Anchovy Fritters Lamb's Tongues, Tremont Style (?) and Anchovy Fritters. The fritters are probably pretty strong in flavor - would likely be good with a tannic red wine. Have a great day! Source: A Calendar of Dinners with 615 Recipes, by Marion Harris, 1912.
Croutes, a la Marie Another inspired daily menu from our friendly Crisco Cookbook. Again, we have cooked vegetables in the form of baked cucumbers - not so sure about this one, but will hold out on passing judgement until I've heard from my wise and worldly readers. Overall, this menu seems more suitable for a... Continue Reading →
Cream of Lettuce Soup Another inspired daily menu from our friendly Crisco Cookbook. I'm not so sure about lettuce soup - I think it may be rather wilty. Cabbage? Okay. Lettuce? Meh, I'm not sold. Anyone make lettuce soup out there in the interwebs? Have a great day! Source: A Calendar of Dinners with 615... Continue Reading →
This is a simple menu that has a diversity of flavors and textures. I don't often think of serving sweet potatoes outside of Thanksgiving, but today I'm inspired. The kids love them. They're easy. They fill the belly on these cool winter days. More to come, folks!
Bills of Fare for January: Plain Family Dinners The astounding variety in each of these dinner menus makes the reader wonder what a fancy dinner would look like! Of note, our family enjoys apple sauce. We should eat it as a side dish. Check out the cabinet pudding recipe, similar to the one included in... Continue Reading →
Let's get this New Year started! 2020 was full of home cooking in our household and I've been running through the cookbooks to try and keep things fresh. Here's today's menu suggestion from "A Calendar of Dinners" by Marion Harris, c. 1916. The cookbook is actually a promotional compilation from Crisco (more on that in... Continue Reading →
Welcome December! Time to dust off those traditional family recipes, dig out the nutmeg jar, and tie on that apron with firm conviction. December is here... Here are a few inspirational dinner menus from my undated recipe book: The Calendar of Dinners, 365 Answers to the Daily Question: What shall we have for dinner? These... Continue Reading →