cheese, put a piece of butter on the top of each, and bake in a moderate oven.

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JANUARY 11

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Grapefruit juice     Pancake Molosol
  Pettijohns with cream     Scotch consommé
  Crescents     Sweetbread patties with cream
  Cocoa     Meringue glacée with raspberries
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Blue Points on shell
      Potage Bagration
      Celery. Ripe olives
      Paupiette of flounder, Bignon
      Roast ribs of beef
      Anna potatoes
      New peas
      Escarole salad
      Bavarois au chocolat
      Assorted cakes
      Coffee

Pancake Molosol. Spread some very thin French pancakes with fresh Russian caviar, roll up, and cut in diamond shapes. Serve on napkin, garnished with leaves of lettuce filled with chopped onions, quartered lemons, and parsley in branches. The pancakes must be fresh.

Scotch consommé. Boil a piece of mutton very slowly in consommé. When done strain the broth, add the mutton, cut in small dices, some brunoise, and some boiled barley.

Sweetbread patties with cream. Cut some parboiled sweetbreads in small dices and simmer a few minutes with a piece of butter. Add a little cream and cream sauce, season with salt and Cayenne pepper, boil for ten minutes. Have some hot patty shells, and fill.

Potage Bagration. Add to cream of chicken some boiled macaroni cut in pieces one-quarter inch in length.

Paupiette of flounder, Bignon. Stuff some fillets with fish force meat. Bread, and fry. Serve tomato sauce separate.

Fish force meat. Quarter pound trimmings of fish chopped fine, passed through sieve, and add one yolk of egg and a tablespoonful of cream. Salt and pepper.

Veal force meat. Quarter pound raw veal chopped fine, passed through sieve; add one raw yolk of egg, salt and pepper, and tablespoonful of cream.

Chicken force meat. Quarter pound raw chicken meat, chopped fine, and passed through sieve. Add one yolk of egg and a tablespoonful of cream. Salt and white pepper.

Anna potatoes. Peel some potatoes to a round shape, about the size of a dollar, and slice very thin, like Saratoga chips. Season with salt and pepper. Melt some butter in a round mould or hot frying pan, and lay the potatoes around the bottom; add layer upon layer until they are about two inches in height. Put some melted butter over them, and bake in a moderate oven for about a half hour. Drain off the butter and turn out upon a napkin on a platter.

Meringue glacée, with raspberries. Fill meringue shells with raspberry ice cream and garnish with fresh raspberries.

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JANUARY 12

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Stewed prunes     Eggs Mirabeau
  Boiled eggs     Hasenpfeffer (hare stew)
  Dry toast     Noodles
  Coffee     Coffee éclairs
        Rolls
        Tea
    DINNER
      Consommé d'Artagnan
      Pickles
      New England boiled dinner
      Apple pie
      Coffee

Eggs Mirabeau. Place some stuffed eggs in a buttered shirred egg dish, cover with cream sauce, and bake in oven.

Hasenpfeffer (hare stew). Cut up a hare in three-inch pieces. Save the blood and liver in separate dish. Put the cut up meat in an earthen pot and cover with one-half claret, or white wine, and one-half water. Add one sliced carrot, one sliced onion, a bouquet garni with plenty of thyme in it, salt, and a spoonful of whole black peppers. Let stand for forty-eight hours, then drain, strain the juice, and put the meat on a platter. Put in a pan on the stove one-half pound of butter; when hot add two heaping spoonsful of flour, and allow to become nice and yellow, stirring all the while to prevent its burning. Then add the pieces of hare and simmer for a few minutes; then add the juice and a glass of water or bouillon, bring to the boiling point, cover and let simmer slowly. Parboil and fry in butter one dozen small onions; also cut up one-half pound of salt pork in half-inch squares, and parboil and fry them. When stew is about three-quarters cooked, add the onions, pork, and a can of French mushrooms, and cook until done. Now chop the liver fine, mix with the blood, and stir into the stew just before removing from the fire. Do not let it boil after adding the liver. Season to taste, and serve with a sprinkle of chopped parsley.

Consommé d'Artagnan. In the bottom of a buttered pan place one sliced carrot, one onion, a stalk of celery, a piece of raw ham, a sprig of thyme, one bay leaf, and some pepper berries. On top place three calf's feet, and simmer for a few minutes. Then add one-half glass of white wine and one-half glass of sherry, and three quarts of bouillon or stock. Clarify with the whites of six eggs, bringing to a boil slowly. Cook until the feet are soft. Strain the broth through cheese cloth, cut the calf's feet in small pieces and add to the consommé.

New England boiled dinner. Put a shoulder of salt pork in a pot, cover with water, bring to a boil, and then allow to become cool. Then put the pork in a pot with five pounds of brisket of beef, cover with water, add a little salt, a bouquet garni, three whole turnips, three beets, three carrots and a small head of cabbage. Cook until the vegetables are soft, then remove, and continue cooking the meat until well done. Place the meat on a platter, slice, and place the vegetables around the meat; add some plain boiled potatoes, pour a little of the broth over all, and serve hot.

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JANUARY 13

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Stewed rhubarb     Oyster stew
  Broiled finnan haddie     Eggs Gambetta
  Baked potatoes     Mutton chops
  Rolls     French fried potatoes
  Coffee     String beans
        Camembert cheese and crackers
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Potage Venitienne
      Aiguillettes of bass, à la Russe
      Beef steak, Provençale
      Georgette potatoes
      Lettuce and tomato salad
      Fancy ice cream
      Assorted cakes
      Coffee

Oyster stew. Put in a pot six oysters with their own juice, bring to the boiling point, and skim. Then add one cup of boiling milk, one ounce of sweet butter, and salt. Serve crackers separate.

Eggs Gambetta. Dip four cold poached eggs in some beaten eggs, then in bread crumbs, and fry in swimming fat. Place on toast, garnish with boiled calf's brains and sliced truffles, and serve with Madeira sauce.

Potage Venitienne. Beat two spoonfuls of farina, two whole eggs and a half cup of milk together, stir into one quart of boiling consommé, and cook for twelve minutes.

Aiguillettes of bass, à la Russe. Remove the skin from the fillets of bass, and cut in slices (aiguillettes) about one and one-half inches wide and five inches long. Place in a buttered pan, season with salt and pepper, place on each piece three or four round slices of cooked carrots, add half a glass of white wine, cover with buttered paper, and cook slowly. Add some finely cut chervil to some white wine sauce, and pour over the fish.

Beef steak, Provençale. Cook a small sirloin steak sauté in butter, and season well. Cover one-half of the steak with Béarnaise sauce, and the other half with Béarnaise sauce mixed with a little puree of tomatoes. On top of each half place a round potato croquette the size of a walnut, and some Julienne potatoes around the steak.

Béarnaise sauce. Put in a sauce pan six very finely-chopped shallots, a spoonful of crushed white peppers, and a glass of tarragon vinegar, and reduce until nearly dry. Then put the pan in another vessel containing hot water, add the yolks of five eggs and stir in well. Then add one pound of sweet butter cut in small pieces. Stir the butter in piece by piece, and as it melts the sauce will become thick, like mayonnaise. Be careful that the sauce does not become too hot. Salt, strain through cheese cloth, add one teaspoonful of melted meat extract, some chopped fresh tarragon, and a little Cayenne pepper.

Béarnaise tomatée. One cup of thick puree of tomatoes mixed with two cups of Béarnaise sauce.

Choron sauce. Same as Béarnaise tomatée.

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JANUARY 14

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Grapefruit juice     Barquette à l'aurore.
  Grape-nuts with cream     Salmon steak with anchovies
  Rolls     Baked potatoes
  Coffee     Cheese cake
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Consommé crème de volaille
      Salted English walnuts
      Frogs' legs, sauté à sec
      Lamb chops, sauce Soubise
      Stewed tomatoes
      Brussels sprouts
      Hearts of romaine
      Meringue Chantilly
      Coffee

Barquette à l'aurore. Small tartelettes filled with Italian salad and covered with pink mayonnaise sauce.

Italian salad. Use equal parts of carrots, turnips, string beans, and roast beef cut in small squares, and of boiled peas. Season with salt, pepper, tarragon vinegar and olive oil, and garnish with beets and flageolet beans.

Pink mayonnaise. Add to two cups of mayonnaise, one-half cup of cold purée of tomatoes.

Consommé crème de volaille. Put some very light chicken force meat (quenelle) in small round buttered timbale moulds, and cook in bain-marie (double boiler). When done, slice thin and serve in hot consommé. (See chicken force meat recipe Jan. 11.)

Cheese cake. One and one-half pounds of cottage cheese, one-half pound of sugar, one-half pound of butter, the yolks of five eggs, one-half pint of milk, the whites of three eggs well beaten, and some vanilla extract. Mix the butter with the sugar, then the cheese, and the yolks of the eggs, one by one. Then add the milk, flour, and vanilla, and finally the beaten whites of eggs should be stirred in very slowly. Pour on pie dish or pan lined with a thin tartelette dough, and bake in a moderate oven.

Sauce Soubise. Parboil six sliced onions, and then pour off the water. Put in vessel with cold water and salt, and boil till done. Drain off the water, pass the onions through a fine sieve, add one pint of cream sauce, mix well, and season with salt and Cayenne pepper.

Soubise (for stuffing crabs, etc.). Slice a dozen onions, put in vessel with cold water and salt, bring to the boiling point, and allow to cool. Then put the onions in a well buttered casserole, add a half-pound of parboiled rice, a little salt, and two ounces of butter. Cover with a buttered paper and the casserole cover, put in oven and cook until soft. Then strain through a fine sieve; put in a vessel and add two spoonsful of thick cream sauce, heat well, and bind with the yolks of four eggs, season with salt and Cayenne pepper, and allow to cool. When cold mix with a spoon, and use as needed.

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JANUARY 15

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Broiled Yarmouth bloaters     Grapefruit with cherries
  Lyonnaise potatoes     Scrambled eggs, Turbico
  Corn muffins     Curried lamb with rice
  Coffee     Chocolate éclairs
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Blue Point oysters
      Potage Marie Louise
      Salted hazelnuts
      Fillet of sole, Castelanne
      Squab en compote
      Spinach
      Endive salad, French dressing
      Coupe St. Jacques
      Assorted cakes
      Coffee

Scrambled eggs, Turbico. Mix with six scrambled eggs one-half cup of Créole sauce.

Curried lamb with rice. Cut three pounds of shoulder and breast of lean lamb in pieces two and one-half inches square. Parboil and put on fire in cold water with one carrot, one onion, a bouquet garni, and salt. Boil until the lamb is done; remove the vegetables, and strain the broth. Put in another vessel three ounces of butter, melt, add two spoonsful of curry powder and two of flour, heat, then add a sliced apple and banana fried in butter, and one-half cup of chutney sauce. Boil for twenty minutes. Strain over the lamb, and serve with boiled rice.

Potage Marie Louise. Mix one quart of purée of white beans with one pint of thick consommé tapioca.

Fillet of sole, Castelanne. Put six fillets in a buttered pan, season with salt and pepper, add one-half glass of white wine, cover, and bake in oven for ten minutes. Make on a round platter a border of boiled rice. Place the fillets in the center. Strain the fish broth, mix with Créole sauce, and pour over the fish, completely covering same.

Squab en compote. Prepare four squab as for roasting, except the stuffing. Season well, and put in earthen pot with an onion, carrot, and two ounces of butter. Put in oven and roast well, basting continually so they will retain their juice. To a brown gravy, or sauce Madère, add the following: Eight small onions boiled and fried, eight heads of fresh mushrooms sautéed in butter, eight small boiled French carrots, and two small pickles cut in two. Serve with the squabs.

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JANUARY 16

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Oatmeal with cream     Clam broth in cups
  Boiled eggs     Broiled striped bass
  Dry toast     Vogeleier omelet
  Chocolate     Field salad
        Tartelette au Bar le Duc
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Consommé, de la mariée
      Boiled codfish, oyster sauce
      Roast ribs of beef
      Lima beans
      Potato croquettes
      Escarole and chicory salad
      Savarin Montmorency
      Coffee

Vogeleier omelet. Cut a roll in very thin slices, put in omelet pan with two ounces of butter, and fry until crisp. Add eight beaten eggs, with salt, pepper, and plenty of chives, and make into an omelet.

Tartelette au Bar le Duc. Line the moulds with tartelette dough, fill with raw white beans, and bake. When the dough is done remove the beans, and fill the tartelettes with imported Bar le Duc jelly. Decorate with whipped cream.

Consommé de la mariée. Boil one quart of consommé. Put the yolks of four eggs in a soup tureen and stir well, adding the consommé slowly. Season with a little Cayenne pepper.

Oyster sauce. Parboil a dozen oysters in their own juice for two minutes. Then strain the broth through a napkin into one pint of cream or Allemande sauce, add the oysters, and season.

Lima beans. Boil the beans in salt water until soft, drain off, add sweet butter and a little pepper, and simmer for a few minutes. Serve with a sprinkle of chopped parsley.

Peas in cream. Boil the peas in salt water until nearly done. Drain off the water and add just enough thick cream to wet them, and simmer for five minutes. Then add a cup of cream sauce and cook until the peas are very soft. Add a little salt and a pinch of sugar.

Coupe oriental. Slice some fresh fruit, such as oranges, pineapple, bananas, etc., add all kinds of berries in season, and put in a bowl with some sugar and a small glass of kirsch or maraschino. Allow to macerate for a couple of hours. Then fill coupe glasses half way to the top with the fruit, and fill the remainder with vanilla ice cream. Place a strawberry or cherry on top. Cook about one-quarter of a pound of sugar so that it will crack when cold. It will require about 310 degrees. Dip a tablespoon into it and shake it over a stick, to form filé sugar (commonly called spun sugar). Cut this sugar in pieces and form in the shape of a ball, and put on top of the cup before serving.

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JANUARY 17

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Baked apples with cream     Pain mane
  Poached eggs on toast     Cold roast beef
  Puff paste crescents     Fresh vegetable salad
  English breakfast tea     Roquefort cheese and crackers
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Potage Andalouse
      Ripe olives
      Fillet of Spanish mackerel, Montebello
      Olivette potatoes
      Leg of lamb, au jus
      Mixed string beans
      Tomato salad
      Vanilla custard pie
      Coffee

Pain mane. Small dinner rolls, split, toasted, and filled with a purée of sweet-and-sour bananas, and garnished with pimentos.

Fresh vegetable salad. For this salad use any kind of fresh vegetables in season, such as string beans, Lima beans, carrots, cauliflower, asparagus, Brussels sprouts, tomatoes, peas, boiled celery, boiled celery roots, spring turnips, Jerusalem artichokes, fresh buttons of artichokes, etc. Place them in separate bouquets in a salad bowl, and use French dressing, or any other dressing desired.

Potage Andalouse. To velouté of beef add some cooked tapioca.

Fillet of Spanish mackerel, Montebello. Put the fillets in a buttered dish, season with salt and a little Cayenne pepper, cover with buttered paper, and bake in oven. Dress on a platter, and cover with sauce Béarnaise tomatée.

Olivette potatoes. Cut potatoes with a Parisian potato spoon to the shape of an olive. Put in a vessel with cold water, bring to the boiling point, and drain. Melt some butter in a sauté pan, add the potatoes, and bake in oven until a nice golden brown. Drain off the butter, and season with salt.

Sweet potatoes, rissolées. Boil some small sweet potatoes. When done peel and put in a pan with butter, and roast until brown. Season with salt.

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JANUARY 18

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Baked beans, Boston style     Hors d'oeuvres variés
  Brown bread     Consommé Impératrice
  Omelet with jelly     Beef steak, Foch
  Coffee     Gendarme potatoes
        Lettuce salad
        Meringue glacée au chocolat
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Oysters on half shell
      Crème Maintenon
      Queen olives
      Fillet of sole, Lord Curzon
      Stuffed goose, with chestnuts
      Apple sauce
      Sweet potatoes, rissolées
      Peas in cream
      Cold asparagus, mustard sauce
      Coupe Oriental
      Assorted cakes
      Coffee

Consommé Impératrice. Consommé garnished with small lobster dumplings and asparagus tips in equal parts, and a sprinkle of chopped chervil.

Beef steak, Foch. Use sirloin, tenderloin, or rump steak. Season well, and sauté in butter. Place on a platter and put a thick piece of parboiled beef marrow, with one fried egg, on top. Serve with the pan gravy.

Meringue glacée au chocolat. Fill two meringue shells with chocolate ice cream, place together, and decorate with whipped cream.

Crème Maintenon (soup). Three parts crème à la Reine soup, and one part thick consommé Brunoise.

Fillet of sole, Lord Curzon. Put six fillets in a buttered pan, season with salt and a teaspoonful of curry powder, add one-half glass of white wine, cover with buttered paper, and bake in oven. When done put the fish on a platter, strain the broth into a pint of white wine sauce, add one chopped shallot, one tomato cut in squares, one red pepper, and two fresh mushrooms cut in squares and simmered in butter. Mix, season well, and pour over the fish.

Stuffed goose with chestnuts. Clean a goose, and keep the liver and gizzard. Fill with a chestnut stuffing, put in a roasting pan, salt, add a spoonful of water and place in the oven. The water will soon evaporate and the fat begin to melt. Baste well until the goose is done. Then remove the goose to a platter; save the grease for other purposes; and add to the pan one-half glass of bouillon or stock, and one spoonful of meat extract. Boil for five minutes. Serve the gravy separately. Also serve giblet sauce and apple sauce separately. The goose should be served very hot.

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JANUARY 19

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Hothouse raspberries in cream     Consommé in cups
  Scrambled eggs with bacon     Ripe California olives
  Dry toast     Broiled fillet of sole, maître d'hôtel
  Coffee     Cucumber salad
        Deviled turkeys' legs, with chow chow
        Mashed potatoes au gratin
        Brie cheese and crackers
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Potage gentilhomme
      Fish dumplings, cream sauce
      Small tenderloin steak, Florentine
      Romaine salad, Roquefort dressing
      English breakfast tea ice cream
      Assorted cakes
      Coffee

Deviled turkey's legs, with chow chow. Use the legs from a boiled or roasted turkey. Season with salt and pepper, spread some French mustard all over the surface, roll in bread crumbs, and broil; or fry in pan with a piece of butter. When nice and brown dish up on platter, and garnish with large leaves of lettuce filled with chow chow.

Mashed potatoes au gratin. Put some mashed potatoes in a buttered shirred egg dish or pie plate. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan or Swiss cheese, put small bits of butter on top, and bake until brown.

Potage gentilhomme. Potato soup with Julienne of carrots.

Julienne. Julienne is the term used in cooking for vegetables, or any kind of meat, etc., cut in long strips, like matches. Vegetable Julienne should be prepared and cooked as follows: Cut the vegetables in strips, add salt and a very little sugar, put in a well-buttered casserole, cover with buttered paper and the casserole cover. Put in oven and smother until soft. Turn gently once or twice, with a fork, so as not to break the vegetables.

Small tenderloin steak, Florentine. Broiled tenderloin steak, with sauce Madere, or brown sauce. Garnish with risotto, and just before serving garnish the risotto with truffles, ham and tongue cut in small squares.

Roquefort dressing, for salads. For four persons take four ounces of Roquefort cheese, put in salad bowl and mash well with a fork. Add one-half teaspoonful of salt, two pinches of ground black pepper, two tablespoonsful of vinegar, and three tablespoonsful of olive oil. Mix well and pour over the salad. If desired, one teaspoonful of Worcestershire sauce and a pinch of paprika may be added.

English breakfast tea ice cream. Prepare in the same manner as vanilla ice cream. Before freezing add some strong tea made of one ounce of English breakfast tea and one cup of boiling water.

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JANUARY 20

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Stewed rhubarb     Eggs Oudinot
  Boiled eggs     Fricassee of veal, with noodles
  Buttered toast     Chocolate profiteroles
  Coffee     Coffee
    DINNER
      Potage McDonald
      Lyon sausage
      Fried chicken, Maryland
      Cheese cake
      Coffee

Eggs Oudinot. Put some stuffed eggs in a shirred egg dish, cover with cream sauce, sprinkle with the chopped yolks of hard-boiled eggs, put a small piece of butter on the top of each, and bake in oven until brown.

Fricassee of veal. Cut five pounds of shoulder and breast of veal in pieces two and one-half inches square, put on fire in cold water, bring to the boiling point, and then cool. Put back in vessel, cover with water, add one carrot, one onion, a bouquet garni, a little salt, and boil until soft. Remove the vegetables and bouquet, and use the broth to make the fricassee sauce. Put in casserole on stove, six ounces of butter, when hot add three-quarters cup of flour, heat through, then add three pints of the veal broth, stir well and boil for ten minutes, then bind with the yolks of three eggs and a cup of cream. Season and strain the sauce over the pieces of veal. Allow to stand five minutes before serving. Noodles, spaghetti, or other paste, should be served, either separate or on the side of plate with the stew.

Noodle dough. Mix one pound of flour with five whole eggs, with a very little or no salt, and a pony of kirschwasser, if desired. Mix well, roll out very thin, and then let the dough become nearly dry. Then cut in strips. Have a vessel on the fire, with about a gallon and a half of boiling water. Add the noodles, and boil for seven minutes over a quick fire, so they will not stick together. Drain off the water and pour two ounces of hot melted butter over the noodles. A little grated nutmeg may be added, if desired. Noodles, like macaroni, may be prepared in many ways.

Chocolate profiteroles. Make some small cream puffs and fill with whipped cream. Place on a deep dish and cover with a sauce made of one pint of water, one-half pound of sugar, and three ounces of cocoa. Boil the water with the sugar, then add the cocoa and stir well. Boil for five minutes.

Potage McDonald. Boil one calf's brains in chicken broth. Make one quart of cream of barley soup, and strain both together through a fine sieve. Put in vessel and add one ounce of sweet butter, and, when melted, serve. Do not let the soup boil after the two have been joined.

Fried chicken, Maryland. Cut up a spring chicken, put in flour, then in eggs, and then in bread crumbs. Season with salt and pepper. Melt three ounces of butter in a frying pan, and when hot add the breaded chicken and fry until golden brown, but be careful not to burn it. It will require about twelve minutes for a young chicken. When done, put on platter with cream sauce over the bottom, and garnish with four corn fritters, four small potato croquettes the size of an ordinary cork, and four strips of fried bacon on top.

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JANUARY 21

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Preserved figs     Eggs Mery
  Oatmeal with cream     Roast fresh leg of pork, au jus
  Rolls     Apple sauce
  Cocoa     Spinach
        Swiss cheese
        Crackers
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Petite marmite
      Radishes
      Boiled beef, horseradish sauce
      Boiled potatoes
      Pickled beets
      Apple Charlotte
      Coffee

Eggs Mery. Scramble eight eggs, well seasoned. Just before they are done add one sliced truffle and two sliced pimentos. Serve in croustades.

Roast leg of fresh pork. Put on bottom of roasting pan one sliced carrot, one onion, three bay leaves, six cloves, one spoonful of pepper berries, and a piece of celery. Season the leg of pork with salt and pepper, and a little sage, if desired. Put on top of the vegetables, and place in oven to roast. Baste well. When done take out the pork, remove the fat in the pan, and add to the gravy a cup of stock or bouillon, and one tablespoonful of meat extract. Boil, strain, and season to taste.

Apple Charlotte. Chop six peeled apples and fry in butter with one-quarter pound of sugar, and one-half teaspoonful of ground cinnamon. Line a charlotte mould with slices of white bread cut as thin as possible, and buttered with fresh butter. Fill the mould with the fried apple and bake in oven for twenty-five minutes. Serve with brandy sauce.

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JANUARY 22

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Stewed prunes     Canapé of fresh caviar
  Pettijohns with cream     Scrambled eggs with morilles
  Rolls     Planked sirloin steak
  Coffee     Romaine salad
        Camembert cheese
        Crackers
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Consommé Bretonne
      Lyon sausage
      Lobster Thermidor
      Noisettes of lamb, Cendrillon
      Peas au beurre
      Celery mayonnaise
      Apple water ice
      Cakes
      Coffee

Scrambled eggs with morilles. Morilles are a species of mushroom rarely found in the United States. They come principally from Europe in cans, or dried. When fresh ones are used, sauté in butter and mix with the scrambled eggs. When in can, drain off the water, put in sauce pan with a piece of butter, season with salt and pepper, simmer for ten minutes, and add to the eggs. When dried, soak them in cold water over night, wash, and then proceed in the same manner as with the canned ones.

Planked sirloin steak. Broil the steak in the usual manner. When nearly done put on a meat plank, put four slices of broiled tomatoes on top, place four strips of broiled bacon across the tomatoes, and roast in oven for five minutes. Cover with maître d'hôtel sauce, and garnish with Parisian potatoes, parsley in branches, and quartered lemon.

Consommé Bretonne. Make a Julienne of equal parts of celery, onions and leeks, and serve in consommé.

Lobster Thermidor. Cut a live lobster in two lengthwise, sprinkle with olive oil, season with salt and pepper, and put in oven and bake. When done remove the meat from the shell and cut in small squares. Then make a sauce as follows: Chop two shallots, a little parsley and tarragon, add one spoonful of meat extract, or some good meat gravy, and reduce by boiling until nearly dry. Then add one spoonful of dry mustard, one cup of cream sauce, and two ounces of fresh butter. Put some of the sauce in the bottom of the shells, put the lobster in the sauce, and pour the remainder over the top. Sprinkle with grated cheese, and bake in oven until brown.

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JANUARY 23

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Poached eggs on toast     Mariniert herring
  Broiled ham     Potato salad
  Rolls     Lemon pie
  Ceylon tea     Coffee
    DINNER
      California oyster cocktails
      Bisque of crabs
      Ripe olives
      Frogs' legs, marinière
      Roast chicken, au jus
      Watercress salad
      Asparagus Hollandaise
      Peach Melba
      Carolines (cakes)
      Coffee

Bisque of crabs. Take two large raw Pacific crabs and put in vessel with cold water, season with salt and a bouquet garni, and boil for one-half hour. Then crack the shells and remove the meat. Use the meat for salad, an entrée dish, or to garnish the soup. Put the shell in a mortar and smash fine. In a vessel put one-quarter pound of butter and the broken shell, and simmer. Then add one pint of the water used to boil the crab, and one pint of milk, and boil for ten minutes. Then add one quart of cream sauce, boil again, and strain through a fine sieve. Put back in pot, add one pint of boiling thick cream, salt and Cayenne pepper, and just before serving add three ounces of sweet butter and one cup of crab meat cut in small pieces.

Cocktail sauce, for oysters (1) One cup of tomato ketchup, one pinch of salt, a little Cayenne pepper, paprika, and celery salt, one teaspoonful of Worcestershire sauce, and one tablespoonful of tarragon vinegar.

(2) One cup of tomato ketchup, one-half teaspoonful of paprika, one spoonful of grated horseradish sauce, salt, one spoonful of Worcestershire sauce, and the juice of one lemon.

Oyster cocktail. Use California oysters, Toke Points, Blue Points, Lynnhavens, Seapuits, or any other kind. Put in an oyster cocktail glass and mix with plenty of cocktail sauce. Set the glass in ice, and serve with lemons cut in half.

Frogs' legs, marinière. Cut the hind legs of two dozen small frogs in two. Put in sauté pan with three ounces of butter, season with salt and pepper, and simmer for five minutes. Then add six chopped shallots and simmer for three minutes. Then one-half glass of white wine and boil until nearly dry. Then add one pint of Allemande sauce, fricassee sauce, or sauce au vin blanc, and boil for five minutes. Serve with a sprinkle of chopped chives and parsley over the top.

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JANUARY 24

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Preserved strawberries     Eggs Chipolata
  Finnan haddie in cream     Tripe à la mode de Caën
  Baked potatoes     Chocolate éclairs
  Corn muffins     Coffee
  Coffee    
    DINNER
      Consommé parfait
      Pimentos à l'huile
      Sand dabs, meunière
      Leg of lamb, Boulangère
      Chiffonade salad
      Rolled oats pudding
      Coffee

Eggs Chipolata. Make some shirred eggs and garnish with sauce Madère, to which has been added two small roasted onions, two heads of mushrooms, two small French carrots, three boiled chestnuts, and two very small fried sausages.

Consommé parfait. To one pint of lukewarm consommé tapioca add four raw beaten eggs, put in buttered mould, set in pan in boiling water, and put in moderate oven for ten minutes. Allow to cool, cut in slices, and serve in consommé.

Pimentos à l'huile. This is a plain hors d'oeuvres. Take a can of pimentos, drain off the juice, cut the pepper in four; place on a platter, season with salt and pepper, add one part vinegar and two parts olive oil, and sprinkle with chopped parsley.

Leg of lamb, Boulangère. Season a leg of lamb with salt and pepper, and rub with garlic and butter. Put in roasting pan with a cup of water and a bouquet garni. Slice two large onions very fine, also six raw potatoes the size of a silver dollar, mix, season with salt and pepper, and place around the leg of lamb. Put small pieces of butter on top, put in oven, and baste the meat only. It will require about one and one-quarter hours to cook. Do not disturb the potatoes while cooking. When done remove the bouquet garni, and serve the meat and potatoes very hot, with chopped parsley on top.

Rolled oats pudding. Boil one pint of milk with half of a split vanilla bean; add two ounces of rolled oats and two ounces of sugar, and cook for about ten minutes. Remove from the fire. Separate the yolks and whites of four eggs, add the yolks to the rolled oats and mix well. Beat the whites very hard with a whip, and add to the batter lightly. Put in buttered pudding mould and bake in bain-marie (hot water bath) for about thirty minutes. Take out of mould and serve with vanilla cream sauce.

Vanilla cream sauce. Boil one pint of milk with one-quarter of a split vanilla bean. Mix one-quarter of a pound of sugar with two eggs and one spoonful of sifted flour. Pour the boiling milk over this mixture, and put back on the fire, stir well, and allow to become thick. Then add one cup of cream, strain and serve.

Cream sauce (sweet—quick). One pint of cream, two ounces of sugar, and some flavoring. Mix well, and serve hot or cold.

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JANUARY 25

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Oatmeal with cream     Hors d'oeuvres variés
  Boiled eggs     Clam broth in cups
  Dry toast     Cheese straws
  Coffee     Broiled lamb chops
        French fried potatoes
        Cold artichokes, mustard sauce
        Apple pie
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Chicken okra
      Queen olives
      Fillet of sole, Rose Caron
      Vol au vent, Toulouse
      Roast saddle of venison
      Purée of chestnuts
      Peas au cerfeuil
      Sweet potatoes, Southern style
      Lettuce salad
      Omelette soufflé à la vanille
      Coffee

Fillet of sole, Rose Caron. Skin the four fillets of one large sole and place on a buttered pan. Put on top of each, three slices of cooked lobster, season with salt and paprika, add one-half glass of white wine, cover with buttered paper, put in oven and cook for twelve minutes. Remove the fillets to a platter, taking care that the lobster does not fall off. To the gravy in the pan add one pint of white wine sauce and boil for ten minutes, then add two tablespoonsful of écrevisse butter, and strain the sauce over the fish. Heat in sherry wine sixteen slices of truffles, and put four on top of each fillet, after the sauce has been added. Garnish with fleurons.

Sweet potatoes, Southern style. Peel and slice some boiled sweet potatoes and put in buttered shirred egg dishes, or pie plates. Add a little salt, molasses and maple syrup, sprinkle with powdered sugar, put some small bits of butter on top, and bake in oven until brown.

Vol au vent, or patty shells. Take some puff paste, with six turns, and roll out to about one-quarter inch in thickness. With a round pastry cutter about three inches in diameter, cut the paste. Then moisten with egg, and with the tip of a small knife trace a ring on each patty about one-half inch from the edge. Bake in a hot oven for about twenty minutes. Take out of the oven and with the knife point lift off the center cover within the traced circle, and empty of the uncooked paste inside.

Garniture Toulouse. Cut the garnishing to agree with the size of the patty. For the size described above cut in pieces about one-half inch square. For larger patties cut from an inch to an inch and a half square. Use the boiled breast of chicken, sweetbreads boiled in chicken broth, and French mushrooms in equal parts, one-half of a sliced truffle to each person, three chicken dumplings, teaspoon size cut in two, rooster kidneys and rooster combs. Mix well, and stew in a sauce Allemande made of chicken broth and well seasoned. Fill the hot patty shells and serve on platter, garnished with parsley in branches.

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JANUARY 26

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Waffles     Grapefruit with sherry
  Honey in comb     Mixed grill
  Coffee     Cup custard
        Lady fingers
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Purée Crécy
      Radishes
      Bouillabaisse Marseillaise
      Roast leg of mutton, currant jelly
      String beans
      Hashed in cream potatoes
      Escarole salad
      Napoleon cake
      Coffee

Mixed grill. Broil one lamb chop, one breakfast sausage, one slice of tomato, one whole fresh mushroom head, and one whole lamb kidney. Put all on a plate, cover with maître d'hôtel sauce, and serve hot. Garnish with watercress.

Cup custard. Mix four eggs, one-quarter pound of sugar, one pint of milk, and flavor with vanilla. Strain, pour into cups, and bake in bain-marie until firm. It will require about one-half hour in a moderate oven.

Bain-marie. This is a term used in cookery for a vessel holding hot water in which another vessel may be heated at a temperature not above that of boiling water. Different dishes are variously allowed to stand, cook or bake in bain-marie. For example, Hollandaise sauce should be kept in bain-marie in hot water. Hollandaise or Béarnaise sauce, if kept in boiling water, would turn. A cream soup should be kept in boiling water, as extra cooking will not harm it. Timbale of chicken, custard for soup, or cup custard, should be cooked in bain-marie.

Purée Crécy (soup). Slice six carrots very thin, put in casserole with three ounces of butter, and simmer for thirty minutes. Then add three pints of well-seasoned chicken broth, and boil for one hour. Strain through a fine sieve. Serve in a separate dish small squares of bread fried in butter.

Roast leg of mutton. The leg of mutton should hang in the ice box at least four days before using. If too fresh it will be tough. Rub the mutton with salt and pepper and, if desired, a little garlic. Put in a roasting pan, one sliced onion, one sliced carrot, one bay leaf and two cloves. Now put in the mutton, with a piece of butter on top, and place in oven to roast. Baste continually. It will require from forty-five to sixty minutes to cook. If desired well done cook for another thirty minutes. When done take out the leg, drain off the fat, and make a gravy by adding one cup of stock and one spoonful of meat extract; boil, season, and strain.

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JANUARY 27

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Stewed rhubarb     Salade thon mariné
  Ham and eggs     Stuffed breast of veal, au jus
  Rolls     Asparagus tips, au gratin
  Coffee     Potato salad
        Savarin au rhum
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Potato and leek soup
      Corned beef and cabbage
      Plain boiled potatoes
      Broiled chicken on toast
      Lettuce with egg dressing
      Coupe St. Jacques
      Assorted cakes
      Coffee

Thon mariné salad. Tunny fish can be obtained in cans, the best quality being the French brands. Break up the fish with the fingers, and place on a platter with leaves of lettuce. The fish should be in pieces about one inch and a half thick. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, chopped parsley, chervil, and a little finely sliced chives, and a sauce of one-third vinegar and two-thirds olive oil.

Stuffed breast of veal, au jus. Have your butcher prepare a breast of veal ready for stuffing. Use the same dressing as for chicken, and sew up the end so the dressing will not fall out while roasting. Put in the roasting pan one sliced onion and one carrot. Put in the veal and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Put bits of butter all over the top and roast in oven, basting often. It will take about an hour to cook in a moderate oven. Remove the veal to platter when done, and make a sauce by adding to the gravy in pan one cup of bouillon and one spoonful of meat extract, boil for five minutes, and strain.

Asparagus tips, au gratin. Put the tips in a buttered pan or silver dish, cover with well-seasoned cream sauce, sprinkle with grated cheese and small bits of butter and bake in oven until brown.

Corned beef and cabbage. The best corned beef is that made from the brisket. Put on fire in cold water and skim when it comes to the boiling point. Cover and let it boil slowly until about three-quarters done. Then add two heads of well-washed cabbage cut in four, and cook with the beef for at least one hour.

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JANUARY 28

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Farina with cream     Grapefruit and orange en suprême
  Omelet with fine herbs     Ripe olives
  Rolls     Eggs Marigny
  Coffee     Russian salad
        Caramel custard
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Tomate Parisienne (cold)
      Consommé parfait
      Boiled salmon, Hollandaise
      Potatoes nature
      Fricandeau of veal, au jus
      Sorrel with eggs
      Carrots with cream
      Baba au rhum
      Coffee

Russian salad. Equal parts of boiled carrots, turnips, beets and potatoes, cut in small dice, boiled peas, boiled string beans cut in small pieces, and one slice of cold roast beef cut in small squares. Put all in salad bowl, season with salt, pepper, a little Cayenne pepper, and just enough tarragon vinegar to wet the mixture. Let stand for one hour, drain off the liquid, if any, and form the salad in pyramid shape in the bowl. Spread some thick mayonnaise over all, and garnish with boiled potatoes and truffles, cut like a five-cent piece, linking one to the other around the base of the salad like a chain. On top put a small flower of a boiled and seasoned cauliflower, and serve very cold.

Caramel custard. Put two ounces of sugar in a copper pan and cook until it is brown in color, then pour into a custard mould and allow to become cold. Mix four eggs with one-quarter of a pound of sugar, flavor with vanilla, add one pint of milk, and strain. Pour over the burned sugar, and fill the mould. Put in bain-marie and cook until firm. When cool, reverse the custard on a dish, and serve. The caramel at the bottom of the mould will serve as a sauce.

Tomate Parisienne (Hors d'oeuvres). Peel and slice four tomatoes and lay on platter with lettuce leaves. Cut the inside of a stalk of celery in very small dice, and six anchovies in small squares. Put in a bowl, add a pinch of salt, some fresh-ground black pepper, some chives, parsley and chervil chopped fine, and one spoonful of vinegar and two of olive oil. Mix well and pour over the tomatoes.

Sorrel. Sorrel is a fine vegetable for the promotion of health. Remove the stems from a peck of sorrel and wash the leaves in four different waters, to remove all the sand. Have a kettle with salted water on the fire. Put the sorrel into the boiling water and cook for ten minutes, stirring often. Pour off the water and let stand in the colander fifteen minutes so it will drain dry, then strain through a fine sieve. Then put the sorrel in a sauce pan with three ounces of butter and bring to the boiling point. Season with salt and pepper, and bind with two whole eggs, beaten. Do not let it boil after adding the eggs, but let it get just hot enough to give the sorrel a firm body. Garnish with the half of a hard boiled egg, if desired.

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JANUARY 29

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Orange juice     Hors d'oeuvres variés
  Boiled eggs     Eggs à la Russe
  Rolls     Boiled beef tongue with spinach
  Coffee     Mashed potatoes
        French pastry
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Cream of canned peas
      Sardines on toast
      Roast beef au jus
      Lima beans
      Rissolées potatoes
      Romaine salad
      Raspberry Bavarois
      Assorted cakes
      Coffee

Eggs à la Russe. Spread a piece of toast with fresh caviar, put an egg fried in oil on top, and put anchovy sauce around the edge on the platter.

Eggs fried in oil. Fry the eggs one at a time. Have a very small frying pan with plenty of very hot olive oil in it. Drop a fresh egg in it, and turn with a wooden spoon. If any other kind of spoon is used the egg will stick to it. When of a good yellow color, take out and place on a towel, so the oil can drain off, and season with salt. The eggs should be soft inside, like a poached egg.

Anchovy sauce. To a cup of cream add one spoonful of essence of anchovies, or one teaspoonful of anchovy paste. Anchovy sauce is also made with sauce Allemande, white wine sauce, or even a brown sauce, if desired. The cream sauce with the essence is more commonly used with eggs.

Boiled beef tongue. Put a fresh beef tongue in cold water and bring to the boiling point, skim, add salt, one carrot, one onion, a bouquet garni, one stalk of celery, and one of leek. Boil until tongue is soft. The bouillon may be used for stock or soup, or to make caper sauce. For beef tongue with spinach, put plain boiled spinach on platter, sliced tongue on top, and pour a little of the broth over all.

Raspberry Bavarois. (For four or five persons.) One pint of milk, one pint of whipped cream, the yolks of four eggs, one-quarter pound of sugar, six sheets of French gelatine, and one-half pint of raspberry juice. Boil the milk with the sugar, then pour over the yolks, and set on the fire again until it thickens, but do not let it boil. Wash the gelatine in cold water, add to the mixture, and stir until melted. Then set aside until cold. Mix the raspberry pulp with the whipped cream, and stir into the mixture. Put in mould and place in ice box until set. Turn out on platter, and serve with whipped cream or raspberry syrup, separate or around the bavarois.

Sardines on toast. Take sardines from can and put on a fine thin wire broiler and heat quickly. Serve on toast with maître d'hôtel butter on top, and garnish with quartered lemons and parsley.

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JANUARY 30

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Baked apples with cream     Grapefruit with chestnuts
  Scrambled eggs with smoked beef   Consommé in cups
  Rolls     Deviled crab
  English breakfast tea     Lemon pie
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Toke Point oysters
      Potage tapioca, Crécy
      Terrapin, Maryland
      Squab chicken, Michels
      Stewed tomatoes
      Cèpes Tyrolienne (cold)
      Fancy ice cream
      Cakes
      Coffee

Grapefruit with chestnuts. Cut a grapefruit in two and cut free the sections with a pointed knife. Pour a little maraschino in the center, and place a marron glacé (candied chestnut) on top.

Deviled crabs. Simmer the flakes of two crabs and one-half of a chopped onion in butter. Season with salt and Cayenne pepper, add two cups of thick cream sauce, one dash of Worcestershire sauce, one spoonful of English mustard, and a little chopped chives. Bring to a boil, and bind with the yolks of two eggs. Then fill the crab shells, spread a little French mustard over the top, sprinkle with bread crumbs, place a small piece of butter on each, and bake in the oven. When brown serve on napkin with lemon and parsley.

Potage tapioca, Crécy. Half consommé tapioca and half potage Crécy, mixed. No croûtons.

Stewed tomatoes. Peel six tomatoes, and cut in four. Squeeze out half of the juice, and put the tomatoes in a vessel with three ounces of butter, season with salt, pepper and a pinch of powdered sugar, cover, and simmer until done.

Cèpes Tyrolienne (cold). Cut in small dices one carrot and one celery root, and put in casserole with one chopped onion and two ounces of butter. Simmer. Then add one glass of white wine and reduce. Then add one-half cup of tomato sauce, some chopped chervil, and one can of sliced cèpes. Serve cold.

Squab chicken à la Michels. Season four squab chickens well with salt and pepper, both inside and out. Put in iron pot with a quarter of a pound of sweet butter and one onion cut in two. Put the pot on the fire and simmer slowly, until the chicken and onion are of a good yellow color, turning them often while cooking. Then add one tablespoonful of white wine and one of chicken broth, cover, and put in oven for ten minutes, basting frequently. Put the chickens on a platter, take out the onion, and boil the sauce remaining in pot with the addition of one teaspoonful of meat extract. Strain over the chicken.

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JANUARY 31

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Oatmeal with cream     Oysters Kirkpatrick
  Calf's liver and bacon     Country sausages with baked apples
  Rolls     Potato salad
  Coffee     Cabinet pudding
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Potage Windsor
      Green olives
      Fillet of sole, Admiral
      Saddle of lamb, mint sauce
      String beans
      Potato croquettes
      Hearts of lettuce
      Pineapple biscuit glacé
      Assorted cakes
      Coffee

Oysters Kirkpatrick. Season some oysters on half shell with salt, pepper and a little Worcestershire sauce, cover with tomato ketchup, sprinkle with grated cheese, put a small piece of butter on top of each, and bake in their own shells for five minutes. Serve quartered lemon separate.

Cabinet pudding. Fill a well-buttered pudding mould with left-over pieces of sponge, layer or other kinds of cake, cut in small squares, and mix with one-quarter pound of seedless raisins. Then make a custard of three eggs, one-quarter pound of sugar, one pint of milk and a little vanilla flavoring. Mix well, strain, and pour over the cake in the moulds, and bake in bain-marie for about forty minutes. Remove from the mould and serve hot, with vanilla cream sauce.

Fillet of sole, Admiral. Put fillets of sole in a buttered sauté pan, decorate the top with fish force meat in the shape of an anchor, and cook in white wine. When done serve with a white wine sauce, with shrimps, oysters and clams cut in small pieces, in it. Garnish with fleurons.

Potage Windsor. Put in roasting pan five pounds of veal bones, one carrot and one onion sliced, a piece of leek, a piece of celery, a bouquet garni, and three ounces of butter. Roast in oven until well browned, then transfer to a pot and add one gallon of water, six calf's feet and a little salt, and boil until the feet are cooked. Strain the broth. Allow the feet to cool, remove the meat from the bones, and slice in very thin strips. Now put four ounces of butter in a vessel, heat, and add four ounces of flour and cook until golden brown. Then add two quarts of the broth, and boil for thirty minutes. Strain, add the calf's feet, one carrot boiled and cut in very thin round slices, some small chicken dumplings, a few French peas, and one-half cup of sherry wine. Season with salt and Cayenne pepper.

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FEBRUARY 1

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Fried hominy     Poached eggs with clams, Créole
  Currant jelly     Chicken croquettes with peas
  Crescents     Camembert cheese and crackers
  Coffee     Coffee
    DINNER
      Oxtail soup, English style
      Boiled brook trout, Hollandaise
      Potatoes nature
      Roast stuffed duckling, apple sauce
      Broiled sweet potatoes
      Brussels sprouts in bouillon
      Romaine salad
      French pancake
      Coffee

Clams, Créole. Heat two dozen clams in their own juice, but do not allow them to boil. Then add one pint of Créole sauce.

Poached eggs with clams, Créole. Serve poached eggs on toast, covered with clams Créole.

Ox tail, English style. Cut two ox tails in small pieces, put on the fire in cold water, salt, and bring to the boiling point. Take off the stove and allow to cool. Put in sauce pan four ounces of butter, melt, add the oxtail, and roast until colored. Then sprinkle the pieces with two large spoonsful of flour, and cook again until of a good brown color. Then add one gallon of bouillon, stock or hot water; bring to a boil, and skim. Then boil for one hour. Now add three carrots and two turnips cut in very small squares, and one pound of whole barley, and boil for two hours. Then add one pint of purée of tomatoes, one spoonful of Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, a little Cayenne, some chopped parsley, and one-half cup of tomato ketchup. Boil again for ten minutes, and before serving add one glass of sherry wine.

Broiled sweet potatoes. Peel four boiled sweet potatoes, and slice lengthwise, one-quarter inch in thickness. Sprinkle with salt, wet with olive oil, and broil on both sides on an iron broiler. Serve on a platter with melted butter poured over them.

Brussels sprouts in bouillon. Clean and wash thoroughly one quart of Brussels sprouts. Put a vessel on the fire, with one gallon of water and a tablespoonful of salt. When boiling add the sprouts and cook for five minutes; then cool off with cold water. Put the cold sprouts in a casserole, add two ounces of butter, salt, pepper, one cup of bouillon and a little chopped parsley. Cover, and simmer until well done. Sprouts should be served whole, so do not touch with spoon while cooking.

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FEBRUARY 2

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Stewed rhubarb     Smoked goosebreast
  Boiled eggs     Tomcods, meunière
  Dry toast     Broiled fresh spareribs, with lentils
  Coffee     Vanilla bavarois, with Bar le Duc
        Cookies
        Demi tasse
    DINNER
      Consommé Doria
      Scallops, Jerusalem
      Spring lamb tenderloin, Thomas
      Fried egg plant
      Chicory and escarole salad
      Homemade apple pudding
      Coffee

Tomcods, meunière. Season six tomcods with salt and pepper, and roll in flour. Melt four ounces of butter in a frying pan, put in the tomcods and fry. When done put on platter and sprinkle with chopped parsley and the juice of two lemons. Put four ounces of butter in the pan and cook to the color of a hazelnut. Pour the butter over the fish, garnish with quartered lemon and parsley in branches.

Broiled spareribs with lentils. Broil some spareribs and place on platter. Garnish with lentils, and serve with a border of Madeira sauce.

Lentils. Soak two pounds of lentils in cold water for six hours, then put on fire with one quart of water, a pinch of salt, one ham bone, one carrot, one onion and a bouquet garni. Boil for about two hours, when the lentils should be soft; remove the vegetables and the bouquet, and drain off the water. Then chop two large onions very fine, put in casserole with three ounces of butter, cover, and simmer until done. Add the lentils and a cup of brown meat gravy, some chopped parsley and ground pepper, simmer for twenty minutes, and serve hot.

Lentil salad. Take some of the boiled lentils, before the onions and brown gravy have been added, and serve with French dressing.

Vanilla Bavarois with Bar le Duc. Bar le Duc is a currant jelly made in the village of Bar le Duc, France. There are two kinds, red and white. Make a vanilla bavarois, place on platter, and pour some red Bar le Duc around the base.

Homemade cookies. Work one-quarter pound of butter and one-quarter pound of sugar together until creamy, then add three eggs, one by one, and whip well. Then add one-quarter pound of sifted flour and some flavoring, preferably the rind of a lemon. Dress the batter in fancy, or plain round, shapes, on a buttered pan, and bake in a quick oven.

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FEBRUARY 3

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Grapefruit     Canapé of sardines
  Ham and eggs     Eggs Benedict
  Rolls     Sweetbread cutlets, cream sauce
  Coffee     Broiled fresh mushrooms
        Fruit salad, Chantilly
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Potage Lamballe
      Frogs' legs, sauté à sec
      Wiener schnitzel
      Spaghetti Milanaise
      Terrine de foie gras, cold
      Lettuce salad
      Nesselrode pudding
      Cakes
      Coffee

Eggs Benedict. Cut an English muffin in two, toast, and put on platter. Put a slice of broiled ham on top of each half, a poached egg on top of the ham, cover all with Hollandaise, and lay a slice of truffle on top of the sauce.

Wiener Schnitzel. Cut from a leg of veal some cutlets; or have your butcher cut them for you. Season with salt and pepper, roll in flour, then in beaten eggs, and then in bread crumbs. Put some melted butter in a frying pan and fry the cutlets, or schnitzel, on both sides, until yellow and well done. Dish up on a platter with tomato sauce. Put on each schnitzel a thin slice of lemon. Roll a fillet of anchovy around your finger to form a ring, place on a slice of lemon and fill the ring with capers.

Fruit salad, Chantilly. Slice some fresh fruit, such as oranges, pears, pineapple, apples, strawberries, cherries, etc. Put in a bowl, add one spoonful of granulated sugar, one pony of kirschwasser or maraschino, and allow to macerate for about an hour. Put in glasses or saucers, and serve with whipped cream on top.

Fruit salad au kirsch. Same as above, but use kirschwasser only, to macerate, and omit the whipped cream.

Fruit salad au marasquin. Same as au kirsch, only use maraschino instead of kirschwasser.

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FEBRUARY 4

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Guava jelly     Hors d'oeuvres variés
  Rolled oats with cream     Fillet of halibut, au vin blanc
  Plain omelet     Broiled pig's feet, special
  Rolls     Celery root, field and beet salad
  Coffee     Assorted fruit
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Bisque of clams
      Broiled Alaska black cod
      Breast of squab under glass, St. Francis
      Asparagus Polonaise
      Coupe Viviane
      Assorted cakes
      Coffee

Broiled Alaska black cod. This Alaskan fish is brought from the north frozen, and is very fine, being rich and fat. Broiling is the best way of preparing it, as it needs a quick fire to cook the oil in the fish. Season well, and serve with maître d'hôtel sauce made with plenty of lemon juice.

Asparagus Polonaise. Put four pounds of boiled fresh, or two cans, of asparagus on a platter. Have the asparagus very hot. Sprinkle the tips with salt and pepper, one chopped boiled egg, and some chopped parsley. Melt in a pan, three ounces of sweet butter, add two tablespoonsful of bread crumbs, fry until brown, and pour over the tips of the asparagus.

Breast of squab under glass, St. Francis. Season the breast of a raw squab with salt and pepper, and roll in flour. Fry in butter for two minutes, or until nice and brown. Fry in the same butter, very lightly, one slice of Virginia ham. Then fry in same pan the heads of four fresh mushrooms, well seasoned. Put a slice of toast in a buttered shirred egg dish, put the ham on the toast, the breast of squab on the ham, and the mushrooms on top. Pour well-seasoned cream sauce over all, cover with a glass bell that fits just inside of the edge of the shirred egg dish, put in the oven and cook for ten minutes.

Boiled lettuce. Boil six heads of lettuce in salted water. When done strain off the water and pound the lettuce through a fine colander. Add two ounces of butter and one cup of cream, heat well, and serve.

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FEBRUARY 5

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Baked apples with cream     Omelet with soft clams, Newburg
  Buttered toast     Breaded lamb chops, tomato sauce
  Cocoa     New string beans
        Potatoes au gratin
        Mince pie
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Seapuit oysters
      Potage Talleyrand
      Planked smelts
      Tournedos Rossini
      Jets de houblons
      Gauffrette potatoes
      Romaine salad, Roquefort dressing
      Curaçao sorbet
      Alsatian wafers
      Demi tasse

Sauce Newburg. Put in a vessel one cup of well-seasoned cream sauce, one cup of thick cream and one gill of sherry wine. Bring to the boiling point and bind with the yolk of one egg and a little cream. Then stir slowly into the sauce two tablespoonsful of lobster or crayfish butter. This sauce is used a great deal in hotel and restaurant cookery.

Soft clams, Newburg. Take the bellies of two dozen soft clams and put in a buttered sauté pan, add one spoonful of Madeira wine, cover the pan, and warm them through. Do not stir, as the clams will break easily. Then add one and one-half cups of sauce Newburg, well seasoned with salt, pepper and a little Cayenne pepper. Mix and serve in a chafing dish.

Omelet with soft clams. Make a plain well-seasoned omelet. Put at each end a bouquet of clams Newburg, and pour on each side of the omelet a little sauce Newburg.

Potage Talleyrand. Put in soup tureen one quart of consommé tapioca, one grated fresh, or two grated canned truffles, one glass of dry sherry wine, a pinch of Cayenne pepper.

Tournedos. Tournedos are small tenderloin beef steaks, trimmed free of fat. They may be either broiled or sautéed, and served with maître d'hôtel sauce. Mostly used as an entrée with fancy garniture.

Tournedos Rossini. Salt and pepper the tournedos, sauté in butter, and put on a platter. Take one slice of fresh goose liver (or Strassbourg goose liver au natural), season, roll in flour, sauté in butter, and put on top of the tournedo. Simmer a large head of fresh mushroom in butter, and place on top of the goose liver, lay two slices of truffle on top of the mushroom, and pour well-seasoned Madeira sauce over all.

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FEBRUARY 6

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Preserved figs     Antipasto
  Scrambled eggs with bacon     Essence of chicken in cups
  Rolls     Cheese straws
  Coffee     Bear steak, port wine sauce
        Chestnuts and prunes
        Fried egg plant
        Mexican salad
        Corn meal pudding
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Clam chowder
      Ripe olives
      Striped bass sauté, miller style
      O'Brien potatoes
      Asparagus Hollandaise
      Cold Westphalia ham
      Omelette soufflée à la vanille
      Coffee

Scrambled eggs with bacon (1). Put some plain scrambled eggs in a deep platter with strips of broiled bacon over the eggs.

(2) Cut six slices of bacon in small squares, put in casserole with one-half ounce of butter and fry slowly until crisp. Add ten beaten eggs mixed with one-half cup of cream, season with salt and pepper, and cook in the usual manner.

Antipasto. This is an Italian relish (hors d'oeuvre), and can be obtained in cans. It consists of tunny fish, sardines, pickles, capers, etc., preserved in oil. Serve on a napkin, in the can, with quartered lemons and parsley around the sides.

Essence of chicken. Put in a casserole one chopped raw fowl, or plenty of carcasses, necks, etc., of raw chickens. Add the whites of three eggs, stir well, and add slowly two quarts of strong chicken broth. Bring to a boil, strain through a napkin, and serve in cups.

O'Brien potatoes. Peel two large boiled potatoes, cut in one-half inch squares, and put in hot fat to gain color. Cut two red peppers (pimentos) in small squares and put in a sauté pan with one ounce of butter. When the peppers are hot add the potatoes, season with salt and pepper, and mix carefully so the potatoes will not break.

Omelette Soufflée. Mix one-half pound of sugar with the yolks of two eggs, add one-half of a split vanilla bean, and beat until light and fluffy. Remove the pieces of vanilla bean. Beat the whites of eight eggs until absolutely stiff, and then add to the batter lightly. Arrange on a silver platter in fancy shape, and decorate with a pastry bag with a fine tube. Dust with powdered sugar, and bake in a rather hot oven for a few minutes.

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FEBRUARY 7

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Cactus fruit with lemon     Eggs Lackmée
  Broiled pigs' feet, Chili sauce     Lamb steak, Bercy
  Shirred eggs with parsley     String beans
  Dry toast     Mashed potatoes
  Cocoa     Fruit salad au Marasquin
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Consommé Julienne
      Fillet of flounder, Cansale
      Tenderloin of beef, Malvina
      Escarole and chicory salad
      Almond cake
      Coffee

Cactus fruit with lemon. Slice some cactus fruit and serve on ice, with powdered sugar and lemon separate. No cream.

Broiled pigs' feet, Chili sauce. Split some cooked pigs' feet, season, roll in bread crumbs, sprinkle with oil and broil. Put on platter and garnish with lemon and parsley. Serve hot or cold Chili sauce, separate.

Shirred eggs with parsley. Crack two eggs on a buttered shirred egg dish, season with salt and pepper, sprinkle with fresh-chopped parsley, and bake in oven for three minutes.

Eggs Lackmée. Put four poached eggs on toast. Chop some boiled chicken very fine, add one cup of cream sauce, one-half cup of cream, put on the stove and bring to the boiling point, season with salt and a little Cayenne pepper, and pour over the eggs.

Lamb steak. Cut the steak crosswise from a leg of young lamb, and about one inch in thickness. Season with salt and pepper, roll in oil and broil; or sauté in pan with butter. Use as an entrée dish, or in place of the roast.

Garniture Bercy. Bercy is used with steaks, chops, fish, etc. Prepare as follows: Mix one-quarter pound of fresh butter with salt, pepper, three fine chopped shallots, one small piece of garlic mashed fine, some chopped parsley, chervil and chives. Spread over the meats or fish, and put in hot oven for two minutes. (Called also sauce Bercy.)

Fillet of flounder, Cansale. Put four fillets of flounder in a buttered pan, season with salt and pepper, add the juice of one dozen oysters, one-half wineglass full of white wine, cover with buttered paper, and bake in oven. When done remove the fillets and add to the pan one-half pint of white wine sauce, and boil for ten minutes. Bind with the yolk of one egg, and strain. Poach the dozen oysters, and, with a small can of French mushrooms, add to the sauce, and pour over the fish.

Tenderloin of beef, Malvina. A roast tenderloin with sauce Madère, garnished with small onions sauté, potatoes rissolées, and whole chestnuts glacé au Madère.

Chestnuts glacé. Put one-half pound of boiled chestnuts in a sauté pan with two spoonsful of meat extract, and cook for ten minutes.

Chestnuts glacé au Madère. Add to chestnuts glacé a little sauce Madère, just before serving.

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FEBRUARY 8

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Baked apples with cream     Omelette Louis XIV
  Boiled eggs     Chickens' livers sauté, au Madère
  Dry toast     Purée of Lima beans
  Chocolate with whipped cream     Sago pudding
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Seapuit oysters
      Cream of celery, Kalamazoo
      Ripe California olives
      Fillet of pompano, en papillote
      Roast chicken
      Watercress salad
      Château potatoes
      Fresh asparagus, Hollandaise
      Peach Mona Lisa
      Assorted cakes
      Coffee

Omelette Louis XIV. Chop the white meat of a boiled fowl very fine, mix with one truffle cut in small dices and one-half cup of well-seasoned cream sauce. Place in the center of a plain omelet, turn on a platter, and pour some cream sauce around the edge.

Chickens' livers sauté, Forestière. Clean a dozen chicken livers, cut in two, and season with salt and pepper. Melt a piece of butter in frying pan, add the livers, and sauté over a quick fire for a few minutes. Slice one pound of fresh mushrooms and fry them in butter. Then put the mushrooms and livers together in a sauce pot on the stove, and cover with two cupsful of brown gravy or Madeira sauce. Get as hot as possible without boiling, serve in deep dish, or chafing dish, with chopped parsley on top.

Purée of Lima beans. Take one can, or a pound of fresh boiled Lima beans, and pass through a fine sieve. Put in pot, add two ounces of butter, season with salt and pepper, and serve hot. If too thick add a soupspoonful of cream or consommé.

Cream of celery, Kalamazoo. Make a cream of celery soup. Take the inside of two stalks of celery and cut in very small dices boiled, and use for garnishing.

Fillet of pompano en papillote. Take four small Pacific pompano, or the fillets of a large Florida pompano, season, roll in flour, and put in pan in two ounces of hot butter. Fry on both sides until nearly done. Simmer two chopped shallots in one ounce of butter for a minute, then add six chopped fresh mushrooms, and simmer for ten minutes. Now add one spoonful of Madeira sauce, season with salt and pepper, and cook for five minutes to a purée. Add the juice of a lemon, some chopped parsley, and one ounce of sweet butter. Now cut four pieces of manilla paper in the shape of a heart about ten inches high and fourteen inches wide. Fold in center, then open out flat on the table and oil well on one side. Put a teaspoonful of the mushroom purée on one half of the paper, place the pompano on top, and another spoonful of the purée on top of the fish. Now fold the free side of the paper over the top, and turn in the edges to close tight the opening. Put on a flat pan and place in an oven for a few minutes. Be careful not to burn, and 40 serve in the papers on a silver platter. Other fish may be substituted for pompano if desired.

Papillote, club style (for fish). Fry the fish as above. Omit the purée of mushrooms and use, instead, a piece of butter, a slice of fresh-boiled hot potato, and one slice of lime. Finish as above.

Veal chops en papillote. Season four veal chops with salt and pepper, fry in butter, and finish in paper, with the purée of mushrooms and the addition of a slice of cooked ham on top, before folding the paper.

FEBRUARY 9

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Stewed prunes     Eggs Henri IV
  Broiled salt mackerel, melted butter   Pork tenderloin, sauce Madère
  Baked potatoes     Fried sweet potatoes
  Rolls     Stewed apples
  Coffee     Sherry wine jelly
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Consommé national
      Radishes
      Fried fillet of sole, Maréchal
      Roast rack of lamb, mint sauce
      String beans
      Mashed potatoes
      Nesselrode pudding
      Cakes
      Coffee

Wine jelly. Dissolve four ounces of French gelatine in two quarts of water, add one pound of sugar, the rind and juice of six lemons, the juice of three oranges, a piece of cinnamon stick, and six cloves. Stir well and put on fire to boil. Then stir quickly into the jelly the whites of six eggs, partly beaten, and boil again. Then take off the fire and strain through a flannel jelly bag, and add the flavoring desired. Pour into jelly moulds and put on ice until firm. To remove the jelly, dip the moulds in hot water, and turn out on a cold dish. For the following jellies use a wine glassful of the respective wines or liqueurs for flavoring: Sherry wine, maraschino, Rhein wine, claret, port wine, anisette, kirschwasser, champagne, Burgundy, Moselle wine, Chartreuse, brandy, Bénédictine, Cognac, fine champagne, etc.

Fruit jelly. Cut or slice all kinds of fresh fruit in season, put in jelly mould and cover with wine jelly. Put in ice box until firm.

Jelly à la Russe. Put some empty jelly moulds on ice until cold, then pour a little wine jelly in the bottom and allow to set. Do not let the balance of the jelly set, but add a pony of Russian kümmel, put in bowl and beat with a whip until it looks like white frost. Then fill the moulds to the top with the beaten jelly, and set in the ice box until needed.

Fillet of sole, Maréchal. Salt and pepper the fillets, dip in milk, then in flour, then in beaten eggs, and finally in bread crumbs. Fry in swimming lard, and serve on napkin with lemon and fried parsley. Serve the following sauce separate: Two cups of cream sauce, one dozen parboiled oysters, one-quarter pound of picked shrimps, and six sliced canned mushrooms.

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FEBRUARY 10

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Grapefruit     Pickled oysters
  Omelet with chives     Toasted rye bread
  Corn muffins     Consommé vermicelli
  Coffee     Calf's head à la poulette
        Potato croquettes
        Hot mince pie
        American cheese
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Purée of pheasant, St. Hubert
      Planked smelts
      Bacon and cabbage
      Boiled potatoes
      Roast ribs of beef, au jus
      Chiffonnade salad
      Tutti frutti ice cream
      Assorted cakes
      Coffee

Consommé vermicelli. Boil one-half pound of vermicelli in two quarts of salt water for five minutes. Drain, and add to three pints of consommé. Serve grated cheese separate.

Calf's head, poulette. Take one boiled calf's head and cut in pieces two inches square. Mix with one quart of poulette sauce, and serve in chafing dish.

Purée of pheasant, St. Hubert. Remove the breast of a roasted pheasant and cut in small squares. Put the rest of the pheasant in a pot and cover with two quarts of bouillon, add a bouquet garni, and boil for one hour. In a sauce pot put three ounces of butter; when hot add three spoonsful of flour, and allow to become nice and brown. Then strain the broth into the sauce pot and boil for thirty minutes. Chop the pheasant very fine and add to the soup, boil again, and strain through a fine sieve. Season with salt and pepper, add the cut-up pheasant breast, and a glass of fine dry sherry wine.

Bacon and cabbage. Cut a large head of cabbage in four, wash well, and put in two quarts of water, with a little salt, and boil. Then drain off the water, add fresh water and two pounds of bacon, and boil until the bacon is well done. Put the cabbage on a platter, slice the bacon and put on top of the cabbage.

Tutti frutti ice cream. Macerate one-quarter of a pound of chopped candied mixed fruit in a pony of maraschino. Mix thoroughly with one quart of vanilla ice cream. Put in the bottom of a mould a little raspberry water ice, and fill to the top with the ice cream and fruit. Pack in ice and rock salt, and leave for about an hour and a half. Turn out on platter and decorate with candied cherries and angelica.

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FEBRUARY 11

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Oatmeal with cream     Eggs Brésilienne
  Rolls     Sirloin steak, marchand de vin
  Chocolate     Fried egg plant
  Whipped cream     Farina pudding
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Potage Waldaise
      Fish dumplings, white wine sauce
      Mutton chops, provençale
      Mashed potatoes
      String beans
      Hearts of romaine
      Fancy ice cream
      Cakes        Coffee

Eggs Brésilienne. Put some boiled rice on a platter, place a poached egg on top, and cover with tomato sauce mixed with a little chopped ham.

Sirloin steak, marchand de vin. Cut four slices of sirloin steak about one-half inch thick, season with salt and pepper, and roll in flour. Have three ounces of hot butter in a pan and fry the steaks for two minutes. Remove the steaks to platter. Chop two shallots very fine and put in pan, allow to become hot, add one-half glass of claret, and reduce one-half. Then add one spoonful of meat extract, the juice of one lemon, and some chopped parsley and pour over the steaks. Garnish with Parisian potatoes.

Parisian potatoes. Take some large potatoes and cut out a quart of small potatoes with a round Parisian spoon. Put on fire in cold water, with one spoonful of salt, and boil for three minutes. Drain off the water and put the potatoes in a flat sauté pan with three ounces of butter. Put in oven and roast for about twelve minutes, or until golden yellow. Try with fingers to see if done. Serve in a deep dish.

Potage Waldaise. Mix one quart of consommé tapioca with one quart of purée of tomato soup, add four slices of boiled ham cut in small squares.

Fish dumplings, white wine sauce. Remove the skin and bones from one pound of halibut, sole, salmon or other fish, put in mortar, mash well, and mix with the following dough: One cup of boiling water, one ounce of butter, and one-half cup of flour, well mixed. Let cool, stir in the yolks of two eggs, and mix with the mashed fish. Season with salt and a little Cayenne pepper, strain through a fine sieve, place in a pan on ice, and stir in slowly one-quarter pint of thick cream, adding it little by little. To make dumplings, drop teaspoonsful of this forcemeat, or stuffing, into boiling fish broth, bouillon, or water with salt, and cook very slowly for five minutes. Serve in chafing dish covered with white wine sauce. These dumplings are also called quenelles of fish, and are used for fish patties, vol au vent, or garniture for fish. If made very small, can be served with clam broth. The forcemeat can be used for fish timbales and stuffing for fish.

Timbale of bass. Make a force meat as above, with any kind of bass, fill small well-buttered timbale moulds, and boil in bain-marie. Then cover with buttered paper and put in oven for ten minutes. Turn out on platter, and serve with any kind of fish sauce. For a fancy decoration slices of truffles or pimentos may be cut in the shape of stars, crescents, initials, etc., and placed in the bottom of the timbale moulds, then fill with the forcemeat and cook.

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FEBRUARY 12

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Sliced pineapple     Eggs à la tripe
  Broiled lamb kidneys with bacon     Kingfish sauté meunière
  Lyonnaise potatoes     Cucumber salad
  Rolls     Chicken sauté, Parisienne
  Coffee     French peas
        Corn meal pudding
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Potage Minestra
      Queen olives
      Fillet of barbel, régence
      Tournedos Beresford
      Potatoes château
      Asparagus Hollandaise
      Baked Alaska
      Coffee

Eggs à la tripe. Slice an onion very fine, put in casserole with two ounces of butter, cover, and simmer. Cook until the onions are soft, but not colored. Then add two spoonsful of flour, allow to get hot, pour in one pint of boiling milk, season with salt and pepper, and boil for five minutes. Slice eight hard-boiled eggs about one-quarter inch in thickness, put in the sauce and cook until hot. Serve in chafing dish, or deep dish, with chopped parsley on top.

Chicken sauté, Parisienne (1). Joint a young chicken and sauté in pan with two ounces of butter. Season with salt and pepper, and when done add two cups of tomato sauce and one dozen sliced canned French mushrooms. Cook for two minutes in the sauce, dress the chicken on platter, pour the sauce over it, and garnish with macaroni in cream.

(2) Joint the chicken and put in sauté pan with two ounces of butter, and season with salt and pepper. When nearly done, add two chopped shallots and heat them through, only. Add one cup of sauce Madère, the juice of one lemon, and some chopped parsley. Serve with Parisian potatoes.

Sago pudding. One quart of milk, one-half of a split vanilla bean, one-quarter pound of sago, six ounces of sugar, the yolks of six eggs and the whites of six eggs. Boil the milk and the vanilla bean together, add the sago, and cook until well done and like a stiff batter. Take off the fire, add the sugar and the yolks, and mix well. Beat the whites until very stiff and dry, and then add to the batter and mix lightly. Put in buttered moulds and bake in moderate oven for nearly an hour. Turn out of moulds and serve with vanilla sauce.

Corn meal, rice, tapioca and farina puddings are made in the same manner as sago pudding.

Sago pudding, family style. One quart of milk, one-half of a split vanilla bean, three ounces of sago, six ounces of sugar, two eggs and one cup of cream. Boil the milk with the vanilla bean (or one-half teaspoonful of vanilla extract), add the sago, and cook well. Mix the sugar, eggs and cream, and add to the milk and sago. Pour in pudding dishes or bowl, put in hot oven to color the top, and serve either hot or cold, with cream separate.

Rice, corn meal, tapioca, farina or vermicelli puddings, family style, are made in the same manner as sago pudding, family style.

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FEBRUARY 13

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Stewed prunes     Eggs Troubadour
  Boiled eggs     Haricot of mutton
  Buttered toast     French pastry
  Cocoa with whipped cream     Coffee
    DINNER
      Potage Voisin
      Smoked goosebreast
      Fillet of sole, Choisy
      Sweetbreads Eugénie
      Roast leg of lamb, au jus
      Julienne potatoes
      Celery mayonnaise
      Curaçao jelly
      Coffee

Eggs Troubadour. Spread four pieces of toast with purée de foie gras (goose liver pâté), put a poached egg on top of each, and cover with sauce Périgord.

Haricot of mutton (stew). Cut five pounds of lean shoulder of mutton in pieces two inches square. Put in roasting pan with a little butter or fat, season with salt and pepper, and roast in oven until nice and brown. Add four spoonsful of flour and roast again until the flour is brown. Then put in a casserole and cover with boiling water, add a bouquet garni, six French carrots, six turnips cut in small pieces, season with salt and pepper, and boil for one hour. Remove the bouquet garni, and add one pint of purée of tomatoes, or a can of tomatoes strained through a fine sieve, and boil again, with the pot covered, until done. Before serving add some boiled string beans and chopped parsley. A little Worcestershire sauce may be added if desired.

French pastry. This is a term used in hotels and restaurants for a platter of mixed individual fancy cakes, such as éclairs, fruit tartelettes, moka cake, Napoleons, apple turnovers, Pont Neuf cakes, jalousie, cream puffs, etc.

Potage Voisin. Half purée of peas and half purée Crécy. Before serving add a handful of boiled rice.

Smoked goosebreast (Hors d'oeuvre). The most common goosebreast is imported from Germany; that made in the United States is seldom to be found in the markets. Do not cook; slice very thin, and serve on an ice-cold china platter, decorated with chopped meat jelly, and garnished with parsley in branches.

Fillet of sole, Choisy. Put the four fillets of a sole in a buttered pan, season with salt and a little Cayenne pepper, add one-half glass of white wine, cover with a buttered paper, and bake in oven. When done dress on a platter, and cover with green Hollandaise sauce, with a slice of truffle on top.

Green coloring (Vert d'épinards). Mash in mortar a peck of well-washed spinach. When very fine strain through a piece of cheesecloth, put in a bowl, set in hot water (bain-marie), and boil until set. When cold it will be a firm green mass, and may be used for coloring sauces, soups, etc.

Green Hollandaise sauce. Mix one pint of Hollandaise sauce with one spoonful of green coloring (Vert d'épinards).

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FEBRUARY 14

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Stewed rhubarb     Smoked eels
  Plain omelet     Pumpernickel with sweet butter
  Rolls     Roast loin of pork with sauerkraut
  Coffee     Plain boiled potatoes
        German huckleberry pie
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Lynn Haven oysters
      Cream of cauliflower
      Pickles
      Broiled Spanish mackerel, sauce fleurette
      Chicken sauté, Portugaise
      Artichokes Hollandaise
      Hearts of lettuce, French dressing
      Diplomate pudding
      Assorted cakes
      Coffee

Smoked eels. Imported German canned eels. Serve on napkin with quartered lemons and parsley in branches.

Sauerkraut, Alsatian style. Spread one-quarter of a pound of goose grease (lard will do) in the bottom of a casserole, then put in one pound of sauerkraut, then two pounds of bacon, then another pound of sauerkraut, and another quarter pound of goose grease on top. Then add a pint of white wine and a pint of bouillon, cover with a buttered paper and the casserole cover, put on the stove and bring to a boil. Then put in oven and cook for an hour and a half. Serve the sauerkraut on a platter, with the bacon sliced, as a garnish.

Sauerkraut, German style. Put one-quarter pound of lard in a casserole, add one pound of sauerkraut, two pounds of salt pork, one bouquet garni, one whole onion, one carrot, and on top another pound of sauerkraut. Then add one glass of vinegar, two spoonsful of sugar, and one pint of bouillon. Cover, and cook in oven for two hours. Then remove the bouquet garni, onion and carrot, and serve the sauerkraut with the salt pork.

Sauerkraut, Hungarian style. Put in a casserole one-quarter pound of lard and one pound of sauerkraut. Sprinkle on top one spoonful of paprika and three peeled and chopped tomatoes. Then add two pounds of bacon and another pound of sauerkraut, and sprinkle again with another spoonful of paprika and three chopped tomatoes. Add a pint of sweet white wine and a pint of bouillon, and one bouquet garni. Cover and bake in oven for one hour and a half. Remove the bouquet garni, and serve with the bacon sliced.

Special notice for sauerkraut. Avoid salt, as the sauerkraut is seasoned, and the bacon and salt pork are salty also. If the raw sauerkraut is too salty, lay it in a dish pan, cover with water, and squeeze out with the hands immediately. Do not let it remain in the water but a second.

Other meats may be cooked in the sauerkraut, as beef and pork together, lamb and pork, beef and lamb, or pheasant or other game.

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FEBRUARY 15

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Baked apples with cream     Eggs Bagration
  Baked beans, Boston style     Chicken hash on toast
  Boston brown bread     Chocolate éclairs
  Coffee     Coffee
    DINNER
      Hors d'oeuvres variés
      Mock turtle soup
      Ripe California olives
      Aiguillettes of sole, hotelière
      Sweetbreads braisé, Clamart
      Roast partridge, bread sauce
      Jets de houblons
      Soufflée potatoes
      Endives salad
      Fancy ice cream
      Assorted cakes
      Coffee

Eggs Bagration. Put on a platter some boiled rice, lay a fresh hard-boiled egg, cut in two, on top, and cover with the following sauce. Take any kind of cold meats that may be left over, such as lamb, beef, ham or tongue, and cut in small dices. Also a few mushrooms and truffles cut in the same way. Put in a casserole with a cup of cream sauce, season with salt and pepper, and bring to a boil.

Chicken hash on toast. Cut the breast of a boiled fowl in small squares. Put in a casserole one cup of cream sauce, one gill of thick cream and the chicken, season with salt and pepper, and cook together. Serve on a platter on dry toast.

Aiguillettes of sole, hotelière. Put aiguillettes of sole (long fillets) in a buttered pan, season with salt and pepper, cover with a glass of white wine, and cook for ten minutes. Then put the sole on a platter, and reduce the wine until nearly dry. Then add a pint of Béarnaise sauce and pour over the fish.

Mock turtle soup. Put in pan six pounds of cut veal bones, two sliced onions and one carrot, and four ounces of butter, and roast until brown. Then add one-quarter pound of flour and brown again. Change to a vessel, add two gallons of water, one can of tomatoes, a bouquet garni, some salt, a spoonful of black pepper berries, and two cloves, and boil for two hours. Add one pint of cooking sherry and boil again for thirty minutes. Skim, and remove the grease from the top, and strain through a cheesecloth. Then take one-quarter of a boiled calf's head and cut in small squares and put in a casserole with one glass of dry sherry wine, a little salt and Cayenne pepper, and boil for five minutes. Now add the strained soup to the calf's head. Before serving add three thin slices of smoked beef tongue cut in small diamond shapes, three chopped hard-boiled eggs, and a truffle cut in small squares.

Roast partridge. Tie a piece of fresh fat pork over the breast of the dressed partridge, season inside and out with salt and pepper, put in roasting pan with a piece of butter, and put in oven. Baste often so the meat will 47 not become dry. It will require about thirty minutes to cook. Serve with lemon and watercress, and bread sauce separate.

Bread sauce, for game. To a pint of boiling milk add one whole onion, a bay leaf with two cloves stuck through it, and one and one-half cups of fresh bread crumbs, and boil for a few minutes. Then remove the onion and bay leaf and cloves, and season with salt and Cayenne pepper. Before serving add two ounces of sweet butter.

Bread crumbs, for game. Put in frying pan four ounces of sweet butter. When just warm add a cupful of fresh bread crumbs, and fry until golden yellow. Drain off the butter (which may be kept for roasting, etc.), and serve the crumbs in a small bowl. This is usually served in addition to bread sauce, with quail, pheasant, partridge, etc.

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FEBRUARY 16

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Hominy with cream     Crab salad
  Plain scrambled eggs     Mutton chops, Robinson
  Rolls     String beans
  English breakfast tea     Napoleon cake
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Pea soup
      Radishes
      Broiled shad, maître d'hôtel
      Roast chicken, au jus
      Hot asparagus, Hollandaise
      Potato croquettes
      Watercress salad
      Peach Mona Lisa
      Assorted cakes
      Coffee

Crab salad. Season the flakes of a crab with salt and pepper, add a spoonful of mayonnaise, and mix. Put a few leaves of lettuce around the inside of a salad bowl, put the crab in the center, cover with mayonnaise, and garnish with a hard-boiled egg cut in four, two fillets of anchovies, and one green olive.

Mutton chops, Robinson. Broil four mutton chops and season well. Cut in four a half dozen chicken livers, season with salt and pepper and fry in butter. Cut up a small can of mushrooms, put in a casserole with the livers, and cover with a cup of sauce Madère. Cook together and pour over the chops.

Watercress salad (1). Clean and wash the watercress well, and season with salt and vinegar.

(2) Use French dressing with a very little oil. Watercress does not require much oil.

Peach Mona Lisa. Make a fancy form in the shape of a peach of vanilla ice cream with a brandied peach in the center. Put a spoonful of raspberry sauce (see raspberry sauce), in the center of a small plate. Put a round piece of sponge cake, about three inches in diameter and one-half inch thick, on the plate. Dust the ice cream peach with some sugar, colored pink, and place on the sponge cake. Stick two sugar peach leaves under the edge of the peach, and serve.

Napoleon cake. When making vol au vent, patty shells, or anything else with puff paste, save the trimmings, roll together and give two turns, in the same manner as when making fresh puff paste. Leave in ice box for one-half hour and then roll out to one-eighth inch in thickness. Put on a pastry pan, prick all over with a fork, and bake in oven until very dry. When done, divide and cut into three strips, and allow to become cold. Put the three strips one on top of the other, with pastry cream between. Glace the top with vanilla icing, and sprinkle a band one-half inch wide along the edge with chopped pistache nuts. Then cut into individual portions about two by four inches in size.

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FEBRUARY 17

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Grapefruit marmalade     Eggs Benedict
  Boiled eggs     Tripe sauté, Lyonnaise
  Buttered toast     Potatoes hashed in cream
  Ceylon tea     Romaine salad
        Camembert cheese and crackers
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Consommé Rachel
      Sardines        Olives
      Boiled sheepshead, cream sauce
      Potatoes Hollandaise
      Roast leg of mutton, currant jelly
      Baked Hubbard squash
      German fried potatoes
      Celery Mayonnaise
      Plum pudding, hard and brandy sauces
      Coffee

Tripe sauté, Lyonnaise. Cut two pounds of tripe in narrow strips. Put in large frying pan four ounces of butter and four sliced onions, and cook until half fried, then add the tripe, which must be dry; season with salt and pepper, and fry until both are of a nice yellow color. Drain off the butter and serve the tripe dry, garnished with quartered lemons and chopped parsley. Vinegar may be served instead of the lemons if desired.

Consommé Rachel (1). Plain consommé garnished with asparagus tips.

(2) Plain consommé garnished with chicken dumplings and small peas.

Boiled sheepshead, cream sauce. Put a whole sheepshead in cold water with one glass of milk, season with salt, and bring to the boiling point. Then put on side of range where it will keep very hot without boiling, and let stand for twenty minutes. Serve on napkin with small boiled potatoes, quartered lemons and parsley. Cream sauce separate.

Plum pudding. One pound of well-chopped beef suet, one pound of sifted flour, one-half pound of bread crumbs; two lemons, both juice and rinds; one pound of brown sugar, four eggs, one-half teaspoonful each of powdered nutmeg, ginger, cloves and cinnamon; one pound of currant raisins; one-half pound each of malaga raisins, orange peel, citron peel and lemon peel, all chopped fine; one cup of molasses, and one-half pint of good brandy. Mix all together in a bowl, putting the liquids in last, making a thick, heavy mixture. Put in a buttered mould or in a cloth, and boil in water, or steam cook, for about three hours. This pudding, if kept in a cool place, will keep indefinitely. Warm the pudding until very hot before serving, sprinkle some powdered sugar over the top, pour on some brandy, and burn.

Brandy sauce. Put in a vessel one-half pint of apricot pulp, made from fresh or preserved fruit; one pint of water, and a half pound of sugar, and boil. Moisten a teaspoonful of arrowroot with a little water and add it to the boiling sauce, stirring so it will not get lumpy. Then strain and add a small glassful of brandy.

Hard sauce. Put in a bowl three-quarters of a pound of sweet butter, one pound of sugar, the white of an egg, and flavor with lemon, vanilla or a little brandy, and work into a cream. Put into a pastry bag with a tube, and dress on a pan in small round shapes. Place in the ice box to get hard.

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FEBRUARY 18

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Waffles     Grapefruit and oranges en suprême
  Honey in comb     Chicken broth in cups
  Boiled eggs     Olives
  Dry toast     Small sirloin steak, Bordelaise
  Coffee     Potato croquettes
        Lettuce and tomato salad
        French pastry
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Potage Westmoreland
      Oysters à l'ancienne
      Chicken pot pie, home style
      Combination salad
      Moka cake
      Demi tasse

Grapefruit and oranges en suprême. Sliced oranges and grapefruit in equal parts, add a little sugar and maraschino, and serve in suprême glasses. Tie a ribbon around the glass, with a nice bow.

Potage Westmoreland. Equal parts of mock turtle soup, thick consommé tapioca, and thick consommé brunoise. Before serving add a glass of dry sherry wine.

Oysters à l'ancienne. Take a dozen oysters on the deep half shell, season with salt and pepper, put a small piece of butter, some chopped parsley, a little lemon juice, and a thin slice of salt pork on each, and bake in a hot oven for about four minutes.

Chicken pot pie, home style. Take a young fat hen and cut up as for fricassee. Wash well and put in a vessel with one quart of water, season with salt, bring to a boil, skim, and add a bouquet garni. After boiling for about thirty minutes remove the bouquet and add twelve small round potatoes, twelve very small onions, and one-quarter pound of parboiled salt pork cut in small squares. Boil all together until well done. Mix in a cup three spoonsful of flour and one-half cup of water, and stir into the stewing chicken. Boil again for about ten minutes, then put in a deep dish, sprinkle with chopped parsley, and when nearly cold cover with thin pie, or puff paste, brush over with the yolk of an egg, and bake in oven until well browned. Serve on a napkin. Dumplings and a few small French carrots may be added before covering with the paste, if desired.

Moka cake. Take three layers of cake and fill between with moka filling. For the filling beat a half pound of sweet butter with a half pound of powdered sugar until it is white and light. Then add the yolks of three eggs, one by one, and a half cup of rich cream, beating until very smooth. Flavor with some strong coffee or coffee extract. Finish the cake by glacing the top with coffee frosting, and decorate with some of the moka filling.

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FEBRUARY 19

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Stewed prunes     Canapé of raw meat
  Scrambled eggs with chives     Radishes
  Toasted muffins     Broiled shad, maître d'hôtel
  Coffee     Potatoes au gratin
        Cauliflower mayonnaise
        Pont l'Évêque cheese
        Crackers
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Cream of Lima beans
      Celery
      Frogs' legs, Jerusalem
      Roast squab chicken
      Individual artichokes, au gratin
      Julienne potatoes
      Endives salad
      Vanilla ice cream
      Assorted cakes
      Coffee

Canapé of raw meat. Take a quarter pound of lean fresh beef tenderloin or sirloin and chop very fine and season with a little salt and pepper. Toast some thin slices of rye or white bread lightly, spread with a little sweet butter, and then spread the chopped meat on top. Serve on a napkin, garnished with quartered lemon and parsley.

Broiled shad, maître d'hôtel. Split a shad, season with salt and pepper, sprinkle with oil, and broil on both sides. Dish up on a platter, cover with maître d'hôtel sauce, and garnish with quartered lemons and parsley.

Cream of Lima beans. Put in a vessel two ounces of butter and one leek cut in small pieces. Simmer for a few minutes, then add one-half cup of flour and simmer again. When hot add one quart of milk and a can of Lima beans, or one pound of fresh beans. When soft strain through a fine sieve, put back in vessel, bring to a boil, and add one-half pint of thick cream and two ounces of best butter. Stir well, and season with salt and pepper and a little Cayenne pepper. In place of the cream, use half chicken broth, light bouillon, veal broth, or half stock and half milk, if desired.

Frogs' legs, Jerusalem. Put in a sauté pan one soupspoonful of chopped celery, three chopped shallots, and three ounces of butter, and simmer for about five minutes. Then add one dozen cut up frogs' legs, season with salt and pepper, and simmer for five minutes. Then add one cup of cream, or one cup of cream sauce, and boil for ten minutes. Serve in chafing dish.

Artichokes au gratin. Remove the leaves from four boiled artichokes and cut the bottoms in slices. Butter four individual shirred egg dishes, put one spoonful of cream sauce in the bottom, then put in the sliced artichokes, season with salt and pepper, cover with cream sauce, sprinkle with grated cheese, put a small piece of butter on top of each, and bake in oven until brown.

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FEBRUARY 20

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Oatmeal     Poached eggs, Rothschild
  Boiled salt mackerel     Fried chicken, Maryland
  Baked potatoes     Field salad
  Rolls        Coffee     Roquefort cheese, crackers        Coffee
    DINNER
      Potage de santé
      Salmon, Chambord
      Leg of mutton, à la Busse
      Spinach with cream        Parisian potatoes
      Sliced tomatoes, mayonnaise
      Anise seed cake

Poached eggs, Rothschild. Put a spoonful of purée of game on a plate, a poached egg on top, and cover with sauce Périgueux.

Purée of game. After serving roast venison, duck, quail, bear, reindeer, hare, or other game, take the remainder, remove the meat from the bones and mash very fine in a mortar, add just enough thick brown gravy to make a paste, and pass through a fine sieve. Season with salt and pepper, heat well, and use as a garnish.

Salmon, Chambord. Put in a buttered shallow sauce pan two slices of salmon, season with salt and pepper, add half a glass of red wine, and half a glass of stock, bouillon, fish stock or water, cover with buttered paper, and put in the oven and cook until done. With its broth make a sauce Génoise, and add to it one dozen small French mushrooms, one dozen parboiled clams, and one sliced truffle. Pour the sauce over the fish, and garnish with plain-boiled small écrevisses (crayfish).

Leg of mutton, à la Busse. Roast a leg of mutton, serve with its own gravy, and garnish with fresh mushrooms sauté in butter, and onions glacés.

Fresh mushrooms sauté in butter. Clean and wash one pound of fresh mushrooms and dry in a towel. Put in a sauté pan on the range, two ounces of butter; when hot add the mushrooms, season with salt and pepper, and sauté slowly for about ten minutes. Serve on toast with their own gravy, or use as a garnish for entrées, stews, etc.

Onions glacés. Peel one dozen small white onions and put in one quart of cold water with a spoonful of salt. Put on fire, boil for about five minutes, drain off water, and put the onions in a shallow sauté pan with one ounce of butter. Put in oven and roast until brown. Then add one spoonful of meat extract, let them glacé in this for a few minutes, and then serve. If preferred the onions may be glacéd by sprinkling with powdered sugar, and omitting the meat extract. Or take one pint of strong beef consommé and reduce one-half, then add at the same time as the onions, and they will glacé while reducing.

Anise seed cake. One-half pound of sugar, four eggs, one-half pound of flour, and one-half ounce of anise seed. Beat the sugar and eggs together over a slow fire until blood warm, then remove and continue beating until cold and firm. Then add the sifted flour and anise seed. Mix, and lay out on a greased and floured pan in drops about one and one-half inches in diameter. Put in a dry warm place until a crust forms on top (a few hours will be required), and then bake in a slow oven.

Spinach in cream. Boil a peck of well-washed spinach in salted water. Drain off and pound through a fine colander, add two ounces of butter, one cup of thick cream, heat well and serve. Salt and pepper if necessary.

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FEBRUARY 21

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Baked apples with cream     Fillet of herring, mariné
  Plain omelet     Potato salad
  Rolls     Minced tenderloin, à l'estragon
  English breakfast tea     Mashed potatoes au gratin
        American cheese, crackers        Coffee
    DINNER
      Consommé Florentine        Ripe olives
      Fillet of sole, Bercy
      Sweetbreads braisé, with peas
      Roast squab, au jus        Gauffrette potatoes
      Cold asparagus, mustard sauce
      Coupe Lyonnaise        Assorted cakes        Coffee

Fillet of herring, mariné. Take two marinated herrings, remove the skins and bones, and cut in long strips. Put on platter, strain a little of its own sauce over them, and decorate with sliced lemons.

Minced tenderloin of beef, à l'estragon. Slice one pound of tenderloin of beef in strips one-eighth inch thick and two inches wide, using trimmings or the end piece. Put two ounces of melted butter in frying pan, and when red-hot add the slices of meat, season with salt and pepper, and fry very quickly over a hot fire; about one minute is required. Then remove the meat and sprinkle the pan with one spoonful of flour, and allow to become brown, then add one cup of bouillon or stock, boil for five minutes, add one teaspoonful of chopped fresh tarragon, and test as to seasoning. Then add one ounce of fresh butter and the juice of one lemon. Pour over the fillets, which have been kept warm in a deep dish.

Consommé Florentine. In consommé put some plain boiled spinach cut in small pieces, also thin pancake cut same way. Serve grated cheese separate.

Fillet of sole, Bercy. Put in a buttered flat sauté pan three finely-chopped shallots, the four fillets of a sole on top of the shallots, and a little chopped parsley and chervil on top of the fillets. Season with salt and pepper, add one-half glass of white wine, cover with buttered paper, put on top of the stove and bring to the boiling point. Then put in oven and finish cooking. Remove the fillets to a platter, and put in the sauté pan one pint of white wine sauce, cook for a few minutes, and pour over the fish. Do not strain the sauce. Other fish besides sole may be used if desired.

Roast squab, au jus. Season four squabs, put a piece of fresh fat pork over the breast, and place in roasting pan with one sliced carrot, one onion, one bay leaf, a clove, a few pepper berries, and three ounces of butter. Roast in a hot oven for about thirty-five minutes, basting often. Then put the squabs on a platter, and place the pan on the fire and cook until the butter is clarified. Drain off, add one cup of bouillon and one spoonful of meat extract, reduce one-half, strain, and pour over the squabs. Garnish with watercress.

Waffle potatoes. Cut the potatoes with a special cutter called a potato waffle machine. Put them in warm swimming lard and let it become hot gradually so the potatoes will not become brown too quick. When cooked soft take them out and put them for a second into very hot fat so they will become crisp and golden yellow. Serve on a napkin, sprinkled with salt.

Sybil and Gauffrette potatoes. Same as waffle potatoes.

Coupe Lyonnaise. Fill a glass with vanilla ice cream, and put on top one large marron glacé.

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FEBRUARY 22

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Orange marmalade     Canapé Julia
  Buckwheat cakes     Consommé in cups
  Rolls     Cheese straws
  Coffee     Sand dabs, meunière
        Broiled chicken on toast
        Sybil potatoes
        Baked Hubbard squash
        Hearts of lettuce
        Meringue glacée à la vanille
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Seapuit oysters
      Clear green turtle, au Pemartin
      Crisp celery        Queen olives
      Salted almonds
      Fillet of bass, 1905
      Noisettes of lamb, Ducale
      Breast of chicken with Virginia ham
      Peas au beurre
      Soufflée potatoes
      Alligator pear salad
      Apple Moscovite
      Assorted cakes        Coffee

Canapé Julia. Chop the tail of a lobster very fine and put in a vessel on the range. When hot add one cup of thick cream sauce, bring to a boil, and season with salt and Cayenne pepper. Add the yolks of two eggs, but do not boil, heat just enough to bind the lobster. Make four pieces of toast, put the lobster on top, cover with grated cheese, put a bit of butter on the top of each, and bake in the oven. Serve on napkins, with lemons and parsley.

Noisettes of lamb. Noisettes are cut from the saddle of lamb, free from fat and skin, and in the shape of a small tenderloin steak. Broil or sauté in butter, and serve with Colbert, Béarnaise, or any other meat sauce.

Ducale. Artichoke bottoms filled with French peas, sauce Madère. Use as a garnish for lamb, beef, sweetbreads, etc.

Breast of chicken. Cut the breast from two raw roasting chickens, remove the skin, season with salt and pepper, roll in flour. Put two ounces of butter in a shallow sauté pan, and fry the breasts for about fifteen minutes, or until golden brown. Serve with Virginia ham or bacon, figs, or with sauce Colbert, Madère, cream, etc. If Virginia ham is served take four slices and just heat through on the broiler, or in pan with a little butter. Do not allow to become hard or crisp.

Alligator pear salad. (1). Select ripe, soft pears, but not mushy. Cut in half, remove the stone, fill with French dressing, and serve on cracked ice.

(2). Put in the bottom of a salad bowl some lettuce leaves, scoop out the inside of the pears with a soup spoon, put on the lettuce leaves, and cover with French dressing.

Apple Moscovite. Take four large apples and remove the insides with a sharp spoon, leaving only a firm shell. Put a spoonful of apple sauce on the bottom of the apples. Whip the whites of six eggs very hard, and mix with a half pint of sweet apple sauce. Fill the apples with this, dust over with powdered sugar, and bake in a moderate oven.

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FEBRUARY 23

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Stewed prunes     Hors d'oeuvres variés
  Boiled eggs     Mutton chops, Daumont
  Dry toast     Julienne potatoes
  Coffee     Swiss cheese and crackers
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Potage Kroumir
      Aiguillettes of sole, marinière
      Chicken, Montmorency
      Artichokes with melted butter
      Chiffonnade salad
      Kirschwasser jelly
      Lady fingers
      Coffee

Mutton chops, Daumont. Bread four mutton chops and fry in a flat sauté pan. Dish up on a long platter, and garnish with artichoke bottoms filled with cauliflower. Pour sauce Périgueux around the chops.

Artichokes filled with cauliflower. Remove the leaves and trim the bottoms of four cold artichokes. Cut in four a boiled and well-seasoned cauliflower, squeeze out the water, and use to fill the artichoke bottoms. Cover with a little thick cream sauce, sprinkle with grated cheese, place small bits of butter on top of each, put on a buttered pan with a spoonful of bouillon, and bake in the oven.

Potage Kroumir. One quart of purée of tomato soup mixed with one pint of consommé tapioca.

Aiguillettes of sole, marinière. Take the four fillets from one sole and lay them flat in a buttered pan, sprinkle with three chopped shallots, season with salt and pepper, add one-half glass of white wine, one-half cup of stock or water, cover with buttered paper, and bring to a boil on top of the stove. Then put in oven and cook for about seven minutes. Put the fillets on a platter, and reduce the broth until nearly dry. Then add two cups of white wine sauce and boil for a minute. Bind the sauce with the yolk of an egg mixed with a spoonful of cream, add a little chopped chives, and pour over the fish.

Chicken sauté, Montmorency. Joint a chicken, season with salt and pepper, put three ounces of butter in a sauté pan and sauté the chicken. When done remove the chicken to a platter, and put in the pan one cup of brown gravy or sauce Madère, and one can of French mushrooms. Boil for a few minutes. Then pour over the chicken. Garnish with croustades filled with small French peas.

Croustades. One cup of flour, one cup of milk, the whites of three eggs, a teaspoonful of olive oil, a teaspoonful of corn starch, and a little salt. Mix well and strain. Keep the croustade iron very hot in swimming lard. Dip the iron in the dough for a few seconds, then dip in the swimming lard, coated with the dough, and fry until a nice golden color. Take out, and when cold the croustades will be very crisp. Croustade irons can be obtained in any first-class store.

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FEBRUARY 24

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Grapefruit with cherries     Eggs Talleyrand
  Omelet with ham     Oysters à la Hyde
  Rolls     French pastry
  Coffee     Coffee
    DINNER
      Cream of frogs' legs
      Olives
      Scallops, Newburg
      Roast Easter kid, mint sauce
      Sweetbreads sauté, with green peas
      Endives salad
      Fancy ice cream
      Assorted cakes
      Coffee

Eggs Talleyrand. Trim the bottoms of four fresh artichokes and put a little terrine de foie gras in each, and keep hot. Put a poached egg on top of each and cover with sauce Périgueux.

Cream of frogs' legs. Take the backs and front legs of two dozen frogs, reserving the hind legs for an entrée. Put in vessel with two quarts of bouillon or chicken broth, and boil for thirty minutes. Then take one-half pound of rice flour and mix with one pint of cream. Let it run into the boiling soup, and cook for ten minutes. Strain through a fine colander, put back in the vessel, season with salt and a little Cayenne pepper, and add three ounces of sweet butter. Stir the soup so the butter will melt slowly. Serve croûtons soufflés separate.

Scallops, Newburg. Put one pint of scallops in a sauté pan with one ounce of butter, season with salt and pepper, and sauté for about three minutes over a hot fire; then drain off and add one pint of sauce Newburg. Do not cook further, and serve in chafing dish.

Roast Easter kid. Kid when young is a delicious morsel. Prepare in the same manner as lamb for roasting.

Sweet potatoes sauté. Peel and slice two large boiled sweet potatoes. Put three ounces of butter in a sauté pan, when hot add the potatoes and sauté until nice and brown. Season with salt and pepper.

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FEBRUARY 25

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Waffles     Poached eggs, Martha
  Honey     Hungarian beef goulash
  Coffee     Noodles, Polonaise
        Savarin Chantilly
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Consommé Colbert
      Broiled Alaska candlefish
      Sweetbreads, Théodora
      Roast ribs of beef, au jus
      Saratoga potatoes
      Celery Victor
      Fruit cake
      Coffee

Poached eggs, Martha. On top of four pieces of toast put some lobster croquette preparation in a layer about one-quarter of an inch thick, put a piece of butter on top of each, and bake in oven. Put a poached egg on top and cover with cream sauce.

Noodles, Polonaise. On a large platter put one pound of plain boiled noodles. In a frying pan put one-quarter pound of butter, and one-half cup of fresh bread crumbs. Fry until golden brown, and pour over the noodles.

Consommé Colbert. Equal parts of carrots, turnips, peas, string beans, cauliflower, and flageolet beans. Cut the carrots and turnips in small squares. Boil the cauliflower and cut off the small flowers. Then put all in hot consommé, with one poached egg to each person. Add a little chopped chervil before serving.

Broiled Alaska candlefish. As this fish is very oily it is better broiled. Season with salt and pepper, and serve on platter, with plenty of lemon and parsley in branches.

Sweetbreads, Théodora. Split four large sweetbreads, fill with chicken forcemeat, and braise them. Serve with sauce Madère, and garnish with stuffed fresh mushrooms.

Fruit cake (white). One pound each of butter, sugar and flour, one-half teaspoonful of baking powder, ten eggs, one-quarter pound of currant sultana raisins, one pony of rum, and one-quarter pound of chopped glacé fruits. Work the butter and the sugar together until creamy, then add the eggs two by two, and work well, then add the rum, and finally the flour, baking powder and fruit. Mix lightly, and bake in a buttered pan lined with paper.

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FEBRUARY 26

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Stewed prunes     Eggs à la Colonel
  Boiled eggs     English lamb chops, Tavern
  Buttered toast     Lettuce salad
  Coffee     Pont l'évêque cheese
        Crackers
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Cream of rice
      Ripe olives
      Rock cod, en court bouillon
      Potatoes nature
      Squab chicken sauté, Sutro
      Olivette potatoes
      Endives salad
      Orange soufflé, St. Francis
      Assorted cakes
      Coffee

Eggs à la Colonel. Cut two tomatoes in half, squeeze out the juice, bread them, and fry. Put a poached egg on top of each piece, and cover with sauce Madère with fresh mushrooms.

English lamb chops, Tavern. Broil an English lamb chop until nearly done, then put in an earthern casserole, with some sauté potatoes on one side and some stewed lamb kidneys on the other. Put in the oven for a minute or two, and serve with chopped parsley on top.

English mutton chop, Tavern. Same as English lamb chop, Tavern.

Rock cod, en court bouillon. Put in a flat pan three spoonsful of olive oil, one onion sliced very fine, three sliced green and one red pepper, one bouquet garni, and about five pounds of codfish cut in slices two inches thick. Season with salt and pepper, add two glasses of white wine and one pint of water, and a little chopped parsley. Simmer slowly for about forty minutes. Remove the bouquet garni, and serve on a deep platter with broth and all. Any fish may be prepared in the same manner.

Squab chicken sauté, Sutro. Cut two squab chickens in six pieces each. Two legs, two wings, and the breast and carcass split. Season with salt and pepper, and sauté in pan with two ounces of butter. Prepare as follows: Two fresh artichoke bottoms boiled and cut in four; one-half pound of fresh mushrooms sauté in butter; one can of cèpes sauté in butter; the livers of the chickens whole, and one parboiled sweetbread sliced and sauté in butter. Mix all together with the chicken, season well, and add some chopped parsley and chives.

Orange Soufflé, St. Francis. Cut "lids" from the tops of four large oranges and remove the insides. Have the openings about an inch and one-half in diameter. Fill about one-third full with some sliced fresh fruit, such as oranges, apples, bananas, pineapple, etc. Then add a few drops of maraschino, fill another third with vanilla ice cream. Beat the whites of six eggs until stiff, mixed with one-half pound of sugar and the grated rind of an orange, and fill the final third of the orange. Dust with powdered sugar, and brown on top in a very hot oven. It will take but a second to brown, and they should be served at once.

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FEBRUARY 27

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Orange marmalade     Omelet with Virginia ham and peppers
  Ham and eggs     Calf's head, vinaigrette
  Corn muffins     Baked potatoes
  Coffee     Apricot layer cake
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Strained gumbo soup, in cups
      Radishes
      Barracouda, maître d'hôtel
      Stuffed capon, Bruxelloise
      Asparagus, Hollandaise
      Champs Élysées potatoes
      Hearts of romaine, Roquefort dressing
      Chocolate parfait
      Lady fingers
      Coffee

Omelet with Virginia ham and peppers. Cut two slices of Virginia ham and one green pepper in small squares, put in frying pan with one ounce of butter, and simmer for about two minutes. Add eight beaten eggs and two red peppers cut in small squares, season with salt and pepper, and proceed in the same manner as for a plain omelet.

Calf's head, vinaigrette. Dish up on a napkin some boiled calf's head with the brains and the tongue sliced. Garnish the platter with pickles, pickled beets, quartered lemons, parsley in branches, and two hard-boiled eggs cut in two. Serve vinaigrette sauce separate.

Strained gumbo soup, in cups. Make a chicken okra soup, strain through cheese cloth, and serve in cups.

Stuffed capon, Bruxelloise. Soak half of a loaf of white bread in milk, then squeeze out the milk, mince fine, add salt and pepper, a little chopped parsley, one pound of finely chopped salted almonds, and one egg. Mix well together and fill the capon. Tie a slice of fresh fat pork over the breast, and roast in the same manner as chicken or other fowl.

Layer cake. Eight eggs, one-half pound of flour, one-quarter pound of melted butter, and a few drops of vanilla extract. Beat the eggs with the sugar over a slow fire until thoroughly warm, then take off the range and continue beating until cold. Put in the flour, mixing lightly, and add the melted butter and vanilla extract. Bake in buttered flat tin cake moulds, for about ten minutes.

French layer cake. The same as above with the exception that it is baked in one thick cake and then cut into layers.

Chocolate layer cake. Use three or four layers, filling between with chocolate cream. Glacé with chocolate frosting, and decorate the top with glacé fruits. See pastry cream for directions for filling.

Apricot layer cake. Same as chocolate layer cake, but fill with apricot marmalade, glacé the top with vanilla frosting, and decorate with glacé fruit.

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FEBRUARY 28

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Shredded wheat with cream     Eggs à la Reine
  Crescents     Tripe à la mode de Caën
  Cocoa     Camembert cheese and crackers
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Consommé d'Orleans
      Celery
      Fillet of sole, Victoria
      Leg of mutton, Réforme
      Carrots, Vichy
      Potato salad
      Peach Melba
      Assorted cakes
      Coffee

Poached eggs, à la Reine. Spread some purée de foie gras on a piece of toast. Put a poached egg on top, cover with cream sauce, and sprinkle with finely chopped truffles. After the truffles have been chopped put in a napkin and squeeze out the juice, and then chop again. They will then be dry, and easy to sprinkle.

Fillet of sole, Victoria. Put four fillets in a buttered sauté pan, season with salt and pepper, add one-half glass of white wine. When done put on platter and pour a lobster sauce over the fish, with lobster and truffles cut in small squares, in it.

Leg of mutton, Réforme. Roast a leg of mutton, and serve the following sauce separate: Ham, tongue, pickles, mushrooms, and chicken in equal parts, cut Julienne style, and mixed with sauce poivrade.

Sauce poivrade. Crush one-half cup of black pepper berries and put in vessel with one dozen chopped shallots, a little parsley, and one pint of white wine vinegar. Boil and reduce until nearly dry, then add one quart of brown sauce, or sauce Madère, and boil for five minutes, then strain, and stir in three ounces of sweet butter slowly.

Tripe à la mode de Caën. Parboil eight pounds of raw tripe and four ox feet. Cut both the tripe and the feet in pieces two inches square. Chop one pound of raw beef suet and four large onions very fine. Put in an earthen pot half of the suet and onions, then half of the tripe and feet, then the remainder of the suet and onions, followed by the rest of the tripe and feet. Season with salt and pepper, add one bouquet garni, one-half pint of brandy, one pint of white wine, and fill the remainder of the space in the pot with water. Put a cover on the pot and seal with any kind of paste or dough, so that no air or steam can escape. Then put the pot in a moderate oven and leave for about eight hours; then take out of oven, take off the cover, and remove the bouquet garni. If there should be too much fat on top a little may be taken off. Ordinarily there will not be too much. Season to taste with salt and pepper, add one-half pint of dry apple cider and one glass of brandy, and boil for two minutes. Serve hot. The proper way to serve tripe à la mode de Caën is in small individual earthen pots, on a large plate, with red-hot ashes under the pot.

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MARCH 1

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Strawberries with cream     Grapefruit en suprême
  Boiled eggs     Consommé in cups
  Dry toast     Cheese straws
  Coffee     Sweet-and-sour beef tongue
        String beans
        Mashed potatoes
        Chocolate éclairs        Coffee
    DINNER
      Oysters on half shell
      Onion soup au gratin
      Kingfish sauté, meunière
      Roast chicken
      Succotash
      Potato cakes
      Escarole salad
      Corn meal pudding        Coffee

Sweet-and-sour sauce. Procure one-half pound of unsweetened spiced fish cake from your grocer, break it in small pieces, put in a bowl, cover with one pint of vinegar and one pound of brown sugar. Soak for about an hour, then stir well, and add one cup of fish broth or meat stock, depending upon whether it is to be used for fish or meat. Season with salt and a little Cayenne pepper, then add one pound of seedless raisins, and boil again for five minutes.

Sweet-and-sour beef tongue. Boil a fresh beef tongue in the same manner as boiled beef. When done cut in thin slices, put in a flat pan, cover with sweet-and-sour sauce, and simmer for five minutes. Serve on a platter covered with the sauce.

Omelette Suzanne. Cut six macaroons in four and mix with a little whipped cream. Cut six lady fingers in two and sprinkle with powdered cocoa and powdered sugar. Melt some Bar le Duc jelly. Make an omelet in the usual manner, powder with plenty of sugar, and burn bands across the top with a hot iron. At one end of the omelet place the lady fingers, at the other end the macaroons, and pour some of the Bar le Duc jelly on each side. Pour a pony of Chartreuse over the omelet, then a pony of fine champagne, and light it.

Cheese straws. Roll out some puff paste (a good way to utilize any trimmings you may have) very thin, about one-eighth inch. Wash the top with eggs and spread with grated Parmesan cheese mixed with a little Cayenne pepper. Cut in narrow strips, one-half inch by six, lay on a baking pan and bake in a moderate oven until brown and crisp.

Onion soup, au gratin. Slice three onions very fine, put in a casserole with three ounces of butter, put on the cover, and simmer until of a golden color. Then add one quart of consommé, stock or any good broth (consommé preferred), season well, and boil for five minutes. Slice three rolls very thin and put in oven and allow to remain until brown and dry, like toast. Put the soup in an earthen casserole, float the slices of rolls on top, spread a cup of grated cheese over the bread, put in a hot oven and cook until brown on top. Serve very hot.

Potato cakes. Whenever there is mashed potatoes left over, make into little cakes about one inch thick and two inches in diameter, roll in flour, and fry in pan with a little butter, until brown on both sides. If the potato should be too thin add the raw yolk of an egg.

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MARCH 2

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Oatmeal with cream     Eggs Bordelaise
  Broiled finnan haddie     Lamb chops, Victor Hugo
  Lyonnaise potatoes     Julienne potatoes
  Rolls     Stewed tomatoes
  Coffee     Brie cheese, crackers        Coffee
    DINNER
      Cream of lettuce        Radishes
      Scallops, Mornay
      Croustades financière
      Roast leg of mutton, currant jelly
      Potato croquettes
      Cold asparagus, mustard sauce
      Fruit salad, au marasquin
      Lady fingers        Coffee

Eggs Bordelaise. Fry the eggs in oil, put on toast, cover with Bordelaise sauce, and lay two slices of truffle on each egg.

Lamb chops, Victor Hugo. Broil or sauté six lamb chops on one side only, and allow to become cold. Grate two horseradish roots and put in a sauce pot with two ounces of butter, and simmer. Then add one cup of thick cream sauce, and bring to a boil; season well and bind with the yolks of two eggs. When this stuffing is cold put on top of the chops, make smooth with a knife, sprinkle with a little grated Parmesan cheese mixed with bread crumbs, put small bits of butter on each chop, place on a buttered pan, and put in a hot oven, so they will cook from the bottom. Cook until the tops are nice and brown, and serve on a platter with brown gravy, and two slices of truffle on each.

Cream of lettuce. Take the trimmings of six heads of lettuce, in volume about the same as two heads of lettuce, wash well and cut in small bits. Take two quarts of chicken broth, or any kind of clear broth or stock, add the lettuce to it and boil for thirty minutes. Put in a separate vessel four ounces of butter, and heat; add three spoonfuls of flour and heat again; add the broth containing the lettuce and boil for ten minutes. Boil a pint of cream, mix with the soup, and strain through a fine sieve. Put back in vessel, add two or three ounces of sweet butter, and stir until the butter is melted. Season with salt and a little Cayenne pepper.

Scallops, Mornay. Put one pint of scallops in a sauté pan with an ounce of butter, season with salt and pepper, and heat through. Then remove the juice and add one cup of thick cream sauce, mix well, put in a deep dish, sprinkle with grated Parmesan or Swiss cheese, put small bits of butter on top, and bake in hot oven until brown.

Croustades financière. Make a financière, but cut a little smaller than for garniture. Fill the croustades, and serve on napkin with parsley in branches.

Financière (garniture). Cut two parboiled sweetbreads in slices, and sauté in butter; add one-half can of French mushrooms, or one-quarter pound of fresh mushrooms cut in two and sautéed, rooster combs and kidneys, sliced truffles, small chicken dumplings, and a few green olives with the stones removed. Put all in a casserole, season well, add a pint of good Madeira sauce, and serve hot. This garnish may be used for filling croustades, vol au vents, small patties, or as an entrée.

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MARCH 3

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Griddle cakes with maple syrup     Poached eggs, Monnet Sully
  Buttered toast     Imported Frankfort sausages
  Oolong tea     Sauerkraut
        Boiled potatoes
        Limberger cheese and crackers
        Coffee
DINNER  
  Toke Point oysters
  Pannade soup   SUPPER  
  Boiled sea bass, Hollandaise   Golden buck
  Potatoes nature  
  Chicken sauté, Salonika  
  Peas au cerfeuil  
  Chiffonnade salad  
  Biscuit glacé  
  Assorted cakes  
  Coffee

Poached eggs, Monnet Sully. Place a poached egg on a canapé of chicken and pour Béarnaise sauce over it.

Canapé of chicken. Take the breast of a boiled fowl and chop very fine, season with salt and pepper, mix well with two ounces of sweet butter, and spread on fresh toast.

Pannade soup. Take a half loaf of stale white bread, or some rolls, and put in a pot with three pints of water, season with salt and pepper, add one-quarter of a pound of butter, cover, and boil slowly for one hour. It will then be of the consistency of gruel. Mix the yolks of two eggs with a cup of cream and a half cup of milk, and stir slowly into the boiling soup. This is an excellent plain soup, and fine for the digestion.

Peas au cerfeuil. Put three ounces of butter in a casserole, add one quart of parboiled peas, some chopped chervil (cerfeuil), season with salt and a pinch of sugar, and simmer for five minutes.

Boiled sea bass, Hollandaise. Put a whole sea bass, including the head and tail, in a fish kettle, in cold water. Season with salt, some whole black pepper berries, and a bouquet garni. Add one sliced onion, and one carrot, bring to a boil and then set on the side for fifteen minutes. Serve on a napkin with small boiled potatoes, quartered lemons and parsley. Hollandaise sauce separate.

Fried artichokes. Trim the bottoms of six boiled artichokes, cut in four, put in flour, then in milk, then in beaten egg, then in fresh bread crumbs, and fry in swimming fat. Serve on napkin with lemon and parsley.

Chicken sauté, Salonika. Joint a chicken and season with salt and pepper. Put two spoonfuls of olive oil in a sauté pan, and when very hot add the chicken. Sauté until nice and brown, then add one chopped shallot. When the shallot is hot pour off the oil, add one cup of brown gravy, and simmer for five minutes. Dish up on a flat platter, pour the sauce over it, sprinkle with chopped parsley, and garnish both ends of the platter with fried artichokes.

Golden buck. A Welsh rabbit with a poached egg on top.

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MARCH 4

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Sliced pineapple     Mussels marinière
  Bacon and eggs     Reindeer chop, port wine sauce
  Rolls     Sweet potatoes, sauté
  Coffee     Lettuce braisé
        Waldorf salad
        French pastry
        Coffee
DINNER  
  California oyster cocktail
  Ox tail soup, English style   SUPPER  
  Frogs' legs, Jerusalem   Hangtown fry
  Filet mignon, Bayard  
  Flageolet beans  
  Sybil potatoes  
  Hearts of lettuce  
  Raspberry water ice  
  Assorted cakes  
  Coffee  

Sauce marinière. Cut fine six shallots, put in casserole with one ounce of butter, and simmer just enough to have the shallots hot, then add one glass of white wine and boil until reduced nearly dry. Then add one pint of sauce Allemande and boil for five minutes. Season with salt and pepper, and sprinkle with a little chopped parsley and chives.

Sauce Allemande. Put four ounces of butter and three spoonfuls of flour in a casserole and place on the stove. When hot add one quart of chicken or veal broth, and boil for twenty minutes, then bind with the yolks of three eggs mixed with one-half cup of thick cream. Strain and season well with salt and a little Cayenne pepper.

Mussels, marinière. Wash the mussels well to free them from all sand. Put in casserole with one-half glass of white wine and one cup of water, bring to the boiling point, then add six chopped shallots, and boil until the mussels are open. Remove the mussels to another vessel, strain the broth, and reduce. Then add one pint of sauce marinière, and pour over the mussels. The mussels may be served with the entire shells attached; on the half shell, or removed from the shells altogether, after they have been boiled.

Reindeer chop. Reindeer should be hung up for at least two weeks before being cooked, otherwise it will be very tough. The meat is very good, and easily prepared. Salt and pepper the chops, roll in olive oil, and broil; or fry in frying pan, in the same manner as any other kind of chop or steak. Serve with maître d'hôtel, or some fancy meat sauce.

Port wine sauce. Take the brown gravy from a roast, or use any kind of brown sauce, or sauce Madère; add one glass of port wine and boil for two minutes. This sauce is excellent with game. If a sweeter sauce is desired one-half cup of hot currant jelly may be added.

Filet mignon, Bayard. Sauté in butter, or broil, small tenderloin steaks, place on toast, spread with purée de foie gras, cover with sauce Madère with sliced truffles, and garnish with small round chicken croquettes.

Hangtown fry. Mix plain scrambled eggs with one dozen small fried California oysters.

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MARCH 5

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Pearl grits with cream     Eggs, Meyerbeer
  Broiled smoked salmon     Paprika schnitzel with spätzel
  Toast Melba     Gorgonzola cheese with crackers
  Coffee     Coffee
    DINNER
      Cream of bananas
      Ripe California olives
      Fillet of bass, Nanon
      Chicken sauté, Créole
      Boiled rice
      Escarole and chicory salad
      Nesselrode pudding
      Assorted cakes
      Coffee

Pearl grits. To one quart of boiling water add eight ounces of pearl grits, season with salt, and boil for twenty minutes. Serve cream separate.

Eggs, Meyerbeer. For each person cook two eggs on a shirred egg dish. Have the eggs very soft. Place a broiled split lamb's kidney in the center of each dish and cover with a little sauce Madère. Place two slices of truffle on top. Season well.

Broiled smoked salmon. Slice the salmon about one-half inch thick, roll in olive oil, and broil. When done put on platter, cover with maître d'hôtel sauce, and garnish with quartered lemons and parsley.

Toast Melba. Cut some white bread in very thin slices, trim, put on a pan and bake in the oven until brown.

Paprika schnitzel. Cut four slices from a leg of veal. The slices should be about one-half inch thick, two and one-half inches wide and six inches long. Season them with salt and paprika. Melt three ounces of butter in a sauté pan, when hot put the slices of meat in the pan and sauté for about five minutes. Then add one cup of very thick cream, a little more salt, one teaspoonful of paprika, and simmer for five minutes. If the sauce should be too thin add one spoonful of cream sauce and simmer for a few minutes.

Nesselrode pudding. Beat over the fire the yolks of eight eggs, one-half pound of sugar, and one pony of good rum, until light and creamy. Then remove from the fire and continue beating until cold. Then add one quart of whipped cream and one-half pound of broken marrons glacés. Mix well, and put in one large, or in individual moulds, pack in ice and salt, and leave until hard. It will require about two hours to freeze. To serve, remove from mould, decorate the top with a marron glacé, and pour maraschino sauce around the bottom of the pudding.

Spätzel. These are small flour dumplings, but made harder than the usual dumpling. Mix well one cup of flour, one whole egg and the yolk of an egg, one-third of a cup of milk, a little salt and pepper, and a very little grated nutmeg. Form in small bits and drop into boiling salted water and boil for about five minutes, then pour off the water. In a frying pan put two ounces of butter and cook until brown, then pour over the spätzel and mix.

Cream of bananas. Make a cream of chicken soup, heat six bananas in it, and strain through a fine sieve.

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MARCH 6

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Bar le Duc jelly     Grapefruit with cherries
  Spanish omelet     Fried tomcods, Tartar sauce
  Dry toast     Turkeys' livers en brochette
  Chocolate with whipped cream     Flageolet beans
        French pastry
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Consommé royal
      Soft clams, bâtelière
      Roast turkey, cranberry sauce
      Sweet potato croquettes
      Asparagus Hollandaise
      Chiffonnade salad
      Mince pie
      American cheese
      Coffee

Spanish omelet. Make a plain omelet and pour one cup of Créole sauce around it.

Fried tomcods. Clean eight tomcods, wash well, and dry with a towel. Roll in milk, then in flour, and fry in swimming fat for about five minutes, or until nice and brown. The fat must be very hot. Serve on a napkin with fried parsley, quartered lemons, and Tartar sauce separate.

Turkeys' livers en brochette. Take three turkey livers and cut each in four slices. Broil three slices of bacon, and cut in four pieces also. Now stick a piece of liver on a skewer, then a piece of bacon, then another piece of liver, then another piece of bacon, and so continue until the skewer is full. Season with salt and pepper, roll in fresh bread crumbs, sprinkle with olive oil, and broil. When done on all sides place on a piece of toast, put some maître d'hôtel sauce over it, and garnish with quarters of lemon and water-cress.

Clams bâtelière. Separate the bellies from one dozen soft clams and put them back in their half shells. Season with salt and pepper, cover with maître d'hôtel sauce, put a thin slice of salt pork over the top, and place in oven and bake. Garnish with quartered lemon and parsley.

Roast turkey. Season the turkey well, fill with any kind of stuffing, and roast in the same manner as roast turkey stuffed with chestnuts.

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MARCH 7

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Fresh strawberries with cream     Eggs Sarah Bernhardt
  Boiled eggs     Reindeer stew
  Rolls     Mashed potatoes
  Coffee     Camembert cheese and crackers
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Cherrystone oysters on half shell
      Cream of farina
      Fillet of turbot, Bonnefoy
      Lamb chops, charcutière
      Succotash
      French fried potatoes
      Romaine salad
      Fancy ice cream
      Assorted cakes        Coffee

Eggs Sarah Bernhardt. Cut six hard-boiled eggs in two, remove the yolks, mash them up and mix with a little salt, pepper, celery salt, one spoonful of fresh bread crumbs, one spoonful of chopped chicken meat, and the yolk of one raw egg. Stuff the halved whites of eggs with this, put on a buttered dish and place in the oven for four minutes. Dress on a silver platter, and cover with sauce Périgueux.

Sauce Périgueux. Chop a small can of truffles and put in a casserole with one glass of Madeira, and reduce until nearly dry. Then add one pint of brown gravy and season with salt and Cayenne pepper.

Sauce Périgord. Slice one small can of truffles, put in casserole with one glass of Madeira or sherry wine, reduce, add one pint of brown gravy and boil again for twelve minutes. Season with salt and Cayenne pepper.

Reindeer stew. Cut about five pounds of shoulder and breast of reindeer in pieces two inches square. Put in sauté pan with one-quarter pound of butter, season with salt and pepper, and sauté until nice and brown. Then add two spoonfuls of flour and simmer until the flour is slightly brown; add one pint of claret and one quart of boiling water, a bouquet garni, and bring to a boil; skim, cover and let slowly cook until nearly done. Sauté in butter twelve heads of fresh mushrooms, and parboil twelve very small potatoes and fry in butter, add them to the stew and cook until soft. Season well with salt and pepper.

Cream of farina. Boil one pound of farina in one quart of milk. When done add one pint of well-seasoned chicken broth, and strain through a fine sieve. Put back in pot, add two ounces of sweet butter and one pint of boiling cream. Season with salt and a little Cayenne pepper.

Fillet of turbot, Bonnefoy. Cut the turbot in fillets about one and one-half inches wide and three inches long. Put in sauté pan, season with salt and pepper, add six very finely chopped shallots, one small can of mushrooms, or a half pound of fresh mushrooms, and one glass of claret. Cover with buttered manilla paper, put in oven and simmer for ten minutes, then remove the fish to a platter. Put the pan with the gravy on the fire, add one pint of tomato sauce and boil for five minutes. Then stir in well one ounce of good butter, and pour over the fish.

Lamb chops, charcutière. Broil some lamb chops and cover with brown sauce with which has been mixed some sliced pickle and sliced green olives in equal parts. Season the sauce well.

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MARCH 8

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Stewed prunes     Canapé of fresh caviar
  Scrambled eggs with bacon     Consommé in cups
  Buttered toast     Cheese straws
  English breakfast tea     Spring lamb Irish stew
        Cream puffs
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Purée d'Artois (soup)
      Salted pecans
      Broiled shad, Albert
      Chicken à l'Estragon
      Potatoes au gratin
      Artichokes, sauce Hollandaise
      Omelette soufflée
      Coffee

Purée d'Artois. Same as purée of peas.

Broiled shad, Albert. Broiled shad with horseradish sauce.

Chicken à l'Estragon. Boil a whole chicken in a quart of water with salt and a bouquet garni. When done pull the skin off but leave the chicken whole. Make the sauce in the following manner: Put three ounces of butter in a casserole, when hot add two and one-half spoonfuls of flour and one and one-half pints of the chicken broth, boil for ten minutes, add a little chopped tarragon and boil for another ten minutes. Bind with the yolks of two eggs and a half cup of cream, strain, and season with salt and Cayenne pepper. Pour the sauce over the chicken, and lay a few leaves of tarragon on top.

Omelette soufflée. Mix a cup of powdered sugar with the yolks of two eggs and the inside of a vanilla bean, and beat until it is light and fluffy. Beat the whites of eight eggs until they are very stiff, then add to the batter, mixing lightly. Place this on a buttered silver platter that has been dusted with powdered sugar, form into a fancy shape, decorate through a pastry bag with some of the same preparation, dust with powdered sugar, and bake in a rather hot oven for about ten minutes.

Omelette soufflée en surprise. Cut a piece of sponge cake into an oval shape about one-half inch thick, three inches wide and six inches long. Put on top of the cake one pint of vanilla ice cream that has been frozen very hard, cover with omelette soufflée preparation, decorate in the same manner as above, dust with powdered sugar, and bake in a very hot oven for two minutes.

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MARCH 9

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Orange marmalade     Eggs Maltaise
  Boiled eggs     Calf's head, à la Française
  Dry toast     Plain boiled potatoes
  Ceylon tea     Brie cheese and crackers        Coffee
    DINNER
      Cream of green corn
      Matelote of fish
      Leg of mutton, Bretonne
      Field salad
      Sand tart        Coffee

Eggs Maltaise. Fill a croustade with purée of fresh mushrooms, put a poached egg on top, and cover with cream sauce.

Calf's head, à la Française. Boil a calf's head, with the tongue and brains, and dish up on a china platter. Make a macédoine of vegetables as follows: Boil in salt water a carrot and a turnip, and when cold cut up in small dices. Add one-half pound of cold cooked string beans cut in pieces about one-half inch long, one-quarter pound of boiled peas, and one-half can of flageolet beans. Put this macédoine in a salad bowl, add one teaspoonful of salt, one-half teaspoonful of fresh-ground black pepper, a little parsley and chervil, one-half cup of white wine vinegar, and one and one-half cups of olive oil. Mix well and pour over the calf's head.

Cream of green corn. Soak five pounds of green corn in cold water over night. Then put on fire in pot with one-half gallon of bouillon, and cook until soft. Then strain through a fine sieve, put back in pot, add one quart of boiling cream, and season with salt and a little Cayenne pepper. Before serving add four ounces of sweet butter, and stir well until melted.

White beans, Bretonne. Soak 3 pounds of white beans in cold water over night. Put in a vessel with three quarts of water, a ham bone, a bouquet garni, and a small handful of salt. Boil until soft, then remove the ham bone and bouquet, and drain off the water. Chop three large onions very fine, put in casserole with three ounces of butter, and simmer until cooked, then add a teaspoonful of chopped garlic and heat through, pour in a cupful of purée of tomatoes and some chopped parsley, add the beans, season well with fresh-ground black pepper, and cook for ten minutes.

Leg of mutton, Bretonne. Roast leg of mutton garnished with beans Bretonne.

Matelote of fish. Take the solid meat of any kind of fresh fish such as bass, carp, perch, etc., and cut about four pounds in slices two inches thick. Put in buttered pan, season with salt and pepper, add one pint of claret, one cup of stock, fish broth, or water, and a bouquet garni. Cover, put over a slow fire and boil for about twenty minutes, or until soft. Put the fish in a deep dish, cover with matelote sauce, and garnish with boiled écrevisses. To make the matelote sauce put three ounces of butter in a casserole and allow to become hot. Then add two spoonfuls of flour, heat well, and then pour in the strained broth from the fish, boil for ten minutes, add one spoonful of meat extract and one teaspoonful of essence of anchovies, and strain. Peel one dozen very small white onions, parboil then and fry in butter until soft. Add the onions and one can of French mushrooms to the sauce, season well, and boil.

Sand tart (Sablé). One pound of sugar, one pound of flour, the yolks of five eggs, six ounces of butter, and three tablespoonfuls of thick sour milk in 70 which has been dissolved one pinch of soda. Mix to a hard dough and roll very thin. Beat the whites of two eggs and use to moisten the top of the rolled dough. Cut in the desired shape, sprinkle with sugar mixed with a little powdered cinnamon and chopped almonds, put on buttered pan and bake quick.

MARCH 10

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Sliced bananas with cream     Eggs Renaissance
  Broiled finnan haddie     Mutton chops, Signora
  Baked potatoes     Fried egg plant
  Rolls     Romaine salad
  Coffee     Meringued peaches        Coffee
    DINNER
      Mock turtle soup
      Oysters, Victor
      Croustades Laguipierre
      Roast capon, au jus
      Fresh asparagus, Hollandaise
      Champs Elysées potatoes
      Escarole salad
      Fancy ice cream
      Assorted cakes        Coffee

Eggs Renaissance. Put a little cream sauce in the bottom of a buttered cocotte dish, add a raw egg, season with salt and pepper, then add a few sliced canned mushrooms and sliced truffles, cover with cream sauce, sprinkle with grated cheese, put bits of butter on top, and bake in oven.

Mutton chops, Signora. Split open four mutton chops, season with salt and pepper, put three slices of truffle in each chop and fold together, roll in flour, then in beaten egg, and finally in bread crumbs. Fry the chops for ten minutes in hot melted butter. Serve cream sauce to which has been added some chopped truffles.

Meringued peaches. (Pêche meringuée.) Cook one quarter pound of rice in one quart of milk for about one-half hour. The rice should be stiff when done. Add one pony of cream, one ounce of butter, two ounces of sugar, and mix well. Spread on a dish about one inch deep, and place on top some halved preserved peaches, or some fresh peaches cooked in syrup. Make a meringue paste with the whites of four eggs beaten stiff and a half pound of sugar. Cover the peaches with the meringue, using a pastry bag with a fancy tube. Dust over with powdered sugar, and bake in a rather cool oven until it becomes a little dry and brown.

Oysters Victor. Wash the heads of three fresh mushrooms, dry them in a towel, and chop very fine, also chop very fine six walnuts and put in salad bowl with the mushrooms, season with salt and pepper, add three ounces of butter and a little chopped parsley, and mix well together. Spread this paste on top of a dozen oysters on the half shell, and bake in oven for about five minutes. Serve with halves of lemon.

Croustades Laguipierre. Use equal parts of chickens' livers, sauté in butter, sliced sweetbreads sauté, boiled rooster combs, sliced green olives, sliced truffles, and French mushrooms cut in two. Stir into hot Madeira sauce, season well, and fill the croustades.

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MARCH 11

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Fresh strawberries with cream     Hors d'oeuvres variés
  Scrambled eggs with truffles     Potato omelet
  Crescents     Roquefort cheese and crackers
  Coffee     Hungarian beef goulash
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Consommé Du Barry
      Queen olives
      Fillet of sole, Turbigo
      Veal kidney roast
      Carrots in butter
      Mashed potatoes
      Chicory salad
      Fried cream
      Coffee

Scrambled eggs with truffles. Cut a truffle in small dices and put in sauce pan, on the range, with one ounce of butter. When hot add six beaten eggs, a little salt and pepper, one spoonful of cream, and then scramble in the usual manner. Dish up and lay six slices of heated truffles on top.

Potato omelet. Cut a boiled potato in small dices. Put one ounce of butter in a frying pan with the potato, and fry until brown, then add six beaten eggs, season with salt and pepper, and cook into an omelet in the usual manner.

Consommé Du Barry. Boil a cauliflower in salt water. When done cut the tips of the flowers from the stems and add to boiling consommé.

Fillet of sole, Turbigo. Cut the fillets from a sole, and remove the skin. Spread with fish force meat, (see fish dumplings), fold in half, place in buttered sauté pan, season with salt and pepper, add one-half glass of white wine, and boil. When done remove the fish to a platter; add to the gravy in the pan one cup of white wine sauce, boil for ten minutes, and strain. Cut the tail of a lobster in slices, heat them and lay on top of fillets and cover with the sauce.

Carrots in butter. Wash and peel three dozen small French carrots, and boil in two quarts of salted water. When done drain off the water, add two ounces of sweet butter, and simmer for two minutes. Sprinkle with a little chopped parsley.

Fried cream. One quart of milk, one-half pound of sugar, the yolks of eight eggs, four ounces of flour, and one-half of a vanilla bean. Boil the milk with the vanilla bean. Mix the sugar, flour and the yolks of the eggs, and then pour into the boiling milk. Continue cooking, stirring all the time until stiff. Then pour into a flat pan in a layer about three-quarters of an inch thick, allow to become cold, and then cut into two inch squares. Roll in flour, then in beaten egg, and finally in cake, macaroon, or bread crumbs, and fry in swimming lard until brown. Serve dusted with powdered sugar, or with a lump of sugar covered with brandy, and burning.

Beef tongue, Parisian style. Wash a fresh beef tongue, put in a pot, cover with hot water, add a cup of white wine vinegar, two carrots, two onions, a bay leaf, a few cloves, a crushed garlic clove, some thyme, the green tops of a bunch of celery, and some salt. Simmer slowly for three hours, or until when pricked with a fork it has the consistency of jelly. Then peel and trim. Reduce the broth, and make a brown gravy, adding a glass of Madeira wine. In another pan boil a dozen or so small onions. Glacé and simmer them in plenty of butter, but do not brown, add a can of mushroom heads and quarter 72 of a pound of salt pork that has been boiled and diced, and simmer again. Add two tablespoonfuls of minced parsley and a wine glass of sherry, then mix with the brown Madeira sauce. Put the whole tongue on a platter, and pour the sauce over it.

MARCH 12

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Stewed rhubarb     Grapefruit with maraschino
  Boiled eggs     Fried tomcods, Tartar
  Rolls     Broiled honeycomb tripe
  Coffee     Celery root, field and beet salad
        Lyonnaise potatoes
        Cherry tart        Coffee
    DINNER
      Potage Lamballe        Radishes
      Bass, Dijonaise
      Roast chicken
      Fonds d'artichauts, Feypell
      Julienne potatoes
      Sliced tomatoes, French dressing
      Vanilla ice cream
      Cakes        Coffee

Bass, Dijonaise. Put four fillets of bass in a buttered pan, season with salt and pepper, sprinkle with two finely-chopped shallots, add one-half cup of water, cover, and put in hot oven for fifteen minutes. Then place the fillets on a platter, and reduce the broth until nearly dry, add one spoonful of French mustard and two cups of cream sauce, and boil for two minutes. Add some chopped chives, and pour over the fish.

Fonds d'artichauts, Feypell. (Artichoke bottoms, Feypell). Remove the leaves, and trim the bottoms of twelve boiled artichokes. Cut six of them into one-half inch squares. Prepare one cup of purée of fresh mushrooms and one-half cup of grated cheese. Put in a sauté pan one ounce of fresh butter, and when hot add the cut-up artichoke bottoms, and season with salt and pepper. Fry until of a light golden yellow color, then add the grated cheese, mix well, add the mushrooms purée, and boil for a minute or two. Finally stir in the yolk of an egg, mixing quickly, and a little chopped parsley. Cover thickly the six whole artichoke bottoms with this filling, place on a buttered dish or pan, lay a thin slice of raw bacon about an inch and a half long on top of each, and put in the oven and bake. Serve as a vegetable course with Madeira or tomato sauce, or as a garnish, plain.

Canapé St. Francis. Trim small pieces of toast, and cut in fancy shapes, or circular. Spread with caviar. Place a slice of tomato on top and over this strips of caviar. Place on lettuce leaves that have been dressed with French dressing mixed with finely-chopped herbs.

Potatoes Ritz. Allow one large potato for each individual. Peel, and cut into half-inch dices. Boil in salt water for ten minutes, drain, and brown with butter. When done the potatoes should be in small free pieces, and browned on all sides.

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MARCH 13

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Grapefruit marmalade     Eggs gastronome
  Buckwheat cakes     Calf's brains au beurre noir
  Breakfast sausages     Persillade potatoes
  Maple syrup     Hearts of lettuce, French dressing
  Rolls        Coffee     French pastry        Coffee
 
DINNER   SUPPER
  Toke Point Oysters, mignonette   Yorkshire buck
  Potage Mongol   Coffee
  Ripe California olives
  Fillet of sole, Villeroi
  Roast loin of lamb, mint sauce
  Asparagus Polonaise        Potato salad
  Savarin aux fruits        Coffee

Eggs gastronome. Boil six eggs until hard, remove the shells, and cut in two lengthwise. Chop up the yolks and put in a bowl. Chop very fine one can of French mushrooms, and add to the yolks, season with salt and pepper, add the raw yolk of one egg, one-half cup of fresh bread crumbs and a little chopped parsley, and mix well. Fill the hard-boiled whites with this filling, put on a platter, cover with brown gravy and bake in oven.

Calf's brains au beurre noir. Put two calf's brains in cold water and leave for one hour; then remove the reddish-black outside skin with the fingers, and put again in fresh cold water so the blood will run out, and the brains remain white after being cooked. Now put in a casserole two quarts of water, a heaping spoonful of salt, one-half glass of vinegar, two onions, one-half of a carrot, and a bouquet garni. Boil for five minutes, and then add the brains and boil for two minutes, then let it stand in the hot broth for about one-half hour. Then remove the brains, cut in two lengthwise and lay on a platter, sprinkle with salt and fresh-ground black pepper, one spoonful of French capers, and a little chopped parsley, chives and chervil. Put in a frying pan three ounces of sweet butter and cook until very dark brown, nearly black; and pour over the brains. Then put in the same pan one-third of a cup of vinegar, let it become hot, and pour over the brains also.

Potatoes persillade. Cut two dozen potatoes to the shape of a small egg. Put in a pot, cover with cold water, add a spoonful of salt, and boil slowly so they will not break. When they are nearly soft drain off the water, add one ounce of butter, cover, and simmer until the butter is melted. Then sprinkle with chopped parsley.

Fillet of sole, Villeroi. Put the fillets of a large sole in a buttered pan, add some salt and a glass of milk, bring to a boil, and then set on the side of the stove for ten minutes; then remove the fish to a platter. Mix in a cup one spoonful of flour and one spoonful of butter; add this to the broth in the pan from which the fish has been removed, and boil for five minutes; then add one cup of cream, and two ounces of sweet butter and whip well until melted, season with salt and pepper, and strain over the fish.

Asparagus Polonaise. Put four pounds of boiled fresh asparagus, (for four persons), on a platter. In a frying pan put three ounces of fresh butter, and one-half cup of fresh bread crumbs, and fry until the crumbs are golden yellow. Then pour over the tips of the asparagus, sprinkle with a little pepper and chopped parsley. A hard-boiled egg chopped fine, may be added if desired.

Boiled fresh asparagus. Fresh asparagus should be peeled very thin with a sharp knife, and well washed. If to be served hot, put in boiling salt water over a hot fire about twenty minutes before serving. They should not be cooked in advance. If to be served cold, as soon as the asparagus is done pour a glass of cold water over them so they will not continue cooking and become too soft. Allow to cool in the broth, and before serving lay on a towel or napkin to allow the water to drip off.

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MARCH 14

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Baked beans, Boston style     Omelet with oysters
  Brown bread     Veal chops, sauté in butter
  Buttermilk     Purée of salad
  Coffee     Camembert cheese, crackers        Coffee
    DINNER
      Little Neck clams
      Chicken okra soup
      Salted almonds
      Aiguillettes of bass, Massena
      Vol au vent Toulouse
      Roast capon, giblet sauce
      Stewed asparagus        Château potatoes
      Endives salad
      Parfait Napolitain
      Assorted cakes        Coffee

Purée of salad. (Vegetable). Boil in salted water, lettuce or any other kind of green salad. When done drain off the water and press through a fine colander. Add butter and a little cream.

Aiguillettes of bass, Massena. Put four fillets of bass in a buttered pan, season with salt and pepper; add one-half glass of white wine and one-half glass of stock, bouillon, fish broth or water, cover with buttered paper, and put in oven to bake. When done place the aiguillettes on a platter and cover with the following sauce: Heat one and one-half ounces of butter in a sauce pan, add one spoonful of flour and allow to become brown, add the fish broth left from cooking the bass, one spoonful of meat extract, and one-half spoonful of Worcestershire sauce. Boil for ten minutes, then add one-half teaspoonful of essence of anchovies, and strain through cheese cloth. Boil one dozen clams and cut in two; cut half of the tail of a lobster in small squares, and six heads of mushrooms cut in two. Put all of this in the strained sauce, and season well.

Giblet sauce. Clean the giblets of chickens, turkeys, or other fowl, boil in salt water, and chop. Put in casserole two chopped onions, and two ounces of butter, and simmer for ten minutes, or until soft and yellow. Then add one tablespoonful of flour, and simmer again until brown. Add the gravy from a roast, the chopped giblets and a little of the water the giblets were boiled in. Cook for half an hour, season with salt and pepper and chopped parsley. A little sherry wine may be added before serving, if desired.

Stewed asparagus. Cut up some asparagus tips and cook in a casserole in salt water until soft. Mix a spoonful of flour and one ounce of butter and add to the asparagus, with some of the water used for boiling. Use only enough water to cover the asparagus. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and pepper, and serve in a deep dish.

White bean soup. Soak a quart of beans over night. Put in a vessel with four quarts of water, or a mild soup stock. Add a half pound of lean bacon, and a shinbone, if desired. Start to boil rapidly, then remove to back of stove and cook for several hours until the beans drop to pieces. Skim from time to time. Meanwhile chop very fine an onion, a carrot and a stalk of celery, and simmer in butter until they take on a slightly brown color. Add a spoonful of flour, a potato cut in small dices, and the water from the beans. Strain the beans, and to the purée add the cooked vegetables; cut the bacon in small pieces, and cook all together for twenty minutes. Season with salt, pepper and chopped parsley.

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MARCH 15

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Bananas with cream     Crab salad
  Scrambled eggs with asparagus tips   Consommé in cups        Cheese straws
  Toast     Fried whitebait, rémoulade
  Coffee     Lamb chops        Sauté potatoes
        Escarole and chicory salad
        Roquefort cheese, crackers        Coffee
    DINNER
      Pot au feu
      Loin of pork, baker's oven style
      Mashed turnips
      Celery root and field salad
      Fancy ice cream
      Assorted cakes        Coffee

Fried whitebait. Wash the whitebait well and dry on a towel or napkin. Roll in milk, then in flour, and fry in very hot swimming lard, just enough to make them crisp. Lay them on a napkin, sprinkle with salt, and garnish with fried parsley and quartered lemons. Serve brown bread and butter sandwiches and sauce Tartar or rémoulade.

Pot au feu. Put in a pot one brisket of beef; or five pounds of short ribs of beef; two gallons of cold water, and a handful of salt. Bring slowly to a boil and skim well, so the broth will remain clear. When the boiling point is reached add two whole carrots, two turnips, three stalks of leeks, one stalk of celery, a bouquet garni, one small head of Savoy cabbage, and two large onions, all well washed. Bring to the boiling point again, cover, and put on the side of the stove where it will simmer slowly. The vegetables will be done before the meat, so when they are cooked remove them and throw out the bouquet garni. Let the beef cook until very soft. Cut the vegetables, with the exception of the onions, in thin slices; and when the beef is done strain the broth over the vegetables. Give it another boil, season well, add some chopped chervil, and serve with toasted bread crusts, separate.

The boiled beef may be served as an extra course, usually after the soup, if no fish is served.

Loin of pork, baker's oven style. For a large family, take eight pounds of pork ribs, season with salt and pepper, rub with a piece of garlic thoroughly, and put into a stoneware pot. Cut six large potatoes in strips lengthwise and one inch square, slice three onions and add, with three pints of water, a bay leaf and two cloves, to the meat. Your baker will bake it for you in a brick oven, and it will be a dish quite different from the usual roasted pork. If necessary, put it in your own oven, baking for not less than four hours with a slow, even fire. However, it is preferable to have it baked in a brick oven.

Fried chicken, Vienna style. Cut a chicken in six pieces; two legs, two wings, and two pieces of breast. Season with salt and pepper, roll in flour, then in beaten eggs, and finally in fresh bread crumbs. Put in a sauté pan in two spoonfuls of hot butter, and fry. When done dish up on a platter, garnish with corn fritters, and serve sauce suprême separate.

Peas, farmer style. Shell enough peas to make two cupsful. Take twelve firm large asparagus tips, an onion, a firm head of lettuce cut fine, six small French carrots cut in two, three ounces of butter, a pinch of salt and one of sugar. Add enough water to cover, and simmer slowly until all the vegetables are thoroughly done.

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MARCH 16

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Grapefruit     Sardines, vinaigrette
  Fried eggs     Paprika schnitzel with spätzel
  Dry toast     German apple cake
  English breakfast tea     Coffee
    DINNER
      Blue Point oysters on half shell
      Purée paysanne
      Pompano sauté, meunière
      Tame duckling, apple sauce
      Young beets in butter
      Sweet potatoes sauté
      Waldorf salad
      Lemon pie
      Coffee

Sardines, vinaigrette. Remove the skins from a can of sardines, and arrange on a platter, on a lettuce leaf. Sprinkle with salt and fresh-ground black pepper, pour a spoonful of vinaigre and one of olive oil over them, and sprinkle with chopped parsley. Garnish with a lemon cut in half, two hard-boiled eggs cut in two, some chopped onion on a small leaf of lettuce, and another small leaf filled with small French capers.

Purée paysanne. (Soup). Slice a carrot, an onion, a turnip, one-half of a stalk of celery, two stalks of leeks, three leaves of cabbage, one-half pound of squash or other fresh vegetable such as asparagus or tomatoes. Put them in a vessel with one-half pound of fresh peas, and one-quarter pound of fresh Lima beans. Cover with two quarts of bouillon and cook until soft. Strain through a fine colander, put back in the vessel, bring to a boil, season with salt and pepper, add two ounces of butter and mix well.

Young beets in butter. Cut some young boiled beets in thin slices, put in sauté pan with butter, season with salt and pepper, and simmer for a few minutes.

Fillet of sole, Villeroi. Put the fillets of a large sole in a buttered pan, add some salt and a glass of milk, and bring to a boil, then set on side of stove for ten minutes. Then remove the fillets to a platter. Mix in a cup one spoonful of flour and one spoonful of butter, and add this to the milk broth in the pan, which has been kept boiling, and cook for five minutes. Then add one cup of cream and two ounces of sweet butter, whip well until melted, season with salt and pepper, and strain over the fish.

Sponge cake. One-half pound of sugar, six yolks of egg and six whole eggs, one-half pound of flour, and flavoring. Beat the eggs and yolks and sugar over a slow fire until blood warm. Then remove and continue beating until cold and very light and spongy. Then add the flour and vanilla, or other flavoring, and mix lightly. Put into paper-lined moulds or pan, and bake in medium hot oven. Serve with powdered sugar dusted on top, or frosted.

Caroline cake. (Chocolate or coffee). Make a dough as for cream puffs, and dress on a pan in drops about quarter the size as for regular cream puffs. Bake in a moderate oven; when done make a hole in the bottom of each with a pointed stick, and fill with pastry cream, or sweetened whipped cream. Place on a wire grill about one-quarter inch apart, and glacé with chocolate or coffee icing. Let the icing dry, and serve in paper cases.

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MARCH 17

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Fresh strawberries with cream     Eggs Princesse
  Boiled eggs     Chicken sauté, Hongroise
  Dry toast     Mashed potatoes
  Chocolate with whipped cream     Lettuce salad
        Brie cheese and crackers
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Little Neck clams
      Consommé Camino
      Fillet of bass, Menton
      Roast leg of lamb
      String beans
      Château potatoes
      Chiffonnade salad
      Fancy ice cream
      Assorted cakes
      Coffee

Eggs Princesse. Put some purée of fresh mushrooms in the bottom of small croustades, lay a poached egg on top, and cover with sauce Périgueux.

Chicken sauté, Hongroise. Joint a chicken and put in a sauté pan with two ounces of butter, season with salt and a little paprika, simmer for five minutes; then add a sliced onion and simmer slowly for ten minutes with the cover over the pan. Then add a cup of cream and cook for four minutes, and add one-half cup of cream sauce. Remove the chicken to a platter, pour the sauce over it, and garnish both ends of the platter with macédoine of vegetables.

Macédoine of vegetables. Macédoine is a mixture of vegetables, and may be obtained in cans, but is easily made at home. If the canned sort is used drain off the juice, put in casserole in cold water, bring to a boil, and then drain off the water, season with salt and pepper, and simmer for a minute or so. To make macédoine, use equal parts of carrots, turnips, string beans, cut in squares about one-quarter inch in diameter, and peas and flageolet beans. Boil each separately in salt water, and mix afterwards, season with salt and pepper and one ounce of butter, and simmer as above. Flageolet beans come in cans, or dry like dry peas. They may be omitted if desired.

Consommé Camino. Boil one-quarter of a pound of macaroni in salt water; when soft, drain, and cool in cold water. Then cut in small pieces about one-half inch in length, and serve in a quart of consommé. Serve grated cheese separate.

Fillet of bass, Menton. Cut four fillets of bass; and prepare some fish dumpling mixture. Spread some of the mixture over the fillets, and fold in half, place in buttered sauté pan, add a little salt and one-half glass of white wine, cover with buttered paper, and place in oven for fifteen minutes. Dish up on a platter and cover with white wine sauce.

Beans, Normandy. Soak two pounds beans over night, then put to boil with three pints of water, sliced carrot, a yellow turnip, an onion, and a bouquet garni, season with salt, and cook for an hour. Put two big spoonfuls of butter and a spoonful of flour in a pan, and make a creamy sauce by adding the water from the beans. Now fill a baking dish; first a layer of sliced potatoes mixed with minced onions, then the semi-cooked beans, then potatoes, and so on until filled. Then add half a glass of white vinegar and bake until the potatoes are done, by which time the beans will be done also.

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MARCH 18

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Baked apple with cream     Oranges en suprême
  Fried hominy     Clam broth in cup
  Bar le Duc jelly     Fillet of sole, Orly
  Rolls     Tripe and oysters in cream
  Coffee     Baked potatoes
        Diplomate pudding
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Cream of celery
      Pompano, Café Anglaise
      Chicken sauté, Portugaise
      Fresh asparagus, Hollandaise
      Julienne potatoes
      Romaine salad
      Sponge cake
      Compote of mixed fruits
      Coffee

Orange en suprême. Slice six oranges, put in bowl with three spoonfuls of powdered sugar and two ponys of Curaçao, let stand for thirty minutes, and serve in suprême glasses.

Fillet of sole, Orly. Roll four fillets of sole in the form of cigars, put in flour, then in beaten eggs, and finally in bread crumbs, and fry in hot swimming lard. When done lay on napkin, garnish with quartered lemon and fried parsley, and serve tomato sauce separate.

Diplomate pudding. Take sponge, or any kind of left over cake and cut in small pieces, using enough to fill a pudding mould. Add about a teaspoonful of chopped candied fruit to each person. Make a custard with one quart of milk, six eggs and a half pound of sugar; pour over the cake in the mould, and bake. Serve with brandy sauce with some chopped candied fruit in it.

Pompano, Café Anglaise. Put four small whole pompano and four fillets of pompano in a buttered sauté pan, and season with salt and pepper. Put in another vessel one dozen clams and one dozen oysters, with their own juice, and bring to a boil. Then strain the broth over the pompano and boil until done. Remove the fish to platter, reduce the broth, then add one cup of cream sauce and one cup of white wine sauce, and strain. Put the oysters and clams and one dozen écrevisse tails in the sauce and pour over the fish. The sauce should be well seasoned. Garnish with small fried fillets of sole.

Small fried fillets of sole. Cut fillets of sole into small strips about one-quarter inch thick and two inches long, roll in milk and then in flour, and fry in hot swimming lard. When crisp take out of the fat and sprinkle with salt. Serve with Tartar sauce as fried fillet of sole, or use as a garnish for fish.

Chicken sauté, Portugaise. Joint a chicken and season with salt and pepper. Put in sauté pan one spoonful of olive oil and one of butter, heat, add the chicken, and sauté until golden yellow; then add three finely chopped shallots and simmer for a minute; add one can of French, or one-half pound of fresh mushrooms sauté in butter; two peeled and quartered tomatoes, or the same amount of canned ones, using the pulp only, and simmer for five minutes. Add one cup of tomato sauce, and simmer again for five minutes. Put the chicken on a platter, pour the sauce with its garnishing on top, and sprinkle with chopped parsley. A little chopped garlic may be added at the same time as the chopped shallots, if desired.

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MARCH 19

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Preserved figs with cream     Eggs Du Barry
  Scrambled eggs with parsley     Boiled ham, Leonard
  Puff paste crescents     Stewed tomatoes, Brazilian
  Oolong tea     Mashed potatoes
        Roquefort cheese, crackers        Coffee
    DINNER
      Velvet soup
      Ripe California olives
      Skatefish au beurre noir
      Baked chicken with rice
      Chiffonnade salad
      Bavarois à la vanille
      Assorted cakes        Coffee

Baked chicken with rice. Put in a saucepan a fat hen with all of its fat, cover with hot water, season with salt, and when it comes to a boil, skim off the foam but leave the fat. Add a soup bouquet with the addition of some spices and a bay leaf. When the hen is half done, which will be in about an hour, remove the bouquet, and add a cup of washed rice. Boil until the rice is nearly done, by which time it has absorbed most of the broth; then put into a porcelain baking dish and bake until brown.

Eggs Du Barry. Line an egg cocotte with a forcemeat made of truffles and beef tongue, drop an egg into this, set the dish in hot water and cook in the oven for from five to ten minutes. When done cover with hot purée of cauliflower.

Purée of cauliflower. Boil a head of cauliflower in salted water. When soft drain off the water and press the cauliflower through a fine colander. Season with salt and pepper, and add a spoonful of cream sauce.

Forcemeat of truffles and tongue. Put through a fine sieve two slices of beef tongue, then add a truffle chopped fine, the yolk of one egg, and a little pepper.

Boiled ham, à la Leonard. Soak a smoked ham in cold water for twelve hours, after having cut off the handle bone and shortening the hip bone. Set on the fire and bring to the boiling point very gradually, then drain off the water, and replace with water of tepid warmth. Add four or five carrots, two bay leaves, a small bunch of thyme, sage and basil and a bunch of celery tops, all tied in a bunch. Season with mace, cloves and pepper berries, let it come to bubbling heat, and then set on back of stove, where it may simmer at an even temperature. When done; allowing about a quarter of an hour for each pound of meat; peel, and serve with a sauce made of some clear soup stock, Madeira sauce, three spoonfuls of molasses and a spoonful of French mustard. The ham should be basted frequently while cooking.

Velvet soup. Mince fine the red part of a few carrots, stew them with butter, salt, sugar and a little broth. When done strain through a sieve. Put a quart of clear broth on to boil, mix in four tablespoonfuls of tapioca, let it stand for twenty-five minutes on the side of the fire, skimming well. At the last minute before serving add the carrot purée, season, boil up once or twice more, and serve in a tureen.

Tomato stew, Brazilian. Dice a piece of white bread and simmer with two ounces of butter, slightly browning it. Add four peeled tomatoes and a can of Lima beans with the water drained off, and season. Then add a half cup of chicken broth or well-flavored stock, and simmer for twenty minutes.

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MARCH 20

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Strawberries with cream     Raisin cocktail
  Boiled eggs     Consommé in cups
  Dry toast     Broiled shad roe with bacon
  Coffee     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.

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MARCH 21

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Oatmeal and cream     Canapé St. Francis
  Broiled kippered herring     Eggs, Carême
  Baked potatoes     Hot buckwurst with potato salad
  Rolls     Limburger cheese and crackers
  Coffee     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 ponies 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.

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MARCH 22

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Fresh raspberries with cream     Grapefruit en suprême
  Scrambled eggs with smoked beef   Crab meat, Monza
  Rolls     Loin of pork, baker's oven style
  Coffee     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.

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MARCH 23

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Hominy and cream     Sardines with lemon
  Ham and eggs     Clam broth in cups
  Rolls     Sand dabs, meunière
  Coffee     Plain boiled potatoes
        Asparagus, vinaigrette
        Edam cheese and crackers
        Coffee
 
DINNER   SUPPER
  Potage Coquelin   Eggs Pocahontas
  Radishes and olives
  Broiled pompano, Havanaise
  Leg of mutton, Clamart
  Rissolées potatoes
  Lettuce and tomato salad
  Fancy ice cream
  Assorted cakes
  Coffee

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.

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MARCH 24

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Stewed prunes     Crab cocktail, Victor
  Boiled eggs     Broiled shad roe, ravigote
  Buttered toast     Tripe sauté, Lyonnaise
  English breakfast tea     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 discs 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.

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MARCH 25

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Fresh strawberries with cream     Grapefruit with cherries
  Bacon with eggs     Chicken broth with rice
  Rolls     Crab meat, Gourmet
  Coffee     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.

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MARCH 26

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Preserved figs     Hors d'oeuvres variés
  Omelet with tomatoes     Sand dabs, meunière
  Rolls     Broiled rump steak
  Coffee     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.

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MARCH 27

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Sliced oranges     Indian canapé
  Omelet with kidneys     Rack of lamb, jardinière
  Rolls     Lettuce salad
  Coffee     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
      Pâté 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.

Rack of lamb. Have the butcher cut a rack of lamb consisting of about ten chops. Season with salt and pepper, and put in a small roasting pan with a sliced onion and carrot, and two ounces of butter. Put in a hot oven to roast, basting every few seconds so it will not become dry. If necessary, add a spoonful of water to prevent the vegetables from burning. After twenty minutes remove the lamb to a platter, and add a spoonful of flour to the pan, and simmer for five minutes; then add one cup of stock or hot water, and one spoonful of meat extract. Season, strain, and pour over the rack of lamb. Garnish with fresh watercress.

Rack of lamb, jardinière. Garnish the rack of lamb with a bouquet of peas, and a bouquet of string beans, cauliflower, spring carrots in butter, or any kind of fresh vegetables. Some kind of potatoes, such as Parisian, Julienne, etc., may be added, if desired.

Sweetbreads braisé, Henry IV. Braised sweetbreads with sauce Béarnaise, garnished with Julienne potatoes, and sliced truffles cut in triangles, placed on top of the sweetbreads.

Pudding à la Rossini. Cut six large thin pancakes in strips one inch wide, and line a buttered pudding mould with them, one overlapping the other. Boil a pint of milk, add one-quarter of a pound of flour to it, and stir well to a thick batter; then remove from the fire, whip in one-quarter pound of sugar and two ounces of butter, two ounces of grated cocoanut, the rind of a lemon, and the yolks of six eggs. Beat the whites of six eggs very stiff and add, mixing lightly. Fill the lined pudding mould, and bake in a slow oven for about forty minutes. Serve hot, with orange sauce.

Orange sauce. Boil together one pint of water, one-half pound of sugar, and the grated rind of an orange. While boiling, stir in one teaspoonful of corn starch dissolved in a little cold water, boil for a few minutes, remove from the fire and add the juice of one or two oranges. Strain.

Lemon sauce. Same as orange sauce, using lemons instead of oranges, and in the same proportions.

Fillet of rock cod, Nantaise. Season four fillets of rock cod with salt and pepper, dip in oil and broil. When done place on platter and cover with the following butter: Press six sardines through a fine sieve, mix with two ounces of butter, the juice of two lemons, and some chopped parsley.

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MARCH 28

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Fresh strawberries with cream     Matjes herring, potato salad
  Boiled eggs     Chicken croquettes, cream sauce
  Dry toast     Asparagus tips
  Coffee     Tapioca pudding
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Giblet soup, à l'Anglaise
      Radishes
      Terrapin, Jockey Club
      Baby lamb steak, horticulture
      Escarole salad
      Bavarois noisettes
      Alsatian wafers
      Coffee

Matjes herring. This is an imported salted herring. Lay six herrings in cold water for an hour, and then clean. Put them in a stone pot, add a sliced onion, one-quarter cup of whole black pepper berries, two bay leaves, four cloves, one-half cup of vinegar, two cups of cream, and a little salt if necessary. Allow to stand for a couple of days, and then serve on lettuce leaves, with its own sauce, and with sliced lemon on top.

Baby lamb steak, horticulture. Cut a steak from the leg of a spring lamb, season with salt and pepper, roll in oil, and broil. When done dish up on a platter, cover with Madeira sauce, and garnish with different vegetables, such as peas, carrots, stuffed tomatoes, stuffed peppers, string beans, cauliflower, asparagus tips, artichokes, etc. Arrange the vegetables in bouquets, and use as many kinds as you desire.

Bavarois noisette. The yolks of eight eggs, one quart of milk, one-half of a split vanilla bean, one-half pound of sugar, one-quarter pound of ground hazelnuts, one pint of whipped cream, and five sheets of French gelatine. Boil the milk with the vanilla. Roast the hazelnuts, grind, or chop them very fine, and mix with the yolks of eggs and sugar. Add the boiling milk, and stir over the fire until it thickens, but do not let it boil. Remove from the fire and add the gelatine (which has been washed) in cold water, and stir with a spoon until melted. Allow to become cold, remove the vanilla bean, add the whipped cream, mix well, put in a fancy mould, and set in the ice box for two hours. Serve with whipped cream with chopped hazelnuts in it.

Indian Canapé. Use one hard-boiled egg for each person to be served, and force through a sieve. For six eggs add a quarter of a pound of sweet butter, a half teaspoonful of curry, and beat into a smooth paste. Toward the last add a tablespoonful of cream. Spread over toast, and place a little chopped chutney on top of each.

Pommes d'arbre, 1915 (apple, 1915). Peel and core six apples and cook them in syrup, with the addition of half of a vanilla bean. Drain, and allow to become cold. Make a cream sauce with half a pint of cream, two ounces of sugar, and two sheets of gelatine, and pour over the apples, coating them nice and smooth. Sprinkle the top with nonpareil candies, and place in ice box. Serve in suprême glasses, with vanilla cream in the bottom of the glass.

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MARCH 29

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Oatmeal and cream     Omelet with soft clams
  Broiled kippered herrings     Blood pudding
  Lyonnaise potatoes     Mashed turnips
  Rolls     Mashed potatoes
  English breakfast tea     Roquefort cheese and crackers
        Coffee
    DINNER
      German lentil soup
      Salted almonds
      Crab meat, au gratin
      Tournedos, Rossini
      Château potatoes
      Chiffonade salad
      Pommes d'arbre, 1915
      Assorted cakes
      Coffee

German lentil soup. To a purée of lentils, add before serving, some sliced Frankfurter sausages, and a little bacon cut in small strips and fried.

Quince jelly. To each pound of cut-up quinces add a cup of water, put in a kettle and stew until soft. Then put in a jelly bag to drain, but do not crush. Add a pound of sugar to each pint of liquor, boil gently until the sugar is dissolved, then boil more quickly. Pour into glasses, and when cold cover with paraffine.

Preserved pears. Peel, halve, and remove the cores from Bartlett or Seckle pears. Allow one pound of sugar to each pound of fruit. Put the sugar on to melt, with a few spoonfuls of water. Stick a clove in each piece of fruit, and boil in the sugar until thoroughly done. Put the fruit in glass jars, cover with the syrup, and seal. The rind of one lemon to every five pounds of fruit may be used instead of the cloves, if desired, or both may be used.

Pineapple preserves. Pare and slice the pineapples, then weigh out one pound of cane sugar to each pound of fruit. Put a layer of the slices in a stone jar, sprinkle with the sugar, continue until fruit and sugar are used up, and allow to stand over night. Then remove the pineapple and cook the syrup until it thickens, add the fruit, and boil for fifteen minutes, remove the fruit and let it cool, then put in jars and pour the syrup over it. A very little ginger root boiled in the syrup will improve it.

Citron preserves. Pare some sound fruit, divide into quarters, remove the seeds, and cut in small pieces. To every pound of fruit allow one-half pound of granulated cane sugar. Cook the citron in water until quite clear, then drain through a colander. Melt the sugar with a few spoonfuls of water, and boil until very clear, then put in the drained citron, add two sliced large lemons, a small piece of ginger root, and cook for about fifteen minutes. Fill the jars with the citron, and cover with the syrup.

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MARCH 30

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Honey in comb     Canapé of fresh Astrachan caviar
  Scrambled eggs with chives     Saddle of hare, sour cream sauce
  Rolls     Palestine potatoes
  Coffee     Spatzle
        Green peas au beurre
        French pastry        Coffee
    DINNER
      Lobster chowder
      Ripe California olives
      Broiled barracouda
      Roast leg of lamb, mint sauce
      String beans
      Alsatian potatoes
      Escarole salad
      Biscuit Tortoni
      Assorted cakes
      Coffee

Scrambled eggs with chives. Make some plain scrambled eggs, and just before serving add some finely-cut chives, mix, and season well.

Sweet potato croquettes. Boil four large potatoes in salt water, when soft, peel, and pass through a sieve. Then put in a casserole, add two ounces of butter, the yolks of three eggs, season with salt and pepper, and mix well. When cold, roll in flour, shape in the form of a large cork, then roll in beaten eggs and bread crumbs, and fry in very hot swimming lard. When nice and brown serve on a napkin.

Palestine potatoes. Sweet potato croquettes formed in the shape of a small pear. When fried, dress on a napkin with the pointed end up, and stick a sprig of parsley in the top.

Alsatian potatoes. Put in a casserole two ounces of butter and one chopped onion, and simmer until golden yellow. Add four potatoes cut in small dices, one bay leaf, one clove, one cup of water, and season with salt and pepper. Cover, and simmer slowly for thirty minutes. Add fresh chopped parsley before serving.

Biscuit Tortoni. Same as biscuit glacé, with the addition of a pony of good maraschino and two ounces of macaroon crumbs. To make the crumbs, crush some dry macaroons and pass through a sieve or colander. Put in round paper cases, filling above the edge, and allow to set in ice box for several hours until frozen. Dip the top of the biscuit in macaroon crumbs before serving.

Saddle of hare, sour cream sauce. Remove the skins from the saddles of two hares, and lard them with thin strips of larding pork. Put them in an agate pan, add a little salt, and one-half cup of whole black peppers wrapped in cheese cloth. Cover with from two to three quarts of sour cream, and stand in a cool place for forty-eight hours. Then put the saddles in a roasting pan with a sliced onion and carrot, and a little butter on top, and roast in a hot oven for about ten minutes, or until brown. Then strain the sour cream, and add little by little to the saddles, while roasting. Baste continually, and after forty minutes you should have a nice brown sauce. Remove the saddles to a platter, reduce the sauce one-half, season with salt if necessary, and a little paprika, strain part over the saddles, and serve the remainder in a bowl.

91

MARCH 31

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Hothouse raspberries with cream     Grapefruit with cherries
  Browned corned beef hash     Frogs' legs, sauté à sec
  Poached eggs on toast     Lamb chops
  Rolls     Watercress salad
  Coffee     French fried potatoes
        Camembert cheese with crackers
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Petite marmite
      Radishes
      Crab à la Louis
      Boiled beef, horseradish sauce
      Boiled potatoes
      Stuffed cabbage
      Hearts of lettuce salad
      Apple water ice
      Cakes
      Coffee

Corned beef hash. Chop an onion very fine and put in a casserole with two ounces of butter. Simmer until the onion is cooked, then add two pounds of boiled corned beef cut in small dices, and one pound of boiled potatoes cut very small, or chopped. Mix well, season with a little pepper, and salt if necessary, add one cup of bouillon, and simmer for ten minutes. Before serving add a little chopped parsley.

Browned corned beef hash. Same as above, but use only one-half cup of bouillon. Before serving put the hash in a frying pan with two ounces of butter, and allow it to brown. Serve in the shape of an omelet.

Corned beef hash au gratin. Make a corned beef hash and put in a buttered, deep, silver vegetable dish, sprinkle with bread crumbs, put a small piece of butter on top, and bake in oven until brown.

Lamb cutlets in papers. Fry the cutlets in a sauté pan, in melted fat pork, turning frequently. Brown only slightly, allowing them to remain rare. Then remove the cutlets, and in the fat simmer some minced onions, mushrooms and parsley for a few minutes. When nearly done add some shredded lean ham. Now prepare some oiled paper, tearing it heart-shaped, lay the cutlet on one half, surrounding it with the minced herbs, with a little on top also; then fold over the paper, creasing the edges together like a hem. Lay on a buttered dish, and set in oven until nicely colored.

Purée of onions (Soubise). Peel and slice one dozen large white onions, put in a casserole with one-quarter pound of butter, cover, and put in oven for about forty-five minutes, or until soft; but do not allow them to become brown. Then drain off the butter and add one pint of thick cream sauce, season well with salt and white pepper, and strain through a fine sieve.

Apple water ice. See Normandy water ice.

92

APRIL 1

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Fresh strawberries with cream     Canapé Romanoff
  Boiled eggs     Eggs, Voltaire
  Dry toast     Tripe à la mode de Caën
  Coffee     Baked potatoes
        Coffee éclairs        Demi tasse
DINNER
  Cream of chicken, Reine Hortense
  Ripe olives
  Terrapin Baltimore
  Roast saddle of mutton        Château potatoes
  Braised sweetbreads, Marie Louise
  Lettuce salad
  Pears in syrup SUPPER
  Lady fingers        Coffee Venetian egg in chafing dish

Venetian egg in chafing dish. Mince an onion and cook in sauté pan in two ounces of butter, then add half a can of firm tomatoes and cook for twenty minutes. Add a pound of eastern cheese, broken into small bits; season with salt, paprika, a little Worcestershire sauce, and half a teaspoonful of mustard. Stir continuously. Last, add three lightly beaten eggs, and stir until thick. It should be of the same consistency as a Welsh rabbit. Serve either with, or on, toast or toasted crackers.

Eggs, Voltaire. In the bottom of a buttered cocotte or egg dish place a spoonful of chicken hash, on top break a raw egg, and season. Cover with cream sauce and grated cheese. Bake until the tops are brown.

Cream of chicken, Reine Hortense. Make a cream of chicken soup in the usual way. Take a cup of peeled almonds to each quart of the soup, pound into a pulp in a mortar, pulverizing thoroughly; mix with milk, strain, and add to the soup.

Canapé Romanoff. Mix a boxful of smoked Norwegian sardines with three ounces of hot butter, mash fine, and force through a sieve. Stir in four spoonfuls of cream, and spread over toast cut in fancy shapes. Garnish with ripe and green olives. Serve as a fancy sandwich at tea or bridge parties, or as an appetiser for dinner.

Braised sweetbreads, Marie Louise. Soak the sweetbreads in cold water for no less than three hours, changing the water two or three times. This draws all the blood from the sweetbreads. Then put into a large pot, with plenty of cold water, and bring to the boiling point; then drench with cold water to cool. In a saucepan put a sliced carrot, a sliced onion, a bay leaf, a clove, parsley in branches, a piece of salt pork rind, butter the size of half an egg, and one cup of stock or broth of any kind. Place the sweetbreads on top, and place in oven and cook for half an hour, basting frequently. The sweetbreads should turn an even yellow. Trim some artichoke bottoms, cut in half, and place the sweetbreads on top. Mix the juice from the baked sweetbreads with a cup of cream sauce and a sherry glassful of dry sherry. Pour this over the top, sprinkle with chopped parsley, and return to oven for two minutes.

Pears in syrup. Make a syrup with a cup of sugar, and water enough to cover. Add the juice or rind of a lemon, a few cloves, and a stick of cinnamon. Quarter the pears, remove the cores, and cook in the syrup for eight or ten minutes, or until tender. Old hard pears may require a half an hour or more before they are sufficiently cooked. A little claret or white wine may be added, if desired.

93

APRIL 2

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Preserved figs with cream     Terrine de foie gras à la gelée
  Ham and eggs     Eggs, Texas clover
  Rolls     Broiled squab with fresh mushrooms
  Coffee     French fried potatoes
        Romaine salad
        Brie cheese and crackers
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Blue Point oysters on half shell
      Clear green turtle soup, au Madère
      Queen olives
      Crab poulette
      Roast chicken
      Fresh asparagus, Hollandaise
      Rissolée potatoes
      Sliced tomatoes, French dressing
      Omelette Robespierre
      Coffee

Eggs, Texas clover. Chop a green pepper, put in casserole with one ounce of butter, and simmer until the peppers are soft; then add ten beaten eggs, season with salt and pepper, and scramble. Before serving add a dozen parboiled oysters, a little cream, and a piece of fresh butter.

Terrine de foie gras à la gelée. Serve as an appetiser, cold, with meat jelly. The foie gras comes from Europe, being a particular specialty of Strasbourg, Alsace. It is a goose liver pie, baked in terrines.

Broiled squab. Split the squab, season well, roll in oil and broil. Serve on a piece of freshly-made toast, cover with maître d'hôtel sauce, and garnish with half a lemon and watercress.

Broiled squab with fresh mushrooms. Prepare as above, with the addition of four broiled heads of fresh mushrooms on top of the squab.

Clear green turtle soup. May be made from live turtle, or the Florida canned turtle, which is the most common for home use. Put a can of green turtle meat in a pot and bring to a boil, then drain off the broth, and save. Cut the meat in one-half inch squares. In a casserole put one sprig of thyme, one sprig of sweet basilic herb, one glass of sherry, and reduce until nearly dry. Then add two quarts of strong consommé, bring to a boil, and thicken with a soupspoonful of arrowroot diluted with a little cold water. Add the arrowroot while the consommé is boiling. After boiling for five minutes strain through a fine cloth, put back in the casserole, add the turtle meat, and season with salt and Cayenne pepper. Before serving add a glass of very old Madeira and the turtle juice.

Omelette Robespierre. Take six canned apricots, or six fresh apricots boiled in syrup, and cut in one-quarter inch squares. Make an omelette with ten eggs, and with very little salt. Make the omelet soft. Put on a platter, sprinkle with plenty of powdered sugar, and burn with a red-hot poker. Warm the apricots, and put at both ends of the omelet; pour two ponies of absinthe over the top, and light before bringing to the table. Anisette liqueur may be used in place of the absinthe if more convenient.

94

APRIL 3

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Fresh raspberries with cream     Eggs, St. Laurent
  Broiled Yarmouth bloaters     Clam broth in cups
  Potatoes hashed in cream     Planked shad and roe
  Rolls     Chicory and beet salad
  Coffee     Cream puffs        Demi tasse
    DINNER
      Oyster soup, family style
      Radishes
      Fillet of turbot, Nesles        Fondante potatoes
      Salmon steak, Chambord sauce
      Peas au cerfeuil
      Hot baked apples
      Macaroons        Coffee

Poached eggs, St. Laurent. Put four slices of smoked salmon on four pieces of toast, and set in oven for a minute, to warm the salmon. Then lay a poached egg on each piece, and cover with cream sauce.

Planked shad and roe. Split a shad and lay on a buttered plank, with the roe on the side. Season with salt and pepper and bits of butter, and put in a moderate oven. After fifteen minutes turn over the roe, and leave in the oven for another two minutes. Then take out and make a border around the fish with potato croquette preparation, and bake again until the border is brown. Serve with maître d'hôtel butter, and garnish with quartered lemons and parsley in branches.

Fillet of turbot, Nesles. Put four fillets of turbot in a buttered pan, season with salt and a little Cayenne pepper, add a cup of cream, and boil for twelve minutes. Then remove the fillets to a platter, add to the cream in the pan a cup of cream sauce, bring to the boiling point, then add two spoonfuls of grated cheese, and pour over the fish. Have the sauce well seasoned.

Fondante potatoes. Cut a quart of small potatoes to the size of pigeons' eggs, put in a casserole and cover with cold water, add a pinch of salt, and bring to a boil. Then drain off the water and put the potatoes in a flat sauté pan with two ounces of butter, and simmer very slowly until they are golden yellow. Then add a spoonful of chicken broth and simmer again until nearly dry. Sprinkle with fresh-chopped parsley, season with salt and pepper.

Chicken sauté, chasseur. Joint a chicken, and season with salt and pepper. In a sauté pan put one ounce of butter and a spoonful of olive oil, heat, and then add the chicken. When the chicken is golden yellow add three chopped shallots, and simmer, but not enough to color the shallots. Then add one gill of white wine and boil for two minutes; add one peeled and chopped tomato and half of a can of French mushrooms, and boil for ten minutes more. Finally add half a dozen small onions glacé, and then dress the chicken on a platter. Season the sauce well, reduce one-half, add a little chopped parsley, and pour over the chicken.

Roast saddle of mutton. Secure the saddle from the butcher ready prepared for roasting. Put a sliced onion and carrot in a roasting pan, place the saddle on top, season well with salt and pepper, put a piece of butter on top, and place in hot oven. Bast frequently. It will require from thirty-five to forty-five minutes to roast, depending upon the thickness. When done, place the saddle on a platter, drain off the fat in the pan, add a half cup of stock and a spoonful of meat extract, and bring to a boil. Strain and pour over the saddle. Serve hot.

95

APRIL 4

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Guava jelly     Grapefruit and orange en surprise
  Oatmeal with cream     Eggs, Crossy
  Rolls     Chicken sauté, chasseur
  Cocoa with whipped cream     Parisian potatoes
        Endives salad
        Soufflé au fromage
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Potage Solferino
      Ripe olives
      Brook trout, sauté meunière
      Roast leg of lamb, mint sauce
      Stewed asparagus
      Rissolées potatoes
      Neapolitan ice cream
      Assorted cakes
      Coffee

Eggs, Crossy. Make a cupful of purée of spinach and spread on four round pieces of toast, lay a poached egg on top of each, and pour a little brown gravy around them.

Soufflé au fromage. Heat a pint of milk in a double boiler. Mix a quarter of a pound of butter with a quarter of a pound of flour, working them well together, then add to the boiling milk and cook until it thickens. Remove from the fire and add the yolks of six eggs, whipping slightly. Then add a quarter of a pound of grated Parmesan cheese, season with salt and pepper, and stir in the whites of the six eggs, which have been whipped dry. Put into large, or individual, buttered moulds, sprinkle with cheese, and bake for twenty minutes.

Potage Solferino. Cut six fresh tomatoes in pieces and cook in half a cup of consommé until well done. Strain through a fine sieve, and add to two quarts of consommé. Garnish with small squares of carrots and potatoes that have been cooked separately, and peas and chervil.

Brook trout, sauté meunière. Clean and wash well six small brook trout, season with salt and pepper, and roll in flour. Put three ounces of butter in a frying pan, melt, add the fish and sauté till nice and brown. When done put the fish on a platter, sprinkle with chopped parsley and the juice of two lemons. Melt two ounces of fresh butter in the frying pan and pour over the fish. Garnish with quartered lemons and parsley in branches.

Stewed asparagus. Cut off two pounds of tips about one inch in length, from fresh asparagus. Put in casserole and cover with a cup of bouillon, season with salt and pepper, cover, and boil slowly for about eighteen minutes. Then mix half a cupful of water and a spoonful of flour, and pour slowly into the boiling asparagus. Add a little chopped parsley before serving.

Neapolitan ice cream. Fill a brick-shaped mould with three layers of different ices, such as pistache, vanilla and strawberry ice cream, or lemon water ice, strawberry and pistache, or chocolate, ice cream. Cover mould well, and pack in ice and salt, and let stand for an hour. To serve, dip the mould in warm water and remove the ice cream, cut in slices about one inch thick, and crossways of the brick, to show the different colors.

96

APRIL 5

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Fresh strawberries with cream     Poached eggs, Jeanne d'Arc
  Waffles with maple syrup     Breaded pork chops, cream sauce
  Coffee     Spaghetti Caruso
        Field salad
        Roquefort cheese and crackers
        Coffee
DINNER
  Potato soup à la Faubonne
  Radishes and salted almonds   SUPPER
  Clams with port wine   Sandwich Carême
  Sweetbreads braisé, Clamart
  Roast chicken
  Sybil potatoes
  Cold asparagus, mustard sauce
  Almond cake
  Coffee

Sandwiches, Carême. Mince fine one-half dozen sweet mixed pickles. Shred the meat of one lobster, and mix with the pickles, season with salt and pepper, and add a whiskey glass of tarragon. Let stand for a few minutes, then squeeze out the vinegar and add half a cup of mayonnaise. Spread over toast or salted crackers. The above may be mixed with three hard-boiled eggs, and served on lettuce leaves as a salad.

Clams with wine sauce. Take as many large clams as you desire to use. Remove from the shells, cut away the neck, retaining only the bellies. Cook in Madeira wine for two or three minutes, then put in half as much sweet cream as you have wine, and heat to boiling. If for six persons, thicken with the yolks of three eggs, add another half cup of rich cream, and season with Cayenne pepper and salt. Serve in a chafing dish, with small thin bits of toast on the side.

Potato soup, Faubonne. Put one quart of purée of potato soup and one quart of consommé Julienne in a casserole and bring to a boil. Bind with the yolks of three eggs mixed with a cup of cream. Serve with a little chopped parsley and chervil.

Sweetbreads braisé, Clamart. Place four sweetbreads braisé on a platter, garnish with a purée of fresh or canned peas, and pour brown gravy around the bottom.

Almond cake. Mix three-quarters of a pound of almond paste, one-half pound of sugar, and four whole eggs, and work until creamy and smooth. Add the yolks of sixteen eggs, one by one, stirring all the while, and flavor with the rind of a lemon. Beat the whites of eight eggs very stiff, and add to the mixture lightly, stirring in at the same time one-half pound of sifted flour. Bake in a cake pan or mould, in a moderate oven. When cold finish with white frosting, and decorate with split almonds.

Almond cream cake. Cut an almond cake in three or four layers and spread between with whipped cream sweetened with vanilla sugar, and mixed with fine-chopped roasted almonds. Cover with white frosting, and decorate with whipped cream and split almonds.

Eggs, Jeanne d'Arc. Place four very soft poached eggs on a buttered dish, cover with a thick tomato sauce, sprinkle with grated cheese, put small bits of butter on top, and bake in a hot oven for two minutes.

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APRIL 6

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Orange juice     Tartine Russe
  Buckwheat cakes with maple syrup   Consommé parfait
  Chocolate with whipped cream     Crab en brochette
        Chow chow
        Chocolate macaroons
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Potage Reine Mogador
      Queen olives
      Catfish sauté, meunière
      Roast loin of lamb, au jus
      Timbale of croquette potatoes
      Chiffonnade salad
      Saxony pudding
      Coffee

Tartine Russe. Toasted rye bread, buttered, spread with caviar, and garnished around the edges with chopped boiled eggs, and some chopped beets in the center.

Consommé parfait. To a pint of cold consommé tapioca add three raw eggs and two additional yolks, put in a buttered mould and cook in a bain marie. When done allow to cool, slice, and serve in hot consommé. (This is tapioca royal).

Crab en brochette. Alternate on a skewer a crab leg, then a piece of broiled bacon, and so on, until the skewer is full. Season with salt and pepper, roll in oil and fresh bread crumbs, and broil. When done place on toast, cover with maître d'hôtel sauce, and garnish with lemon and parsley.

Chocolate macaroons. One pound of almond paste, one pound of granulated sugar, two ounces of melted cocoa, one spoonful of flour, and the whites of five eggs. Mix the almond paste with the sugar, add the whites of eggs, and work well. Then add the cocoa and flour, mix well, and dress on paper, in the same manner as ordinary macaroons. Moisten the tops with a brush, and bake in a moderate oven.

Saxony pudding. Sift one-half pound of flour into a sauce pan, and add a pint of boiling milk and four ounces of butter. Stir with a wooden spoon until the flour is free from the bottom of the pan. Then remove from the fire and add four ounces of sugar and the yolks of eight eggs, four ounces of candied fruit chopped fine, and the whites of six eggs beaten very hard. Put in a mould and cook in bain marie in a moderate oven. When done remove from mould and serve with apricot sauce flavored with kirschwasser. Make the sauce in the same manner as brandy sauce, but use kirschwasser in place of brandy.

Potage Reine Mogador. Half cream of chicken and half purée of potatoes. Bind with the yolks of two eggs and half a cup of cream.

Catfish sauté, meunière. Clean six catfish, season with salt and pepper, roll in milk and then in flour. Melt three ounces of butter in a frying pan, add the fish, and sauté until nice and brown. Then put on a platter, sprinkle with chopped parsley and the juice of two lemons. Add to the sauce in the pan two ounces of fresh butter, and cook until hazelnut brown, then pour over the fish. Garnish with parsley and quartered lemons.

98

APRIL 7

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Fresh raspberries with cream     Yarmouth bloaters in oil
  Boiled eggs     Poached eggs, Talleyrand
  Dry toast     Fricandeau of veal, au jus
  Coffee     Sorrel        Mashed potatoes
        Pont l'êveque cheese and crackers
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Potage Saxe
      Lyon sausages and radishes
      Curried crab
      Sirloin steak, Dickinson        Soufflé potatoes
      Cauliflower au gratin
      Hearts of romaine, roquefort dressing
      Vanilla and chocolate ice cream
      Assorted cakes        Coffee

Yarmouth bloaters in oil. Skin and split four Yarmouth bloaters, and remove the bones. Lay them in an earthen pot, add the juice of one lemon, one-half cup of olive oil, four bay leaves, two cloves and one spoonful of whole black peppers. Allow to stand for twenty-four hours. Serve on lettuce leaves with a little of its juice.

Poached eggs, Talleyrand. On four round pieces of toast spread some foie gras, lay a poached egg on top of each piece, and cover with sauce Périgueux.

Fricandeau of veal, au jus. Obtain from the butcher the nut of a leg of veal and lard it with thin strips of larding pork. Put in a sauté pan a sliced onion and carrot, some parsley in branches, one bay leaf, one clove, and six pepper berries. Place the veal on top, season with salt and pepper, put three ounces of butter on top of all, and roast in a hot oven, basting frequently. Add a little water when necessary, so the vegetables will not burn. It will require from fifty minutes to one hour to cook. When done place the fricandeau on a platter, and boil the gravy; if necessary add a little stock or bouillon, season well, and strain over the veal.

Potage Saxe. To two quarts of boiling consommé add the bread crumbs made from a small loaf of bread, two beaten eggs, and some chopped chervil. Stir well, boil and serve.

Sirloin steak, Dickinson. Broil a steak and place on a platter. Parboil six slices of beef marrow in salt water, and lay on top of the steak. Heat a pimento, cut in triangles, and place on top of the marrow. Cover all with sauce Colbert with sliced truffle in it.

Curried crab. Cut the crab meat into small pieces. Put in a frying pan a piece of butter the size of an egg, and a teaspoonful of chopped onion or shallot, and fry until golden brown. Add a heaping teaspoonful of flour and a small teaspoonful of curry powder, and stir into the butter and onion until thoroughly mixed. Add a cup of hot soup stock and a cup of cream, and boil for three minutes. Then add the crab meat and simmer slowly for about five minutes. Serve with boiled rice.

Spaghetti Caruso. Boil a pound of whole spaghetti in salt water. Soak one pound of dried mushrooms over night. Heat in a casserole two ounces of butter, add a chopped shallot and a little garlic. When hot add the mushrooms and three peeled and cut up tomatoes, and simmer for five minutes. Then add the cooked spaghetti and two cups of grated parmesan cheese, season with salt and white pepper, and serve very hot.

99

APRIL 8

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Hominy with cream     Grapefruit à l'anisette
  Ham and eggs     Oyster broth in cups
  Rolls     Crackers
  Coffee     Broiled brook trout with bacon
        Cucumber salad
        Lamb chops, grilled
        Julienne potatoes
        Chicory salad
        French pastry
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Potage Viennoise
      Curried oysters with boiled rice
      Saddle of mutton with currant jelly
      String beans à l'Alsacienne
      Laurette potatoes
      Dandelion salad
      Gastaner pudding
      Coffee

Grapefruit à l'anisette. Cut the grapefruit in half and loosen the inside from the skin with a pointed knife. Put a teaspoonful of powdered sugar and a half pony of anisette on each half. Serve on cracked ice.

Oyster broth. In a casserole put two dozen oysters with their own juice, and one quart of water. Add a bouquet garni and put on the fire. When boiling remove the bouquet garni, and strain the broth through a napkin, season with salt and a little Cayenne pepper, and serve in cups. The oysters may be saved for other purposes.

Curried oysters. In a casserole melt three ounces of butter, then add two spoonfuls of flour, one spoonful of curry powder, and one pint of oyster broth. Boil for a minute, then add one apple fried in butter, one tablespoonful of chutney sauce, one teaspoonful of Worcestershire sauce, and a little salt and Cayenne pepper. Boil for five minutes, and bind with the yolk of an egg and a spoonful of cream. Strain the sauce, and add two dozen well-seasoned parboiled oysters.

Pudding à la Gastaner. Decorate the bottoms of buttered moulds with chopped pastry cherries and angelique, arranging in alternating lines of green and red. Cut some lady fingers to fit the depth of the mould, and moisten them well with Curaçao. Stand them up around the inside of the mould one-half inch apart. Cook four ounces of farina in one quart of milk, and mix with the rind and juice of a lemon, five eggs, four ounces of sugar, and one cup of apricot pulp, and fill the moulds with same. Serve with strawberry sauce flavored with a pony of brandy.

Broiled brook trout with bacon. Clean and wash well, one-half dozen brook trout, and dry them on a towel or napkin. Season with salt and pepper, roll in oil, and broil. When done put on a platter with maître d'hôtel sauce. Lay six slices of broiled bacon on top. Garnish with quartered lemons and parsley in branches.

Potage Viennoise. Cream of barley with royal cut in small squares as garnishing.

Potage Venitienne. Half velouté of chicken soup and half consommé tapioca. Add a little chopped chives.

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APRIL 9

BREAKFAST     AFTERNOON TEA
  Grapefruit marmalade   Oysters poulette, or sweetbreads
  Shirred eggs     Monza        Salted almonds
  Dry toast     Windsor sandwiches
  Coffee     Cream of almond sandwiches
        Olive sandwiches
LUNCHEON   Shrimp salad
  Eggs St. George   Vanilla ice cream
  Lamb cutlets in papers   Pound cake        Fruit cake
  Cold asparagus, mayonnaise   Apple tarts
  Brown Betty pudding   Salted pecans
  Coffee   Créole sandwiches
  Dubney sandwiches
DINNER   Bread and butter sandwiches
  Potage Venitienne Chicken salad
  Crab in chafing dish Pineapple water ice
  Roast duckling, apple sauce Strawberry pie
  Sweet potato croquettes Chocolate, coffee or tea
  Artichokes, mustard sauce Rolls        Toast Melba
  Lemon water ice Assorted cakes
  Cocoa cake        Coffee

Cocoa cake. Half a cup of butter, a cup of sugar, three eggs, a teaspoonful of vanilla, three-fourths of a cup of milk, six level tablespoonfuls of cocoa, two teaspoonfuls of baking powder, and one and three-fourth cups of sifted flour. Cream the butter, adding the sugar gradually, then add the eggs one by one, whipping vigorously. Sift together half of the flour, the cocoa and the baking powder, then add the milk and the rest of the flour, making a mixture that will drop from the spoon. When all is mixed together put in a pan or mould, and bake for thirty-five minutes. Cover the cake with a plain icing. A cake is baked when it shrinks from the pan, or if, when you press it, it springs back.

Dubney sandwiches. To a cupful of chopped chicken or turkey meat add a spoonful of mayonnaise, a teaspoonful of minced onion, two minced shallots, a pinch of chopped chives, and season with salt and pepper. Spread on well-buttered warm toast.

Cream of almond sandwiches. Mix a soft cream cheese with a cup of crushed salted almonds, and a liqueur glassful of kirsch. Spread on thin slices of brown bread.

Olive sandwiches. Chop equal parts of olives and onions together, add a few drops of olive oil and a little pepper, but no salt, as the olives have enough. Spread on thin slices of buttered bread.

Windsor sandwiches. Chop enough chicken or turkey to make a cup of meat, add half as much chopped ham, and half a dozen chopped olives. Bind together with mayonnaise. Spread on white and on brown buttered bread.

Créole sandwiches. Chop some fresh or canned sweet peppers, bind together with mayonnaise, and add a bit of minced parsley. Spread on both white and brown bread. Always make the sandwiches dainty and thin.

Brown Betty. Pull half a loaf of white bread to bits, or use bread crumbs. The pulled bread makes the lighter pudding. Butter the inside of a pudding dish liberally, put in a layer of crumbs, then twice as much sliced apple or other fruit, sprinkle with sugar, nutmeg and bits of butter, add another layer of crumbs, and so on, for about three layers, having the crumbs last. Bake until brown, and the fruit well done, or about twenty minutes. Serve with cream.

Eggs St. George. Butter four cocotte dishes, put purée of onions on bottom, a poached egg on top, cover with cream sauce, and sprinkle with grated cheese. Bake in hot oven to color only.

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APRIL 10

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Oatmeal with cream     Kieler sprotten
  Boiled eggs     Omelette Schofield
  Toast     Mixed vegetable salad
  English breakfast tea     Camembert cheese with crackers
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Fish chowder
      Ripe olives
      Fillet of sole, Bretonne
      Planked shad and roe
      Lettuce salad
      Hot asparagus with melted butter
      Coffee custard
      Demi tasse

Kieler sprotten. This is a canned fish. Serve cold on lettuce leaves, garnished with quartered lemons.

Omelette Schofield. Boil a shad roe in salt water for ten minutes. Allow to cool, and cut in dices one-quarter inch square. Heat a cup of cream sauce, add the roe, and season with salt and Cayenne pepper. When making the omelet place a little of the roe in the center; dress on a platter, and pour the roe and cream sauce around the edge.

Fish chowder. Cut a pound of some white fish, such as bass, codfish, or sole, in dices about one-quarter inch square, and free from skin and bones. Put the bones of the fish in a casserole and add three quarts of water, one bouquet garni, and two tablespoonfuls of salt. Boil for thirty minutes, and strain. Cut two pounds of potatoes in quarter inch squares, and boil in the fish stock until soft, then add the fish and boil for five minutes, then add one pint of boiling-hot cream, and season well with salt and white pepper. Before serving add a little chopped parsley. Serve broken crackers separate.

Fillet of sole, Bretonne. Boil four fillets of sole in a little salt water. Dish up on a platter and cover with equal parts of Hollandaise and tomato sauce mixed. Garnish with rings of fried onions.

Coffee custard. Grind fine (but not pulverized), a half pound of Java or other mildly flavored coffee. Put it into a quart of boiling milk and let it infuse on the back of the stove for a half hour, then strain through cheese cloth. Beat the yolks of six eggs with six ounces of sugar, add a spoonful of cream, and stir into the hot milk, which has been heated again after straining off the coffee. Let it cream, but do not boil; and then add the beaten whites of three eggs. Use any flavoring desired, a dash of brandy or cognac being very good. Fill the moulds, stand them in hot water, and place in a moderate oven. When done, cool, serve with English cream, apricot juice or just plain cream.

Grapefruit marmalade. Shave two clean whole grapefruit very thin, rejecting nothing but the seeds and cores. Measure the fruit, and add three times the quantity of water, and let it stand in an earthenware dish over night. Then boil for ten minutes, and let it stand another night. Then add an equal quantity of sugar, and boil briskly until the mixture jells.

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APRIL 11

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Fresh strawberries with cream     Scrambled eggs with truffles
  Omelet with fine herbs     Lamb chops, sauce Soubise
  Crescents     Julienne potatoes
  Chocolate     Lettuce salad
        Raspberry shortcake
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Potage Châtelaine
      Radishes
      Crab meat au gratin
      Roast chicken
      Mashed potatoes
      Cold asparagus, mayonnaise
      Vanilla ice cream
      Assorted cakes
      Coffee

Omelet with fine herbs. Mix equal parts of chopped parsley, chervil, and chives with the beaten eggs, season well with salt and white pepper, and make the omelet in the usual manner.

Lamb chops, sauce Soubise. Season the chops well, roll in oil, then in bread crumbs, and broil. Put a cupful of sauce Soubise on a platter, and lay the broiled chops on top.

Strawberry shortcake. Bake two layers of sponge cake (see layer cake). Place on top of one some well-sweetened strawberries, put the other cake on top, and press well together. Cut in individual portions, put some selected berries on top, and decorate with sweetened whipped cream. Serve cream separate.

Old fashioned strawberry shortcake. Make some biscuit dough as follows: Mix three-quarters of a pound of flour, one ounce of baking powder, two ounces of sugar, two ounces of butter, and a pinch of salt. Mix to a dough with half a pint of milk. Roll out about one-half inch thick, and bake. When cold split in two, place on one layer some crushed strawberries, and spread some sugar over them. Put the other layer on top and cut in squares. Serve with well-sweetened crushed strawberries on top, and plain cream separate.

Raspberry shortcake. Prepare in the same manner as either of the above, using raspberries in place of strawberries.

Potage Châtelaine. Simmer in two ounces of butter one onion, one-half stalk of celery, and one leek, all chopped very fine. Then add one-half pound of lean beef cut in small squares, sprinkle with three ounces of flour, and simmer until well browned. Then add two quarts of stock or bouillon and boil for an hour. Season with salt and fresh-ground black pepper, and add a glass of good sherry wine before serving.

String beans, Alsacienne. Simmer in a casserole in three ounces of butter one chopped onion. When just colored golden yellow, add one spoonful of flour, one quart of bouillon, stock, or chicken broth, and three pounds of cleaned and well-washed string beans. Season with salt and pepper, cover, and simmer for forty minutes. Then add one-half glass of white wine and cook for fifteen minutes. Do not add the wine to the beans until they are soft. Sprinkle with chopped parsley before serving.

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APRIL 12

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Baked apples with cream     Poached eggs, Virginia
  Waffles     Minced tenderloin of beef, à l'Estragon
  Honey in comb     Lyonnaise potatoes
  Coffee     Escarole salad
        Port de Salut cheese with crackers
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Potage Portugaise
      Salted pecans
      Fillet of turbot, Sarcey
      Boiled ham with spinach
      Hollandaise potatoes
      Lallah Rookh
      Lady fingers
      Coffee

Boiled ham with spinach. Soak an eight-pound ham in water over night. Then put on fire, in a pot, covered with cold water, and bring to a boil. Then set to side of stove where it will simmer, but not boil, for about three and one-half hours, when the ham should be done. Try to pull off the skin. If it comes off easily the ham is cooked. Serve with plain spinach, and with either champagne or Madeira sauce, or plain bouillon.

Dandelion salad. Clean and wash the dandelion well, and dry in a towel. Put in a salad bowl, lay two hard-boiled eggs cut in four, on top, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and one-third vinegar to two-thirds of olive oil. Mix just before serving.

Dandelion salad, German style. Put the salad in a bowl. Cut six slices of bacon in small dices, and fry until crisp. Pour the hot fat and bacon over the salad, add a spoonful of vinegar, salt if necessary, and a little fresh-ground black pepper. Mix well.

Poached eggs, Virginia. Put four corn fritters on a platter, lay a poached egg on each, and cover with tomato sauce.

Potage Portugaise. Mix one quart of tomato sauce with one quart of consommé and bring to a boil. Season with salt and pepper, and add a cup of boiled rice before serving.

Fillet of turbot, Sarcey. This is fillet of sole au vin blanc. Before serving lay three slices of truffle on each fillet.

Lallah Rookh. To a quart of vanilla ice cream add a pony of Jamaica rum, and mix well. Serve flat in glasses with a little rum on top.

Apple sauce. Peel and core six apples and cut in small pieces. Put into a vessel, add a pony of white wine, two ounces of water, one ounce of sweet butter, two ounces of sugar, and a small stick of cinnamon. Cover, boil for thirty minutes, and strain through a fine sieve.

Rump of beef, Windsor. Larded rump of beef, braisé, with its own gravy, garnished with Parisian potatoes, fresh green peas, and beets Frouard.

Virginia ham and eggs. Broil or fry two slices of Virginia ham and place on platter. Lay two fried eggs on top.

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APRIL 13

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Fresh raspberries with cream     Crab, Portola (cold)
  Bacon and eggs     Eggs, Coquelin
  Rolls     Calf's head, sauce piquante
  Coffee     Fondante potatoes
        Apple strudel        Coffee
    DINNER
      Blue Points on half shell
      Crème Parisienne (soup)
      Sand dabs, meunière
      Roast tenderloin of beef
      Summer squash
      Potatoes rissolées
      Chartreuse jelly
      Assorted cakes        Coffee

Eggs, Coquelin. Cut in two, six hard-boiled eggs. Mix the yolks with a cupful of well-seasoned purée of mushrooms, and fill the half eggs. Set them on a buttered china platter, cover with cream, and put in the oven to bake. When very hot remove, lay twelve fillets of anchovies over the eggs, and serve.

Calf's head, sauce piquante. Boiled calf's head served on a napkin, with the brain and tongue. Garnish with parsley in branches, sliced pickles, sliced pickled beets, and lemon in halves. Serve sauce piquante separate.

Apple strudel. Roll out some puff paste about one-eighth inch thick and eight inches wide. On it spread some sliced apples mixed with sugar and powdered cinnamon. Wet the edges and fold up both sides, forming a roll. Place on a baking pan, wash the top with egg, and bake in a hot oven. When done cut in slices about two inches wide, and serve hot, with hard and brandy sauces.

Crab, Portola. Remove the boiled crab meat from the shell, taking care to keep as entire as possible. On a salad plate arrange hearts of lettuce, cut into eighths. On the lettuce lay a whole sweet red pimento, using the canned ones which come ready for use. On top of the pepper place three spoonfuls of crab meat. Cover all with French dressing made with tarragon vinegar, using one spoonful to three of olive oil; seasoned with salt and some fresh-ground pepper.

Crème Parisienne. Cream of chicken and cream of chicory soups mixed. Serve bread cut in small squares and fried in butter.

Stuffed tomatoes with anchovies. Chop the contents of one bottle of anchovies in oil, in small pieces, add two hard-boiled eggs chopped fine, a little fresh-ground pepper, and two spoonfuls of mayonnaise. Peel six tomatoes, cut off the tops and scoop out the insides with a spoon. Then fill with the prepared anchovies, cover with the piece cut from the top, and serve on leaves of lettuce garnished with quartered lemons and parsley in branches.

Brook trout sauté, Miller style. Clean four brook trout and dry in a napkin. Season with salt and pepper, roll in flour, put in a frying pan with two spoonfuls of butter and the grease from two slices of salt pork that have been fried in their own fat. Fry the trout on both sides, place on platter, and lay the fried pork on top. Then put in the same frying pan two ounces of butter, and cook until the color of chestnuts. Pour over the fish, and sprinkle with some chopped parsley and the juice of two lemons. Garnish with parsley in branches.

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APRIL 14

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Grapefruit juice     Sardines with lemon
  Wheatcakes     Scrambled eggs, Raspail
  Breakfast sausages     Fillet mignon, Trianon
  Rolls     Peas
  Coffee     Pineapple, Créole
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Consommé aux quenelles
      Fillet of sole, Voisin
      Sweetbreads braisé, ancienne
      Roast rack of mutton
      Fresh string beans
      Potato croquettes
      Alligator pear salad
      Punch Palermitaine
      Assorted cakes
      Coffee

Scrambled eggs, Raspail. Cut a stalk of celery in small dices, wash well, and boil in salt water. When soft drain off the water. In a pot put two ounces of butter and two peeled tomatoes cut in small dices. Simmer for five minutes, add ten beaten eggs and the celery, season with salt and pepper, and add one-half cup of thick cream. Cook and serve.

Fillet mignon. A very small tenderloin steak. Broil or sauté in pan with butter. Serve with maître d'hôtel sauce, and garnish with watercress and half of lemon.

Fillet mignon, Trianon. Dress the fillet on a platter and cover with Béarnaise sauce. Lay three triangular shaped pieces of truffle on top and garnish with Julienne potatoes.

Pineapple, Créole. Cook a quarter pound of rice in a quart of milk. Add a quarter pound of sugar and one cup chopped fresh or canned pineapple, and mix well. Dress on a platter and decorate the top with sliced pineapple and candied cherries. Serve hot with apricot sauce poured over all.

Consommé aux quenelles. Make small chicken dumplings from chicken force meat, boil them in, and serve with, consommé. These small dumplings are called in French, quenelles.

Fillet of sole, Voisin. In a buttered sauce pan put four fillets of sole, sprinkle with one-half teaspoonful of very finely chopped onions, a little chopped parsley, chives, chervil, and one peeled and finely chopped tomato. Season with salt and pepper, add one-half glass of white wine, cover, and put in oven for fifteen minutes. Then remove the fish to a platter, and put in the same sauté pan one pint of white wine; cook and mix well, and pour over the fish.

Sweetbreads braisé, ancienne. Dish up on a platter four sweetbreads braisé, and garnish with four croustades financière. Pour sauce Madère around the sweetbreads on platter.

Roast rack of mutton. Secure from the butcher a rack of mutton of ten chops, season well with salt and pepper, place in a roasting pan with sliced carrots, onions, a spoonful of pepper berries, and a small piece of butter on top; and roast, basting well, for ten minutes. Then put the rack on a platter; drain off the grease and add to the pan one-half cup of stock and a spoonful of meat extract, season well, bring to a boil, and strain over the roast.

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APRIL 15

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Stewed rhubarb     Grapefruit en suprême, with kirsch
  Boiled eggs     Eggs, Lorraine
  Buttered toast     Corned beef hash
  Coffee     French pastry
        Demi tasse
    DINNER
      Purée St. Germain
      Salmon Mirabeau
      Fillet of beef, Charcutière
      Stewed canned corn
      Baked potatoes
      Endives salad
      Floating island
      Macaroons
      Coffee

Grapefruit en suprême with kirsch. Add to sliced grapefruit, for each person, a spoonful of powdered sugar and one pony of kirschwasser. Mix well and serve in suprême glasses.

Eggs, Lorraine. Same as eggs Chipolata with the addition of a strip of bacon across the top.

Purée St. Germain. Add to a purée of peas some fresh-cooked green or canned peas.

Salmon Mirabeau. Put in a buttered flat pan two thick slices of salmon, season with salt and pepper, add one-half glass of claret or white wine, cover, and cook until done. Put on a platter, cover with tarragon sauce (sauce à l'estragon), garnish with stuffed olives, and lay six fillets of anchovies on top of each slice of fish.

Tarragon sauce (Sauce à l'estragon). Chop some tarragon very fine, add one-half glass of claret or white wine, and reduce by boiling until nearly dry. Then add one pint of brown gravy and boil for five minutes. Season with salt and pepper, add two ounces of fresh butter and whip well into the hot sauce. Serve with fish or meats.

Fillet of beef, Charcutière. Roast tenderloin of beef. Serve with brown gravy (sauce Madère), to which has been added twelve small glacéed onions, six sliced sour pickles, and twelve heads of French mushrooms or fresh mushrooms sauté in butter. Before serving add a cup of tomato sauce, and season well with salt and pepper.

Stewed canned corn. Empty a can of corn into a sauce pan, add one ounce of fresh butter, season with salt and pepper, and boil. If too thick add a spoonful of thick cream.

Punch Palermitaine. Serve orange water ice in glasses with a little Curaçao on top.

Scalloped halibut with cheese. Prepare one quart of cream sauce. Take four pounds of halibut, clear of bones and skin, and cut in thin slices about one-quarter inch thick, and two inches square. Butter a shallow earthen dish, put some cream sauce in the bottom, sprinkle with grated cheese, then put in a layer of halibut, season with salt and pepper; then sauce, cheese and fish in turn; and continue for about five layers, with cream and sauce on top. Put bits of butter on top and bake in a moderate oven for from forty-five minutes to one hour, or until fish is done and top is nicely browned.

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APRIL 16

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Fresh raspberries with cream     Hors d'oeuvres assorted
  Codfish cakes     Poached eggs, Paulus
  Broiled bacon     Filet mignon, maître d'hôtel
  Rolls     Potatoes hashed in cream
  Coffee     Cold asparagus, vinaigrette
        Fruit salad, Chantilly
        Lady fingers
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Consommé Daumont
      Baked shad, with raisins
      Chicken sauté, Austin
      Jeanette potatoes
      Carrots, Vichy
      Lettuce salad
      Charlotte Russe
      Coffee

Codfish cakes. Prepare the fish as for codfish balls. Form into flat cakes about one inch thick and two and one-half inches in diameter. Roll in flour and fry in melted butter. Serve on napkin with lemon and parsley in branches.

Poached eggs, Paulus. Put four very soft poached eggs on four slices of toast, cover with cream sauce with sliced truffles, sprinkle with grated cheese, and bake in hot oven just long enough to become slightly brown.

Consommé Daumont. To some chicken force meat add some truffles chopped fine, mix well and form into small dumplings. Cook the dumplings in consommé. Cut two turnips in small squares and boil in salt water. When done add to the consommé, with one-half cup of boiled rice, and croutons soufflés prepared with grated cheese.

Chicken sauté, Austin. Joint a chicken, season well with salt and pepper, put in sauté pan with two ounces of hot melted butter, and fry until brown on both sides. Then add one cup of brown gravy, two sliced truffles, and one spoonful of chopped tarragon. Boil for five minutes.

Jeanette potatoes. Prepare the potatoes as for croquettes, put into a pastry bag with a large star tube, and press through onto a buttered pan, in the form and size of a large rose. Brush the top with yolks of eggs, and bake in oven until brown. Serve on a napkin.

Charlotte Russe. (I). Line a pudding mould with lady fingers, fill with sweetened whipped cream, unmould on a plate and decorate with whipped cream.

(II). Whip to a frost one pint of cream, add one-quarter pound of sugar and a glass of sherry wine. Dissolve two sheets of gelatine in a little hot water, strain, and pour into the cream, heating well. Line a pudding mould with lady fingers and fill with the prepared cream. Allow to stand in the ice box for an hour and a half before serving. Decorate with whipped cream.

Baked shad with raisins. Split the fish and lay at full length on a long buttered dish. Cover the top of the fish with slices of tomato. Put bits of butter on top of the tomato; for a medium sized shad using a lump of butter the size of an egg. Sprinkle chopped parsley over all, and strew seedless raisins around the fish. Then add a half glass of wine, and put in a moderate oven to bake. The fish will be very tender when thoroughly done, but the time required will depend upon the thickness of the fish. From thirty to forty-five minutes is usually sufficient.

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APRIL 17

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Orange juice     Oysters mignonette
  Hominy with cream     Eggs à la tripe
  Crescents     Small tenderloin steak, Demidoff
  Chocolate with whipped cream     Sauté potatoes
        Escarole salad
        Camembert cheese with crackers
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Potage Mongol
      Perch sauté, meunière
      Roast leg of mutton
      String beans with butter
      Potatoes au gratin
      Field salad
      Roman punch
      Pound cake
      Coffee

Oysters mignonette. Put six oysters on half shell on cracked or shaved ice, with a small glass or hollow green pepper filled with mignonette sauce, in the center.

Small tenderloin steak, Demidoff. Put four small broiled tenderloin steaks on a platter, and cover with brown gravy containing olives and sliced canned mushrooms. Garnish both ends of the platter with asparagus tips.

Roman punch. Dress lemon water ice in glasses in pointed shapes, and pour a little rum on top.

Beets, Frouard. Cut some boiled beets with a Parisian spoon into the shape of olives, put in a sauté pan with melted butter, season with salt and pepper, and heat through. Serve in a vegetable dish, or use for garnishing.

Deviled crab in shells. Secure some empty shells from a first-class grocer. Allow one shell to each person and fill with the following: Take the meat of one crab, which is sufficient for four persons, shred it, add a cup of velouté sauce, a teaspoonful of English mustard, a soupspoonful of Worcestershire sauce, a half-teaspoonful of finely chopped parsley, salt, pepper and a bit of Cayenne. Mix well. Fill the shells, covering evenly. Make a paste of a teaspoonful each of English and French mustard and two spoonfuls of melted butter. Spread this over the top, and cover with bread crumbs. Bake for about ten minutes, or until the top is browned.

Roast leg of reindeer. Put in a roasting pan a sliced onion, a sliced carrot, a piece of skin of salt pork, a stalk of celery, some parsley in branches, two bay leaves, two cloves, and one sprig of thyme. Season the leg of reindeer well and lay on top. Put three ounces of butter on the leg, and place in the oven to roast. Baste continually, adding a little water or stock from time to time, to prevent the vegetables from burning. When the roast is done remove to a platter, and make a brown gravy with the contents of the pan by adding a spoonful of flour, simmer, add one cup of stock, season well, and strain over the meat. Some may be reserved to serve in a bowl, separate. Also serve currant jelly and port wine sauce.

Asparagus tips au gratin. Cut the tips from fresh-cooked asparagus, place in a buttered dish, season with salt and pepper, cover with cream sauce, sprinkle with grated Swiss cheese, put small bits of butter on top, and bake in oven until brown.

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APRIL 18

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Rice cakes     Eggs Epicurienne
  Apricot marmalade     Tripe and oysters in cream
  Rolls     Baked potatoes
  Coffee     Strawberries Romanoff
        Lady fingers
        Demi tasse
    DINNER
      Little Neck clams
      Consommé Sévigné, II.
      Ripe California olives
      Fillet of sole, St. Cloud
      Roast chicken
      Sybil potatoes
      Cold asparagus, mustard sauce
      Fruit salad glacé
      Assorted cakes
      Coffee

Eggs Epicurienne. Shirr the eggs. When nearly done add a brown gravy to which has been added some small pieces of terrine de foie gras, four slices of truffle, and one sliced canned mushroom.

Strawberries Romanoff. Put some nice ripe strawberries into a bowl, pour some Curaçao over them, and serve with well-sweetened whipped cream, flavored with vanilla, on top. Serve very cold.

Consommé Sévigné, II. Consommé Brunoise with small quenelles (chicken dumplings). Add some chopped chervil and a little Cayenne pepper. Serve very hot.

Flannel cakes. One pound of flour, one ounce of baking powder, two ounces of sugar, two ounces of butter, two eggs, and a pinch of mace. Mix all together with sufficient milk to make a medium dough, or batter. Beat until smooth, and bake on a hot griddle.

Rice cakes. Boil one-quarter pound of well-washed rice in water for five minutes. Drain off the water and add one pint of milk, cook until rice is soft, drain off the milk and add the rice to a flannel cake batter. Bake in the usual manner.

Fillet of sole, St. Cloud. In a buttered sauté pan put four fillets of sole, season with salt and white pepper, add one-half glass of white wine and a little stock, and boil for ten minutes. Make a white wine sauce and add the following to it: Two dozen boiled mussels and one dozen boiled oysters removed from the shells, six heads of canned mushrooms and twelve slices of truffle. Put the fish on a platter and cover with the sauce.

Fruit salad glacé. One sliced orange and one sliced grapefruit, six slices of pineapple, one banana, one dozen strawberries and a handful of raspberries. Put all in bowl, add two spoonfuls of sugar, a glassful of maraschino and a pony of kirschwasser. Allow to stand in the ice box for an hour. Serve in small individual dishes with a spoonful of vanilla ice cream on top.

Grapefruit cocktail. Slice one grapefruit and one-half orange and put in bowl with a spoonful of sugar and a pony of kirschwasser. Allow to stand for an hour. Serve in grapefruit suprême glasses, decorated on top with brandied cherries.

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APRIL 19

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Raspberries with cream     Fillet of mariniert herring
  Plain omelet     Potato salad
  Rolls     Consommé in cups
  English breakfast tea     Sweetbread patties in cream
        Cold artichokes, vinaigrette
        Roquefort cheese and crackers
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Purée of spinach
      Crab meat, Suzette
      Roast tenderloin of beef, Cubaine
      Gendarme potatoes
      Peas and carrots in cream
      Lettuce and alligator pear salad
      Frozen egg nogg
      Macaroons
      Coffee

Sweetbread patties in cream. Soak two pounds of sweetbreads in cold water for two hours, to cause the blood to flow out. Then put them on the fire in one quart of water and two ounces of salt, bring to a boil, and then allow to become cold. Pull off the skin and cut the sweetbreads in pieces one-half inch square. Put in vessel with one cup of bouillon, and boil till soft. Then add a cup of cream, season with salt and a little Cayenne pepper, and boil for five minutes. Knead one ounce of butter with one ounce of flour, and use for thickening. Boil again for five minutes. Serve in hot patty shells, on napkin, garnished with parsley in branches. (Patty shells, Jan. 25).

Purée of spinach (Soup). Bring to a boil two quarts of chicken broth, add one peck of well-washed spinach and two ounces of butter, and boil for an hour. Strain through a fine sieve, and put back in the casserole. It should now be of the thickness of a purée of pea soup. Season well with salt and pepper, and stir in, while boiling, one-quarter pound of sweet butter. Serve with small squares of bread fried in butter.

Roast tenderloin of beef, Cubaine. Roast the beef in the usual manner. Serve with sauce Madère, and garnish with stuffed green or red peppers.

Candied sweet potatoes. Boil four sweet potatoes, remove the skins, and cut in egg shapes. Put in sauté pan with two ounces of butter, and roast slowly. When nearly brown add a spoonful of powdered sugar and continue roasting till sugar and potatoes are brown.

Cole slaw, ravigote. Slice a white cabbage very thin and put in a salad bowl. Cover with highly seasoned sauce Tartar, and mix thoroughly.

Frozen egg nogg. One quart of milk, six eggs, one-half pound of sugar, one pony of brandy, one pony of rum, and one-half teaspoonful of grated nutmeg. Mix well, strain, and freeze. Serve in glasses.

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APRIL 20

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Stewed prunes     Grapefruit cocktail
  Plain shirred eggs     Eggs en cocotte, Valentine
  Rolls     Roast loin of pork, apple sauce
  Coffee     Candied sweet potatoes
        Cole slaw, ravigote
        Vanilla custard pie
        Demi tasse
    DINNER
      Consommé Théodora
      Scalloped halibut with cheese
      Rump of beef
      Peas
      Parisian potatoes
      Beets Frouard
      Chocolate ice cream
      Assorted cakes
      Coffee

Eggs en cocotte, Valentine. Mix some crab meat with a little well-seasoned cream sauce. Put a spoonful in the bottom of a buttered cocotte dish, break an egg on top, salt and pepper the egg, put a little more crab meat and cream on top, sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese, put some bits of butter on top, and bake in oven for five minutes.

Consommé Théodora. Put in the consommé, equal parts of small chicken dumplings, royal, and boiled asparagus tips. Before serving add some chopped chervil.

Vanilla custard pie. Six eggs, one quart of milk, one-quarter pound of sugar, one-half of a vanilla bean. Boil the milk with the vanilla bean. Mix the eggs with the sugar and add to the milk. Strain, and fill a large pie dish lined with a thin pie dough, and bake in a moderate oven until set.

Lemon custard pie. Same as vanilla custard pie, except use the grated rind and the juice of two lemons instead of the vanilla bean.

Orange custard pie. Same as lemon custard pie, but use two oranges instead of the lemons.

Cocoanut custard pie. Same as vanilla custard pie, but put a handful of shredded cocoanut in the bottom of the pie before filling.

Vanilla meringue pie. Same as vanilla custard pie, but when baked, cover, and ornament the top with meringue paste, dust with powdered sugar, and put back in oven to color.

Meringue paste for pie. The whites of four eggs beaten firm and stiff; then add one-half pound of powdered sugar and mix well. Flavor to taste.

Lemon meringue pie. Same as lemon custard pie, but cover and ornament with meringue paste, and bake until colored.

Orange meringue pie. Same directions as for lemon meringue pie.

Lemon pie, special. The yolks of eight eggs, six ounces of sugar, three lemons, the whites of four eggs. Mix the yolks, sugar, and the grated rinds and the juice of the lemons, and beat over a fire until thick. Then add the whites of eggs well beaten, and pour into a large pie dish lined with thin pie dough. Bake slowly. Serve with powdered sugar on top.

Cocoanut meringue pie. Same as cocoanut custard pie, but cover with meringue paste, and bake until colored.

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APRIL 21

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Strawberries with cream     Antipasto
  Virginia ham and eggs     Fried smelts, sauce rémoulade
  Rolls     Spring lamb Irish stew
  Cocoa with whipped cream     Chiffonnade salad
        Old fashioned raspberry shortcake
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Toke Points on half shell
      Potage santé
      Boiled salmon, Villers
      Roast capon, au jus
      Parsnips with cream
      Duchesse potatoes
      Endive salad, Victor dressing
      Frankfort pudding, sauce Sabayon
      Coffee

Boiled salmon, Villers. Cut two slices of salmon about one and one-half inch thick. Put in vessel with one quart of water, a bouquet garni, one spoonful of salt, a teaspoonful of whole black peppers, and one spoonful of white wine vinegar. Boil slowly for twenty minutes. In a casserole put two ounces of butter, heat, and then add two ounces of flour. When the flour is hot add a pint and a half of the fish broth from the salmon, and boil for five minutes. Then add the yolk of one egg and one cup of cream, mix well, season with salt and pepper, and strain. Add to the sauce one can of sliced mushrooms and half a pound of picked shrimps. Place the salmon on a platter and pour the sauce over it.

Frankfort pudding. One-quarter pound of butter, one-quarter pound of sugar, the yolks of seven eggs, six ounces of cake crumbs, the whites of six eggs, and some vanilla flavoring. Mix the butter with the sugar, and work well with a wooden spoon until creamy, then add the yolks, one by one, and mix thoroughly. Add the cake crumbs; which are made by passing left-over cake through a colander with large holes; flavor with the vanilla extract, and mix well. Beat the whites to snow, and add to the batter, mixing very lightly. Put in a buttered pudding mould and bake. Serve hot Sabayon sauce separate, or pour over the pudding.

Sabayon sauce. In a copper kettle put six yolks of eggs and six ounces of powdered sugar. Set on a slow fire, or bain-marie, and beat until warm. Add a glass of Marsala or sherry wine and whip until it thickens. Serve either hot or cold.

Boiled parsnips. Peel a half dozen parsnips, wash, and boil whole in salt water. When done cut in slices, or some fancy shape, and put in sauce pan with two ounces of butter. Heat through. Season with salt and pepper.

Parsnips in cream. Cut boiled parsnips in pieces two inches long, put in sauce pan with one cup of cream sauce, season with salt and white pepper. Serve in deep vegetable dish, and very hot.

Victor dressing. Two pinches of salt, one pinch of fresh-ground black pepper, one spoonful of tarragon vinegar, two spoonfuls of olive oil, and one teaspoonful of chopped chervil.

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APRIL 22

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Fresh cherries     Grapefruit with chestnuts
  Flannel cakes with maple syrup     Austrian chicken fritters
  Rolls     Cold asparagus, mustard sauce
  Coffee     Lemon pie, special
        Demi tasse
    DINNER
      Consommé Soubise
      Ripe olives with garlic and oil
      Deviled crabs in shells
      Tenderloin of beef, Cumberland
      Stuffed cucumbers
      Sweet potatoes, Southern style, II.
      California sherbet
      Assorted cakes
      Coffee

Consommé Soubise. Mix one cup of purée of onions, one pint of cold chicken broth, three whole eggs and the yolks of three eggs; season with salt, pepper, and a little grated nutmeg. Strain through a fine sieve, put in buttered moulds, and cook in bain-marie. Allow to set, slice, and serve in hot consommé.

Ripe olives with garlic and oil. Rub an olive dish or salad bowl with garlic. Put the olives in the dish, add a spoonful of olive oil, and roll the olives in the dish for a few minutes.

Austrian chicken fritters. Chop the meat of a boiled or baked fowl, season with salt, pepper, nutmeg and herbs; place in a saucepan, and add enough cream or white sauce to moisten. To each cup of the meat and cream add the yolk of one egg. Cut some sandwich bread into thick slices. Mix a pint of milk with two well-beaten eggs. Spread the sandwich bread with a thick layer of the creamed chicken, press two pieces of the bread together, as if making a sandwich, dip this in the egg and milk mixture, then roll in sifted bread crumbs, and fry in hot lard to an even brown color; and in the same manner as for pancakes.

Sweet potatoes, Southern, II. Peel some sweet potatoes and cut lengthwise into strips about an eighth of an inch thick. Put some butter into a sauté pan, and the potatoes, and sprinkle them with brown sugar. Then place on top another layer of potatoes, sprinkle them with sugar, and so on, filling the pan. Add hot water, cover the dish, and set in the oven and bake until soft.

California sherbet. Fill glasses with orange water ice, and on top place five strawberries that have been soaked in California brandy.

Tenderloin of beef, Cumberland. Roast tenderloin of beef, sauce poivrade, garnished with stuffed cucumbers.

Stuffed cucumbers. Peel two cucumbers and cut in pieces one and one-half inches thick. Put in casserole and cover with a quart of water, season with a pinch of salt, bring to a boil, and cool off. With a round cutter remove the inside from the cucumbers, leaving firm rings. Place these on a buttered sauté pan and fill with the following stuffing: Mix a cup of bread crumbs with a cup of purée of fresh mushrooms; season with salt and pepper, add the yolks of two raw eggs, and some fresh-chopped parsley. Mix well, and fill the cucumbers. Cover with buttered manilla paper, put a cup of bouillon in the bottom of the pan, and bake in oven for twenty minutes. Serve as a garnishing for entrées, or fish; or as a vegetable course, on a platter, with tomato sauce or meat gravy.

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APRIL 23

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Baked apples with cream     Oysters mariné
  Boiled eggs     Clam broth in cups        Cheese straws
  Dry toast     English chuck steak, maître d'hôtel
  Coffee     White beans with tomatoes
        French fried potatoes
        Cocoanut meringue pie        Coffee
    DINNER
      Potato soup, Dieppoise
      Broiled herring, cream sauce
      Hollandaise potatoes
      Roast leg of reindeer, port wine sauce
      Sweet potatoes flambé with rum
      Asparagus tips au gratin
      Vanilla charlotte glacée        Demi tasse

English chuck steak, maître d'hôtel. This steak is cut from the end of the saddle, near the legs. It should be cut all the way across the saddle, and about an inch and a half thick. Season with salt and pepper, dip in oil, and broil. When done put on a platter, cover with maître d'hôtel sauce, and garnish with lemon and watercress.

White beans and tomatoes. Soak two pounds of white beans in cold water, over night. Then put the beans in a vessel with three quarts of water, a ham bone, a bouquet garni, and a handful of salt. Bring to the boiling point, skim, cover, and boil until well done. Remove the ham bone and the bouquet, and drain off the water. In a casserole put two ounces of butter and a chopped onion, and simmer until nice and yellow. Then add four peeled and chopped fresh tomatoes, or a quart of canned tomatoes, and simmer for thirty minutes. Then add the beans, season with salt and pepper, and simmer all together for fifteen minutes.

Oysters, mariné. Same as pickled oysters.

Potato soup, Dieppoise. In a sauce pan put three ounces of butter, one sliced celery root, two leeks, a half dozen sliced parsley roots, and simmer for five minutes. Then add two pounds of potatoes sliced very thin, and two quarts of bouillon. Season with salt and pepper, and boil for forty-five minutes. Just before serving add two rolls that have been sliced thin and toasted in the oven, and a little fresh-chopped parsley.

Sweet potatoes flambé with rum. Boil and peel four sweet potatoes, and cut in egg shapes. Put in pan with two ounces of butter and roast until nice and yellow. Then add a little salt and a teaspoonful of sugar, heat, and then put in chafing dish. Pour two ponies of rum on top, light, and bring to the table flaming.

Vanilla charlotte glacée. Line a pudding mould with lady fingers, fill with vanilla ice cream, unmould, and decorate with whipped cream and glacé cherries.

Dartois Chantilly. Roll some puff paste with six turns, and about one-quarter inch thick. Cut in strips two inches wide and four inches long. Place them in a wet pan about one-half inch apart, and let them set for a few minutes, then brush over with egg, and with the point of a small knife mark a line about one-eighth inch deep all around the cakes, and about one-quarter inch from the edges. Bake in rather hot oven for about twenty-five minutes. Remove the top while hot, and empty the cake, leaving only the dry crust. Fill with sweetened whipped cream, vanilla flavor, after cooling.

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APRIL 24

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Orange marmalade     Eggs en cocotte, plain
  Finnan haddie in cream     Ripe California olives
  Baked potatoes     Sand dabs, meunière
  Rolls     Cold asparagus, vinaigrette
  Oolong tea     Strawberry short cake
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Little neck clams
      Burned farina soup
      Radishes
      Fillet of sole, sauce cardinal
      Olivette potatoes
      Roast shad and roe, à l'Américaine
      Artichokes, Hollandaise
      Lettuce salad
      English rice pudding
      Coffee

Eggs en cocotte, plain. Break one or two eggs in a buttered cocotte dish, season with salt and pepper, put a little butter on top, and bake in oven for a few minutes. Serve on napkin or paper doily.

Burned farina soup. Melt in a casserole one-half pound of butter; when hot add three-quarters of a pound of farina, and roast on top of the range, stirring with a wooden spoon so it will not stick to the bottom. Cook until the color of a chestnut, then add two quarts of boiling water, season with salt and pepper, and boil for one hour. This is a good soup for Friday.

Fillet of sole, cardinal. In a buttered sauté pan put four fillets of sole, season with salt and white pepper, add one-half glass of white wine, cover with buttered paper, and bake in oven for ten minutes. Remove the fillets to a platter, and to the sauté pan add one pint of white wine sauce. Bring to a boil and then stir in two tablespoonfuls of lobster butter. When the butter is melted strain the sauce over the fish.

Roast shad and roe, à l'Américaine. Secure from the fish dealer a fresh shad with the roe inside, and without the belly cut open. In a roasting pan put four ounces of butter, one chopped onion, a carrot cut in very small dices, a spoonful of chopped parsley, and a bay leaf, clove, and a garlic clove, all chopped fine. Place the fish on top, season well with salt and pepper, put a few bits of butter on top of the fish, and place in the oven. Baste continually, and if the pan becomes too dry, add one-half glass of white wine, baste, and then add one-half glass of water. Bake for about an hour in a moderate oven. When done place on a platter and pour the sauce in the pan over the fish. A spoonful of Worcestershire sauce, and the juice of a lemon or two, may be added to the sauce if desired.

English rice pudding. Three pints of milk, one-quarter of a pound of rice, one-quarter of a pound of sugar, and one-half of a vanilla bean split in two. Boil the milk with the vanilla bean, then add the washed rice, and cook for about forty minutes. Add the sugar and boil again for a few minutes, turning carefully with a wooden spoon, so it will not stick to the bottom. Then remove from the fire, add one cup of thick cream, and pour into deep china vegetable dishes, and bake in a hot oven until brown on top. Use one large dish for baking, or individual ones, as desired.

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APRIL 25

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Grapefruit à la Rose     Consommé in cup
  Boiled eggs     Fillets of sand dabs, sauce verte
  Dry toast     Leberkloese (liver dumplings)
  Coffee     Sauerkraut
        Boiled potatoes
        Escarole and chicory salad
        Port de Salut cheese and crackers
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Cream of potatoes
      Pickles
      Tenderloin steak, à la Polonaise
      Spinach with eggs
      Mashed potatoes
      Lettuce and alligator pear salad
      Orange custard pie
      Coffee

Grapefruit à la Rose. Peel and slice two grapefruit and put in salad bowl. Mix one-half cup of fresh strawberries and one-half cup of fresh raspberries and two spoonfuls of powdered sugar, and strain through a fine colander. Have all very cold. Put the grapefruit in glasses and pour the fresh fruit sauce over it.

Fillet of sand dabs, fried. Cut the fillets from four sand dabs, season with salt and pepper, roll in flour, then in beaten eggs, then in bread crumbs, and fry in hot swimming lard. When done serve on napkins with fried parsley and quartered lemons. Serve sauce Tartar or sauce verte separate.

Sauce verte. In a mortar mash equal parts of chives, chervil and parsley. When very fine add some mayonnaise sauce, mix well, and strain through a cheese cloth. Season well before serving.

Leberkloese (liver dumplings). Remove the skin from a calf's liver of good size, and scrape well with a fork to remove all the nerves. Then put in a bowl and add four cups of fresh bread crumbs, three eggs, a little salt, pepper, grated nutmeg, chopped parsley, chopped garlic, one chopped onion and four chopped shallots fried in butter, a teaspoonful of chopped thyme leaves, and one bay leaf chopped almost to a powder. Mix all well together, and drop with a soupspoon into boiling bouillon or salt water, and cook slowly for about twelve minutes. Place on a platter with a little brown gravy; or, in a pan put three ounces of butter with one cup of bread cut in small squares and fry until nice and yellow, then pour over the dumplings, and sprinkle chopped parsley on top.

Tenderloin steak, Polonaise. Broil the steak, put on a platter, cover with maître d'hôtel sauce, and garnish with cauliflower Polonaise.

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APRIL 26

BREAKFAST DINNER
  Sliced oranges Consommé à la Russe
  Ham and eggs Salted Brazil nuts
  Rolls Frogs' legs, sauté à sec
  Coffee Breast of tame duck, Virginia style
  Fried apples
  Wax beans in butter
  Romaine salad
LUNCHEON   Neapolitan ice cream
  Eggs gourmet   Assorted cakes
  Honeycomb tripe with cream and peppers   Coffee
  Baked potatoes   SUPPER
  Fresh vegetable salad   Angels on horseback
  Imperial pancake   Chicken à la King
  Demi tasse   Coffee

Eggs gourmet. Spread some terrine de foie gras on four pieces of toast, lay a poached egg on top of each piece, and cover with sauce Périgord.

Honeycomb tripe with cream and peppers. Cut three pounds of tripe in strips about two inches long and one-half inch wide, and put in casserole with cold water and a spoonful of salt. Bring to a boil and cook for ten minutes. Then drain off the water, add one pint of milk, season with salt, and boil for thirty minutes. Cut six green peppers in small squares, and put in casserole with three ounces of butter, simmer until done, then add one pint of cream sauce, boil for a minute, and add to the tripe. Boil together for five minutes.

Imperial pancakes. Make some thin pancakes, and cut in circular shapes with a three-inch round cutter. With the same cutter cut some sponge cake, and about one-half inch thick. Put some apple sauce on top of the cake, then one of the round pieces of pancake, and repeat until you have four layers with the pancake on top. Decorate with meringue paste, with a pastry bag and a fancy tube, and form in the shape of a crown on top. Put in oven to give a light color.

Consommé à la Russe. To consommé brunoise add a spoonful of boiled barley and a few squares of boiled smoked beef tongue for each person.

Breast of tame duck. Cut the breasts from a tame duck, season with salt and pepper. Put a piece of butter in a sauté pan, add the breasts and sauté for about fifteen minutes if the duck is a young one. Serve on a platter covered with sauce Colbert.

Breast of duck, Virginia style. Broil two slices of Virginia ham and lay on top of the breasts prepared as above.

Boiled wax beans. Cut the strings from both sides of the beans, and cut the beans in two. Boil in salted water until done, then drain off the water, and to each pound of beans add two ounces of butter and a little salt and pepper. Simmer for a few minutes, and sprinkle with chopped parsley before serving.

Angels on horseback. Select large eastern oysters, wrap a slice of thin raw bacon around each oyster, and fasten with a wooden toothpick. Dip them in beaten eggs mixed with a little Worcestershire and English mustard, then roll in fresh bread crumbs, and place in a buttered sauté pan with bits of butter on top of each oyster. Bake in hot oven for about eight minutes, and serve on toast. Pour maître d'hôtel sauce on top, and garnish with parsley in branches and halves of lemon.

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APRIL 27

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Grapefruit juice     Poached eggs, d'Artois
  Oatmeal and cream     Turkey hash in cream
  Rolls     Alligator pear salad
  Cocoa     Vanilla meringue pie
        Demi tasse
    DINNER
      Purée of green asparagus
      Lyon sausage        Radishes
      Fillet of turbot, Windsor
      Leg of mutton, Choiseul
      O'Brien potatoes
      Escarole and chicory salad
      Jam roll pudding
      Coffee

Poached eggs, d'Artois. Place the poached eggs on toast and pour thick tomato sauce over them.

Purée of green asparagus. Heat in a casserole three ounces of butter, then add three ounces of flour and four pounds of green asparagus cut in small pieces, one quart of milk, one quart of chicken broth or bouillon, a bouquet garni, a little salt, and one teaspoonful of sugar. Boil for an hour, and strain through a very fine sieve. Then put back in casserole and add the yolks of two eggs mixed with one cup of cream. Cut some bread in small squares, fry in butter, and add just before serving.

Fillet of turbot, Windsor. Cut six fillets of fish, put in a buttered sauté pan, season with salt and white pepper, add one-half glass of white wine and one-half glass of stock, cover with buttered manilla paper, and boil until done. Make a white wine sauce and add to it one dozen parboiled oysters and the tail of a lobster cut in slices. Place the fillets on a platter, pour the sauce over them, and garnish with six fried shrimps.

Leg of mutton, Choiseul. Roast leg of mutton, sauce Madère, garnished with small croustades of purée of peas and purée of spinach, and fresh mushrooms sauté in butter.

Jam roll pudding. Mince fine one pound of suet, add a pound of flour, a pinch of salt and a cup of milk, making a rather hard dough. Roll out to the thickness of a quarter of an inch or less. Cover evenly with a layer of any kind of fruit jam, then roll up like a sausage, wrap in a wet cloth, tie with a string so it will not become loose, and steam for an hour. Cut into individual pieces, and serve warm, with hard and soft sauces.

Peach Norelli. Fill two meringue shells with a small tablespoonful of vanilla ice cream. On a fancy plate place an ice cold whole preserved peach, or a fresh peach that has been cooked in syrup. On two sides of the peach press the filled meringue shells, decorate the center with whipped cream, and on the top place a whole marron glacé.

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APRIL 28

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Honey in comb     Stuffed tomatoes with anchovies
  Plain scrambled eggs     Clam broth in cups
  Buttered toast     Cheese straws
  Coffee     Planked shad and roe
        Cucumber salad
        Roquefort cheese with crackers
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Consommé Céléstine
      Brook trout sauté, miller style
      Larded tenderloin of beef, Montpasson
      Onion glacés
      Quartered artichokes
      Parisian potatoes
      Field salad
      Meringue glacée au chocolat
      Coffee

Consommé Céléstine. Make some thin pancakes, cut in strips like matches, and serve in consommé.

Larded tenderloin of beef. Lard a tenderloin of beef, after removing the fat and skin. Put in a roasting pan with a sliced onion, carrot, celery, a little leek, parsley, one bay leaf, six cloves, and one spoonful of whole black peppers. Put some small bits of butter on top of the tenderloin, season with salt and pepper, and place in a hot oven. Baste frequently. After the fillet is done remove to a platter, place the pan on top of the stove and take off the fat except about one spoonful. Then add one spoonful of flour, stir well, and add two cups of stock and a spoonful of meat extract, season with salt and pepper, boil for five minutes, and strain. Add one-half glass of good Madeira wine, pour half of the sauce over the tenderloin, and serve the rest in a sauceboat.

Larded tenderloin of beef, Montbasson. Cook the tenderloin as above, but serve with sauce Madère, and garnish with a bouquet of quartered artichokes, glacéd onions, and Parisian potatoes.

Quartered artichokes. Cut four large artichokes in quarters, remove the fuzzy parts on the inside, and immediately rub the quarters with lemon so they will not become black. Boil in salt water until soft.

Pears Bourdaloue. Peel and cook some nice pears in a light syrup, which can be made of one pint of water and one pound of sugar. Mix a half pound of sugar with the yolks of eight eggs and two ounces of flour. Boil one quart of milk with half of a vanilla bean, and pour into the yolks and sugar, and cook until it thickens. Add two ounces of sweet butter and mix well, making a nice smooth cream. Put some of this cream on a plate and put the cooked pears on top. The pears may be cut in half and cored, if desired. Cover the pears with the rest of the cream, sprinkle some macaroon crumbs on top, and put in a hot oven to brown. Serve very hot.

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APRIL 29

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Strawberries with cream     Pickled salmon, St. Francis
  Fried hominy     Eggs, Commodore
  Country sausages     Hashed fillet of beef, Sam Ward
  Rolls     Cocoanut custard pie
  Coffee     Demi tasse
    DINNER
      Cream of parsnips
      Ripe olives
      Tomcods, Montmorency
      Chicken sauté, Madeleine
      Alligator pear salad
      Omelette au cognac        Coffee

Pickled salmon, St. Francis. Cut in small pieces two pounds of raw salmon and put in sauté pan, add a can of sliced cèpes, a cupful of sliced sour pickles, one-half cup of sliced green olives, a glass of white wine, a pint of tomato ketchup, one spoonful of salt, one tablespoonful of paprika, and four peeled tomatoes, squeezed and cut in small pieces. Put on fire, bring to the boiling point, set on back of the stove and let stand for a half hour. Then put in earthen jar and place in ice box. Serve cold.

Eggs, Commodore. Cook the eggs en cocotte, just before serving pour a little Béarnaise sauce on top.

Hashed fillet of beef, Sam Ward. Take the unused portions of roasted or larded tenderloin of beef and cut in small squares. Also an equal amount of boiled potatoes cut in the same way. In a sauté pan put one chopped onion and two green peppers cut in small dices, with two ounces of butter. Simmer until soft, then add the potato and meat, one cup of bouillon, or two cups, if necessary, season with salt, cover, put in oven and cook for thirty minutes. Serve on platter with chopped parsley on top, and garnished with small pieces of toast.

Cream of parsnips. Peel and slice six parsnips and put in vessel with one pint of chicken broth, boil, and when soft add one pint of cream sauce. Boil for ten minutes and then pass through a fine sieve. Put back in vessel, add one pint of thick cream, season with salt and pepper, and add two ounces of sweet butter before serving.

Tomcods, Montmorency. Put four tomcods on a buttered flat sauté pan, season with salt and pepper, put four canned heads of mushrooms on top of each fish, cover with Italian sauce, sprinkle with a little grated cheese, put small bits of butter on top, and bake in a moderate oven for twenty minutes. Before serving pour the juice of two lemons over the fish, sprinkle with chopped parsley, and serve in same pan.

Chicken sauté, Madeleine. Joint two spring chickens and put in sauté pan with three ounces of butter, season with salt and pepper, and then simmer for five minutes. Then sprinkle two spoonfuls of sifted flour over the chicken and simmer for two minutes. Add one pint of boiling milk and boil for ten minutes. Then remove the chicken to a platter, bring the sauce to a boil, add one cup of cream, and strain over the chicken. See that the sauce is well seasoned. Sprinkle about one and one-half cupfuls of macédoine vegetables over all.

Omelet au cognac. Sprinkle a plain omelet with plenty of powdered sugar, burn with a red-hot poker, pour two ponies of cognac around the omelet, and set afire before bringing to the table.

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APRIL 30

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Raspberries with cream     Grapefruit en suprême
  Waffles     Eggs à la Turque
  Chocolate with whipped cream     Chickens' legs, deviled
  Crescents     Asparagus Hollandaise
        Gauffrette potatoes
        Apple pie
        American cheese
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Consommé printanier royal
      Salted almonds
      Halibut, Richmond
      Roast tame duck with olive sauce
      Sweet potatoes, country style
      Stewed tomatoes, family fashion.
      Cold asparagus, mayonnaise
      Biscuit Tortoni
      Assorted cakes
      Coffee

Eggs à la Turque. To shirred eggs add a few chickens' livers sauté, in brown gravy. Place a slice of truffle on top of each egg.

Deviled chickens' legs. Left over boiled or broiled chickens' legs may be utilized. Season with salt and pepper, spread with a little French mustard mixed with a little powdered mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Roll in fresh bread crumbs, and broil over a slow fire. When done serve on a platter with devil sauce, or sauce poivrade.

Devil sauce. In a casserole put one chopped shallot and one ounce of butter, and merely warm, then add the juice of a lemon, one spoonful of French mustard, one spoonful of Worcestershire sauce, and one pint of brown gravy. Season with salt and pepper, boil for five minutes, and strain.

Consommé printanier. Cut all kinds of spring vegetables in fancy or dice shapes, boil in salt water, and serve in hot consommé. Just before serving add some small leaves of chervil. The vegetables commonly used are carrots, turnips, peas, string beans, small green asparagus tips, small flowers of cauliflower, etc.

Halibut, Richmond. Make a border with a potato croquette preparation, around a silver platter. Remove the skin and bones from two pounds of halibut and boil in salt water for ten minutes. Then put in vessel, add one-half pint of cream and one pint of cream sauce, season with salt and Cayenne pepper, and boil together for five minutes. Then place inside the border on the silver platter, sprinkle with grated cheese, put small bits of butter on top, and bake in oven until nicely colored.

Olive sauce. Remove the stones from twenty-four green olives, cut the olives in two, and put in a casserole with a glass of sherry or Madeira wine, and boil until nearly dry. Then add one pint of brown gravy, season with salt and a little Cayenne pepper, and boil for five minutes. Serve with any meat.

Stewed tomatoes, family fashion. Peel six tomatoes and cut each in eight pieces. Put in a casserole with three ounces of butter, season with salt and pepper, add a pinch of sugar and two slices of bread cut in small squares, cover, and simmer on a slow fire for about forty minutes.

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MAY 1

BREAKFAST     DINNER
  Stewed prunes     Bisque of crabs
  Melba toast     Radishes
  Ceylon tea     Fillet of sole, Marguery
        Vol au vent of salmon, Génoise
        Planked shad and roe
        Cucumber salad
        Fancy ice cream
LUNCHEON   Alsatian wafers
  Little Neck clam cocktail     Demi tasse
  Broiled striped bass, maitre d'hôtel      
  Potatoes natural     SUPPER
  Lettuce and tomato salad     Canapé of sardines
  French pancakes     Yorkshire buck
  Coffee     Coffee

Fillet of sole, Marguery. Put four fillets of sole in a buttered sauté pan. Season each fillet with salt and a little Cayenne pepper, add one-half glass of white wine, and cover with buttered manilla paper. Put in oven and cook for six minutes. Remove the fillets to a buttered silver platter, place six boiled mussels and one head of canned mushrooms on top of each fillet. Now add to what wine is left in the sauce pan, one spoonful of white wine sauce, and bring to a boil, and bind with the yolks of two eggs and two ounces of butter. Stir well so the butter will be thoroughly melted. Strain and pour over the fish, sprinkle with grated bread crusts, and bake in a very hot oven just long enough to acquire a light golden color.

Vol au vent of salmon, Génoise. Make one large, or four individual, vol au vent shells. Boil one pound of salmon in salted water; when done cut in pieces one inch square, put in casserole, cover with one-half pint of Génoise sauce, add eight heads of canned mushrooms, season well, and fill the shells.

Chicken sauté, Montpensier. Joint a spring chicken and season with salt and pepper. Melt in a sauté pan one ounce of butter; when hot add the chicken and sauté until nice and brown. Then sprinkle with one-half spoonful of flour and let that get brown; add one-half cup of bouillon and a spoonful of meat extract, and simmer without being covered for five minutes. Then remove the chicken to a platter, season the sauce well and pour over it. Garnish with quartered tomatoes sautéed in butter, and chopped parsley and chives, and also with small pieces of bread cut in heart shapes and fried in butter.

Yorkshire buck. Welsh rabbit on anchovy toast with a poached egg and two strips of broiled bacon on top.

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MAY 2

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Baked apples with cream     Suprême of oysters, St. Francis
  Buckwheat cakes, maple syrup     Eggs Malakoff
  Rolls     Broiled chicken
  English breakfast tea     Soufflé potatoes
        Lettuce salad
        Old fashioned strawberry shortcake
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Farina soup, Francis Joseph
      Fillet of flounder, Pompadour
      Larded sirloin of beef, D'Orsay
      Artichokes jardinière
      Rissolées potatoes
      Romaine salad
      Burgundy wine jelly
      Assorted cakes
      Coffee

Breast of squab, Périgord. Cut the breasts from four squabs, season with salt and pepper, roll in flour, and fry in sauté pan in three ounces of butter. When done place on toast and cover with sauce Périgord.

Fillet of flounder, Pompadour. Cut the fillets from a flounder and place them on a china platter, season with salt, pepper, the juice of a lemon, and a spoonful of olive oil. Set in the ice box for twelve hours; then take out and roll in flour, then in beaten eggs, and finally in bread crumbs, and fry in swimming lard. When done place on a platter on a napkin, and garnish with fried parsley and quartered lemons. Make a sauce of six fillets of anchovies cut in small slices, mixed with sauce Tartar, well seasoned, and serve separate.

Artichokes jardinière. Boiled artichoke bottoms filled with macédoine of vegetables.

Farina soup, Francis Joseph. Roast a pheasant in the oven for five minutes to obtain a slight color, then put in fresh-prepared consommé and boil until soft. Then strain the consommé, bring to a boil, add three pints of farina and boil for fifteen minutes. Then bind with the yolks of two eggs and one-half cup of cream, add a glass of sherry wine, one spoonful of grated cheese; season with salt, a little cayenne pepper and the juice of a lemon. Cut the breast of the pheasant in thin slices and put in the soup tureen and pour the soup over it; give it a sprinkle of chopped parsley, and serve hot.

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MAY 3

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Baked apples with cream     Suprême of oysters, St. Francis
  Buckwheat cakes, maple syrup     Eggs Malakoff
  Rolls     Broiled chicken
  English breakfast tea     Soufflé potatoes
        Lettuce salad
        Old fashioned strawberry shortcake
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Consommé chiffonnade
      Ripe California olives
      Fillet of smelts, Stanley
      Chicken sauté, Demidoff
      Turnips glacés
      Potato croquettes
      Endives salad
      Biscuit glacé, au peppermint
      Macaroons
      Coffee

Suprême of oysters, St. Francis. For about eight people. Use twenty California oysters or seven Eastern oysters for each person. Serve like an oyster cocktail in grapefruit suprême glasses in the following sauce: Mix one cup of tomato ketchup, a short cup of cream, one teaspoonful of Worcestershire sauce, one teaspoonful of lemon juice, season with salt, a dash of tobasco, and paprika. The cream should be added last. Keep the sauce on ice until needed.

Eggs, Malakoff. Spread some fresh caviar on four pieces of toast, lay a poached egg on each, and cover the eggs with horseradish sauce and cream.

Consommé chiffonnade. Cut equal parts of lettuce and sorrel in Julienne style, put in casserole, cover with water, bring to a boil, then drain off water and allow to become cool. Then put back in casserole, add two quarts of consommé, and boil very slowly for about thirty minutes. Before serving add a little chopped parsley and chervil.

Fillet of smelts, Stanley. Split six smelts, remove the bones, season with salt and pepper, place in a buttered sauté pan, add one-half glass of white wine, and cover with buttered paper. Bake in oven for five minutes, and then place the fillets on a platter. Make a cardinal sauce but add to it the tail of a lobster cut in small squares, twelve slices of truffles, and six heads of canned mushrooms, sliced. Pour over the fish.

Cardinal sauce. One pint of sauce au vin blanc; bring to a boil and stir in two spoonfuls of lobster butter.

Chicken sauté, Demidoff. Joint a spring chicken, season with salt and pepper and put in sauté pan with two ounces of butter. Heat, add the chicken, and sauté on both sides for fifteen minutes. Then add a cup of Madeira sauce, and dress on a platter with sauce over it. Garnish the platter with turnips glacé; onions glacé; queen olives with the stones removed, and warmed in sherry wine; and French carrots.

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MAY 4

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Raspberries with cream     Canapé Riga
  Boiled eggs     Sand dabs, meunière
  Buttered toast     Ox tail braisé
  Coffee     Noodles Polonaise
        Cole slaw, 1,000 Island dressing
        Lemon custard pie
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Purée of red kidney beans
      Radishes
      Fillet of halibut, Bristol
      Sweetbreads braisé, Zurich
      New peas, au cerfeuil
      Julienne potatoes
      Roast chicken, au jus
      Lettuce and grapefruit salad
      Savarin Mirabelle
      Coffee

Ox tail braisé. Cut two ox tails in pieces three inches long, wash well and dry with a towel or cloth. Season with salt and pepper. In a casserole put three ounces of butter, put on the stove, and when hot add the ox tail. Sauté until nice and brown, then add three spoonfuls of flour, and let that become brown also. Then add one quart of boiling water, a bouquet garni, a little salt, one-half can of tomatoes, or four chopped fresh tomatoes, one piece of garlic, an onion and a carrot. Cover the casserole and put in the oven until the ox tail is soft. It will require two or three hours. When done remove the ox tail to a platter, reduce the sauce, season well, and strain over the ox tail on the platter.

Purée of kidney beans. Soak three pounds of dry red kidney beans in cold water over night. Then put on fire with two quarts of cold water, a handful of salt, a ham bone, an onion, a carrot and a bouquet garni. Skim well, and when it boils, cover and cook until soft. Remove the ham bone, carrot, onion, and bouquet garni, and strain the beans through a fine sieve. Put back in casserole, boil again, then season with salt and pepper, and add three ounces of butter, little by little, and stir well until thoroughly melted. Serve with bread cut in small squares and fried in butter.

Fillet of halibut, Bristol. Put four fillets of halibut in a buttered sauté pan, season with salt and pepper, cover with buttered paper, add one-half glass of milk and water mixed, and cook. When done place the fish on a buttered platter, garnish with two dozen parboiled oysters, and cover all with cream sauce. Sprinkle with grated cheese, put small bits of butter on top, put in oven and bake until colored.

Sweetbreads braisé, Zurich. Put some braised sweetbreads on a platter and garnish with croustades financière and sauce Madère.

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MAY 5

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Gooseberries in cream     Oranges en suprême au Curaçao
  Waffles     Clam broth in cups
  Honey in comb     Cheese straws
  Coffee     Broiled squab on toast
        Olivette potatoes
        Cold asparagus, mustard sauce
        Chocolate éclairs
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Consommé croûte au pot
      Crab legs, Josephine
      Fillet of beef, Cendrillon
      Pâté de foie gras
      Hearts of lettuce
      Omelet with fresh strawberries
      Demi tasse

Oranges en suprême au Curaçao. Slice two oranges, sprinkle with a spoonful of powdered sugar, and add one pony of Curaçao. Have well iced, and serve in large suprême glasses.

Consommé croûte au pot. Cut carrots, turnips, cabbage and leeks in small thin squares, parboil, and finish cooking in consommé. Serve with sliced French bread browned in oven.

Crab legs, Josephine. Bread the crab legs with fresh bread crumbs, and fry in a pan, with butter. Dish up on a round platter, with sliced fresh mushrooms sauté in butter in center. Serve sauce Colbert separate.

Fillet of beef, Cendrillon. Roast tenderloin of beef, sauce Madère, garnished with the following: Shape some potato croquettes in the form of small patties, about one and one-half inch in diameter and one inch high. Roll in flour, beaten eggs, and bread crumbs. Mark about an eighth inch deep on top with a small round cutter, and fry in swimming lard. Then lay out on a towel, lift out the cover formed by the cutter, and save. Scoop out the center, fill with a soubise (purée of onions), and replace the cover.

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MAY 6

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Strawberries and raspberries, with cream   Hors d'oeuvres variés
  Scrambled eggs     Eggs Châteaubriand
  Rolls     Breaded lamb chops, reformé
  Oolong tea     Endives salad
        Roquefort cheese and crackers
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Lamb broth à la Grecque
      Ripe California olives
      Lake Tahoe trout, maître d'hôtel
      Calf's head, Providence
      Roast chicken
      Peas
      Potatoes au gratin
      Watercress salad
      French pastry
      Coffee

Eggs Châteaubriand. Spread some foie gras on a piece of toast, lay a poached egg on top, and cover with tomato sauce.

Breaded lamb chops, reformé. Mix the crumbs made from one loaf of bread with two slices of chopped ham and one spoonful of chopped parsley. Season eight chops with salt and pepper, roll in flour, then in beaten eggs, and finally in the crumbs mixed as above. Fry in hot butter, and when done place on a platter and pour around them the following sauce: Cut in small strips, and in equal parts, some gherkins, beets, fresh mushrooms sauté in butter, or canned mushrooms, smoked beef tongue, and the whites of hard-boiled eggs. Add one pint of good meat gravy and a spoonful of melted currant jelly. Season with salt and Cayenne pepper. Serve some of the sauce separate.

Lamb broth, à la Grecque. Cut a pound of raw lamb, from the shoulder or leg, in dices about one-half inch square. In a casserole put three ounces of butter and set on the stove. When hot add the lamb and one chopped onion and simmer together for ten or fifteen minutes. Then add two spoonfuls of flour and one spoonful of curry powder, and simmer for five minutes, then add two quarts of stock, bouillon or hot water. If water is used add a bouquet garni. Bring to a boil and cook for fifteen minutes, then add a cup of washed rice and boil until soft. Season with salt and pepper, remove the bouquet garni if used, add one tablespoonful of Worcestershire sauce and a teaspoonful of sugar. Serve with a little chopped parsley.

Calf's head, Providence. Boil a calf's head with the brain and tongue. Place one piece of each, for each person, on a platter, cover with sauce Madère with mushrooms and olives.

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MAY 7

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Sliced bananas with cream     Crab salad, Louis
  Ham and eggs     Braised mutton chops with string beans
  Rolls     Gendarme potatoes
  Coffee     Orange meringue pie
        Demi tasse
    DINNER
      Little Neck clams
      Consommé Vivieurs
      Fillet of sole, Suchet
      Sweetbreads braisé, Godard
      Roast leg of reindeer, au jus
      Sweet potatoes, Southern style
      Purée of salad (vegetable)
      Vanilla ice cream
      Assorted cakes
      Coffee

Crab salad, Louis. Arrange lettuce leaves around the inside of a salad bowl, with a few sliced leaves on the bottom. Put crab meat on top of the sliced leaves, and a few sliced hard-boiled eggs and sliced chives on top of the crab meat. In another bowl mix one-half cup of French dressing with one-half cup of Chili sauce, two spoonfuls of mayonnaise, salt, pepper, and one teaspoonful of Worcestershire sauce. Pour over the salad, and serve very cold.

Braised mutton chops. Have six chops cut one and one-half inches thick, season with salt and pepper. In a sauté pan on the stove put one spoonful of fat or lard, and when hot add the chops and fry on both sides until brown. Then drain off the fat, add two ounces of butter, sprinkle with a spoonful of flour, add one pint of stock, one crushed tomato, one bay leaf, one clove; and then simmer slowly for an hour and a half. When done place the chops on a platter, season the sauce well, and strain over the chops.

Consommé Vivieurs. Make a Julienne of beets, leeks and celery, in equal parts, parboil in salt water, and finish cooking in consommé. Then add the breast of a boiled chicken also cut Julienne. Chop a raw beet, press out the juice and add to the consommé. This will give it a nice reddish color. Serve croûtons diablé separate.

Croûtons diablé (for soup). Use either white or rye bread, and cut in round pieces the size of a quarter of a dollar. Mix some grated Parmesan cheese with Cayenne pepper, and put on the round pieces of bread. Place on a flat pan and bake in oven until brown. Serve on a napkin.

Fillet of sole, Suchet. Make a Julienne of vegetables in the same manner as for consommé. Prepare a fillet of sole, au vin blanc. When the sole is done add the Julienne of vegetables to the white wine sauce, together with a little chopped tarragon, and pour over the fish. Have the sauce well seasoned.

Sweetbreads braisé, Godard. Braise the sweetbreads and dish up on a platter. Garnish with whole truffles heated in sherry wine, and whole heads of mushrooms fried in butter, rooster combs, rooster fries, and sauce Madère around the platter.

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MAY 8

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Guava jelly     Grapefruit en suprême au marasquin
  Rice cakes     Consommé in cups
  Breakfast sausages     Finnan haddie in cream
  Chocolate with whipped cream     Baked potatoes
  Rolls     Italian salad
        Camembert cheese
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Consommé with royal and carrots
      Ripe California olives
      Crab meat, Belle Hélène
      Tournedos Bordelaise
      Julienne potatoes
      Cauliflower au gratin
      Fresh strawberry coupe
      Assorted cakes
      Coffee

Consommé with royal and carrots. Boil one quart of French carrots in salted water. When done, drain off the water and pass the carrots through a fine sieve. Take a cup of this carrot purée and mix with two whole eggs and one yolk, season with salt and pepper, and strain again. Put in a small buttered pudding mould and cook in a bain-marie. When set, allow to become cool, remove from mould, and cut in any fancy shape desired. Serve in hot consommé.

Tournedos Bordelaise. Either fry in butter or broil a small tenderloin steak. Dish up on a platter, put some sliced parboiled beef marrow on top, and cover with Bordelaise sauce.

Fresh strawberry coupe. Select some nice strawberries and put them in a bowl with powdered sugar and a little maraschino, and mix well. Fill some coupe glasses about half full, pour some of the juice over each, and fill the remainder of the glass with vanilla ice cream. Decorate the top with selected strawberries.

Fresh raspberry coupe. Use raspberries, and prepare as above.

Banana coupe. Use sliced bananas, and prepare in the same manner as for strawberries.

Orange coupe. Use sliced oranges, and prepare as above.

Grapefruit coupe. Same as orange coupe, but use a little more sugar.

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MAY 9

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Orange juice     Crab ravigote
  Omelet with cèpes     Consommé in cups
  Rolls     Chicken à la King
  Coffee     Knickerbocker salad
        Baba au rhum
    DINNER
      Purée of white beans, Soubise
      Fillet of bass, Duglère
      Rack of lamb, Montjo
      Sybil potatoes
      Artichokes, Hollandaise
      Chiffonnade salad
      Peach Norelli
      Assorted cakes
      Coffee

Knickerbocker salad. On a long leaf of romaine salad put one slice of grapefruit, then one slice of orange, and so on until the leaf is full. Then put four fresh strawberries on top, cover with French dressing and garnish with whipped cream. Serve on individual plates.

Purée of white beans, Soubise. Soak two pounds of white beans in cold water over night. Then put on fire with two quarts of water, six whole white onions, one bouquet garni, one ham bone, and two pounds of veal bones. Season with salt; and skim when it comes to a boil. When the beans are soft remove the bouquet garni, ham and veal bones, strain the rest through a fine sieve, and put back on the fire. Bring to a boil, and stir in three ounces of butter, adding it little by little. Season with salt and pepper, and if too thick add a little bouillon. Serve separate, some small squares of bread fried in butter.

Crab ravigote. Mix the meat of one boiled crab with a cup of Tartar sauce and a little Cayenne pepper. With this fill four Eastern crab shells. These shells are smaller and daintier than the Pacific Coast variety, and can be obtained from first-class grocers. Sprinkle the tops with finely chopped parsley, then lay a band of pimento across the center, parallel this with chopped yolk of egg on one side, and with chopped whites on the other, and fringe the whole with chopped parsley. Serve with quartered lemon and parsley.

Fillet of bass, Duglère. On a buttered platter put four fillets of bass, and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with a half of an onion, chopped fine, and a little chopped parsley, tarragon and chervil. Peel and chop two tomatoes and spread over the top of the fish. Put around the platter a little brown gravy and one-half glass of white wine. A spoonful of meat extract diluted with warm water may be used in place of the gravy if desired. Put a small piece of butter on top of each fillet, then place the platter in a moderate oven and bake for about thirty-five minutes. Serve on the same platter.

Rack of lamb, Montjo. Roast a rack of lamb, and serve with sauce Madère, to which has been added a can of French mushrooms and some stuffed olives.

Omelet with cèpes. Melt two ounces of butter in an omelet pan, then add a can of sliced cèpes, season with salt and pepper, and fry them. Then add twelve beaten eggs, and make the omelet. Pour some brown gravy around the omelet. Cream or tomato sauce may be used, if desired.

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MAY 10

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Cherries     Crab meat in cream
  Poached eggs on toast     Radishes
  Broiled bacon     Loin of lamb chops, jardinière
  Rolls     Soufflé potatoes
  Coffee     Cold artichokes, mustard sauce
        Assorted cheese with crackers
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Consommé Valentienne
      Salted almonds
      Lake Tahoe trout, meunière
      Chicken sauté, Montpensier
      Duchesse potatoes
      Jets de houblons
      Dandelion salad
      Dartois Chantilly
      Coffee

Loin of lamb chops, jardinière. Season four lamb chops with salt and pepper, roll in oil, and broil. Then place on a platter, cover with Madeira sauce, and garnish with bouquets of fresh vegetables; such as peas in butter, cauliflower Hollandaise; or asparagus tips, string beans, young carrots, etc. Also add some kind of potatoes.

Consommé Valentienne. Make some small dumplings of cream puff paste and boil in salt water for two minutes. Cook some lettuce, cut Julienne style, in consommé. Boil some Italian paste. Serve equal parts of each in boiling consommé.

Suggestions and recipes for preserves, jellies and pickles. For jelly select your fruit before it is too ripe, as the flavor will then be much better. Put it on the stove and bring to a heat, to facilitate the easy extraction of the juice. Have a funnel-shaped bag made of flannel, to strain the juice through. The first time it is strained use a wire sieve with a revolving wire to crush the fruit. The juice should always be strained twice, and the second time if the flannel bag is used, and it is allowed to hang over night and drip, it will be much clearer. Put on the juice over a good fire and allow it to come to a heat, then add the sugar, which should be first heated in the oven. Boil rapidly in a pan with a very large bottom, so that as much surface can be on the stove as possible. If it is desired that the color be light add a little gelatine. From fifteen to twenty minutes is long enough to boil it, but it should not stop boiling during this time. Better success will probably be had if the jelly is cooked in small quantities. After pouring the jelly in glasses set in the hot sun until set, and then cover with melted paraffine.

If corn starch be put in the juice before adding the sugar it will make it clearer. Use two teaspoonfuls in two tablespoonfuls of water, to three pints of juice. A teaspoonful of sugar on top of jelly, in the glass, prevents moulding. (To one pint of juice 1½ lbs. sugar).

Preserves. Small stone jars are best for preserves. If glass jars are used they should be wrapped in paper to exclude the light. To prevent preserves from sugaring add a little tartaric acid after they are cooked.

Pickles. Cider vinegar is best for pickles. If vinegar is too strong dilute 132 it with water. The pickles should be tightly sealed to prevent the air reaching the vinegar, as this kills it. The vinegar should always be poured on hot, just as it comes to the first scald—never allowing it to boil.

Never put up pickles in anything that has held grease; and never let them freeze. If pickles are put into brine it should be strong enough to bear an egg. To make the brine, use a heaping pint of salt to each gallon of water. Put the pickles in bottles, and seal while the brine is hot. A half bushel of grape leaves added to the barrel of salt pickles will keep them sound and firm. A slice of horseradish added to each jar or bottle of vinegar pickles will keep the vinegar clear.

MAY 11

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Fresh raspberries with cream     Sardines in oil
  Boiled eggs     Chicken broth in cups
  Buttered toast     Fried tomcods, Tartar sauce
  English breakfast tea     Broiled honeycomb tripe, Chili sauce
        Browned mashed potatoes
        Field and beet salad
        Lemon meringue pie
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Potage santé
      Crab meat, Suzette
      Roast ribs of beef, Yorkshire pudding
      Stewed corn
      French peas
      Chiffonnade salad
      Grapefruit coupe
      Assorted cakes
      Coffee

Broiled honeycomb tripe, Chili sauce. Roll four pieces of well seasoned boiled tripe in oil, then in fresh bread crumbs, and then broil. Heat one-half bottle of Chili sauce, pour on a platter and lay the tripe on top.

Preserves. Amount of fruit required. Seven and one-half pounds of cherries and seven and one-half pounds of sugar will make one gallon of preserves.

Fourteen pounds of berries and fourteen pounds of sugar will make five quarts of jam.

Two quarts of stemmed currants will make two pints of juice. Added to two pounds of sugar it will make three tumblers of jelly.

Always wash strawberries before removing the hulls, and then put in a colander to drain. Always select strawberries for their flavor rather than for their size.

Strawberry preserves. Prepare a small quantity at a time to secure the best results. Make a syrup in a kettle with two pounds of cane sugar and half a cup of water. Drop the berries into it and cook rapidly for twenty minutes. Do not stir, but remove any scum which may arise. After twenty 133 minutes remove the berries and put in tumblers. Cook the syrup to a jelly and fill up the tumblers with it. Allow to become cold before covering.

Blackberry jam. Four quarts of blackberries, two quarts of nice cooked apples, four quarts of cane sugar. Boil for twenty-five or thirty minutes.

Raspberry or loganberry jam. In making raspberry jam, if two-thirds red raspberries and one-third currants are used the jam will be better, as the berries alone do not contain enough acid. Loganberries are sufficiently acid. Mash the fruit well, and boil it for twenty minutes. Weigh, and to every pound of fruit use three-quarters of a pound of sugar. Boil until when some is placed on a saucer no juice will gather around it. Put in small jars or glasses, in the same manner as jelly.

Canned strawberries. Wash well before hulling. Weigh, and to each pound of berries add one-quarter pound of cane sugar. Boil for fifteen minutes. Put in pint jars and seal while hot.

Apple jelly. Take ripe Belleflower, or other fine-flavored cooking apples. Cut in quarters and remove the cores. Drop in water as fast as cut, to prevent them from turning black. Add a little lemon juice to the water. When all are ready drain off the water, and put the apples in a copper preserving kettle. Pour a little water over them and cook until soft, then strain through a flannel bag. Boil the juice with an equal weight of sugar, until it jells, and pour while hot into jelly glasses.

Blackberry jelly. Heat the berries to the boiling point, mash, and strain through a flannel bag. Add an equal weight of sugar to the juice, and boil briskly for twenty-five minutes. Pour into glasses while hot.

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MAY 12

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Nutmeg melon     Écrevisses en buisson
  Shirred eggs     Chicken patties, Toulouse
  Rolls     Broiled Virginia ham
  Coffee     French fried potatoes
        Panachée salad
        Savarin with strawberries
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Consommé Ravioli
      Queen olives
      Shad roe, Bordelaise
      Fillet of beef, Lombarde
      Cold asparagus, vinaigrette
      Soufflé pudding, Dame Blanche
      Coffee

Chicken patties, Toulouse. Fill some patty shells with Toulouse filling, prepared in the same manner as for Vol au vent Toulouse.

Broiled Virginia ham. Use either boiled or raw Virginia ham. Cut in thin slices, broil, and serve on platter, garnished with parsley in branches.

Panachée salad. This is a mixed salad of two kinds of vegetables such as beans and flageolets, peas and carrots, potatoes and lettuce, beets and field, etc.

Consommé Ravioli. Make some small raviolis and boil them for five or ten minutes in consommé.

Shad roe, Bordelaise. Season four roes with salt and pepper, roll in oil, and broil; when done put on a platter. Parboil one-half pound of beef marrow, slice very thin, and lay on top of the broiled roe. Cover with Bordelaise sauce.

Fillet of beef, Lombarde. Roast tenderloin of beef, sauce Madère, garnished with stuffed tomatoes and potato croquettes.

Soufflé pudding, Dame Blanche. One-quarter pound of butter, one-quarter pound of sugar, three ounces of flour, one pint of milk, the yolks of eight eggs, the whites of eight eggs, and three ounces of ground blanched almonds. Put the almonds in boiling water for one second, then immediately put them into cold water, then remove the skins, and chop them very fine. Mix the butter, flour and sugar into a hard batter. Put the milk and the almonds on the stove to boil, then add the batter, and stir until it becomes a creamy mixture. Then remove from the fire, and add the yolks one by one, mixing well. Beat the whites of eggs to snow, and mix with the rest. Put in a buttered mould and bake in a moderate oven for about forty minutes. Serve hot, with cream sauce to which chopped almonds have been added.

135

MAY 13

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Baked apple with cream     Cantaloupe
  Griddle cakes     Strained onion soup
  Maple syrup     Croûtons Parmesanne
  Coffee     Pickelsteiner stew
        Roquefort cheese with crackers
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Potage Turinoise        Salted Brazil nuts
      Sand dabs, David
      Chicken sauté, au Madère
      String beans in butter
      Persillade potatoes
      Romaine salad
      Peaches Bordaloue
      Assorted cakes        Coffee

Croûtons Parmesanne. Four yolks of eggs, two ounces of grated Parmesan cheese, one-half ounce of salt, a pinch of Cayenne pepper, and the whites of three eggs. Beat well together the yolks of eggs, grated cheese, salt and Cayenne pepper. Then add the whites of eggs, beaten very hard. Put in a buttered pan and bake in a moderate oven. Cut in diamond shapes while warm.

Pickelsteiner stew. Two pounds of veal, two pounds of shoulder of lamb, and two pounds of pork cut in pieces one and one-half inches square. Put in a sauté pan with two ounces of butter, season with salt and pepper, and cook until brown; then put in casserole with an onion chopped fine, and let it become brown, then add one-half cup of flour; one pint of purée of tomatoes; one quart of bouillon, stock, or hot water, and a bouquet garni. Cover, and cook for half an hour; then add two pounds of potatoes cut in one inch squares, and cook until soft. Serve in casserole, or individual cocotte dishes.

Potage Turinoise. One quart of purée of tomatoes and two quarts of consommé, mixed. Garnish with cooked spaghetti cut one inch long. Serve about two cupfuls of grated cheese separate.

Salted Brazil nuts. Roast in oven one pound of shelled Brazil nuts until they are brown. Then rub them together to loosen the second skin, which should be removed. Wet them with a little melted gum Arabic, and sprinkle with about an ounce of fine table salt. Stir until dry.

Sand dabs, David. Salt and pepper four sand dabs, roll in flour, and fry in butter. Then place on platter and sprinkle with chopped parsley and the juice of one lemon. Put two ounces of fresh butter in the frying pan, add one-half cup of fresh bread crumbs, and fry until golden yellow. Pour over the fish.

Chicken sauté, au Madère. Joint a spring chicken, season with salt and pepper. Put a small piece of butter in a frying pan, heat, and add the chicken. When nice and brown sprinkle with a spoonful of flour and brown again. Then add a half glass of Madeira wine, simmer a few minutes, add a cupful of stock or bouillon, and a spoonful of meat extract, and boil for five minutes. Dress the chicken on a platter, reduce the sauce one half, season well, and strain through a fine cloth or sieve. Before pouring over the chicken add a spoonful of dry sherry wine.

Peaches Bourdaloue. Prepare in the same manner as Pears Bourdaloue.

136

MAY 14

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Fresh strawberry preserves     Alligator pear cocktail
  Scrambled eggs, asparagus tips     Broiled Alaska black codfish
  Rolls     Maître d'hôtel potatoes
  Coffee     Fricadellen
        Spinach with eggs
        Banana coupe
        Macaroons
        Demi tasse
    DINNER
      Consommé Diablé
      Ripe California olives
      Boiled salmon, Fidgi
      Saddle of lamb, Carnot
      Watercress salad
      Omelette soufflée à la vanille
      Coffee

Alligator pear cocktail. Scoop out the inside of one large, or two small, ripe alligator pears and cut in small pieces. Add one-half cup of tomato ketchup, one-half teaspoonful of Worcestershire sauce, one-half teaspoonful of lemon juice, a little salt and paprika, a dash of Tabasco sauce, and last of all, one-half cup of cream. Mix lightly, and serve in glasses set in ice. The cocktails should be very cold.

Fricadellen (Balls of cooked meat). Use any kind of meat that may be left over, such as boiled beef, roast lamb, etc. Chop very fine. To each two pounds of meat add one chopped onion fried in butter, one cup of bread crumbs, two whole eggs, and some chopped parsley. Season with salt and pepper and a little grated nutmeg. Mix well, and make into small balls, like Hamburger. Roll them in bread crumbs, and fry in pan, with melted butter. When well browned serve on a platter with any kind of brown gravy, or tomato sauce, or brown butter.

Consommé Diablé. Cut three thin slices of bread, as for sandwiches, and spread with two cups of grated Parmesan or Swiss cheese, that has been mixed with the yolks of two eggs and plenty of Cayenne pepper. Bake in a hot oven until brown. Cut in small squares or circles, and serve on a napkin on a platter. Serve the consommé very hot.

Boiled salmon, Fidgi. Boil the salmon and serve on a napkin, garnished with small round boiled potatoes, quartered lemons, and parsley in branches. Serve sauce Fidgi separate.

Sauce Fidgi. One cup of sauce Hollandaise and one cup of sauce Riche, mixed with one spoonful of melted meat extract. Season well.

Saddle of lamb, Carnot. Roast saddle of lamb, with sauce Madère. Garnish the saddle with six stuffed fresh mushrooms and Parisian potatoes.

137

MAY 15

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Cantaloupe     Eggs ministerielle
  Ham and eggs     Koenigsberger klobs
  Rolls     Mashed potatoes
  Coffee     Stewed tomatoes
        Ginger snaps
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Potage Fontange
      Radishes
      Fillet of sole, Doria
      Tenderloin of beef, Brillat Savarin
      Spinach in cream
      Lettuce salad
      Strawberry ice cream
      Assorted cakes
      Coffee

Koenigsberger klobs. With a medium-fine meat chopper cut six ounces of shoulder of lamb, six ounces of shoulder of veal, and ten ounces of fat and lean pork. Simmer one chopped onion and six shallots in butter, and add to the meat. Season with salt, pepper, a little grated nutmeg and Cayenne pepper, and chopped parsley. Add a glassful of water, one dozen chopped anchovies, a little chopped garlic, two raw eggs, and some chives, chopped fine. Roll into small round balls about one inch in diameter. Bring two quarts of thin caper sauce to a boil, and boil the meat balls in it for about a half hour. Serve in a deep dish with the sauce.

Ginger snaps. Work one-half pound of sugar and one-quarter pound of butter together until creamy. Then add one egg, and work well again. Add one gill of molasses, one teaspoonful of powdered ginger, one-half ounce of soda dissolved in a gill of water; and mix in lightly one pound of flour. Roll out about one-eighth inch thick, and cut with a round cutter the size desired. Put them in a buttered pan, brush with egg, and bake in a moderate oven.

Potage Fontange. Make a purée of white beans. Simmer some sliced sorrel in butter, and add to the soup before serving.

Fillet of sole, Doria. Put four fillets of sole in a buttered sauté pan, season with salt and pepper, add a half glass of claret, and cover with buttered paper. Bake in oven, and when done remove the fish to a platter. Put in a casserole one ounce of butter, and heat same. Add to the hot butter one ounce of flour, one cup of stock or bouillon, the remainder of the claret used in cooking the fish, and one spoonful of meat extract. Season with salt, pepper, and a teaspoonful of Worcestershire sauce, boil for five minutes, and strain. Cut some cucumbers in round balls and simmer in butter. Add to the sauce, and pour over the fish.

Tenderloin of beef, Brillat Savarin. Roast tenderloin of beef, sauce Madère, garnished with stuffed fresh mushrooms and stuffed tomatoes.

138

MAY 16

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Blackberry jam     Canapé St. Francis
  Buckwheat cakes     Eggs Mirabel
  Rolls     Sour schmorrbraten
  Coffee     Noodles
        Roquefort cheese and crackers
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Consommé Tosca
      Lyon sausage and pimentos
      Crab meat in chafing dish
      Chicken sauté, Amphitian
      Timbale of rice, Créole
      Parisian potatoes
      Romaine salad
      Savarin au kirsch
      Demi tasse

Eggs Mirabel. Spread some foie gras on four pieces of toast, lay a poached egg on top of each piece, and cover with sauce Périgueux.

Sour schmorrbraten. Rub a six pound piece of rump of beef with salt and pepper, and a piece of garlic. Place in an earthern pot, add one sliced onion, one carrot, a little celery, leeks, parsley, two bay leaves, one sprig of thyme, and two cloves. Boil one quart of white wine vinegar, pour over all in the earthen jar, and allow to stand in the ice box from thirty-six to forty-eight hours. Then put two ounces of butter in a casserole and heat. When hot put in the piece of meat and fry on all sides until nice and brown, and then remove. Then put two spoonfuls of flour in the casserole and allow to brown, add one glass of the vinegar used to pickle the beef, and one and one-half quarts of bouillon or stock. Then put in the beef again, bring to a boil, and add three chopped tomatoes. When the beef is soft, slice fine. Reduce the sauce, season well, and strain over the beef.

Consommé Tosca. Peel and cut a cucumber in small squares, boil in salt water until soft, and then allow to become cool. Cut one-half stalk of celery Julienne style, and cook in salt water until soft. Cook one-half pound of large barley in salt water for two hours, and cool. Boil two quarts of consommé, add two peeled tomatoes cut in small squares, and boil for two minutes. Add the cucumber, celery and barley, and serve.

Chicken sauté Amphitian. Joint a chicken, season with salt and pepper, and sauté in butter. When done place on a platter. Slice four heads of fresh mushrooms, put in a casserole with one ounce of butter, season with salt and pepper, and simmer till soft. Then add two sliced truffles, and one-half glass of sherry wine, and boil for five minutes. Then add one cup of brown gravy (meat or chicken gravy); and pour over the chicken. Garnish the platter with four timbales of rice, à la Créole.

Timbales of rice, Créole. Prepare some rice Créole, as described December 23. Butter four timbale moulds, fill with the rice, and then turn them out. Serve as a garnish, or as a vegetable with tomato sauce.

139

MAY 17

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Apple jelly     Poached eggs, St. Pierre
  Omelet with onions     Sand dabs, miller style
  Rolls     Lamb hash with peppers
  Coffee     Chow chow
        Neapolitan sandwich (ice cream)
        Assorted cakes        Coffee
    DINNER
      Crème Bagration        Salted Jordan almonds
      Fillet of flounder, Circassienne
      Tournedos Niçoise        Duchesse potatoes
      Asparagus, Hollandaise
      Escarole and chicory salad
      Cherry pie        Coffee

Omelet with onions. Chop an onion very fine. Simmer slowly until soft, in an omelet pan in one ounce of butter. Then add eight beaten eggs, season with salt and pepper; and make the omelet in the usual manner.

Poached eggs, St. Pierre. Lay four poached eggs on four pieces of anchovy toast, and cover with anchovy sauce.

Anchovy toast. 1. Mix one spoonful of anchovy paste with one spoonful of butter, and spread on toast.

2. Soak two dozen salt anchovies in cold water for fifteen minutes. Then dry them and force them through a fine sieve. Mix with two ounces of butter, and spread on toast.

Lamb hash with peppers. Chop an onion and two green peppers, and put in a casserole with two ounces of butter. Simmer till soft, then add two pounds of roast or boiled lamb, cut in small squares, and one pound of chopped boiled potatoes, one cup of bouillon or stock, a little salt and pepper, and six red peppers (pimentos) cut in small squares. Mix well, cover, and simmer in oven for forty minutes. Serve on a platter, garnished with toast cut in triangles, and with chopped parsley on top. If desired, a spoonful of Worcestershire sauce may be added when mixing the hash.

Neapolitan sandwich. In a brick-shaped mould put three layers of ice cream of different colors, such as pistache, vanilla and strawberry. Freeze very hard. Make a layer of sponge cake about one-half inch thick. Put the brick of ice cream on top of a slice of the cake, and lay another slice of cake on top of the ice cream. Serve in slices about one inch thick. The cake should be trimmed to the size of the brick, and should be cut through crosswise to serve.

Crème Bagration. Cream of chicken with small pieces of boiled macaroni served in it.

Fillet of flounder, Circassienne. Put four fillets of flounders in a flat buttered pan, season with salt and pepper. Lay a slice of cucumber on top of each fillet, then one slice of peeled tomatoes, then a few slices of pickles and a teaspoonful of capers. Season with salt and pepper again, add a glass of white wine, and one-half ounce of butter on top of each piece of fish, and bake in the oven. Serve hot, direct from the oven.

Tournedos Niçoise. Broil, or sauté in butter, a small tenderloin steak. Dish up on a platter, with Madeira sauce with stuffed olives.

Stuffed olives. Cut the stones out of a dozen large green olives, and fill with chicken force meat (chicken dumplings). Boil in bouillon, stock, water, white sauce, or any other kind of sauce. Stuffed olives are used principally in sauces, or as a garnish for meats and fish.

140

MAY 18

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  California marmalade     Assorted hors d'oeuvres
  Boiled eggs     Clam broth, Bellevue
  Butter toast     Crab meat, au gratin
  Chocolate with whipped cream     Broiled mutton chops
        French fried potatoes
        Sliced tomatoes, French dressing
        Lillian Russell
        Lady fingers
        Demi tasse
    DINNER
      Consommé aux éclairs
      Fillet of sole, Lord Curzon
      Roast chicken
      Potato croquettes
      Cold artichokes, mustard sauce
      Broiled fresh mushrooms on toast
      Orange coupe
      Macaroons
      Coffee

California marmalade. One grapefruit, one orange, and two lemons. Shave the fruit very thin, discarding the seeds only. Pack lightly into an earthern vessel, add just water enough to cover, and allow to stand from twelve to twenty-four hours. Then bring to a boil, and simmer for fifteen minutes. Return to the earthern vessel and allow to stand for another twenty-four hours. Then measure, and add an equal quantity of sugar, return to stove and boil until it jells. Put up in jelly glasses.

Lillian Russell. Cut a nice cantaloupe in half, remove the seeds, and set each half in cracked ice. Fill with ice cream, with a sprinkle of maraschino on top.

Consommé aux éclairs. Make some small éclairs about one inch long. Chop a little white meat of chicken very fine, add some salt and a little whipped cream, and mix well. Split the éclairs and fill with the prepared chicken meat. Serve on a napkin. Have the consommé very hot, with a little Cayenne pepper in it.

Fillet of sole, Lord Curzon. Cut one green pepper, three heads of fresh mushrooms, and one peeled tomato in small squares. Put in a sauté pan with one ounce of butter, and simmer. Lay four fillets of flounder in a frying pan, season with salt and pepper and a chopped shallot, spread the simmered vegetables on top, add one glass of white wine, sprinkle with a spoonful of curry powder, cover, and bake ten minutes. Then remove the fish to a platter. To the pan add one cupful of Hollandaise sauce and one and one-half cupfuls of tomato sauce. Mix well and pour over the fish. Now place the platter with the fish and sauce in a very hot oven and brown slightly.

141

MAY 19

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Fresh raspberries with cream     Cantaloupe
  Waffles     Eggs, Waterloo
  Honey in the comb     Breaded pork chops, tomato sauce
  Coffee     Lorraine potatoes
        Cole slaw
        French pastry
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Veloutine aurore
      Lake Tahoe trout, meunière
      Cucumber salad
      Leg of lamb, Renaissance
      Château potatoes
      Millionaire punch
      Assorted cakes
      Coffee

Eggs, Waterloo. Spread some foie gras on four pieces of toast; place a poached egg on each, and cover with Béarnaise sauce.

Veloutine aurore. Mix two pints of velouté of chicken soup with one pint of purée of tomatoes.

Leg of lamb, Renaissance. Garnish a roast leg of lamb with small croustades filled with chickens' livers sauté au Madère, and artichokes bottoms filled with macédoine of vegetables. Serve sauce Périgueux separate.

Millionaire punch. Sliced mixed fruits and a few berries soaked in Chartreuse. Serve in punch glasses with lemon water ice on top.

Raspberry juice. Mash some clean ripe raspberries to a pulp, and allow to stand over night. Then strain through a jelly bag, and to each pint of juice add one cupful of granulated sugar. Boil for three minutes, and seal hermetically in bottles, while hot. Other berries or fruit may be prepared in the same manner. This is a good substitute for brandy or wine, for puddings or sauces. It also makes a nice drink when added to a glass of ice water.

Boiled cider. Put five quarts of sweet newly-made cider, before fermentation has set in, in a granite kettle, put on the fire and boil slowly until reduced to one quart. Seal in a bottle while hot. For mince pies, fruit cake, etc., use about a gill to a quart of mince meat, or cake dough.

Peach with brandy sauce. Bring one pint of water and one pound of sugar to the boiling point, add four peeled peaches, and cook slowly until they are soft. Remove the peaches to a bowl. Reduce the syrup one-half, add a large pony of brandy, and pour over the peaches.

142

MAY 20

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Quince jelly     Grapefruit with cherries
  Oatmeal with cream     Eggs en cocotte, Porto Rico
  Crescents     Filet mignon, Maréchale
  Chocolate with whipped cream     New peas
        Lettuce salad
        Camembert cheese with crackers
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Little Neck clams
      Consommé Sarah Bernhardt
      Ripe California olives
      Boiled Tahoe trout, Vatchette
      Broiled Porterhouse steak, Bercy
      French fried potatoes
      String beans
      Sliced tomatoes, mayonnaise
      Peaches, brandy sauce
      Assorted cakes
      Coffee

Eggs en cocotte, Porto Rico. Butter four cocotte dishes. Cut a peeled tomato in small squares and distribute in the four dishes, season with salt and pepper, and simmer for two minutes. Then add a slice of boiled ham cut in small dices, and a few fresh-cooked asparagus tips. Break an egg in each dish, season with salt and pepper, put a small piece of butter on top, and bake in oven for about five minutes.

Filet mignon, Maréchale. Broil or sauté four small tenderloin of beef steaks, and season well. Slice four heads of fresh mushrooms and chop four shallots. Put them in a casserole and simmer until done, then add two truffles sliced fine, and a small glass of sherry wine, and reduce until nearly dry. Then add two cupfuls of brown gravy, and cook again for five minutes, season with salt and Cayenne pepper, and pour over the fillets, on a platter.

Consommé Sarah Bernhardt. Consommé tapioca with small lobster dumplings. Cook a few leaves of fresh tarragon in clear consommé, and strain into the consommé tapioca before serving.

Boiled Tahoe trout, Vatchette. Put two nice Lake Tahoe trout in cold water, with a little salt, one sliced onion, one carrot, a bay leaf and a clove, some parsley and chervil. Bring to the boiling point, then set on side of the range for fifteen minutes. Serve on a napkin, with small round boiled potatoes, parsley in branches, and quartered lemons. Serve separate a sauce formed by mixing one cup of Hollandaise sauce, one and one-half cupfuls of tomato sauce, and a few chopped truffles.

Broiled Porterhouse steak, Bercy. Season a four pound Porterhouse steak with salt and pepper, roll it in oil, and broil. When nearly done place on a china platter and put on top a mixture of three ounces of butter, four shallots chopped very fine, a spoonful of chopped parsley, a little chives sliced very fine, a spoonful of meat extract, and the juice of two lemons. Put in oven and cook for five minutes. Garnish with plenty of well-washed watercress, and three lemons cut in half.

143

MAY 21

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Pineapple preserves     Antipasto
  Boiled eggs     Consommé in cups
  Dry toast     Beef à la mode
  Coffee     Baked potatoes
        Hearts of romaine salad
        Strawberry cream pie
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Purée Camelia
      Radishes        Salted almonds
      Boiled salmon, Hollandaise
      Potatoes natural
      Roast tame duckling
      Apple sauce
      Potatoes au gratin
      Cold asparagus, mustard sauce
      Chocolate ice cream
      Lady fingers        Coffee

Purée Camelia. Boil two pounds of green peas in one quart of chicken broth; with the addition of a bouquet garni. When the peas are soft remove the bouquet, and strain the soup through a fine sieve. Put back in casserole, bring to a boil, season with salt and white pepper; and add three ounces of sweet butter, stirring well to ensure its being melted.

Beef à la mode. Take about five pounds of rump of beef and lard it with a special larding needle with fresh larding pork. Season with salt and pepper, and lay in earthen pot. Cover with half claret and half water, add one sliced onion, one sliced carrot, one bouquet garni; and allow to stand for twenty-four hours. In a casserole put one spoonful of melted butter, and when the casserole is hot put the piece of beef in it and fry brown on both sides. Put the beef on a platter, and add to the casserole one ounce of fresh butter and two spoonfuls of flour, let it become brown, then add the wine, water and vegetables used in the earthen pot, bring to the boiling point, put the beef in it and simmer until the beef is soft. Place the beef on a platter, and strain the sauce through a fine sieve. Garnish the beef with carrots, onions glacés, peas and potatoes.

144

MAY 22

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Fresh blackberries with cream     Canapé of raw beef
  Scrambled eggs with bacon     Clam broth en Bellevue
  Southern corn pone     Sand dabs, meunière
  Coffee     Potatoes au gratin
        Chiffonnade salad
        Strawberries Parisienne
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Consommé, quenelles Doria
      Broiled halibut, Alcide
      Smoked beef tongue with spinach
      Baked potatoes
      Sorbet Eau de Vie de Dantzig
      Assorted cakes
      Coffee

Canapé of raw beef. Chop one-half pound of lean fresh beef very fine, and season with salt and pepper. Spread four slices of rye bread, first with sweet butter, and then with the chopped beef. Place on a napkin and garnish with lettuce leaves filled with chopped onions, sliced pickles, ripe olives, and two lemons cut in half.

Strawberries, Parisienne. Put some nice ripe strawberries in a bowl and put in the ice box until very cold. Make a sauce by mixing one-half pint of strawberry pulp, made by passing some strawberries through a fine strainer or sieve; one-quarter pound of powdered sugar, the juice of one lemon, and a half pint of whipped cream. Do not whip the cream too hard. When well mixed pour over the strawberries, and serve on cracked ice.

Consommé, quenelles Doria. Make a cream puff paste. When cold, form into small balls the size of a pea, and fry in swimming lard. Serve on a napkin with hot consommé.

Broiled halibut, Alcide. Cut the halibut in slices one and one-half inches thick, season with salt and pepper, roll them in oil, and broil. To a Colbert sauce add two chopped hard-boiled eggs, and pour over the fish; which has been placed on a platter. Garnish with six small fried smelts.

Southern corn pone. Mix one quart of yellow corn meal with cold water, into a soft dough. Add one teaspoonful of salt, a little melted lard, and a little sugar. Shape with the hands into oval cakes, so that the impression of the fingers will show. Bake in a well-greased pan in a very hot oven.

Smoked beef tongue with spinach. Put a smoked tongue in a casserole and cover with cold water, bring to a boil, and then set at the side of the stove and simmer slowly until soft. Cook some spinach English style, and place on platter. Slice the beef tongue and place on top of the spinach. Serve with it either sauce Madère, Champagne sauce, or plain bouillon.

Sorbet Eau de Vie de Dantzig. One pound of sugar, three pints of water, the juice of two lemons and one orange, and the whites of two eggs beaten with one gill of maraschino. Freeze, and serve in sorbet glasses, with Eau de Vie de Dantzig on top. Pour the Eau de Vie on immediately before serving, so the silver leaves will show.

145

MAY 23

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Sliced apricots with cream     Eggs Hongroise
  Plain shirred eggs     Calf's liver sauté, sauce Robert
  Dry toast     Lyonnaise potatoes
  Coffee     String bean salad
        Raspberry cream pie
        Demi tasse
    DINNER
      Little Neck clams
      Cooper soup
      Queen olives
      Crab meat, Suzette
      Roast capon, au jus
      Potato croquettes
      Cold artichokes, mayonnaise
      Caramel ice cream
      Macaroons
      Coffee

Eggs, Hongroise. Boil a cup of rice, and spread on a platter, lay four poached eggs on top. Place some chickens' livers, that have been cooked sauté in butter, around the rice; and cover all with sauce Périgueux.

Calf's liver sauté, sauce Robert. Slice some calf's liver three-quarters of an inch thick. Season with salt and pepper, roll in flour, and fry in melted butter. Place on a platter and cover with sauce Robert.

Sauce Robert. Slice two onions very fine and put in casserole with two ounces of butter. Simmer slowly until soft; then add a spoonful of flour and simmer again. Then add one pint of bouillon, one spoonful of vinegar, two spoonfuls of French mustard, one spoonful of meat extract, and some salt and pepper. Cook for thirty minutes. Before serving add some chopped parsley. Serve with boiled beef, tongue, etc.

String bean salad. Boil two quarts of cleaned string beans in salt water. Allow to become cool, place in salad bowl, season with salt and pepper, add two spoonfuls of white wine vinegar, five of olive oil, and a little chopped parsley. Mix well.

Strawberry cream pie. Line a plate with pie dough and bake it. (Put some white beans in the pie so it will not lose its shape while baking. When done remove the beans.) Place a handful of biscuit crumbs in the bottom, and fill with strawberries. Dust with powdered sugar, and garnish with whipped cream on top.

Raspberry cream pie. Make in the same manner as strawberry cream pie.

Banana cream pie. Use sliced bananas, and make in the same manner as strawberry cream pie.

Cooper soup. Slice three large onions and put in casserole with two ounces of butter. Cover, and simmer until the onions are done. Then add one and one-half quarts of bouillon, consommé or chicken broth; season with salt and pepper, and boil for thirty minutes. Strain. Serve toasted French bread and grated Parmesan cheese separate.

Caramel ice cream. Boil one and one-half pounds of sugar with one pint of water until slightly brown. Add two quarts of milk and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Mix one pint of milk with the yolks of eight eggs and stir gradually into the boiling milk until well mixed. Remove from the fire, add one quart of cream, and freeze.

146

MAY 24

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Pineapple preserves     Cantaloupe
  Breakfast sausages     Fried smelts, Tartar sauce
  Flannel cakes     English mutton chops, XX Century Club
  Rolls     Celery root, beet and field salad
  Coffee     Cottage cheese and crackers
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Consommé aux perles de Nizam
      Fillet of perch, St. Charles
      Shoulder of lamb, baker's oven style
      Romaine salad
      Baba au rhum
      Coffee

English mutton chop, XX Century Club. Secure from the butcher four English mutton chops with the kidneys. Season with salt and pepper, roll in oil, and broil. Place on a platter and cover with sauce Madère. Garnish with four red peppers (pimentos) stuffed with purée of sweet potatoes.

Cottage cheese. Let two quarts of milk become sour. Put in a cheese cloth and allow to hang for twenty-four hours, so all the water can drain out. Then put the curd in a salad bowl, season with salt and pepper, mix well until smooth; or strain it through a fine sieve; then add a cup of sweet cream, and some chives cut very fine.

Consommé aux perles de Nizam. Perles de Nizam is large pearl tapioca. Boil two quarts of consommé, then add slowly one-half pound of pearl tapioca, and cook slowly until soft.

Fillet of perch, St. Charles. Cut four fillets of perch and place in sauté pan with butter, salt, white pepper, and one-half glass of white wine. Cover with buttered paper and simmer for ten minutes, then remove the fish to a platter. Put in the same sauté pan one pint of white wine sauce, and boil for five minutes. Strain, and add a few slices of truffle, and the tail of a lobster cut in thin slices. Pour over the fish, and sprinkle some chopped lobster corals over all.

Shoulder of lamb, baker's oven style. Season a shoulder of lamb with salt and pepper, and rub with a piece of garlic. Then place in a deep earthen flat pan, or a roasting pan about two inches deep. Slice eight potatoes to the size of a silver dollar, and slice six onions very fine. Mix together and put on top and around the piece of lamb. Add a bay leaf and two cloves to the pan, sprinkle with salt, fresh-ground pepper, and some chopped parsley, add two quarts of water, and put in a baker's oven; or in the stove oven; and simmer slowly for about two and one-half hours. Do not cover while cooking, and if the stove oven is used do not have it too hot. Serve from the pan in which it was cooked.

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MAY 25

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Strawberries with cream     Scrambled eggs, Marseillaise
  Boiled eggs     Crab meat, Louise
  Buttered toast     Corned beef hash, au gratin
  Chocolate with whipped cream     Lettuce salad with French dressing
        Banana cream pie
        Demi tasse
    DINNER
      Cream soup, à l'Algérienne
      Salted pecans
      Sole, Colbert
      Filet mignon, Chéron
      Olivette potatoes
      Chicory salad
      Victoria punch
      Assorted cakes
      Coffee

Scrambled eggs, Marseillaise. Peel and slice two fresh tomatoes and put in casserole with two ounces of butter. Simmer for five minutes. Rub the inside of a bowl with garlic, break twelve eggs in the bowl and beat them. Add salt and pepper and half a cup of cream, pour into the casserole and scramble in the usual manner.

Cream soup, à l'Algérienne. Boil two sweet potatoes, and force through a fine sieve. Add two quarts of cream of chicken soup. If too thick add a little plain chicken broth, or boiling milk, season well, and strain. Before serving add two cups of boiled rice.

Sole, Colbert. Cut off the head of a large sole, and pull off the black skin. Lift off the four fillets complete, spreading the two sides apart with two toothpicks, so they will not touch. Dip in milk, then in flour, and then in beaten eggs and fresh bread crumbs, the lower side only. Dip the top side in milk and flour. Season well with salt and pepper, and place in a pan with butter, and two ounces of butter on top of the fish. Bake in the oven, basting continually until done. Then put the sole on a platter, remove the toothpicks and fill the space with two ounces of butter that has been mixed with salt, pepper, a little chopped parsley, one spoonful of meat extract, and the juice of one lemon. Place the platter in the oven just long enough to melt the butter. Garnish with parsley in branches and lemons cut in half. The whole sole may be fried in swimming lard instead of baking, if desired. This way is easier, but is not the correct one.

Filet mignon, Chéron. Sprinkle four small tenderloin steaks with salt and pepper, roll in oil, and broil; or sauté in pan with butter. Place on a platter, cover with Béarnaise sauce, lay a slice of truffle on top of each, and have for each fillet one artichoke bottom filled with macédoine of vegetables.

Victoria punch. Two pounds of sugar, two quarts of water, and the juice of six oranges, mixed. Then add a small glass of rhum, a small glass of kirsch, and a glass of sauternes. Freeze. Serve in glasses, covered with a meringue made with the white of three eggs and one-half pound of sugar.

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MAY 26

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Preserved pears     Cantaloupe
  Broiled salt mackerel with melted butter   Poached Eggs, Vanderbilt
  Baked potatoes     Breaded veal cutlets, tomato sauce
  Rolls     Spaghetti in cream
  Coffee     Allumettes (cake)
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Consommé aux pluches
      Ripe California olives
      Fillet of halibut, sauce Venitienne
      Roast tame duck, apple sauce
      Asparagus Hollandaise
      Potatoes au gratin
      Lettuce and grapefruit salad
      Soufflé glacé
      Assorted cakes
      Coffee

Poached eggs, Vanderbilt. Make a purée of fresh mushrooms and spread over toast. Lay a poached egg on top, and cover with sauce Madère.

Breaded veal cutlets, tomato sauce. Have your butcher cut four veal cutlets from the leg, and about one-third of an inch thick. Season with salt and pepper, roll in flour, then in beaten eggs, and finally in fresh bread crumbs. Heat a half cup of melted butter in a frying pan, and fry the cutlets. Serve on a platter with tomato sauce.

Spaghetti in cream. Boil half a pound of spaghetti in two quarts of water seasoned with a little salt, and when soft drain off the water. Melt an ounce of butter in a casserole, add one-half spoonful of flour, one-half cup of boiling milk, and one-half cup of cream, season with salt and pepper, and boil for five minutes. Pour over the spaghetti, adding a half cup of grated Parmesan or Swiss cheese.

Consommé aux pluches. Slice a head of lettuce and two leaves of tarragon very fine. Boil in two quarts of consommé for thirty minutes. Add some chervil before serving.

Fillet of halibut, sauce Venitienne. Put four fillets of halibut in a buttered sauté pan, season with salt and pepper, add one-half glass of white wine, cover with buttered manilla paper, and bake in the oven for fifteen minutes. Then place the fish on a platter, put in the sauté pan one pint of white wine sauce, and simmer for a few minutes. Then add two spoonfuls of green coloring, and strain over fish.

Sauce Venitienne. Use any kind of white meat or fish sauce, depending upon what it is to be used with, and color with green vegetable coloring. Use enough color to make the sauce bright green.

Soufflé glacé (plain). Whip a pint of rich cream. Beat the yolks of four eggs with one-quarter pound of sugar, until very light, then add the cream to it. Beat the whites of five eggs very stiff, and add to the cream. Put into fancy paper cases, specially made for this purpose, and freeze in the ice cream box. If you have no ice cream box, put them in a thin vessel, cover tightly, and pack in cracked ice with rock salt mixed with it.

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MAY 27

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Fresh raspberries with cream     Eggs, presidential
  Shirred eggs with bananas     Frogs' legs, Greenway
  Dry toast     Broiled squab chicken on toast
  Coffee     Soufflé potatoes
        Hearts of romaine, Roquefort dressing
        Strawberries à la mode
        Lady fingers        Coffee
    DINNER
      Crème cardinal
      Radishes
      Crab meat, gourmet
      Small tenderloin steak, Fedora
      Artichokes, sauce mousseline
      Watercress, salad
      Wine jelly, au Chartreuse
      Assorted cakes        Coffee

Shirred eggs with bananas. Peel a banana and slice it very fine. Put half and half in two buttered shirred egg dishes, and allow to become hot. Then put two eggs in each dish, season with salt and pepper, put in oven and cook.

Eggs, presidential. Boil until quite soft some left-over roasted or boiled chicken, mix with a little cream sauce, season well, and pass through a fine sieve. Place on artichoke bottoms, put on a buttered dish, and set in oven to get hot. Then lay a poached egg on top, cover with well-seasoned cream sauce, and put two slices of truffle on top.

Frogs' legs, Greenway. Cut a dozen frogs' legs in two, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Melt two ounces of butter in a sauté pan, add the frogs' legs and simmer for five minutes, then add a spoonful of flour and simmer again for a few minutes. Then add one-half glass of white wine, one cup of chicken broth, or any kind of clear white broth, some chopped chives, parsley and chervil, and cook for five minutes. Before serving season well, and bind with the yolk of one egg and one-half cup of cream.

Strawberries, à la mode. Selected strawberries with vanilla ice cream on top.

Raspberries, à la mode. Prepare in the same manner as strawberries à la mode.

Crème cardinal. Pound the shells of two lobsters very fine, in a mortar. Then put in a casserole with three ounces of butter, a sliced onion and carrot, one leek and a little celery, and simmer for twenty minutes. Take care that it does not burn, and simmer slowly. Then add three ounces of flour, mix well, add two quarts of milk, season well with salt and a little Cayenne pepper, boil for half an hour, and then strain through a fine sieve or cheese cloth. Return to the casserole, bring to a boil, and bind with the yolks of two eggs and one-half cup of cream. Put in a soup tureen. Cut the tail of a lobster and two truffles in small dices, put them in a casserole, season with salt and a little Cayenne pepper, add a pony of good brandy and a pony of dry sherry, bring to a boil, and pour into the soup.

Small tenderloin steak, Fedora. Season four small tenderloin steaks with salt and pepper, roll in oil, and broil; or sauté in butter. When done place on top of a thin slice of heated, or fresh-boiled, ham, and cover with Bordelaise sauce.

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MAY 28

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Strawberry jam     Grapefruit with chestnuts
  Calf's liver and bacon     Eggs, Columbus
  Baked potatoes     Broiled pig's feet, tomato sauce
  Rolls     Mashed turnips
  Coffee     Cannelons à la crème
        Demi tasse
    DINNER
      Consommé, profiteroles
      Lyons sausage
      Sand dabs, Grenobloise
      Broiled chicken, Tyrolienne
      Potatoes château
      String beans in butter
      Chiffonnade salad
      Fresh raspberry cup
      Macaroons
      Coffee

Eggs, Columbus. Put some green peppers in hot, swimming lard for a minute. Then peel and cut in orange shape. Cut some pimentos in orange shape. Heat both in warm butter, lay two of each on each poached egg on toast.

Cannelons à la crème. Roll out half a pound of puff paste, that was made with six turns, to about one-eighth inch thick. Cut in strips eight inches long and one inch wide. Wash with egg, and roll on buttered sticks about one inch in diameter. Place on pan and bake in moderate oven. Remove the sticks while hot. When cold fill with sweetened whipped cream.

Cornets à la crème. Same as for cannelons, but roll the strips around cornecopia shaped sticks, or tins.

Consommé, profiteroles. Make a cupful of cream puff paste, add two spoonfuls of grated cheese, put in pastry bag with round tube, and dress on pan. Make very small, about the size of a pea. Put in oven and bake. Serve separate with hot consommé.

Sand dabs, Grenobloise. Remove the skins from four sand dabs, dry with a towel, season with salt and pepper, roll in flour, and fry in pan with butter. Remove to a platter. Put two ounces of butter in the pan, cook until the color of hazelnuts, and pour over the fish. Sprinkle with chopped parsley, and lay two slices of lemon on top of each fish.

Broiled chicken, Tyrolienne. Cut a spring chicken in four, lay in a deep porcelain dish, sprinkle with salt and pepper, add one shallot or small onion, chopped fine, a little chopped parsley and tarragon, two cloves, and half a cup of olive oil. Let it stand for one hour. Then take out the chicken and roll in freshly made bread crumbs, and broil slowly for fifteen minutes. Place on a platter and garnish with two lemons cut in half, and parsley in branches. Serve rémoulade sauce separate.

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MAY 29

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Gooseberries with cream     Assorted hors d'oeuvres
  Boiled eggs     Clam broth in cups
  Toast Melba     Fried smelts, sauce Tartar
  English breakfast tea     Asparagus Polonaise
        Cornet à la crème
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Potage Albert
      Sardines on toast
      Boiled Lake Tahoe trout, pepper sauce
      Hollandaise potatoes
      Shad roe, Bordelaise
      Peas and carrots in cream
      Lettuce and grapefruit salad
      Jelly roll
      Demi tasse

Potage, Albert. Two-thirds purée of potato soup and one-third very thick Consommé Julienne.

Boiled lake trout, pepper sauce. Put two trout in a fish kettle filled with water. Season with salt, add a sliced onion, one carrot, a bouquet garni, and a spoonful of whole black peppers tied in a cheese cloth. Boil until done. Put the fish on a napkin, and garnish with small round boiled potatoes, parsley in branches, and quartered lemons. Serve pepper sauce separate.

Pepper sauce. Crush with a bottle on a hardwood table or marble one spoonful of whole black peppers. Put the crushed peppers in a casserole with a glass of white wine. Boil until nearly dry, add a pint of cream sauce, boil a minute, and strain through a cheese cloth. Season with salt.

Shad roe, Bordelaise. Place four shad roe in a buttered pan, season with salt and pepper, put a few pieces of butter on top, put in oven and cook for five minutes, basting all the time. Then sprinkle with three very finely chopped shallots, a little chopped parsley, chervil and chives, and the juice of one lemon. Bake in oven, and serve on platter with its own sauce.

Jelly roll. One-half pound of flour, six eggs, one-half ounce of baking powder, and some vanilla flavoring. Sift the flour and baking powder together. Beat the sugar and eggs together until light, then add the flour and flavoring, and mix. Spread very thin on paper, place in pan and bake. When done turn over on a paper that has been dusted with sugar. Peel the paper from the bottom of the cake at once. Spread with some jelly or marmalade, and roll up tightly. When cold cut in slices.

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MAY 30

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Sliced peaches with cream     Cantaloupe
  Fried eggs with chives     Frogs' legs sauté à sec
  Dry toast     Blood pudding, sauce Robert
  Coffee     Mashed potatoes
        Escarole and chicory salad
        Apple turnover
        Demi tasse
    DINNER
      Consommé Venitienne
      Fillet of halibut, Lilloise
      Tournedos, Bayard
      Jets de houblons
      Potatoes à la Reine
      Green corn
      Hearts of romaine, egg dressing
      Mousse au chocolat
      Small cakes        Coffee

Fried eggs with chives. Put an ounce of butter in a frying pan, break four eggs into the pan, season with salt and pepper, sprinkle some chives, chopped very fine, on top of the eggs, and fry.

Blood pudding, sauce Robert. Get two pounds of blood pudding from the butcher, put in frying pan with one ounce of melted butter, and fry for about fifteen minutes. Serve on a platter covered with sauce Robert.

Apple turnovers. Roll out some puff paste about one-eighth inch thick. Cut with a round cutter about four inches in diameter. Wet the edges with water, place a spoonful of chopped apples mixed with sugar and a little cinnamon on the center, and fold over, bringing the edges together, press a little, wash the top with beaten eggs and bake. When nearly done dust some powdered sugar on top, and return to oven until glacéed.

Consommé Venitienne. In a bowl mix one and one-half spoonfuls of flour with three whole eggs and a little salt. Let this run through a colander into a quart of boiling consommé. Continue boiling for two minutes.

Fillet of halibut, Lilloise. Place four fillets of halibut in a buttered pan, season with salt and pepper, add a half glass of white wine, cover with buttered paper, and set in oven for ten minutes. Then put the fillets on a platter, and put in the fish pan one-half pint of white wine sauce and one-half pint of tomato sauce. Bring to a boil, and strain. Cut two slices of bacon in strips like matches (Julienne style), fry, and put in the sauce. Also add six leaves of tarragon chopped fine, season well, and pour over the fish.

Tournedos, Bayard. Season four small tenderloin steaks with salt and pepper. Heat two ounces of butter in a sauté pan, and sauté the fillets. Dress on toast spread with foie gras. Pour over them sauce Madère, to which has been added some sliced fresh mushrooms sauté in butter. Garnish with small round chicken croquettes, about one inch in diameter.

Mousse au café. Mix the yolks of six eggs with one-quarter pound of syrup at about twenty-eight degrees. Put in a basin in bain-marie and cook until it thickens. Remove from the fire and beat until cold. Add one-half cup of strong coffee and one pint of whipped cream. Mix well, put in mould and freeze. Serve decorated with sweetened whipped cream.

Mousse au chocolat. Same as above, but flavor with two ounces of melted cocoa or chocolate, instead of coffee.

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MAY 31

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Fresh strawberries with cream     Canapé Norway
  Breakfast sausages with apple sauce   Eggs Biarritz
  Rolls     English mutton chops, tavern
  Coffee     Camembert cheese with crackers
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Crème Congalaise
      Bass, Niçoise
      Potatoes nature
      Chicken sauté, demi-deuil
      Timbale of rice
      Flageolets in butter
      Alligator pear salad
      Peach, Bourdaloue
      Assorted cakes
      Demi tasse

Canapé Norway. Spread four pieces of toast with butter, lay thin slices of smoked salmon on top, trim to diamond shape, and dress on napkin. Garnish with parsley and lemon.

Eggs, Biarritz. Spread four pieces of toast with anchovy butter, lay on each piece a hard-boiled egg cut in two. Put a stuffed olive on each half of egg.

Crème Congalaise. Add a spoonful of curry powder to a cream of chicken soup. Also add the breast of a boiled chicken cut in small dices.

Bass, Niçoise. Cut a three-pound bass in slices about one inch thick. Put in a buttered fish pan, season with salt and pepper, spread over the top one-half teaspoonful of chopped garlic, four peeled and chopped tomatoes, some chopped parsley, and three ounces of butter in small bits. Put in oven and bake for twenty minutes. Serve from pan, direct from the oven. Other large fish may be prepared in the same manner.

Chicken sauté, demi-deuil. Cut a spring chicken in four, season with salt and pepper, put in a sauté pan with two ounces of butter, and simmer for five minutes, without allowing to get color. Then sprinkle with a spoonful of flour, and simmer again. Then add a cup of chicken broth or white bouillon, and boil for ten minutes. Then remove the chicken to a platter. Mix one-half cup of thick cream and the yolks of two eggs, and let it run into the boiling sauce. Season well, and strain. Slice one-half can of French mushrooms and two truffles, and add to the sauce. Heat, and pour over the chicken.

Timbale of rice. Make a risotto. Butter four timbale moulds, fill with risotto, and turn over on a platter. Serve with any desired sauce, such as suprême, cream, tomato, Madeira, etc. Or serve plain, as a garnish.

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JUNE 1

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Blackberry jelly     Little Neck clams on half shell
  Ham and eggs     Consommé in cups
  Rolls     Cheese straws
  Coffee     Fried calf's brains, tomato sauce
        Potatoes au gratin
        Cold asparagus, mustard sauce
        Raspberries à la mode
        Sponge cake        Demi tasse
    DINNER
      Roçol soup, à la Russe
      Boiled salmon, sauce diplomate
      Larded tenderloin of beef, St. Martin
      Green corn
      Fresh Lima beans
      Potatoes Marquise
      Chicory salad with a chapon
      Vanilla plombière
      Macaroons        Coffee

Fried calf's brains, tomato sauce. Cut two cold boiled calf's brains in two lengthwise, season with salt and pepper, roll in flour, then in beaten eggs, and then in fresh bread crumbs. Fry in very hot swimming fat, and serve on napkin with parsley and lemon. Serve tomato sauce separate.

Boiled calf's brains. Let two fresh calf's brains soak in cold water for an hour, so the blood will run out. Then remove the skin with the fingers. Put in a casserole, cover with cold water, add salt, a bouquet garni, one-half of an onion, sliced, one-half of a carrot, sliced, and one-half of a wine-glassful of vinegar. Bring to the boiling point, skim, and let slowly simmer for ten minutes. Remove from the water and serve on napkin, with parsley and lemon. Serve melted butter, or other sauce, separate.

Roçol soup à la Russe. In a casserole put one veal knuckle, one pound of shin of beef, two slices of raw bacon, two slices of raw ham, and one soup hen. Cover with four quarts of water, add a spoonful of salt, bring to a boil, and skim well. Then add two carrots, two onions, two turnips, and a bouquet garni. As the meats become soft remove and cut in small squares. Then strain the broth through a cheese cloth into another casserole. Take off the fat from the top and bring to a boil. While it is boiling let one-half pound of farina run slowly into it. Cook for fifteen minutes, add the meats, season with salt, pepper, and a little chopped parsley and fennel.

Boiled salmon, sauce diplomate. Serve boiled salmon on a napkin, with small round boiled potatoes, parsley in branches, and quartered lemons. Serve sauce diplomate separate.

Sauce diplomate. To a pint of cream sauce add a spoonful of lobster butter and a spoonful of anchovy paste. Stir well, add a little Cayenne pepper, and three ounces of butter, little by little. Strain and serve.

Larded tenderloin of beef, St. Martin. Roast a larded tenderloin, and make a brown gravy. Put the tenderloin on a platter, and cut one slice for each person, leaving the remainder whole. Garnish with chickens' livers sauté in butter on each side of the platter. Add three sliced truffles and one-half glass of Madeira to the brown gravy, and boil for ten or fifteen minutes. Season well, and pour over the beef.

Potatoes Marquise. Same as Duchesse potatoes.

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JUNE 2

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Stewed prunes     Cantaloupe
  Boiled eggs     Eggs, Fedora
  Dry toast     Lamb chops, Bradford
  Ceylon tea     Sybil potatoes
        String bean salad
        Strawberry cream pie
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Consommé Caroline
      Ripe California olives in oil and garlic
      Fillet of trout, Rachel
      Roast duckling, apple sauce
      Artichoke bottoms, au gratin
      Fresh asparagus, Hollandaise
      Escarole salad
      Mousse au café
      Demi tasse

Eggs, Fedora. Cut four hard-boiled eggs in two, lengthwise, remove the yolks and mash with a fork, in a bowl. Then add one-half cup of fresh bread crumbs, salt, pepper, the raw yolk of an egg, a little chopped chives and parsley, and one ounce of butter. Mix well, and fill the boiled whites with the mixture. Then roll in the beaten whites of eggs, and then in bread crumbs, and fry in hot swimming fat. Serve on a napkin, with fried parsley. Serve cream of tomato sauce separate.

Lamb chops, Bradford. Broil eight nice lamb chops, place on a platter, and garnish with stuffed hot olives. Pour sauce Madère, to which has been added whole fresh mushrooms sauté in butter, over the chops.

Consommé, Caroline. Make a royal with eight eggs to a quart of milk, or four eggs to a pint; add a little salt, pepper, and some grated nutmeg. Strain into a buttered mould, set in a bain-marie and boil. When set, and cold, remove from the mould and cut in small squares. Serve in very hot consommé with one spoonful of boiled rice to each person.

Fillet of trout, Rachel. Cut the fillets from two Tahoe trout. Use the bones and head to make a sauce Génoise. Put the fillets in a buttered fish pan, season with salt and pepper, add one-half glass of claret, and one-half glass of fish stock, bouillon or water, cover, and simmer for ten minutes. Remove the fish to a platter. Add to the sauce half of the tail of a lobster, one truffle, six heads of canned mushrooms cut in small squares, and one dozen small fish dumplings. Pour over the fish.

Chicory salad with chapon. Serve the salad with French dressing. Chapon is a crust of French bread rubbed with garlic, and added to the salad to flavor same.

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JUNE 3

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Preserved pears     Crab legs, à la Stock
  Omelet with parsley     Eggs en cocotte, D'Uxelles
  Rolls     English rump steak, maître d'hôtel
  Coffee     French fried potatoes
        Wax beans in butter
        Sliced peaches with whipped cream
        Lady fingers
        Demi tasse
    DINNER
      Cream of green corn
      Salted almonds
      Écrevisses, Lafayette
      Roast leg of mutton, au jus
      Mashed summer squash
      Potatoes, St. Francis
      Field salad
      Burgundy punch
      Assorted cakes
      Coffee

Crab legs, Stock. For four persons, put two leaves of lettuce on each dinner plate. Slice fine a head of lettuce and put on top of the lettuce leaves. Add to each plate one slice of peeled tomatoes, and on top place four legs of crab, or some crab meat, and two fillets of anchovies on top of the crab. Put in a salad bowl one spoonful of vinegar, one of tomato ketchup, one of Chili sauce, two of olive oil, one-half teaspoonful of Worcestershire sauce, one teaspoonful of salt, a little paprika, and some chopped chives. Mix well, and pour over the salad on the plates. Serve very cold.

Eggs, D'Uxelles. For individual portions, put in a buttered cocotte dish one spoonful of D'Uxelles (Jan. 10), break an egg on top, season with salt and pepper, put a little more D'Uxelles on top of the egg, then a little grated cheese and small bits of butter, and bake in oven until egg is set. Serve on a napkin.

Omelet with parsley. Beat eight eggs, season with salt, pepper and chopped parsley, add a spoonful of thick cream, and cook in the usual manner.

Burgundy punch. Two pounds of sugar, two quarts of water, the juice of six lemons and the rind of one, and one piece of cinnamon stick. Let the mixture infuse for about two hours. Freeze, and then add one pint of claret, a small glass of cognac, and a drop of red coloring.

Whipped cream. Put one-half pint of double cream into a bowl and whip until quite stiff, then add two ounces of powdered sugar and a few drops of vanilla extract. Mix well, and keep in a cool place until needed.

Sliced peaches with whipped cream. Peel and slice some ripe peaches, and sprinkle with a little sugar. Serve in individual dishes with a spoonful of whipped cream on the side.

Sliced bananas with whipped cream. Prepare in the same manner as peaches.

Sliced fruits with whipped cream. Prepare oranges, pears, figs, etc., in the same manner as peaches.

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Berries of all kinds with whipped cream. Hull and wash the berries, dry in cheesecloth, and prepare in the same manner as peaches.

Cream of green corn. Put two pounds of veal bones in a casserole, cover with cold water, bring to a boil, and cool off in cold water. Put the bones back in the vessel in from three to four quarts of fresh water, add a little salt and a bouquet garni, bring to the boiling point, and skim. Cook for about one hour, then add eight ears of green corn and one pint of milk, and boil for ten minutes. Then take out the ears, cut off the grains and chop very fine, or mash in a mortar. Heat three ounces of butter in a casserole, then add three spoonfuls of flour, and when heated add two quarts of the strained veal and corn stock. Bring to a boil, stirring well with a whip. Let it boil slowly, add the corn, and cook for about thirty minutes. Strain through a fine sieve or cheesecloth, put back in the casserole, season to taste with salt and a little Cayenne pepper, stir in two ounces of sweet butter, and serve hot.

Écrevisses, Lafayette. Écrevisses, crawfish and crayfish are the same. Take the tails of twenty-four of the fish and put in sauté pan with two ounces of butter, season with salt and pepper, and simmer for five minutes. Then add a half glass of sherry wine and simmer until nearly dry; then add one and one-half cups of thick cream, and boil for five minutes. Thicken with the yolks of three eggs mixed with one-half cup of cream. Do not let it quite reach the boiling point after the yolks of eggs are added. Add a pony of very dry sherry wine, and serve in chafing dish.

Mashed summer squash. Peel three pounds of summer squash, cut in half, and put in casserole with two ounces of butter, season with salt and pepper, cover, and cook in oven for thirty minutes. Then strain through a fine sieve, put back in casserole, add two additional ounces of butter, and if too thick add a spoonful of thick cream.

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JUNE 4

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Sliced figs with cream     Cold eggs, Danoise
  Bacon and eggs     Broiled sea bass, maître d'hôtel
  Chocolate with whipped cream     Breast of squab, sauté in butter
  Rolls     Summer squash, Native Son
        Potatoes sauté
        Watermelon
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Consommé Japonnaise
      Radishes
      Shad roe, en bordure
      Cucumber salad
      Tenderloin of beef, Voisin
      Potatoes allumette
      Lettuce and alligator pear salad
      Vanilla ice cream
      Assorted cakes
      Demi tasse

Sliced figs with cream. Peel and slice some fresh figs and serve on a compotier, with powdered sugar and cream separate.

Cold eggs, Danoise. Make four pieces of anchovy toast, and lay on each a hard-boiled egg cut in two lengthwise. Cover the eggs with mayonnaise sauce.

Breast of squab, sauté in butter. Cut out the breasts of four raw squabs, season with salt and pepper, and roll in flour. Heat two ounces of butter in a sauté pan, add the squab breast and cook for about ten minutes, or until brown on both sides. Place on a platter, pour butter sauce over them, sprinkle with a little chopped parsley, and garnish with watercress and two lemons cut in half.

Summer squash, Native Son. Cut off the corn from four ears. Peel one pound of summer squash, and cut in one inch squares. Put them, with the corn, in a bowl and add three peeled tomatoes cut in squares. In a casserole put one chopped onion with two ounces of butter, and simmer until yellow, then add the corn, tomato and squash, season with salt and pepper, cover, and simmer for thirty minutes.

Consommé Japonnaise. Consommé aux perles de Nizam colored with yellow Breton coloring.

Shad roe, en Bordure. Butter a plank, lay four shad roe on top, season with salt and pepper, put small bits of butter on top of each roe, and set in oven. After ten minutes turn the roes over, make a bordure of potato croquette mixture around the plank, and return to oven to cook until done. Pour a little maître d'hôtel sauce on top, and garnish with parsley in branches and quartered lemons.

Tenderloin of beef, Voisin. Roast tenderloin of beef, garnished with fresh artichoke bottoms filled with tomatoes cut in small squares, sautéed in butter, and well seasoned. Serve sauce Choron separate.

Potatoes, allumette. Cut four potatoes in the form of matches, dry with a napkin, and fry in hot swimming lard until yellow and crisp. Remove, salt well, and serve on a napkin.

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JUNE 5

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Raspberry jam     Shirred eggs, Monaco
  Salted salmon belly, melted butter   Lake Tahoe trout, meunière
  Baked potatoes     Potatoes O'Brien
  Rolls     Tomatoes, Mayonnaise
  Coffee     Cream fritters
        Demi tasse
    DINNER
      Little Neck clams on shell
      Sorrel soup, à l'eau
      Salted hazelnuts
      Terrapin sauté, au beurre noisette
      Fillet of bass, 1905
      Asparagus, Hollandaise
      Waldorf salad
      French pastry
      Coffee

Salted salmon belly, melted butter. Soak a salted salmon belly in cold water over night. Then place in vessel and cover with fresh cold water, bring to a boil, and then set at side of the range for twenty minutes. Dish up on a napkin on a platter, garnish with parsley in branches and quartered lemons. Serve melted butter separate.

Shirred eggs, Monaco. Put six chopped shallots in a casserole with one ounce of butter. Heat slightly, then add six sliced fresh mushrooms and one peeled and sliced tomato; season with salt and pepper, and simmer for ten minutes. Butter four individual shirred egg dishes, pour in the above preparation, break two eggs in each, season with salt and pepper, and cook in oven for five minutes.

Cream fritters. Mix two ounces of corn starch, four ounces of sugar, the yolks of four eggs, and half of the peel of a lemon, and warm up in a double boiler. Bring one-half pint of milk to the boiling point and add it to the mixture. Continue boiling, and stir all the time until it becomes thick. Then spread it on a platter about a half inch thick, and allow to become cold. Cut in pieces about two inches square, roll in flour, then in beaten eggs, and finally in bread crumbs, and fry in swimming lard, or in frying pan with plenty of melted butter. Dress on a napkin, and serve vanilla cream sauce separate.

Sorrel soup, à l'eau. Clean one pound of sorrel, wash well, and slice very thin. Put in casserole with two ounces of butter, cover, and simmer for five minutes. Then add two quarts of water, season with salt and pepper, add three sliced rolls, or one-half loaf of sliced French bread, and boil slowly for one hour. Put the yolks of three eggs in a large cup and fill with cream, mix, and let it run into the boiling soup. Serve at once.

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JUNE 6

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Strawberries with cream     Antipasto
  Broiled mutton chops     Eggs, Belmont
  Lyonnaise potatoes     Chickens' livers, au Madère
  Rolls     Risotto
  Coffee     Camembert cheese with crackers
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Consommé Marchand
      Pim olas
      Fillet of sole, Mantane
      Roast chicken
      Corn au gratin
      Stewed tomatoes
      Potato croquettes
      Escarole salad
      Soufflé glacé, Pavlowa
      Assorted cakes
      Coffee

Eggs, Belmont. Butter four timbale moulds, put in each a spoonful of D'Uxelles, break an egg on top, season with salt and pepper, put in bain-marie, and bake until the eggs are set. Then turn out on a platter and cover with tomato sauce, to which a little chopped truffle has been added.

Consommé, Marchand. Cut a truffle Julienne style; also the breast of a boiled fowl and a few slices of smoked beef tongue. Serve in one quart of boiling well-seasoned consommé.

Pim olas. Pim olas are small green olives stuffed with red peppers (pimentos). They may be obtained in bottles of any grocer.

Fillet of sole, Mantane. Cut and trim four fillets of sole, fold over, season with salt and pepper, lay in a buttered sauté pan, add one-half glass of white wine, cover with buttered manilla paper, put in oven and bake for twelve minutes. Serve on a platter covered with Béarnaise sauce.

Soufflé glacé, Pavlowa. Whip a pint of rich cream until thick. Beat the yolks of four eggs with one-quarter pound of sugar, until very light. Then add it to the cream, with a pony of maraschino. Whip the whites of five eggs very hard, and add them to the mixture, mixing lightly. Then fill fancy paper cases until about one inch higher than the edges, and set to freeze. When hard, and just before serving, dip the tops in grated chocolate.

Soufflé glacé, St. Francis. Make a soufflé glacé Pavlowa mixture, dress in fancy paper cases, using a pastry bag with a fancy tube. Sprinkle some chopped pistache nuts on top, and freeze.

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JUNE 7

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Blackberries with cream     Cantaloupe
  Plain scrambled eggs     Baked beans, Boston style
  Dry toast     Brown bread
  English breakfast tea     Citron preserves
        Kisses
        Demi tasse
    DINNER
      Soft clam soup, Salem
      California ripe olives
      Boiled Tahoe trout, sauce mousseline
      Potatoes nature
      Cucumber salad
      Vol au vent Toulouse
      Stuffed capon, St. Antoine
      Peas à la Française
      Cardon à la moelle
      Hearts of lettuce, French dressing
      Coupe Orientale
      Allumettes
      Coffee

Soft clam soup, Salem. Remove the bellies from two dozen clams and put the remainder, with their juice, in a casserole. Add a quart of water, a bouquet garni, and some salt; bring to a boil, and strain over the clam bellies, which have been placed in a vessel. Bring to a boil again and add one pint of thick cream and two ounces of sweet butter. When butter is melted, season with salt and a little Cayenne pepper, and serve in a tureen. Serve broken crackers separate.

Boiled Tahoe trout, sauce mousseline. Put two Tahoe trout in a vessel in cold water, add one-half glassful of white wine vinegar, half of an onion and half of a carrot sliced, a bouquet garni, and a small handful of salt. Bring to a boil, and set on side of the range for twenty minutes. Serve on a platter on a napkin, garnished with small round boiled potatoes, lemons cut in two, and parsley in branches. Serve sauce mousseline separate. The potatoes may be served separate if desired.

Kisses. One pound of sugar, the whites of seven eggs, and some vanilla flavoring. Mix the sugar with a little water and boil until it is thick and sticky when cooled on a saucer. Beat the whites of the eggs until very stiff and dry, then add the hot sugar and continue beating until it becomes cold. Add a few drops of vanilla extract, and dress in a fancy shape on a buttered pan. Use a pastry bag with a fancy tube for forming them. When dry bake in a nearly cool oven.

Allumettes. Roll out some puff paste that was made with six turns, until it is about one-eighth inch thick. Spread with royal icing, and cut in strips about three-quarters of an inch wide and three inches long. Place on a wet baking pan, with a little space between, and bake in a moderate oven.

Royal icing (glacé royal). Put one-half pound of icing sugar in a bowl with the whites of two eggs and a couple of drops of lemon juice. Beat with a wooden spoon until very light and firm. While beating be careful that it does not dry on the sides of the bowl, and when finished cover immediately with a damp cloth. This icing may be used for frosting cakes, or for ornamental work.

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JUNE 8

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Sliced peaches with cream     Shirred eggs, Argenteuil
  Chipped beef on toast     Sweetbreads braisé, St. George
  Crescents and rolls     Flageolet beans, au cerfeuil
  Cocoa     Purée of potato salad
        French pastry
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Consommé Colbert
      Salted almonds
      Boiled turbot, Jean Bart
      Potatoes, nature
      Filet mignon, Rossini
      Green corn
      Broiled egg plant
      Hearts of romaine, Roquefort dressing
      Champagne punch
      Lady fingers
      Demi tasse

Chipped beef on toast. Cut one pound of smoked beef in very thin chips, put in hot water and bring to a boil. Then drain off the water and add a cup of very thick cream, boil again, and thicken with the yolks of two eggs and half a cup of thick cream. Let it come nearly to a boil, taste to see if sufficiently salt, add a little white pepper, and serve on four pieces of dry toast.

Shirred eggs, Argenteuil. Cut the tips, about one and one-half inch long, from one pound of asparagus, put in salted water and boil until soft, then drain off the water. Butter well four shirred egg dishes, and put the asparagus tips in them in equal portions. Crack two eggs in each dish, season with salt and pepper, put small bits of butter on top, and cook in oven for five minutes.

Sweetbreads braisé, St. George. Braise some sweetbreads, place on a platter, and garnish with okra and tomatoes sauté and green peppers cut like matches and sautéed in butter. Serve sauce Choron separate.

Okra and tomatoes sauté. Cut both ends off of one pound of okra, put in cold water and bring to a boil, then drain off the water. Peel and cut in quarters two or three large tomatoes, place them in a casserole with two ounces of butter, heat through, add the okra, season with salt and pepper, cover, and allow to simmer slowly for twenty minutes. Serve as a vegetable course, or as a garnish.

Flageolet beans, au cerfeuil. Put in a casserole two cans of flageolet beans and one quart of fresh water, bring to a boil, and drain. Return the beans to the casserole, add two ounces of sweet butter, a little salt and pepper, and one spoonful of chopped chervil. Simmer for five minutes.

Purée of potato salad. Boil four white potatoes in salted water, and pass through a fine sieve. Add one spoonful of vinegar, two spoonfuls of olive oil, a little Cayenne pepper, and salt if necessary. Set in ice box until cold. Then mix well with a wooden spoon. If too thick stir in a little hot bouillon or water. Be sure it is hot, as cold will not do. Serve in a salad bowl with finely chopped parsley on top.

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Fillet of turbot, Jean Bart. Place four trimmed fillets of turbot in a buttered sauté pan, and season with salt and pepper. Place on each fillet a well-washed head of fresh mushroom and two leaves of tarragon; add one-half glass of white wine and one-half cup of water. Cover with buttered paper, bring to a boil, and set in oven for fifteen minutes. Then remove the fillets to a platter, and put one pint of white wine sauce in the sauté pan, reduce to normal thickness of a fish sauce, and strain over the fillets. Have the sauce well seasoned.

Green corn. Put three gallons of water, one pint of milk, and a handful of salt on the fire and bring to a boil. Then add one dozen clean ears of green corn, bring to a boil, cover the vessel, and set to side of range for ten minutes, where it will remain at boiling heat without actually boiling. Serve on a napkin, with corn holders, and sweet butter separate.

Champagne punch (sorbet). One pint of water, one-half pint of champagne, one-half pound of sugar, the juice of three lemons and the juice of half an orange. Dissolve the sugar in the water, add the lemon and orange juice, strain and freeze. When nearly frozen add the champagne, and finish. Finally stir in an Italian meringue (see Italian meringue) made with the whites of three eggs, and serve in sherbet glasses.

Broiled egg plant. Peel an egg plant, and cut in slices three-quarters of an inch thick. Season with salt and pepper, roll in oil, and broil. Serve on a platter with a little melted butter poured over it, and garnish with parsley in branches.

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JUNE 9

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Cherries     Assorted hors d'oeuvres
  Omelet with egg plant     Consommé in cups
  Rolls     Broiled sirloin steak, Cliff House
  Coffee     French fried potatoes
        Baked tomatoes
        Brie cheese with crackers
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Lamb broth, Olympic Club
      Salted pecans
      Frogs' legs, Jerusalem
      Broiled chicken, maître d'hôtel
      Asparagus, Hollandaise
      Potato croquettes
      Alligator pear, French dressing
      Meringue glacée, au chocolat
      Demi tasse

Omelet with egg plant. Use any broiled egg plant that may be left over, or fresh egg plant, and cut in small squares about one-half inch in diameter. Put in sauté pan with a little butter and simmer until soft. Then put the omelet pan on the fire with a small piece of sweet butter in it, add twelve beaten eggs, season with salt and pepper, add the egg plant, and then cook the omelet in the usual manner.

Broiled sirloin steak, Cliff House. Season a two-pound steak with salt and pepper, roll in oil, broil, and when done place on a platter. Cut the steak in slices, but do not place them apart. Sprinkle with one teaspoonful of paprika, one tablespoonful of dry English mustard, one teaspoonful of Worcestershire sauce, three chopped shallots, a little chopped chives, and two ounces of butter in small bits. Set in oven until butter is melted.

Baked tomatoes. Peel four large tomatoes and place on a buttered dish. Season with salt and pepper, put small pieces of butter on top, and set in oven to bake. When done place on platter and pour tomato sauce around them, or serve with their own butter.

Lamb broth, Olympic Club. Put a shoulder of lamb in a roasting pan, season with salt and pepper, add an onion and a carrot, put small bits of butter on top, and roast in oven until done. Then remove the meat from the bones and cut in small squares about one-quarter inch thick. Put the bones and trimmings in a casserole, add an additional two pounds of lamb bones, one turnip, two leeks, two leaves of celery, one spoonful of pepper berries, one bay leaf, two cloves, a little parsley in branches, one gallon of water, and a handful of salt. Bring to a boil, skim, and let simmer for two hours. Then strain through fine cheese cloth, put back in casserole, add the cut-up lamb and one-half pound of boiled rice, give one boil, and serve.

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JUNE 10

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Fresh currants     California oyster cocktails
  Oatmeal with cream     Eggs Agostini
  Rolls     Calf's head, vinaigrette
  Coffee     Boiled potatoes
        Sliced bananas with whipped cream
        Macaroons
        Demi tasse
    DINNER
      Consommé Turbigo
      Black bass, sauté meunière
      Tenderloin of beef, Parisienne
      Spinach in cream
      Artichokes, sauce mousseline
      Watercress salad
      Plombière à la vanille
      Assorted cakes
      Coffee

Eggs Agostini. Put one-quarter pound of boiled rice on a platter, lay four poached eggs on top, and cover with tomato sauce.

Consommé Turbigo. Boil one-quarter pound of noodles in salt water. Boil a carrot, cut in the form of matches, in salt water until soft. Cut the breast of a soup hen or chicken in Julienne shape. Add all to two quarts of hot and well-seasoned consommé.

Plombière à la vanille (ice cream). The yolks of eight eggs, one-half pound of sugar, one quart of milk, and one vanilla bean. Mix the yolks of eggs with the sugar. Split the vanilla bean and boil it in the milk. Then pour the milk, the yolks and sugar together, set on the fire, and stir with a wooden spoon until it thickens. Do not let it come to a boil. Strain and freeze, put in moulds, and set in ice box until very hard. Serve with whipped cream.

Plombière aux marrons. Same as vanilla plombière, but add some broken marrons glacés soaked in a little rum, when ready to put in the moulds to harden. Serve with whipped cream, and a whole marron glacé on top of each portion.

Plombière aux fruits. Prepare in the same manner as for plombière aux marrons, but use chopped mixed glacé fruit instead of the marrons.

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JUNE 11

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Sliced fresh figs with cream     Cantaloupe
  Scrambled eggs with bacon     Eggs au fondu
  Buttered toast     Broiled squab on toast
  Coffee     Julienne potatoes
        Cold asparagus, mustard sauce
        Oregon cream cheese with crackers
        Demi tasse
    DINNER
      Cream of artichokes
      Ripe olives
      Fillet of flounder, Piombino
      Sweetbreads braisé, Montebello
      Soufflé potatoes
      Roast chicken, au jus
      Escarole and chicory salad
      Soufflé glacé aux fraises
      Assorted cakes
      Coffee

Eggs au fondu. Poached eggs on toast, covered with Welsh rabbit. Serve hot.

Cream of artichokes. Make three quarts of very light stock veal or chicken broth, strain and add to it four whole artichokes. Boil until the artichokes are soft, then remove and separate the bottoms from the leaves, cut the bottoms in small squares, and place in soup tureen. Then pass the leaves through a fine sieve, and put back in the broth. Melt three ounces of butter in a casserole, add three spoonfuls of flour, heat through, add the broth and boil for ten minutes. Then add a pint of thick cream, bring to a boil, season well with salt and pepper, and strain over the cut-up artichoke bottoms in the tureen.

Fillet of flounder, Piombino. Cut four fillets from one large flounder, place in a buttered pan, season with salt and pepper, add a glassful of claret and one-half cup of water, cover with buttered paper, put in oven and bake until done. Then place the fish on a platter. Make a sauce Génoise from the head and bones of the flounder, add the tail of a lobster cut Julienne style, and four heads of fresh mushrooms cut in the same manner and sautéed in butter. Pour the sauce over the fish. If fresh mushrooms are not available canned ones may be used.

Sweetbreads braisé, Montebello. Put some braised sweetbreads on a platter with their own gravy, and garnish with artichoke bottoms filled with purée of fresh mushrooms. Serve sauce Béarnaise separate; or poured over the sweetbreads, as desired.

Soufflé glacé aux fraises. Mix one pint of whipped cream, one-half pint of fresh strawberry juice, the yolks of four eggs beaten lightly, and four ounces of powdered sugar. Whip separately the whites of five eggs, and add to the mixture. Put in paper cases, and freeze. Serve with a dot of whipped cream on top, and a nice large fresh strawberry on top of the cream.

Soufflé glacé with raspberries. Prepare in the same manner as soufflé glacé aux fraises, but substitute raspberries for the strawberries.

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JUNE 12

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Preserved pears     Carciofini
  Griddle cakes with honey     Écrevisses en buisson
  Coffee     Braised beef
        Noodles
        French pastry
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Consommé Ditalini
      Fillet of sole, St. Nazaire
      Leg of mutton, currant jelly
      String beans
      Green corn
      Hashed potatoes in cream
      Field salad
      Apricot pie
      Coffee

Braised beef. Have the butcher cut an eight pound piece of rump or brisket of beef. Season with salt and pepper, and rub with a small piece of garlic. Melt in a pot about two ounces of butter, and when hot add the beef and roast on top of the range until it is brown on all sides. Then remove the beef, add one ounce of fresh butter to the gravy already in the pot, and when hot add two large spoonfuls of flour, and allow it to brown. Then add three pints of water, bring to a boil, and then put in the beef again. Add two calf's feet, one onion, one carrot, a large bouquet garni, four chopped tomatoes, salt, and a spoonful of whole black peppers. When boiling season well, cover, and put in oven. It will require from three to four hours to become well done. Then remove the beef to a platter, and reduce the sauce one-half. Taste to see if more seasoning is required, and then strain. Pour some of the sauce over the beef, and serve the remainder in a sauceboat. Garnish the beef with the carrot that was cooked with it. Cut the carrot in thin slices.

Larded rump of beef. Lard a piece of rump of beef, and then prepare in the same manner as braised beef.

Fillet of sole, St. Nazaire. Cook four fillets of Sole à la Normande, and garnish with a dozen fried oysters.

Currant jelly. Strip the currants from their stems, and wash them. Put them on to cook, and when they become hot mash them. Boil for twenty-five minutes, then pour into jelly bag and let them drip without squeezing. Measure the juice and return it to the kettle. After it has boiled about ten minutes add heated sugar, allowing a pound of sugar to a pint of juice. Cook until it jells when a little is poured on a saucer. Pour into moulds, and seal when cold.

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JUNE 13

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Fresh strawberries with cream     Poached eggs, Colbert
  Broiled veal kidneys, English style   Ombrelle d'Ostende
  Baked potato     Potato croquettes
  Rolls     Celery Victor
  Coffee     Compote of pineapple
        Sponge cake
        Demi tasse
    DINNER
      Potage Arlequin
      Ripe California olives
      Pompano, Vatel
      Chicken sauté, Archiduc
      Duchesse potatoes
      Jets de houblons
      Chiffonnade salad
      Peach ice cream
      Assorted cakes
      Coffee

Broiled veal kidneys, English style. Leave a little fat on two veal kidneys, split them, season with salt and pepper, and sprinkle with a tablespoonful of dry English mustard. Then sprinkle with olive oil, and broil. When done place them on four pieces of dry toast. Mix two ounces of butter with the juice of a lemon, one tablespoonful of Worcestershire sauce, a little salt, pepper, grated nutmeg, chopped parsley, and one spoonful of meat extract. Mix well, and pour over the kidneys. Garnish with watercress.

Poached eggs, Colbert. Put some poached eggs on toast, and cover with sauce Colbert.

Ombrelle d'Ostende. Put four pieces of toast on a platter and place on each a large broiled fresh mushroom, head down. Put two broiled oysters on top of the mushrooms, pour maître d'hôtel sauce over them, and lay two strips of broiled bacon across the top of each. Garnish with parsley in branches and quartered lemons.

Compote of pineapple. Pare and core a pineapple, and cut in slices. Make a syrup with one-half pound of sugar and half a pint of water, and stew the pineapple in it until tender, and the syrup is clear. Serve cold, with a few drops of kirschwasser or maraschino sprinkled over it, and a little of its syrup.

Potage Arlequin. Slice two carrots, two beets, two turnips, and add a pound of shelled new peas. Put all in a casserole, cover with two quarts of water, season with salt, add about three pounds of cut-up veal bones, bring to a boil, and skim. Then cover, and cook until soft. Remove the veal bones, and strain the remainder through a fine sieve. Then return to casserole, and if too thick add a little bouillon, chicken broth or stock. Bring to a boil, season with salt and pepper, and stir in three ounces of sweet butter. Serve with bread cut in small squares and fried in butter.

Pompano, Vatel. Use four whole California pompano; or the four fillets from one Florida fish. Put them in a buttered sauté pan, season with salt and pepper, add one-half glass of stock and the juice of a lemon, and cook in oven until done. Then place the fish on a platter. Bring one-half pint of tomato sauce to a boil, add one-half pint of cream sauce, one spoonful of chopped truffles, season well with salt and pepper, and pour over the fish.

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JUNE 14

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Raspberries with cream     Half of grapefruit with cherries
  Scrambled eggs with cheese     Baked beans, Boston style
  Rolls     Brown bread
  Oolong tea     Beignets soufflés
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Little Neck clams on half shell
      Consommé Ab-del-cader
      Aiguillettes of turbot, Bayard
      Roast sirloin of beef, fermière
      Lettuce salad
      Soufflé glacé, St. Francis
      Assorted cakes
      Coffee

Scrambled eggs with cheese. Mix ten eggs with one-half cup of cream, and one-half cup of grated Parmesan or Swiss cheese; season with salt and pepper to taste. Melt two ounces of butter in a casserole, add the eggs, and scramble.

Beignets soufflés. One pint of water, one-quarter pound of butter, one-half pound of flour, nine eggs, and a pinch of salt. Put the butter and salt in the water and bring to a boil. Stir in the flour with a wooden spoon, and work well until it is a smooth paste. Remove from the fire and work in the eggs, one by one. Form in the size of a walnut, and drop into hot lard with a soupspoon, and fry until well browned. The fritters will turn by themselves while frying. When done roll in powdered sugar to which has been added a little cinnamon, and serve on a napkin.

Consommé Ab-del-cader. Cut some carrots and turnips in half-moon shape, and boil in salted water. Cut some royal in the same shape. Also have some profiteroles. Put equal quantities of each in hot consommé, and also one poached yolk of an egg for each person. Have the consommé well seasoned.

Aiguillettes of turbot, Bayard. Cut four fillets of turbot lengthwise, and about four inches long and two inches wide. Place in a buttered pan, season with salt and white pepper, add one-half glass of white wine and one-half cup of fish stock, or water; cover with buttered paper, and cook in oven for ten minutes. Then place the fish on a platter, reduce the broth until nearly dry, add a pint of lobster sauce to which has been added the tail of a lobster, six heads of French canned mushrooms, and two truffles, all cut Julienne style. Pour the sauce over the fish before serving.

Roast sirloin of beef, fermière. Roast sirloin of beef, sauce Madère, garnished with string beans in butter, carrots in butter, and château potatoes.

Chicken sauté, Archiduc. Joint a chicken, and season with salt and pepper. Melt two ounces of butter in a sauté pan; when hot add the chicken and sauté for five minutes. Then add two sliced green peppers, and sauté until the chicken is done. Then place the chicken on a platter, and add another ounce of butter to the sauté pan. When the butter is nice and brown pour the gravy over the chicken, sprinkle with chopped parsley, and garnish with lemons cut in half.

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JUNE 15

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Sliced peaches with cream     Poached eggs à la Reine
  Ham and eggs     Cold sirloin of beef
  Rolls     Rachel salad
  Coffee     Baked apple roll
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Cabbage soup, Normande
      Radishes
      Salmon steak, Hongroise
      Roast chicken
      Fresh asparagus, Hollandaise
      Georgette potatoes
      Chicory salad
      Vanilla ice cream
      Bouchettes
      Demi tasse

Rachel salad. Cut some artichoke bottoms, boiled celery, potatoes and asparagus tips, and two truffles, in Julienne shape. Arrange the vegetables in a salad bowl in bouquets, place the truffles in the center, and pour some French dressing over all.

Baked apple roll. Roll out one pound of puff paste until it is about one-eighth inch thick. Spread with chopped apples mixed with a little powdered sugar and powdered allspice. Wet the edges of the paste with water and roll up in the form of a big stick. Put in a pan, wash the top with beaten eggs, and bake in a rather hot oven. When done cut in slices, and serve with hard and brandy sauces. Plain cream may be served separate.

Baked apricot roll, blackberry roll, huckleberry roll, or loganberry roll. Prepare in the same manner as apple roll, using the fruit desired.

Cabbage soup, Normande. Separate the outside leaves and the core of a head of cabbage. Put both the leaves and core in a casserole with five pounds of beef bones, one onion, one carrot, a bouquet garni, and a handful of salt. Bring to a boil, season, and boil for two and one-half hours. Slice the rest of the cabbage very thin, place in another casserole, add three ounces of butter, and fry until the moisture is out. Then drain off the butter, and strain the beef and cabbage broth over it. Let it boil slowly for an hour. Season with salt and pepper, and add some bread crust cut in small squares and fried in butter.

Salmon steak, Hongroise. Cut two slices of salmon one and one-half inches thick; season with salt and pepper, roll in oil, and broil on both sides until colored. Then place on a platter, put two ounces of butter on top, and put in oven to finish cooking. When done place on a platter and cover with tomato sauce to which a tablespoonful of paprika has been added.

Bouchettes. Make a mixture as for lady fingers. Put it into a pastry bag, and press out on paper in dots the size of a "quarter." Bake in a moderate oven. Allow to become cold, spread some jam or marmalade on the bottom of one and press another one on the jam, making a ball, and so on. Coat them with a white or pink icing.

Chocolate bouchettes. Make as above, coat with chocolate icing.

Coffee bouchettes. Make as above, coat with coffee icing.

171

JUNE 16

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Sliced figs with cream     Grapefruit en suprême
  Boiled salt mackerel     Shirred eggs, Antoine
  Baked potatoes     Hamburg steak
  Rolls     Lorraine potatoes
  Coffee     Field salad
        Vanilla blanc mange
        Assorted cakes
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Consommé Andalouse
      Queen olives
      Frogs' legs, sauté à sec
      Filet mignon, Athénienne
      Potatoes au gratin
      Sliced cucumbers and tomatoes
      Plombière aux marrons
      Lady fingers
      Coffee

Shirred eggs, Antoine. Plain shirred eggs with broiled strips of bacon on top.

Vanilla blanc mange. One pint of milk, one pint of cream, six ounces of sugar, one ounce of gelatine, and one-half of a vanilla bean. Soak the gelatine in cold water. Put the milk and the vanilla bean on the fire together and let them come nearly to a boil. Then remove from the fire, add the soaked gelatine, and work with a wooden spoon until melted. Strain, and allow to become nearly cold. Then add the cream, and beat, on ice, until it begins to thicken. Then put in moulds and set in ice box for one hour. Turn out of moulds to serve.

Chocolate blanc mange. Use two ounces of chocolate instead of vanilla bean.

Coffee blanc mange. Use a cup of strong coffee instead of vanilla bean.

Blanc mange aux fruits. Make a vanilla blanc mange, and just before putting in moulds mix in one-quarter pound of chopped candied fruits.

Blanc mange aux liqueurs. Add to a vanilla blanc mange a glass of liqueur, such as maraschino, kirschwasser, kummel, rum, or other liqueur. Add the liqueur just before putting into the mould.

Consommé Andalouse. To consommé vermicelli, add just before serving, one peeled raw tomato cut in very small squares.

Filet mignon, Athénienne. Season four small fillets of beef with salt and pepper, broil or sauté them, and serve on a piece of toast with a slice of broiled ham on top. Cover with sauce Hussarde, and garnish with peas in butter.

Sauce Hussarde. Bring to a boil one pint of sauce Madère, or brown gravy; add one-half cup of fresh bread crumbs and boil for two minutes. Then add one ounce of good butter, a little chopped parsley, salt and Cayenne pepper.

172

JUNE 17

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Baked apples with cream     Poached eggs, Blanchard
  Oatmeal     Spring lamb tenderloin, Thomas
  Dry toast     Lettuce salad
  Coffee     Sliced fruit with whipped cream
        Cakes
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Cream of parsnips
      Ripe olives
      Fillet of bass, Argentina
      Roast duckling, apple sauce
      Green corn
      Cauliflower, Hollandaise
      Romaine salad, Roquefort dressing
      Raspberry water ice
      Assorted cakes
      Coffee

Poached eggs, Blanchard. Cut two English muffins in half, toast them, and lay a slice of broiled ham on each. Put a poached egg on top of the ham, and cover with cream sauce.

Cream of parsnips, II. Put three pounds of veal bones in a casserole, add three quarts of water and a handful of salt, bring to a boil, and skim. Then add six sliced parsnips and a bouquet garni, and boil for an hour; then remove the bones and the bouquet. Put three ounces of butter in another vessel, heat, then add three spoonfuls of flour, and when hot add the broth and parsnips. Boil for half an hour, then strain through a fine sieve, put back in the casserole, season with salt and pepper, and add a pint of boiling cream.

Fillet of bass, Argentina. Put two ounces of butter in a casserole, add a sliced onion and a sliced carrot, and simmer until done. Then add a can of sliced French mushrooms, one-half can of sliced pimentos, four peeled and sliced tomatoes, one cupful of tomato sauce, and a little salt and pepper. Boil for ten minutes. Place four fillets of bass in a buttered pan, season with salt and pepper, cover with the above sauce, and bake in oven until done. Serve the fish from a platter with the sauce over it.

Cranberry jelly. To three quarts of cranberries add two pounds of granulated sugar and one quart of water. Cook thoroughly, and force through a fine sieve. Cook the juice for fifteen minutes, and then pour into individual moulds.

Crab apple jelly, and marmalade. To eight quarts of crab apples add three quarts of water. Boil slowly for an hour, adding more water to make up for evaporation. Strain through a flannel bag, but do not squeeze. Measure the juice and add an equal amount of sugar. Boil for twenty minutes, pour into glasses, and seal when cold. Make a marmalade of the remainder of the apples left in the bag, by pressing through a sieve, and then adding an equal amount of cane sugar. Cook until well done. Flavor with lemon or cinnamon.

Apricot and peach marmalade. Cut some firm ripe apricots in half and 173 remove the stones. Add a few spoonfuls of water and cook until soft. Strain through a sieve, and add three-quarters of a pound of cane sugar to every pound of fruit. Crack some of the stones and add the kernels to the fruit. Continue to stir and cook until it thickens. Then pour immediately into hot glasses. Allow to become thoroughly cold before covering. Peach marmalade may be prepared in the same manner.

Brandied cherries. Select some fine Queen Anne cherries and cut off about half of the stem with scissors. Arrange the cherries in glass jars or bottles. Melt two and one-half pounds of granulated cane sugar with a very little water, being very careful not to let it scorch. Remove from the fire and add half a vanilla bean, then add slowly one gallon of brandy. When cold pour over the cherries, seal well, and keep in a cool place.

Brandied peaches. Rub some sound white peaches with a crash towel to remove the down. Prick all over with a needle, drop in cold water, drain, put in a kettle, cover with fresh cold water, and add a small piece of alum the size of a hazelnut. Place over a fire, stir occasionally, and as they float to the surface of the liquid take them out and place in a pan of cold water. Drain, and arrange in quart glass jars. Pour over brandy enough to cover the peaches.

Seal and put away in a cool place, and let stand for two weeks. Then drain off brandy into a kettle, and allow three pounds of sugar to each gallon of brandy. Stir well to melt the sugar. Pour this over the peaches, seal hermetically, and put away in a cool place.

Preserved cherries. To each pound of stoned cherries allow one pound of granulated cane sugar. Crack some of the stones and tie the kernels in a piece of gauze, so they may be removed after the boiling. Then put all in a preserving kettle, boil, and skim, until the syrup is clear. Then put the cherries in jars; boil the syrup a little longer, and pour over the fruit.

Preserved green gage plums. Use a pound of sugar for each pound of plums. Have the fruit clean and dry, and prick all over to keep the skins from breaking. Melt the sugar with as little water as possible, and when boiling add the plums, a layer at a time. Boil for a few minutes, then lift out with a skimmer and place singly on a dish to cool. Continue in this way until the plums are removed. When the last layer is finished return the first ones cooked to the kettle, and continue in reverse order, and boil until transparent. Then take out and arrange closely in glass jars. When all are in the jars pour the hot syrup over them, and seal.

174

JUNE 18

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Stewed prunes     Hors d'oeuvres variés
  Boiled eggs     Pompano sauté, meunière
  Rolls     Cold duckling and ham
  Coffee     Orloff salad
        Camembert cheese
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Consommé Irma
      Lyon sausage
      Fillet of sole, Talleyrand
      Saddle of lamb, Souvaroff
      String beans in butter
      Mashed potatoes
      Chiffonnade salad
      Angel cake
      Demi tasse

Orloff salad. Cut out the flesh from two cantaloupes and cut in one-half inch squares. Arrange in a circle in a salad bowl, and in the center put four buttons of artichokes cut in the same manner. Pour one-half cup of French dressing over all.

Consommé Irma. Boil one calf's brains, cut in small squares, and add to a quart of well-seasoned consommé.

Fillet of sole, Talleyrand. Lay four fillets of sole flat on the table and spread with fish force meat (Feb. 11), and sprinkle with a little chopped truffles. On top of each lay another thin fillet, season well with salt and pepper, roll in flour, then in beaten eggs, and finally in fresh bread crumbs. Fry in swimming lard for about ten minutes. Serve on a napkin garnished with parsley in branches and quartered lemons; and with Tartar sauce separate.

Saddle of lamb, Souvaroff. Roast a saddle of lamb, place on a platter, and garnish with a canful of cèpes sauté, and raw horseradish root shaved or scraped with a knife. Cover with brown gravy made from the lamb gravy.

Angel cake, or angel food. One pint of whites of eggs (it will require about sixteen), one pound of sugar, ten ounces of flour sifted with one-half teaspoonful of cream of tartar, and the flavor desired. Beat or whip the whites of eggs very stiff, then gradually put in the sugar and vanilla, lemon or orange flavor; and finally stir in the flour. Put in mould and bake in a very slow oven. When cold glacé with white icing.

175

JUNE 19

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Stewed rhubarb     Eggs, Oudinot
  Broiled honeycomb tripe     Fried smelts, Tartar sauce
  Saratoga chips     Paprika schnitzel
  Rolls     Boiled rice
  Coffee     Baked apricot roll
        Demi tasse
    DINNER
      Potage paysanne
      Aiguillettes of flounder, Rochefoucault
      Roast squab chicken
      Artichokes, sauce mousseline
      Carrots, Vichy
      Potato croquettes
      Alligator pear salad
      Blackberry pie
      Coffee

Eggs, Oudinot. Cut four hard-boiled eggs in two lengthwise. Take out the yolks and put in a salad bowl, add one-half cup of fresh bread crumbs, one raw egg yolk, and season with salt, pepper, and a little chopped parsley. Mix well, and then stuff the whites of eggs. Place on a buttered dish, cover with cream sauce, sprinkle with grated cheese, put small bits of butter all over the top, and bake in oven until brown.

Potage paysanne. Cut a carrot, white turnip, parsnip, and a small head of green cabbage in round slices the size of a silver half dollar. Put in a casserole with three ounces of butter, salt and a pinch of sugar. Cover casserole and put in oven and simmer until vegetables are done. Be careful not to burn, and when turning do not break the vegetables. When the vegetables are cooked add two quarts of bouillon, stock, or chicken or beef broth, and cook for half an hour. Before serving add chopped chervil, and season with salt and pepper.

Aiguillettes of flounder, Rochefoucault. Place four flat fillets of flounder in a buttered pan, lay some sliced lobster on top, season with salt and pepper, add one-half glass of white wine and one-half glass of water, cover with buttered paper, and put in oven for ten minutes. Then remove the fillets to a platter. Reduce the broth, add one pint of white wine sauce, and strain. To the sauce add one-half can of French mushrooms sliced, and two sliced truffles. Pour the sauce over the fish.

Pompano, Bâtelière. Roll four small California pompano in flour, and season with salt and pepper. Put three ounces of butter in a frying pan, heat, add the fish, and sauté until nice and brown. Then put the fish on a platter; and in the pan put two ounces of butter, heat until the color of hazelnuts, and pour over the fish. Sprinkle with chopped parsley, and garnish with two lemons cut in half.

176

JUNE 20

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Fresh strawberries with cream     Poached eggs, Bombay
  Waffles, special, with maple syrup   Imported Frankfort sausages
  Coffee     Potato salad
        Brie cheese with crackers
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Consommé Valencienne
      Carciofini        Queen olives
      Frogs' legs, sauté, Dilloise
      Porterhouse steak, Jolly
      Fresh Lima beans
      Julienne potatoes
      Endives salad
      Chocolate and coffee bouchettes
      Demi tasse

Waffles, special. One-half pound of flour, one teaspoonful of baking powder, one spoonful of sugar, one ounce of melted butter, one-half pint of milk, one pinch of salt, three yolks and three whites of eggs. Mix the baking powder with the flour, then add the sugar, salt, yolks of eggs, butter and milk, and make a batter that should not be too stiff and hard. Beat the whites of eggs very hard, add to the batter, and mix well. Bake in a well-greased hot iron. (If possible use sour milk.)

Poached eggs, Bombay. Put some boiled rice on a platter, lay four poached eggs on top, and cover with curry sauce.

Consommé Valencienne. Boil one-half pound of rice in salted water, cool; and serve in one quart of hot and well-seasoned consommé. Before serving add some small leaves of chervil, which should be specially selected. Grated Swiss cheese should be served separate.

Frogs' legs, Dilloise. Cut two dozen frogs' legs in two, season with salt and pepper, put in sauté pan with one ounce of butter, and two ounces of bacon cut in small squares. Fry for a few minutes until the bacon is nearly crisp, then add the legs, and simmer for five minutes. Then add one pint of tomato sauce and boil for ten minutes, very slowly. Add a few dashes of Tabasco sauce, and season well.

Porterhouse steak, Jolly. Get from the butcher a nice porterhouse steak, about four pounds in weight. Season with salt and pepper, roll in oil, and broil. When done place on a platter, and cover with sauce Bordelaise with beef marrow. Place a dozen heads of broiled fresh mushrooms on top, and sprinkle with chopped parsley.

177

JUNE 21

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Cantaloupe     Antipasto
  Boiled eggs     Shirred eggs, Amiral
  Buttered toast     Broiled pig's feet, Chili sauce
  Uncolored Japan tea     String bean salad
        Italian meringue, with whipped cream
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Little Neck clams on half shell
      Purée of cucumber soup
      Pompano sauté, Bâtelière
      Rissolées potatoes
      Roast chicken
      Peas à la Française
      Lettuce salad
      Raspberry shortcake with plain cream
      Coffee

Shirred eggs, Amiral. Put two eggs in a buttered shirred egg dish and cook. When nearly done put on top a spoonful of white wine sauce with a little chopped lobster, mushrooms and truffles in it. Finish cooking, and season well with salt and pepper.

Purée of cucumbers. Peel four cucumbers, and cut in slices. Put them in a casserole with two quarts of cold water, season with salt, and bring to a boil. Then drain off the water, cool in cold fresh water, and drain again. Put three ounces of butter in a casserole, add the cucumbers, cover, and simmer in the oven for thirty minutes. Then remove from oven, set on top of range, add three spoonfuls of flour, simmer, then add one quart of boiling milk and one quart of chicken broth, and boil for twenty minutes. Strain through a fine sieve, put back in casserole, season with salt, pepper and a pinch of sugar, add two ounces of sweet butter and a cupful of heated cream. When butter is melted add some bread that has been cut in small squares and fried in butter, and serve.

Italian meringue. Put one pound of sugar and one gill of water into a copper kettle (copper inside and out) and cook to a blow. (See below). Beat six whites of eggs very hard and dry, and then pour into the cooked sugar, stirring constantly, and beat well until cold. It will then be a very smooth meringue paste, which can be used for meringue with whipped cream, or sherbet, or to make small fancy cakes, or for use in decorating cakes, pies, tarts, etc.

How to cook sugar to a blow. Dissolve one pound of sugar in one gill of water, and put on fire to cook. After about five minutes of good boiling dip a skimmer into it and remove immediately. Let the syrup drain a little, and then blow through. If small air bubbles fly out the sugar is cooked to a blow. If no air bubbles fly continue cooking until they do. It may possibly require some time to get it right.

Peas à la Française. In a casserole put two ounces of butter and a head of lettuce sliced very fine. Simmer for five minutes, then add two pounds of shelled peas, six small raw French carrots and one dozen raw fresh asparagus tips. Season with salt and a pinch of sugar, add one pint of chicken broth, cover, and simmer for one hour. Serve with fresh-chopped chervil on top.

178

JUNE 22

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Baked pears     Canapé Riga
  Bacon and eggs     Sweetbreads, Lavalière
  Rolls     Cold roast beef
  Coffee     Field salad
        Lemon water ice
        Langues de chat
        Demi tasse
    DINNER
      Consommé Allemande
      California ripe olives
      Perch au bleu
      Potatoes nature
      Larded tenderloin of beef, Vigo
      String beans in butter
      Green corn on cob
      Lettuce salad, Russian dressing
      Chocolate blanc mange
      Assorted cakes        Coffee

Baked pears. Core one dozen pears, but leave the stems on. Put in a pan with half a pint of water and half a pound of sugar, and bake in medium hot oven until soft. Serve either hot or cold, with sauce separate.

Baked peaches. Prick one dozen peaches all over with a fork, and set them close together in a pan. Sprinkle with one-quarter pound of granulated sugar, and add just water enough to cover the bottom of the pan. Bake until soft. Serve cream separate.

Sweetbreads, Lavalière. Prepare some sweetbreads braisé, place on a platter, garnish with peas in butter, and onions glacés. In the gravy put pieces of parboiled salt pork cut in small dices, and cook for ten minutes. Pour over the sweetbreads.

Consommé Allemande. Mix in a bowl three-quarters of a cupful of sifted flour, one-quarter of a cupful of milk, two whole eggs, and a little salt. Let it run through a colander into three pints of boiling consommé, and boil for five minutes.

Consommé Xavier. Same as Consommé Allemande, with the addition of a little chopped chervil just before serving.

Perch au bleu. Put four fresh-killed perch on a platter, and pour a glassful of white wine vinegar over them. Put in a fish kettle on the fire, some water, a handful of salt; and one sliced onion, one carrot, a bay leaf, clove and parsley tied in a bouquet. Boil for five minutes, then add the fish and vinegar, bring to a boil, and then set on side of the range for fifteen minutes. Serve on a napkin garnished with small boiled potatoes, parsley in branches, and lemons cut in half. Serve Hollandaise sauce separate.

Larded tenderloin of beef, Vigo. Lard and roast the tenderloin as given elsewhere. Serve on a platter garnished with stuffed tomatoes, Créole. Cover with its own brown gravy.

Stuffed tomatoes, Créole. Make a rice Créole (Dec. 23). Peel four sliced tomatoes, scoop out the insides, season with salt and pepper both inside and out, and fill with the rice. Place on a buttered pan, put a small piece of butter on top of each, and bake in oven for ten minutes, or until the tomatoes are soft. Test with your finger. Serve with tomato sauce around them; or use as a garnish for entrées.

179

JUNE 23

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Fresh raspberries with cream     Eggs, Basque
  Omelet with potatoes     Frogs' legs, Tartar sauce
  Rolls     Broiled chicken on toast
  Coffee     Soufflé potatoes
        Cold artichokes, vinaigrette
        Peach compote
        Honey cake
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Potage Mongol
      Radishes
      Planked shad and roe
      Roast loin of veal, au jus
      Carrots, Vichy
      Flageolets in butter
      Endives salad
      German almond strips
      Demi tasse

Omelet with potatoes. Use left-over cold baked or boiled potatoes. Chop up a cupful and put in an omelet pan with two ounces of butter and fry until golden yellow. Season with salt and pepper, and then add a dozen beaten and seasoned eggs. Cook the omelet in the usual manner.

Eggs, Basque. Put in very hot swimming fat four whole large green peppers, and fry for one minute. Then take out and remove the skin, cut the bottoms off, take out the seeds, and place each pepper in a buttered cup, with the open end up. Then crack an egg in each pepper, season with salt, and place the cups in a pan in a little water, and put in oven to bake. Put some boiled rice on a platter and turn out the peppers with eggs on top, so they will look like stuffed green peppers. Pour some brown meat gravy, or tomato sauce, or cream sauce, around them.

Roast loin of veal, au jus. See veal kidney roast, Dec. 20.

Russian dressing, for salads. Mix in a large bowl one cup of mayonnaise sauce, three soupspoonfuls of French dressing, two soupspoonfuls of Chili sauce, two soupspoonfuls of chopped pimentos, one soupspoonful of chopped green olives, one teaspoonful of Worcestershire sauce, and season with salt and pepper, if necessary.

Peach compote. Peel a dozen peaches and place them in a sauce pan, add a quart of water, one-half pound of sugar, and one-half of a vanilla bean. Boil slowly until soft. Strain off the syrup, return to the fire, and reduce one-half. Pour the syrup over the peaches, and serve when cold. The peaches may be prepared whole, or cut in half.

Fruit compotes. Apple, nectarine, apricot, prune or plum compote may be prepared in the same manner as peach compote.

Langue de chat, I. Work a quarter pound of butter with a quarter pound of sugar until creamy. Then add four eggs, one by one, and keep on working until very smooth. Add a few drops of vanilla extract and a quarter pound of flour, and mix lightly. Put into a pastry bag and dress on a buttered pan 180 in the shape of small thin lady fingers. Bake for a few minutes in a rather hot oven.

II. One-quarter pound of sugar, one-quarter pound of butter, one-quarter pound of flour, the whites of three eggs, and a little vanilla flavor. Mix the sugar and butter until creamy; add the whites of eggs that have been well whipped to snow; add the flour and flavoring, and mix lightly. Dress on buttered pan like lady fingers, but smaller. Bake and remove from pan while hot.

German almond strips. One-half pound of sugar, one-half pound of butter, ten ounces of flour, three eggs, one-half pound of ground almonds, and the grated rind of a lemon. Work the sugar with the butter until creamy, add the lemon rind, and work in the egg. Then add the flour and almonds, and mix lightly. Set in the ice box for an hour to harden. Then roll out in thin sheets and cut in strips two inches long and one-half inch wide. Wash the tops with egg, sprinkle with chopped almonds, put on a pan and bake in a moderate oven.

Honey cake. One-half pound of honey, seven ounces of brown sugar, one pony of water, one-half teaspoonful of soda, six ounces of finely-chopped almonds, one pinch of cloves and allspice, three-quarters of a pound of flour, and two ounces of lemon and orange peel chopped fine. Boil the sugar, honey and water; then take off the fire and allow to cool to blood heat; then mix in the flour, spices, and the soda dissolved in a little water; then add the almonds and the peel. Roll out about one-half inch thick, and cut in small cakes about one inch by three; and bake in a moderate oven. When done glacé with a very thin icing.

181

JUNE 24

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Apricot marmalade     Cold poached eggs, à l'estragon
  Buckwheat cakes     Sand dabs, meunière
  Breakfast sausages     German huckleberry cake
  Rolls     American dairy cheese
  Coffee     Coffee
    DINNER
      Consommé Créole
      Salt codfish, Biscayenne
      Braised sweetbreads, sauce Soubise
      Roast squab
      Boiled onions
      Broiled fresh mushrooms
      Château potatoes
      Lettuce and grapefruit salad
      Baked blackberry roll
      Coffee

Cold poached eggs, à l'estragon. Select four nice lettuce leaves and place a cold poached egg on each. Cover with sauce mayonnaise, and lay four leaves of tarragon crosswise over each egg.

German huckleberry cake. Line a cake pan, that will hold enough for six persons, with thin dough. (See dough for German cake). Fill with cleaned huckleberries, sprinkle on a handful of sugar mixed with a little powdered cinnamon, and bake. Then mix one-quarter pound of sugar with one pint of milk and three eggs, and strain. Pour this over the cake when it is nearly done, and set back in oven for a few minutes until the custard is set. When cold dust with powdered sugar.

Consommé Créole. Peel and cut in small squares, two raw tomatoes, and add to a quart of boiling consommé. Also add a cupful of boiled rice, and season with a little Cayenne pepper.

Salt codfish, Biscayenne. Soak two pounds of salted codfish in cold water over night. Then drain off the water. Heat two tablespoonfuls of olive oil in a casserole, add six shallots chopped very fine, and allow them to become warmed through, but not colored. Then add six pieces of chopped garlic and half of the codfish. On top of the codfish lay two raw potatoes that have been sliced very thin, season with salt, lay two peeled and sliced tomatoes on top of the potatoes, then add the remainder of the codfish, and half a cup of water, cover, and cook in the oven for an hour. Fresh codfish may be used if desired, with the addition of a little more salt.

Braised sweetbreads, sauce Soubise. Braise the sweetbreads in the usual manner. Put some sauce Soubise on a platter, lay the sweetbreads on top, and garnish with fleurons.

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JUNE 25

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Sliced peaches with cream     Cendrillon salad
  Boiled eggs     Small tenderloin steak, Marseillaise
  Dry toast     Gnocchis à la Romaine
  English breakfast tea     Camembert cheese and crackers
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Cream Countess
      Salami sausage        Radishes
      Fillet of kingfish, Ubsala
      Roast tame duck, apple sauce
      Carrots and peas in cream
      German fried potatoes
      Escarole salad
      Plombière aux fruits
      Assorted cakes
      Demi tasse

Salad Cendrillon. Scoop out four cold baked potatoes, fill with Russian salad, and serve on a napkin, garnished with parsley in branches and canapés of anchovies.

Small tenderloin steak, Marseillaise. Chop six shallots and two pieces of garlic, and simmer in two ounces of butter. Then add a peeled tomato cut in small squares, and six chopped anchovies, and simmer for twenty minutes. Then add two cups of brown gravy (sauce Madère), boil for two minutes, add two ounces of butter, stir until melted, and season with salt and Cayenne pepper to taste.

Gnocchis à la Romaine. Put three-quarters of a pound of farina in one quart of boiling milk, and boil slowly for fifteen minutes. Then remove from the fire and bind with the yolks of six eggs and a half cup of cream. Season with salt and white pepper, and set to cool. Then cut in one and one-half inch squares, or in other desired shapes; place on a buttered pan, or deep dish, or individual shirred egg dish; sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese, put small bits of butter on top, and bake in oven until brown.

Gnocchis au gratin. Same as above, except pour sour cream over them, sprinkle with cheese, add butter on top, and bake until brown.

Cream Countess. Make a cream of asparagus soup, and before serving bind with the yolk of one egg for each person. Color with green spinach coloring.

Kingfish, Ubsala. Put four cleaned kingfish on a buttered pan, season with salt and pepper, add one-half glass of white wine and one-half cup of fish stock, bouillon or water, and bake in an oven. Then place the fish on a platter, add one pint of white wine sauce to the juice of the fish in the pan, and reduce by boiling to the thickness of a good sauce. Strain over the fish. Garnish with fleurons.

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JUNE 26

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Apricot marmalade     Eggs, Céléstine
  Waffles     Fried chicken, Villeroi
  Buttermilk     Flageolet beans
  Coffee     Mashed potato salad
        French pastry
        Demi tasse
    DINNER
      Consommé Magador
      Ripe olives
      Salmon, Concourt
      Fillet of beef sauté, Balzag
      Artichokes, Hollandaise
      Green corn
      Potato croquettes
      Romaine salad, Roquefort dressing
      Blanc mange, aux liqueurs
      Lady fingers
      Coffee

Eggs, Céléstine. Put four pieces of toast on a buttered platter, lay a slice of broiled ham on top of each, and a poached egg on top of each slice of ham. Cover with cream sauce, sprinkle with grated cheese, put a little butter on each, and bake in a hot oven until brown.

Fried chicken, Villeroi. Joint a chicken, season with salt and pepper, roll in flour, then in beaten eggs and fresh bread crumbs. Put one-half cup of melted butter in a pan, heat, and then fry the chicken. Make a pint of sauce Allemande (March 4), add one cup of fresh-boiled new peas, and season well. Put some of the sauce on a platter, lay the chicken on top, and serve the remainder of the sauce in a sauceboat.

Consommé Magador. Wash a stalk of celery and cut in small dices, boil in salted water until soft. Then add to three pints of boiling consommé; season well, and serve with chopped chervil.

Salmon, Concourt. Cut the salmon in slices one inch thick, season with salt and pepper, roll in melted butter, then in fresh bread crumbs, and broil. When done place on a platter, and garnish with parsley in branches and lemons cut in half. Serve sauce Colbert separate.

Fillet of beef sauté, Balzag. Season four small tenderloin steaks with salt and pepper, and sauté in butter. Then place on a platter. Make a pint of sauce Madère, and add to it one dozen small chicken dumplings, one dozen stuffed olives and two sliced truffles. Pour over the fillets.

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JUNE 27

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Strawberries with cream     Cold Virginia ham
  Scrambled eggs with chives     Bretonne salad
  Crescents and rolls     Lillian Russell
  Cocoa     Macaroons
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Chicken soup, Brésilienne
      Celery
      Striped bass, Buena Vista
      Chicken fricassee, à l'ancienne
      Asparagus, sauce mousseline
      Pâté de foie gras, à la gelée
      Lettuce salad
      Pancakes, Lieb
      Coffee

Salad Bretonne. Soak one pound of white beans in cold water over night. Then put on fire in two quarts of water, add a little salt, one carrot, one onion, and a bouquet garni. Cover, and boil until soft. Then remove the vegetables, drain off the water, and set the beans in a cool place. When cold put them in a salad bowl, and in the center place two tomatoes peeled and cut in small squares. Sprinkle with one teaspoonful of salt, one-half teaspoonful of fresh-ground black pepper, one-third cup of white wine vinegar, two-thirds of a cup of olive oil, and a little chopped parsley. Some chopped chives may also be added if desired. Mix on the table.

Chicken soup, Brésilienne. One pint of consommé tapioca, one pint of thick consommé brunoise, and the breast of a fowl cut in small squares. Bring to a boil, and serve.

Striped bass, Buena Vista. Put in a wide copper fish pan one cup of olive oil, two sliced onions, two sliced green peppers, and then fry. When done add four cloves of chopped garlic and let it set in the hot oil for a second; then add a pint of claret, one dozen sliced fresh mushrooms, six peeled and sliced tomatoes, and one-half canful of sliced pimentos. Bring to a boil, and then add five pounds of striped bass cut in slices two inches thick. Season with salt, pepper, and a little paprika; cover, and simmer for thirty minutes. Cut eight slices of bread the same thickness as for toasting, and fry in hot oil. Rub the fried bread with a piece of garlic, lay on a deep platter, put the fish on top of the toast, pour sauce over the fish, and sprinkle with chopped parsley.

Chicken fricassée, à l'ancienne. Cut a young roasting chicken in eight pieces, wash well, and put in a pot in one quart of cold water. Season with salt, bring to a boil, and skim. Then add one-half pint of small peeled white onions, one pint of small round raw Parisian potatoes, one pound of parboiled salt pork cut in small dices, and one bouquet garni. Boil until done; then remove the bouquet garni, and take off the fat on top of the broth. Mix in a bowl two spoonfuls of flour and one-half cup of water, and let it run into the boiling fricassee. Boil for five minutes; then bind with the yolks of two eggs and one-half cup of cream. When serving sprinkle with chopped parsley.

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JUNE 28

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Crab apple marmalade     Cantaloupe
  Shirred eggs, plain     Omelette Argentine
  Melba toast     Turkey hash, Château de Madrid
  Coffee     Julienne potatoes
        Brie cheese and crackers
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Consommé Bohémienne
      Queen olives and salted almonds
      Baked lobster, Lincoln
      Roast Imperial squab
      Baked potatoes
      Cold artichokes, mustard sauce
      Baked huckleberry roll
      Coffee

Omelette Argentine. Cut one-quarter pound of egg plant in one-half inch squares. Put in omelet pan with one ounce of butter and fry until cooked. Then add eight beaten eggs, season with salt and pepper, and cook in the usual manner. Serve the omelet on a platter with sauce Colbert around it.

Turkey hash, Château de Madrid. Cut the breast of a boiled turkey in small squares. Put in a sauté pan with one pint of thick cream sauce, season with salt and pepper, heat, and fill as many red peppers (pimentos) as possible. Place the filled peppers on a buttered platter, so they will have the appearance of little red caps. Put in the oven and cook for a few minutes. Serve with sauce Créole poured around them.

Consommé Bohémienne. Make three thin pancakes, and when cold cut in Julienne shape. Cut the breast of a boiled fowl also in Julienne shape. Chop a raw peeled tomato; and add all the above with a cup of fresh peas, to three pints of boiling consommé, and serve.

Baked lobster, Lincoln. Boil two lobsters. When cold, cut in two lengthwise, remove the meat, and slice it. Put in a casserole two ounces of butter, and heat; then add two chopped shallots, and two cloves of garlic chopped fine. Heat slightly and then add six sliced fresh mushrooms, and simmer for five minutes. Then add one cup of cream sauce, one teaspoonful of English mustard mixed with one tablespoonful of Worcestershire sauce, and a little chopped parsley and tarragon. Cook for ten minutes, then add the lobster, and season with salt and pepper. Fill the half lobster shells with the mixture, sprinkle with grated cheese, put small bits of butter on top, and bake in oven until well browned. Serve on a napkin, with parsley in branches, and two lemons cut in half.

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JUNE 29

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Fresh sliced peaches with cream     Cold fish à la Michels
  Griddle cakes     Lemon pie
  Kidneys sauté, au Madère     Buttermilk
  Rolls     Coffee
  Coffee    
    DINNER
      Little Neck clams
      Sorrel soup, with rice
      Lyon sausages
      Frogs' legs, sauté à sec
      Tournedos, Vaudeville
      Sybil potatoes
      Watercress salad
      Compote of gooseberries
      Assorted cakes
      Coffee

Cold fish à la Michels. Put in a casserole one spoonful of olive oil and a small onion chopped very fine. Fry until yellow, and then add one chopped clove of garlic and a spoonful of flour. Cook this until yellow; then add two and one-half cups of water, season with salt and pepper, and boil for two minutes. Then add about two pounds of any kind of fish cut in pieces about two inches square, and some chopped parsley, and boil for thirty minutes. Put the fish in a deep porcelain dish, pour the sauce over it, and serve when cold.

Sorrel soup with rice. Wash a large handful of sorrel, remove the stems, and slice very thin. Put two ounces of butter and three ounces of rice in a casserole, and heat. Then add the sorrel and simmer for five minutes. Then add two quarts of bouillon, chicken broth or stock, season with salt and pepper, and boil slowly for thirty minutes. When rice is soft it is ready to serve.

Tournedos, Vaudeville. Season four small tenderloin steaks with salt and pepper, and broil; or sauté in pan with butter. When done place on a platter, lay on each a fresh poached egg; and garnish with four stuffed tomatoes, Créole. Cover the tournedos with sauce Madère.

Compote of gooseberries. To each pint of well-cleaned gooseberries add one-half pound of sugar and one gill of water. Cook slowly until the berries are soft.

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JUNE 30

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Preserved green gage plums     Clam broth en bellevue
  Boiled eggs     Chicken sauté à sec
  Doughnuts     French fried potatoes
  Rolls     Romaine salad
  Coffee     Sierra cheese and crackers
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Consommé Xavier
      Pim olas
      Boiled salmon steak with peas
      Roast saddle of lamb, mint sauce
      Green corn
      Stewed tomatoes
      Lettuce and grapefruit salad
      Berliner pfannenkuchen
      Coffee

Doughnuts—with baking powder. One pound of flour, one-half ounce baking powder, two ounces of butter, three ounces of sugar, the yolks of four eggs, one whole egg, one-half gill of milk, and the rind of a lemon. Sift the baking powder into the flour. Mix the sugar, butter and eggs; add the milk and flour, and the lemon rind flavoring. Roll out, and cut with a doughnut cutter, and fry in hot lard or butter. Dust with powdered sugar with a little cinnamon in it, before serving.

Doughnuts—with yeast. One pound of flour, one ounce of yeast, two eggs, two ounces of butter, two ounces of sugar, one pinch of salt and the rind and juice of a lemon. Sift the flour into a bowl; add the egg, and the yeast dissolved in a little milk, and one gill of milk; making a medium stiff dough. Cover with a cloth, and allow to rise to double its original volume. It will require about an hour. Then work in the butter, salt, and flavoring, mix well, and let it rise again. Then fold the dough together, roll out to about one-quarter inch thick, cut with a doughnut cutter, allow to rise for half an hour, and fry. Dust with powdered sugar and cinnamon before serving.

Crullers. Use either the baking powder or yeast doughnut dough, cut with a cruller cutter, and fry in the same manner as doughnuts.

Coffee cake dough. One pound of flour, one ounce of yeast, two eggs, two ounces of butter, two ounces of sugar, one pinch of salt, the rind and juice of a lemon, and a little nutmeg. Put the flour into a bowl. Dissolve the yeast in a gill of luke-warm milk, and add to the flour, with the eggs. Work to a medium stiff dough. Cover with a cloth and let it rise to double its original size. Then work in the butter, sugar, salt and lemon flavoring, and mix well. Let it rise again for about an hour; when the dough will be ready to use. This dough is the foundation for all kinds of coffee cake.

Berliner pfannenkuchen. Make a coffee cake dough. Roll out some balls about the size of an egg, flatten them a little and put one-half teaspoonful of any kind of jam on top. Pinch up the dough over the jam. Lay them on a cloth, smooth side up, cover, and allow to raise to nearly double in size. Fry in swimming hot lard or clarified butter. When done dust with granulated sugar and powdered cinnamon.

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JULY 1

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Sliced figs with cream     Imperial salad
  Baked beans, Boston style     Broiled lamb chops
  Rolls     Red kidney beans
  Coffee     Soufflé potatoes
        St. Francis cheese, with crackers
        Demi tasse
    DINNER
      Potage St. Marceau
      Fillet of sole, Montmorency
      Sweetbreads braisé, Princess
      Château potatoes
      Roast chicken
      Chiffonnade salad
      Corn starch pudding
      Coffee

Imperial salad. Equal parts of sliced tomatoes, sliced artichoke bottoms, and fresh peas. Put them in a salad bowl, cover with mayonnaise sauce, and lay some sliced truffles on top.

St. Francis cheese. Scrape the skin from three Camembert cheeses, and put in a copper casserole. Add one-quarter pound of good Roquefort cheese, one-half pound of the best table butter, two tablespoonfuls of sifted flour, and one pint of the best cream. Cook until melted, and the whole becomes thick; then strain through cheese cloth. Put in an earthern pot and allow to become cool. The cheese will keep for two weeks if kept in the ice box.

Potage St. Marceau. Mix one quart of purée of split pea soup with one pint of consommé Julienne.

Fillet of sole, Montmorency. Place four fillets of sole in a buttered pan, season with salt and pepper, and lay on each fillet four heads of canned French mushrooms. Cover all with one pint of sauce Italienne, sprinkle with grated cheese, put small bits of butter on top, and bake in oven for fifteen minutes. Then remove from the oven, squeeze the juice of a lemon on top, and sprinkle with chopped parsley. Serve from the pan used in cooking, which may be placed on a platter.

Sweetbreads braisé, Princess. Braise four nice sweetbreads, and place them on fresh artichoke bottoms on a platter. Garnish with boiled cauliflower with a little Béarnaise sauce poured over it; and over the sweetbreads pour the gravy left after braising. Sauté the livers of four chickens in butter, season well with salt and pepper, and lay them around the cauliflower.

Corn starch pudding. One quart of milk, three ounces of corn starch, five ounces of sugar, four yolks and four whites of eggs, one ounce of butter, and flavoring. Dissolve the corn starch in a little cold milk. Put the rest of the milk and the sugar on the stove, and when near boiling add the dissolved corn starch and stir well. Boil for a few minutes, then take off the fire, add the butter, the yolks of eggs, and the flavoring. Beat the whites to snow, and add, mixing lightly. Put into buttered moulds and bake for about twenty minutes. Serve with fruit or cream sauce.

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JULY 2

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Preserved cherries     Crab cocktail, Crêmière
  Bacon and eggs     Pig's feet, St. Menehould
  Rolls     Cottage fried potatoes        Succotash
  English breakfast tea     Coffee blanc mange
        Assorted cakes        Demi tasse
    DINNER
      Little Neck clams
      Consommé Marie Louise
      Ripe olives        Salted pecans
      Halibut, Boitel
      Larded sirloin of beef, Lili
      Potato pancakes
      Wax beans in butter
      Celery Victor
      Brandied peaches
      Vanilla ice cream
      Macaroons        Coffee

Crab cocktail, Crêmière. Same as Crab cocktail, Victor (see March 24), with the addition of a little whipped cream on top.

Cottage fried potatoes. Slice three potatoes of medium size in pieces the size and shape of a silver dollar. Heat two ounces of butter in a frying pan, add the potatoes, season with salt and pepper, and fry slowly. When done add a spoonful of grated cheese, and put in the oven for a few minutes. Then dish up, sprinkled with chopped parsley.

Pig's feet, St. Menehould. Split two boiled pigs' feet, roll in melted butter and then in fresh bread crumbs. Broil. When done dish up on a platter, and garnish with parsley in branches and two lemons cut in half. Serve tomato sauce separate, and cream sauce with chopped truffles in it.

Succotash. If canned succotash is used empty it into a casserole, add a small piece of butter, season with salt and pepper, and serve very hot.

Fresh succotash. Put two ounces of butter in a casserole, add the corn cut from six fresh ears, and simmer for ten minutes. Then add one pound of boiled fresh Lima beans, season with salt and pepper, add one spoonful of cream sauce and one spoonful of cream, and cook for five minutes.

Consommé Marie Louise. To consommé royal add a cupful of fresh boiled green peas.

Halibut, Boitel. Cut four fillets of halibut, place them in a buttered pan, season with salt and pepper, add one-half glass of white wine and one-half cup of stock or water, cover, and simmer for ten minutes. Then remove the fish to a platter, and to the pan add one can of chopped French mushrooms, and two cups of cream sauce. Season well, and boil for five minutes. Pour over the fish, and sprinkle with chopped parsley.

Larded tenderloin of beef, Lili. Roast a larded tenderloin of beef, and serve with sauce Madère, to which has been added six sliced heads of fresh mushrooms sautéed in butter, and two sliced truffles. Garnish with six peeled and quartered tomatoes sautéed in butter.

Potato pancakes. Mix one egg, one-half cup of milk, one-half cup of flour, and salt and pepper. Grate one and one-half cups of raw potato and add immediately, otherwise it will turn black. Fry in melted butter, and form the cakes by putting in a spoonful of the batter at a time. Left over boiled or baked potatoes may be used instead of the raw potatoes if desired.

190

JULY 3

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Sliced bananas with cream     Fresh caviar
  Flannel cakes with maple syrup     Dry toast
  Rolls     Clams en cocotte, Californienne
  Coffee     Omelet with fresh strawberries
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Croute Bretonne
      Boiled Lake Tahoe trout, Hollandaise
      Potatoes nature
      Chicken sauté, Viennoise
      Green peas
      Roast leg of mutton, currant jelly
      Endive salad
      Biscuit glacé, mapleine
      Assorted cakes
      Demi tasse

Clams en cocotte, Californienne. Remove three dozen Little Neck clams from their shells and put in an earthern casserole or cocotte dish with two ounces of butter. Then add one-half cup of raw fine-chopped celery, two heads of fresh mushrooms chopped very fine, and a little chives sliced very fine, and some chopped parsley. Season with salt and pepper, put two more ounces of butter on top, and place in oven to bake. Cook for twenty minutes, and serve from the cocotte, direct from the oven.

Croute Bretonne. Put two pounds of beef shin and five pounds of beef bones in a casserole or soup kettle. Add one gallon of cold water, bring slowly to a boil, and skim well. Then add one spoonful of salt, a bouquet garni, half of a small head of cabbage or kale, two turnips, two carrots, one parsnip and an onion. Boil for three hours; then strain the broth into a soup tureen. Chop the vegetables very fine, put in salad bowl, season with salt, pepper, and a little grated nutmeg, and add a little chopped parsley and one-half cup of grated cheese. Cut some bread in round pieces the size of a silver half dollar, and toast on one side. Put the purée of vegetables on the toasted side of the croutons, place on a buttered pan and bake in the oven until brown. Serve on a napkin with the broth.

Chicken sauté, Viennoise. Joint a spring chicken, season with salt and pepper, roll in flour, then in beaten eggs, and finally in bread crumbs. Fry in melted butter. When done place on a platter, pour cream sauce around it, and garnish with new peas cooked in butter.

German coffee cake. One pound of flour, one ounce of yeast, six ounces of butter, three ounces of sugar, three eggs, and the rind of a lemon. Prepare and raise the dough in the same manner as for coffee cake. Roll out until about one-half inch thick, or thicker, if desired. Brush over with egg, and spread some Streusel on top (see Streusel cake). Allow to raise, and bake in a moderate oven.

Streusel cake. One-half pound of flour, six ounces of sugar, four ounces of melted butter, one-half ounce of cinnamon, the juice of one lemon, and the yolk of one egg. Mix all together, and pass through a coarse sieve. Make a coffee cake dough, roll out, and spread the above mixture over the top. Allow to raise, and then bake. (This cake is the same as German coffee cake.)

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Cinnamon cake. Roll out some German coffee cake dough about one-half inch thick. Brush over with melted butter, and spread granulated sugar mixed with powdered cinnamon, on top. Allow to raise, and then bake.

Coffee fruit cake. Add to German coffee cake mixture three ounces of currants, three ounces of raisins, two ounces of lemon peel, and two ounces of citron chopped fine. Roll out to about one-half inch thick, allow to rise, and bake. When done ice over with very thin lemon icing.

Coffee cream cake. Roll out some German coffee cake dough very thin. Spread over with pastry cream (see pastry cream). And cover with another thin sheet of coffee cake dough. Brush over with egg, spread some Streusel over the top, allow to raise, and bake.

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JULY 4

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Sliced pineapple     Canapé thon marine
  Farina with cream     Poached eggs, Créole
  Uncolored Japan tea     Lamb chops, Robinson
  Crescents     Lyonnaise potatoes
        Corn sauté in butter
        Orange compote
        Snails (cake)
        Demi tasse
    DINNER
      Consommé Florentine
      Ripe olives        Celery
      Sand dabs, meunière
      Broiled baby turkey, cranberry sauce
      Baked sweet potatoes
      Summer squash
      Lettuce salad, egg dressing
      Coupe St. Jacques
      Macaroons
      Coffee

Poached eggs, Créole. Put some boiled rice on a platter, lay four poached eggs on top, and cover with Créole sauce.

Lamb chops, Robinson. Broil eight lamb chops, and lay them on a platter. Clean a dozen chicken livers, cut in four, season with salt and pepper, put in a frying pan with two ounces of hot melted butter, and sauté for three minutes. Then sprinkle with a spoonful of flour, add a cup of bouillon or broth, boil for a minute, add a little dry sherry wine, and pour over the chops.

Corn sauté in butter. Cut the corn from eight ears, put in a sauté pan with two ounces of butter, season with salt and pepper, and cook for ten minutes.

Orange compote. Take the outside yellow skin from six oranges cut very fine in Julienne style. Cook for thirty minutes in water, changing about three times. Changing the water takes away the bitter taste. Now peel the fine skin of the six oranges very clean, and cut in two, crosswise. In a sauce pan put one pound of sugar, a gill of water, and a drop of red coloring, and boil for ten minutes. Add the cooked skins to the syrup and boil again for fifteen minutes. Put the oranges in a deep bowl and pour the syrup over them.

Consommé Florentine. Add to consommé printanier two pancakes cut Julienne style, and some chervil.

Broiled baby turkey. Split a young turkey through from the back, wash well, and dry with a towel. Season with salt and pepper, roll in oil, and broil. When done place on four pieces of buttered toast, pour a cup of maître d'hôtel sauce over it, and garnish with watercress and two lemons cut in half.

Snails (cake). Take some German coffee cake dough and roll out into a square sheet, about one-quarter inch thick. Brush over with melted butter, and spread with some currants, citron chopped fine, sugar and cinnamon. Roll the sheet of dough into a roll, and cut in slices about one-quarter inch thick. Lay them on a buttered pan and allow to raise until nearly double in size. Bake in moderate oven, and when done, and still hot, coat over with thin lemon icing.

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JULY 5

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Iced grapefruit juice     Cold stuffed eggs, with anchovies
  Scrambled eggs with Swiss cheese   Terrine de foie gras
  Rolls     Hearts of lettuce
  Coffee     Assorted French pastry
        Demi tasse
    DINNER
      Chicken soup, Portugaise
      Salted almonds
      Fillet of bass, Brighton
      Paprika schnitzel
      Gnocchis au gratin
      Chiffonnade salad
      Artichokes, Hollandaise
      Strawberry water ice
      Assorted cakes
      Coffee

Scrambled eggs with Swiss cheese. Cut one-quarter pound of Swiss cheese in very small squares. Put an ounce of butter in a casserole with the cheese, and heat slightly; then add ten beaten eggs, one-half cup of cream, season with salt and pepper, and scramble in the usual manner.

Chicken soup, Portugaise. Put a soup hen on the fire in three quarts of water, bring to a boil, and skim well. Then add a tablespoonful of salt, two carrots, one onion, and a bouquet garni, and boil slowly until the fowl is done. Then skim the broth, and cut the carrots and the onion in small squares, and return to the soup. Peel four tomatoes, squeeze out the juice, cut in small squares, and also add to the soup. Bring to a boil, add a cup of boiled rice, and serve.

Fillet of bass, Brighton. Place four fillets of bass in a buttered pan, season with salt and pepper, add one-half glass of white wine, cover with buttered paper, and set in oven for five minutes. Then place the fillets on a platter; and put what remains in the pan in a casserole, add one pint of well-seasoned sauce Italienne, bring to a boil, and pour over the fish. Sprinkle with grated cheese, put small bits of butter on top, and bake in oven for fifteen minutes. Sprinkle with fresh-chopped parsley and the juice of a lemon.

Fillet of fish au gratin, à l'Italienne. Use any kind of fish cut in fillets; large fish cut in slices; or whole small fish. Prepare in the same manner as Fillet of Bass, Brighton.

Cold stuffed eggs, with anchovies. Boil six eggs until hard, remove the shells, and cut in two lengthwise. Pass the yolks through a fine sieve, and mix with one dozen anchovies in oil cut in small squares, a little pepper, and a teaspoonful of mayonnaise sauce. Fill the whites of the eggs with this mixture, and serve on a napkin with parsley in branches and two lemons cut in four.

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JULY 6

BREAKFAST     LUNCHEON
  Boiled farina in milk     Grapefruit with cherries
  Mixed fruit compote     Scrambled eggs, Caroline
  Dry toast     Veal chop sauté, in butter
  Coffee     Mixed flageolet and string beans
        Mashed potatoes
        Escarole salad
        Roquefort cheese with crackers
        Coffee
    DINNER
      Consommé, Niçoise
      Queen olives
      Frogs' legs sauté, aux fines herbes
      Larded tenderloin of beef, jardinière
      Duchesse potatoes
      Alligator pear, French dressing
      Sherbet au rhum
      Assorted cakes
      Coffee

Boiled farina in milk. Bring a quart of milk to a boil, add a small pinch of salt, and pour a half pound of farina into it slowly so dough balls will not form. Cook for fifteen minutes.

Scrambled eggs, Caroline. Cut two boiled artichoke bottoms and two slices of boiled ham in small squares. In a casserole put the ham with two ounces of butter,