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FOR LUNCHEON AND SUPPER GUESTS

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TEN MENUS MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED RECIPES

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SUITABLE FOR COMPANY LUNCHEONS SUNDAY NIGHT SUPPERS, AFTERNOON PARTIES AUTOMOBILE PICNICS, EVENING SPREADS AND FOR TEA ROOMS, LUNCH ROOMS COFFEE SHOPS, AND MOTOR INNS

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BY

ALICE BRADLEY

PRINCIPAL OF MISS FARMER'S SCHOOL OF COOKERY AUTHOR OF "THE CANDY COOK BOOK" AND "COOKING FOR PROFIT"

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WHITCOMB & BARROWS BOSTON, 1923

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DEDICATED

TO THE THOUSANDS OF WOMEN WHO LIKE TO ENTERTAIN THEIR FRIENDS AND PREPARE FOR THEM SOMETHING NEW AND DELICIOUS TO EAT

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INTRODUCTION

Meals of many courses are neither practical nor popular with the modern hostess. For a company luncheon or supper it is not necessary to serve more than a hot dish, a salad, a biscuit or sandwich, a dessert and a beverage. A first course and a relish may be provided if desired.

SUNDAY NIGHT SUPPERS

The following menus were arranged especially as Sunday night suppers, but they are equally suitable for midday luncheons or high teas. Many of the dishes will be found desirable for afternoon teas or evening spreads, and for use in tea and lunch rooms, and for automobile picnics.

PRELIMINARY PREPARATIONS

Preparations for Sunday night suppers should be made on Saturday as far as possible. For a luncheon it is a help to have some things done the day before. For picnics and parties much must be done in advance. As an aid to the hostess we have listed after each menu what these preliminary preparations may be.

COOKING AT THE TABLE

Many of the hot dishes may be prepared in a chafing dish or on an electric grill. For these, much of the measuring may be done in advance, the ingredients being put in small dishes on a tray. Coffee and tea may be made at the table with electric appliances.

SANDWICHES AND BISCUITS

Sandwiches may be made and wrapped first in dry cheesecloth, then in damp cheesecloth, and placed in a covered crock some hours before a meal. The hot biscuits may be replaced by rolls or bread and butter if desired.

AUTOMOBILE PICNICS

For picnics the beverages and hot dishes may be prepared at home and carried in thermos food jars. The cold dishes may be packed in a small portable refrigerator. The biscuits, sandwiches, cakes, and cookies should be carefully wrapped in wax paper and packed in boxes. Ice creams may be taken in the freezer. Hot sandwiches and bacon may be cooked over the coals or on a portable oil or alcohol stove. In some menus it may be desirable to omit or modify a few of the dishes, if food is to be carried several miles.

MARKET ORDERS

Supplies for use on Sunday evening should, of course, be purchased on Saturday. To prevent any mistakes in ordering we have listed under each menu the foodstuffs that will be required. Supplies that are usually kept on hand are not listed, as

Baking powder Cayenne Cornstarch Bread flour Pastry flour Molasses Mustard Paprika Pepper Rock salt Table salt Granulated sugar Soda Spices, whole and ground Table sauce Vanilla Vinegar



HOW TO BUY

Some things are listed in the market orders that many people always have on hand. This is for the benefit of those who do not prepare all their meals and have little space for seldom used supplies. As far as feasible the amounts of material in the market orders are such as could be purchased. They may differ somewhat from the amounts called for in the recipes, thus leaving some foodstuff on hand. In many cases it may be more economical to purchase in larger quantities than those given. In some cases smaller amounts are called for than can be purchased, as one-half can, or one-fourth cup, in case supplies on hand are adequate without purchasing more than required. Butter only is given in the market orders. In cooking, margarine, lard, and other shortenings may be used instead, if preferred.



MEASUREMENTS

In all recipes measurements are made level. Measuring cups, divided into thirds and quarters, are used, and tea and table measuring spoons. Cups of dry material are filled to overflowing by putting the material into the cup with a tablespoon, and are then leveled off with a knife. Tea and tablespoons are filled heaping with dry material, and then leveled off with a knife. Flour should be sifted once before measuring.



RECIPES AND MENUS

The recipes are planned to serve eight persons. Most of them may be divided for a smaller party.

The average cost of the menus is fifty cents per person. Some of the dishes may be made less expensive and rich by substituting milk for cream, and by other substitutions and omissions that will suggest themselves to the resourceful hostess. Many types of dishes are given. Many variations are possible.

In some menus a choice of dishes is suggested. A few recipes are given that are not called for in the menus. These are usually to show how to utilize in a different way something for which a recipe is given or to use in another meal some foodstuff left from a recipe.

These recipes and menus have all been tested at Miss Farmer's School of Cookery. The author wishes to express here her appreciation of the painstaking work of all the members of the staff of the school who have assisted in making this little book possible.

BOSTON, MASS., August, 1922.



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MENU I

Fruit Cup Hot Ham Sandwich Currant or Grape Jelly Tomato Salad with Cheese Dressing Cocoa Ice Cream Fig Marguerites Tea with Candied Mint Leaves



PRELIMINARY PREPARATIONS

Fruit cup ready to chill Ham prepared for the sandwiches Tomatoes peeled and placed in ice box Salad dressing made Fig marguerites made Candied mint leaves prepared Ice cream ready to freeze Jelly made



MARKET ORDER

1 pound cooked ham 1 cream cheese (Roquefort flavor if desired) 1 quart milk 1 pint cream 1/2 pound butter 6 eggs 1/2 pound white grapes 3 or 4 oranges 2 lemons 1 pound (4 small) tomatoes 1 green pepper 1 head lettuce 1 bunch mint 1/2 can sliced pineapple 8 maraschino cherries 2 tablespoons mayonnaise dressing 1/2 pint raspberry or strawberry syrup 1/4 pound figs 2 ounces walnut meats 1 ounce tea 1/8 pound cocoa 1 loaf sandwich bread 1/2 pint grape or currant jelly or juice Oil of spearmint 1 package small round crackers 1 ounce marshmallow cream 1 cup salad oil Loaf sugar



FRUIT CUP

Remove skin and seeds from 1/2 pound white grapes. If grapes are firm, boiling water may be poured over them and allowed to stand 1 minute, when skins will come off easily.

Pare 2 oranges, removing white part with the skin, and remove sections free from membrane.

Cut 4 slices canned pineapple in dice. Mix the fruit with 1/3 cup sugar 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/2 cup orange juice 1/2 cup syrup from canned pineapple, and Few grains salt. Put into ice cream freezer, surround with ice and salt, and stir occasionally until juice begins to freeze. Serve in cocktail glasses, garnishing each glass with a Maraschino cherry.



HOT HAM SANDWICHES

Put 1 pound cooked ham through food chopper. Add 4 tablespoons creamed butter, 1 teaspoon mustard and 1 teaspoon paprika, and mix well. Cut Bread in sixteen 1/4-inch slices, spread eight slices bread with the ham mixture, cover with remaining bread and press slices firmly together. Cut each sandwich in three strips. Beat 2 eggs slightly and add 2 cups milk. Dip sandwiches, one at a time, in this mixture, and saute in butter, cooking on one side until browned, and then turning and browning the other side. Serve very hot.

Other meat, or marmalade or jam may be used in sandwiches in place of ham.



GRAPE OR CURRANT JELLY

Wash and pick over Fruit. Crush in kettle one layer at a time and boil, stirring frequently, until juice is extracted from pulp. Let drip through double piece of cheesecloth, rinsed in cold water, over night or till juice no longer drips. Do not squeeze. To 1 tablespoon juice add 1 tablespoon alcohol; stir and let stand 10 minutes. If 2/3 of the mixture is cloudy use 2/3 cup sugar to each cup juice. If all is cloudy use equal parts sugar and juice. (This is called the Pectin Test.) Be sure that juice mixed with alcohol is discarded immediately. Measure remaining juice into kettle, bring to boiling point, add required amount of sugar and cook to 220 degrees F. or until mixture will show two distinct, firm drops when dripped from side of spoon, or when small amount will become firm when dropped on very cold saucer. Then skim and pour into sterilized glasses.

Second Extraction

Return fruit pulp to kettle, add barely enough cold water to cover it, bring slowly to boiling point, stirring to prevent burning on; cook 5 minutes, drain and finish as for first extraction, boiling 5 minutes before adding the sugar.

Third Extraction

Proceed as for second extraction. Oftentimes the juice from second and third extractions may be combined before being made up into jelly. By making three extractions the amount of jelly obtainable from a given amount of fruit may be almost doubled.



TOMATO SALAD WITH CHEESE DRESSING

Cut 4 tomatoes in halves in such a way that they come apart in points. Arrange each half in a nest of Lettuce leaves. In the center of tomato pile Cream cheese forced through a coarse strainer. In center of cheese put a Few bits of green pepper finely chopped. Serve with cheese dressing.



CHEESE DRESSING

Mix 2 tablespoons mayonnaise dressing with 2 tablespoons cream cheese. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon table sauce 1/2 teaspoon paprika and add very slowly 1/4 cup salad oil, beating with egg beater until very thick. Add slowly 1 1/2 tablespoons vinegar. Keep in cool place till ready to serve.

Cream cheese with Roquefort flavor is desirable in both the above recipes, but the usual cottage or cream cheese may be used if preferred.



COCOA ICE CREAM

Mix very thoroughly 1/2 cup dry powdered cocoa Few grains salt 1 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon cornstarch. Add slowly 2 cups milk, scalded, and cook over boiling water 20 minutes, stirring until thickened and occasionally afterward. Pour over 2 eggs well beaten, chill, and add 2 cups cream beaten stiff 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 cup syrup drained from canned raspberries or strawberries, and freeze.

If frozen in a vacuum freezer, put mixture in center can of freezer; cover, invert freezer, and fill outer compartment with finely crushed ice mixed with half the amount of rock salt. Open the freezer occasionally, scrape cream from sides and mix well, using a long-bladed knife. If frozen in an ordinary freezer, it is not necessary to beat the cream. Put mixture in can of ice cream freezer, surround with three parts ice and one part salt.

Let mixture stand 5 minutes, then turn crank slowly until mixture is stiff. When frozen drain off ice water and repack, using four parts ice and one part salt.



FIG MARGUERITES

Put in top of double boiler 7/8 cup sugar and 3 tablespoons water. Stir until sugar is dissolved as much as possible. There will still be small sugar crystals remaining. Wash sugar crystals from inside of double boiler with pastry brush dipped in cold water. Add 1 egg white, unbeaten. Place over hot water and cook, beating constantly with egg beater for 7 to 12 minutes or until mixture will hold its shape.

Add 1 tablespoon marshmallow cream and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla, and fold over and over until again stiff enough to hold its shape. Add 1/3 cup (3) figs cut in small pieces and 1/3 cup nut meats cut in small pieces. Pile on

Small round crackers and bake at 375 degrees F. for 10 minutes or until delicately brown. This rule will cover 3 dozen small crackers. Should frosting be too soft to hold its shape after adding marshmallow cream, it may be again placed over hot water, and folded gently over and over, until it becomes slightly granular around the edges. Remove from hot water, and continue folding over gently until of the desired stiffness.



MARSHMALLOW FROSTING

Use above mixture with or without figs and nuts as a cake filling or frosting. It need not be baked.



CANDIED MINT LEAVES

Wipe Fresh mint leaves, remove from stems and rub each leaf gently with the finger dipped in Egg white slightly beaten. Mix 3 tablespoons granulated sugar with 3 drops oil of spearmint, and sift over each side of the mint leaves. Lay close together on a cake rack covered with wax paper and leave in a warm but not a hot place until crisp and dry. Serve in Tea with Sliced lemon and Loaf sugar.



TEA

Half fill a perforated tea spoon or tea ball with Orange Pekoe, or other preferred tea. Place in cup, add fresh Boiling water, until cup is two-thirds full. Remove tea spoon as soon as tea is of the desired strength.

Two or three cups of tea can usually be made without emptying and refilling the tea spoon.

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MENU II

Grapefruit Baskets with Mints Open Cheese and Bacon Sandwich Mixed Sweet Pickles Crab Meat and Tomato Jelly Salad Egg Biscuits Orange Layer Cake Iced Coffee with Vanilla



PRELIMINARY PREPARATIONS

Grapefruit prepared and put on ice Cheese grated (or chopped) for sandwiches Bacon cut same length as bread slices Pickles may be made at any time Tomato jelly and mayonnaise dressing made Eggs, hard cooked Celery (or endive) cut and put in cold water Crab meat picked over and put on ice Lettuce washed and put on ice in cheesecloth Cake baked and one layer frosted Cake filling made, except the whipped cream Dry ingredients and shortening for biscuits combined



MARKET ORDER

1/2 pound crab meat 3/4 pound bacon 3/4 pound cheese 1/2 pint milk 1 pint cream 3/4 pound butter 1 dozen eggs 1/2 pint salad oil 4 grapefruit 1 head lettuce 2 roots celery or 1/2 pound endive 5 oranges 2 lemons 1 green pepper 1 onion 1/4 can (1/2 pint) tomatoes 2 ounces (8) cream peppermints 1/4 pound cluster raisins 1 loaf bread 1/4 pound candied cherries 1 1/2 doz. small sweet cucumber pickles 2 yards narrow ribbon Small fresh flowers or fresh mint leaves 1/2 package gelatin 1/4 pound finely ground coffee



GRAPEFRUIT BASKETS

Cut in two 4 grapefruit. Insert two toothpicks opposite each other on each half. From one-half inch on each side of toothpick cut through the skin around the grapefruit one-fourth inch from the top of each half, leaving skin whole where toothpicks are inserted.

Loosen pulp and remove and discard seeds, membrane and toothpicks. Sprinkle pulp of each half with 1 cream peppermint, broken in pieces, and chill. Bring the two strips of skin together above the grapefruit and tie together with Narrow ribbon, for the handle. Insert in the knot a sprig of Flowers, berries or mint, and place on doily on individual serving plates.



OPEN CHEESE AND BACON SANDWICH

Beat 3 eggs until light, add 3/4 pound soft cheese grated or put through food chopper 1 1/2 teaspoons table sauce 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon paprika Few grains cayenne. Mix well and spread on 8 slices bread cut one-third inch thick. Cut 3/4 pound bacon in very thin slices the length of the slice of bread. Make bacon still thinner by pressing each strip on a board with a broad knife. Cover cheese with bacon and bake 8 or 10 minutes under gas flame, or in hot oven.



MIXED SWEET PICKLES

Put in small agate or enamel saucepan 1 cup vinegar 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon peppercorns 1/4 teaspoon blades of mace 1/4 teaspoon whole cloves, and cook 2 minutes. Add 1/2 cup candied cherries, cook 5 minutes; skim out, add 1/2 cup large Malaga raisins in clusters of two or three.

Cook 10 minutes, remove raisins and add 18 small sweet cucumber pickles and cook 10 minutes.

Arrange in glass jar in closely packed layers, putting raisins in first, then cherries, then pickles; repeat until jar is full. Strain hot syrup into jar, and seal.



CRAB MEAT AND TOMATO JELLY SALAD

In a salad bowl lined with Lettuce leaves, arrange separate piles of 1/2 pound crab meat 3 hard-cooked eggs, chopped (use silver knife so white will not discolor) 2 roots celery or 1/2 pound endive cut in small pieces, and Tomato jelly cut in cubes. Between piles place Green pepper free from seeds and cut in strips. Make a nest of heart leaves of lettuce in center and fill with Mayonnaise dressing.

The salad ingredients may be mixed lightly together, when salad is being served, or only those ingredients that are desired may be served to each person.



TOMATO JELLY

Heat to boiling point in agate saucepan 1 cup tomato juice and pulp 2 tablespoons mild vinegar 1 tablespoon gelatin 1/2 tablespoon sugar Bit of bay leaf 1 slice onion 1 tablespoon lemon juice, and leaves from 1 stalk celery. Stir until gelatin is dissolved, strain through fine strainer, and mold in small bread pan that measures about 4 1/2 inches by 8 inches.

Cut in 1/2 inch cubes for serving.



MAYONNAISE DRESSING

Sift into a bowl 1/2 teaspoon mustard 1/2 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt and Few grains cayenne. Add 1 egg yolk, mix well and add 1 tablespoon vinegar, stirring constantly. Measure 3/4 cup salad oil and add 3 teaspoons of the oil a drop at a time, beating constantly. Then while beating, add it 1 teaspoon at a time till mixture begins to thicken. When very thick, add 1 tablespoon lemon juice and add remaining oil rapidly. The whole process should take about 7 minutes.



EGG BISCUITS

Sift together 2 cups bread flour, measured after sifting once 5 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt and 1 tablespoon sugar. Work in with fingers 2 tablespoons shortening. Add 1 egg yolk, slightly beaten, mixed with 2/3 cup milk, cutting it in with a knife. Toss on floured cloth or board and knead 5 minutes. Shape in any way suggested below. Bake 15 minutes at 400 degrees F. Brush with milk or melted butter just before removing from the oven.



BISCUIT SHAPES

Make in small round balls and bake in muffin pans.

Bake 2 round balls in each muffin pan, brushing between with melted butter.

Bake 3 round balls in each muffin pan.

Roll 1/4 inch thick, spread with butter, roll up like a jelly roll, cut in pieces 1 inch thick, and bake in muffin pans.

Prepare as above, sprinkling with sugar and cinnamon before rolling.

Prepare as above, sprinkling with chopped nuts and maple sugar before rolling.

Roll 1/4 inch thick, spread with butter, fold in 3 layers, cut off strips 1 inch wide, twist and coil. When baked spread with confectioners' frosting.

Shape and roll in strips 8 inches long and about as large around as a lead pencil and bake.

Roll 1/2 inch thick, cut with small oval cutter, brush with butter, double over and place close together and bake.



ORANGE LAYER CAKE

Beat together until thick 2 egg yolks 1/4 teaspoon grated orange rind 4 tablespoons orange juice and 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice. Add 3/4 cup sugar gradually, continuing to beat with egg beater. Fold in 2 egg whites, beaten stiff and 1 cup pastry flour, sifted 4 times with 1/4 teaspoon soda and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Grease an angel cake or deep round tin and line bottom with greased paper. Pour in cake mixture and bake 30 minutes at 375 degrees F. Split, put Orange cream filling between layers, and frost top with Boiled orange frosting.



ORANGE CREAM FILLING

Melt 2 tablespoons butter, add 4 tablespoons cornstarch, and when mixed add Grated rind 1 orange 1 cup orange juice and 1 cup sugar. Bring to boiling point, stirring all the time. Cook 15 minutes over boiling water.

Add 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice. Cool and fold in 1 cup cream beaten stiff.



BOILED ORANGE FROSTING

Put 1 cup sugar and 1/4 cup water in a small saucepan. Stir until sugar is dissolved and boiling point is reached. Do not stir after it boils. Wash down sides of saucepan with pastry brush dipped in cold water to prevent formation of crystals. Cook until syrup spins a 4 inch thread when dropped from spoon held at least 8 inches above pan. Pour slowly onto 2 egg yolks beaten until thick and lemon colored, beating constantly with egg beater until mixture will hold its shape, then add Few gratings orange rind and 1/2 tablespoon orange juice and spread on cake

2 egg whites may be used instead of egg yolks if preferred.



ICED COFFEE WITH VANILLA

Add to 6 cups cold boiled or percolated coffee 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup cream and Sugar to taste. Serve in tall glasses with Cracked ice.



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MENU III

Tomato Consomme with Pearls Cream Muffins Club Sandwich with Sweetbreads Pickled Ripe Cucumber Rings Apricots with Cream and Nut Brittle Ginger Puffs Spiced Tea



PRELIMINARY PREPARATIONS

Pickled ripe cucumber rings prepared in the fall or purchased in bottles, or other sweet pickle or olives Consomme ready to reheat Sweetbreads cooked, cucumber sliced into ice water, and lettuce washed Dry ingredients for cream muffins mixed Apricots cooked in syrup and nut brittle made Ginger puffs made and frosted If tea is to be served iced, it may be prepared



MARKET ORDER

1 pair sweetbreads 1/2 pound bacon 1/2 pint cream 1 pint milk 1/2 pound butter 6 eggs 1 head lettuce 1 cucumber 3 ounces nut meats 1 quart can tomatoes 1 pint chicken stock or 2 chicken bouillon cubes 1 can apricots 1 loaf bread Pickles or olives 1/2 cup pearl tapioca 1/2 pint mayonnaise dressing 1 cream cheese 1/2 pound confectioners' sugar 1 ounce tea 2 lemons



TOMATO CONSOMME WITH PEARLS

Soak 1/2 cup pearl tapioca over night in 1 quart cold water. Cook in same water until tender and clear. Drain liquor from 1 quart can tomatoes, add 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon paprika 1 pint chicken stock or 2 chicken bouillon cubes dissolved in 1 pint water. Wash 2 eggs, slightly beat the whites and add whites and shells to the soup.

Stir until soup boils, boil 2 minutes, remove from heat and let stand 20 minutes. Strain through double cheesecloth, add tapioca drained from water and rinsed. Reheat and serve in bouillon cups. A bit of Red coloring may be added to intensify the color.



CREAM MUFFINS

Sift together 2 cups pastry flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 2 teaspoons sugar and 1/2 teaspoon salt. With fingers rub in 1/4 cup butter or margarine, add 2 eggs well beaten and 7/8 cup thin cream. Mix thoroughly, pour into greased muffin pans or small fancy shaped tins and bake 12 minutes at 400 degrees F., and 5 minutes at 450 degrees F. Makes 16 small muffins.



CLUB SANDWICH WITH SWEETBREADS

When brought from market soak 1 pair sweetbreads 1 hour in Water with 1 tablespoon vinegar. Parboil 20 minutes in 1 cup milk. Cool in cold water, drain and cut in slices. On serving plate for each person place 1 slice toast spread to the edges with Butter worked until creamy. Cut in two diagonally and cover with 1 or 2 washed and dried Lettuce leaves, and with Mayonnaise dressing. On lettuce place a layer of Sweetbread slices, cover with Slices of cucumber which have been dipped in Mayonnaise dressing and with 2 slices bacon free from rind, cooked until crisp. Cover with 1 slice buttered toast, cut in two diagonally. Place a Small lettuce leaf on the toast and fill with Mayonnaise dressing. Sprinkle with Paprika. Place on side of plate Sweet pickled cucumber rings or Olives, plain or stuffed.



PICKLED RIPE CUCUMBER RINGS

Pare rind from 2 quarts ripe cucumbers, cut in slices crosswise, and then stamp out centers, making rings. Cover with Cold water, add 1 teaspoon soda and let stand over night. Next morning drain, cover with cold water in which 2 tablespoons alum have been dissolved and boil 10 minutes. Strain, cover again with cold water, add 1 tablespoon ginger, boil 15 minutes. Drain, measure water and discard. Measure as much vinegar as there was water and to each quart vinegar add 3 pounds granulated sugar 1/4 cup whole cloves and 1/4 cup stick cinnamon. Add fruit and boil until clear.

Watermelon rind, cut in strips, may be used instead of cucumber.



APRICOTS WITH CREAM AND NUT BRITTLE

Drain 1 can apricots, cook syrup 10 minutes, add fruit and cook 3 to 5 minutes, or until tender. Cool and pour into serving dish. Sprinkle with one-half the nut brittle. Beat 1/2 cup cream until stiff, add slowly 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla Few grains salt and half remaining brittle. Pile cream on the apricots, sprinkle with remaining brittle and serve as cold as possible. Other canned fruit or orange sections may be used instead of apricots.



NUT BRITTLE

Put 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water in saucepan and boil quickly until syrup is a golden brown. Remove from fire, add 2/3 cup chopped nut meats and turn into lightly greased pan. Cool and pound until broken into very small pieces.



GINGER PUFFS

Beat 1 egg until light, add 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup molasses and 1/4 cup shortening melted in 1/2 cup warm water. Add 2 cups pastry flour sifted with 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon ginger 1 teaspoon soda and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Combine mixtures and bake in small greased tins for 12 to 15 minutes at 400 degrees F. Frost if desired with Cheese Frosting.



CHEESE FROSTING

With wooden spoon work 1 cream cheese until creamy and add gradually 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar. Beat 1/2 egg white until stiff and gradually beat in the cheese mixture. This frosting may be put on cookies or cake by forcing through a pastry bag and fine tube or paper cone, making lines or other decorations. It may be colored if desired.



SPICED SYRUP FOR TEA

Put in small saucepan 1 cup water and 1/2 cup sugar. Heat to boiling point and when sugar is dissolved add 1 tablespoon whole cloves, crushed and a 2 inch piece stick cinnamon broken in pieces, tied together very loosely in a piece of cheesecloth. Boil gently to 215 degrees F. or to a thin syrup. When cool add juice of 2 lemons. Serve in small bowl, using 1 tablespoon syrup in each cup of tea.

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MENU IV

Rose Apples en Surprise Mock Lobster a la Newburg in Timbale Cases Bacon Salad or Potato and Egg Salad Corn Meal Rolls Orange Mousse Sour Cream Drop Cookies South American Chocolate



PRELIMINARY PREPARATIONS

Cookies made Lettuce washed and put on ice Dry ingredients and shortening for rolls mixed Tins greased Filling mixed for rose apples and rose apples chilled Timbale cases made. May be reheated while cooking Newburg Dressing made, all but bacon fat South American chocolate prepared Mousse made and packed, 4 to 6 hours in advance Dry ingredients measured for Newburg Fish cooked and flaked Bacon cut in small pieces or Materials prepared for potato salad and dressing made



MARKET ORDER

1/2 pound bacon 2 pounds haddock 2 quarts milk 1/4 cup sour cream 1/2 cup sour milk 1 1/2 pints cream 10 eggs 1/2 pound butter 1 green, pepper 1 onion 2 lemons 1 head lettuce Parsley 2 oranges 8 rose apples (small can) or small tomatoes 8 anchovies (or 1 small bottle) 2 pimientos Brown sugar 2 ounces candied cherries 1 ounce pistachio nuts 2 ounces raisins 1 ounce nut meats 1/2 pound vanilla sweet chocolate 1/2 cup mayonnaise dressing 1 pint salad oil 1/2 ounce coffee 1/4 pound corn meal 1 teaspoon gelatin 2 pickles

If Potato and Egg Salad is selected omit bacon and add 1 pound potatoes 2 roots celery or 1 small cabbage 1/2 cup cream, sweet or sour



ROSE APPLES EN SURPRISE

Hard cook 2 eggs. Reserve 1/2 yolk. Chop remainder fine and mix with 2 tablespoons green pepper chopped 2 tablespoons pimiento chopped 4 anchovies chopped 1/2 teaspoon salt Few grains pepper and Few drops onion juice. Moisten with Mayonnaise dressing. Fill 8 rose apples or small tomatoes from which centers have been removed. Cover with mayonnaise and garnish with Strips of anchovy, laid crosswise. Serve each rose apple or tomato on a small plate sprinkled with Chopped parsley mixed with reserved egg yolk, rubbed through a strainer.



MOCK LOBSTER A LA NEWBURG

Wipe a 2 pound haddock, remove skin and bones, sprinkle with Salt and steam 20 minutes over boiling water. Cool and separate in flakes. Melt 1/4 cup butter, add 1 tablespoon flour mixed with 3/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon paprika Few grains cayenne and Slight grating nutmeg. Then add 1/2 cup milk gradually. Cook and stir until sauce boils. Add haddock flakes and 1 pimiento cut in strips and place over hot water. Just before serving add 2 egg yolks beaten slightly with 1/2 cup cream and 2 tablespoons lemon juice. As soon as it is hot serve in Timbale cases.



TIMBALE CASES

Sift together 1/2 cup bread flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon sugar. Add gradually 1/2 cup water 1 egg slightly beaten 1 tablespoon salad oil. Strain mixture into a cup and let stand 2 hours or over night. Put timbale iron in deep saucepan and cover with fat or oil. Heat fat until it browns a piece of bread in 40 seconds.

Drain iron, dip in timbale mixture until two-thirds covered. Then immerse in hot fat and fry until crisp and a delicate brown. Drain cases on brown paper. A rosette iron may be used instead of a timbale iron if desired.



CORN MEAL ROLLS

Sift together 1 1/2 cups bread flour 1/4 teaspoon soda 3/4 cup corn meal 3 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt and 1 tablespoon sugar. Cut in 2 tablespoons shortening with a case knife. Beat 1 egg, add 1/2 cup sour milk and combine mixtures. Roll 1/2 inch thick, cut with oval cutter, brush with Melted butter, double over and place on greased baking sheet. Bake 12 minutes at 450 degrees F.



BACON SALAD

Cut 1/2 pound bacon in tiny squares or force through food chopper, and cook until crisp. Reserve both bacon fat and dice. Mix 2 teaspoons brown sugar Few grains pepper 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/4 teaspoon mustard. Add 4 tablespoons vinegar. Stir until smooth. Add to 1/2 cup of the bacon fat and bring to boiling point. Sprinkle Lettuce with the dice of cooked bacon and just before serving pour dressing over or pass it at the table.



POTATO AND EGG SALAD

Mix 2 cups cold boiled potatoes cut in cubes 1 cup celery or cabbage cut in small pieces 2 or 3 hard cooked eggs chopped fine 2 tablespoons chopped pickle 2 tablespoons chopped green pepper or pimiento 1 tablespoon chopped parsley and Few drops onion juice. Moisten with Cream Dressing and serve in nests of Lettuce or cabbage leaves.



CREAM DRESSING

Mix in double boiler 2 teaspoons flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon mustard 1 1/2 teaspoons powdered sugar and a Few grains cayenne; add 1 teaspoon butter and 1/3 cup vinegar. Cook over boiling water, stirring constantly until mixture thickens; add 1 egg yolk, and stir and cook 1 minute. Cool and just before serving add 1/2 cup heavy cream, sweet or sour, beaten until stiff.



ORANGE MOUSSE

Put in saucepan 3/4 cup sugar, add Grated rind of 1 orange and 1/4 cup cold water. Stir and boil 1 minute. Soak 1 teaspoon gelatin in 2 tablespoons cold water and dissolve in the hot syrup. Add 2/3 cup orange juice and 2 tablespoons lemon juice. Place on ice, and when it begins to thicken, fold in 1 1/2 cups cream beaten stiff, 1/4 cup pistachio nuts, shredded, 1/4 cup candied cherries cut in pieces. Fill ring mold or baking powder boxes with mixture. Cover with greased paper and tin covers. Surround with two parts ice mixed with one part salt and let stand 3 hours. Unmold and serve cut in slices. Molds may be decorated with Pistachio nuts and Candied cherries, before filling with mixture.



SOUR CREAM DROP COOKIES

Cream 1/4 cup butter or margarine. Add gradually 1/2 cup sugar and 1 egg, well beaten. Dissolve 1/4 teaspoon soda in 1/4 cup rich sour cream. Add to first mixture alternately with 1 1/4 cups pastry flour sifted with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 2 teaspoons baking powder. Add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1/4 cup raisins cut in pieces and 1/4 cup nut meats cut in pieces. Drop by spoonfuls on greased tin sheet, and bake in a moderate oven.

Double the amount of flour may be used, nuts and raisins omitted, and mixture chilled and rolled out and cut in any desired shape, before baking.



SOUTH AMERICAN CHOCOLATE

Melt 1/2 pound (1 cake) vanilla sweet chocolate over hot water, add slowly 1 cup strong hot coffee and boil 1 minute. Add to 6 cups scalded milk, beat until a thick froth forms on top, and leave over hot water 10 minutes. Serve with Whipped cream sweetened and flavored, or chill and serve in tall glasses with Cracked Ice.

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MENU V

Apple Ball Cocktail Sauted Oysters with Celery Sauce or Celery Cheese Toast California Lettuce with Russian or Thousand Island Dressing Orange Biscuits Molasses Pie Iced Tea with Ginger Ale



PRELIMINARY PREPARATIONS

Molasses pie made Celery cooked for celery sauce Mayonnaise and Russian dressing made Dry ingredients and shortening mixed for biscuits Lettuce washed Fruit prepared for cocktail Cheese grated Tea made



MARKET ORDER

1 pint selected oysters or 1/2 pound cheese 4 eggs 1 cup milk 2/3 cup cream 1/2 pound butter 2 roots celery 1 large or 2 small heads California lettuce 1 orange 3 lemons 8 apples (perfect in shape and uniform in size) 1/4 pound white or Tokay grapes 1 loaf bread 1/4 cup chili sauce 1/4 pound demi-tasse sugar 1 1/2 cups molasses 1/2 pound walnuts 4 individual tea bags 1 quart ginger ale 1/3 cup maraschino cherries 1/4 pound common crackers 1 chicken bouillon cube or chicken stock 1 pimiento 1 green pepper 1/2 cup mayonnaise dressing Parsley



APPLE BALL COCKTAIL

Cut tops from stem end of 8 choice apples. Remove inside of apples with a French ball cutter, putting balls in 2 cups cold water with Juice of 1 lemon. Reserve tops of apples, cores, and small pieces for apple sauce. Put Apple shells in 1 quart cold water to which is added 1 teaspoon salt. Remove skins and seeds from 1/4 lb. (1 cup) white grapes. Just before serving drain apple shells. Remove apple balls from the water. Drain and mix with the White grapes and with 1/3 cup maraschino cherries and fill apple shells. Mix 3 tablespoons syrup from maraschino cherries with Juice of 1/2 orange and put over the apple balls. Serve apple shells in individual dishes or cocktail glasses surrounded with Crushed Ice.

Apple may be removed in small oval shapes with a coffee spoon, if a French ball cutter is not available.

Grapes may be bought in cans if fresh grapes are not in market.



APPLE SAUCE

Put in saucepan Tops, cores, and small pieces of apple removed in the making of apple shells. Add 3/4 cup water in which apple balls were soaked and cook gently until apple is soft. Rub through a strainer. Add 3/4 cup sugar, and stir and cook until sugar is dissolved and sauce is of the proper consistency. This may be used at another meal.



SAUTED OYSTERS

Put 1 pint oysters in strainer over a bowl and over them pour 2 tablespoons cold water, reserving liquid. Pick over oysters, removing any bits of shell that may adhere to tough muscle. Crush 5 common crackers on board with rolling pin or put through food chopper, and sift the Crumbs. There should be 1/2 cup. Coat each oyster with the cracker crumbs. Saute in 4 tablespoons melted butter or cooking oil. When brown on one side turn and brown the other side. Cover 8 slices of toast, cut in three strips each, with Celery sauce, and serve an oyster on each piece of toast.



CELERY SAUCE

Separate stalks from 2 roots celery and wash thoroughly. Cut lengthwise and crosswise in small pieces. There should be 1 1/3 cups. Put in saucepan with 3 cups water and 1 teaspoon salt and cook 20 minutes or until tender. Drain, reserving both liquid and celery. To Liquid add Chicken stock to make 2 cups or Water to make 2 cups and 1 chicken bouillon cube. Melt in saucepan, chafing dish or electric grill 3 tablespoons butter. Add 3 tablespoons flour mixed with 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Stir until smooth and add the 2 cups celery water and chicken stock. Stir and boil 1 minute. Add Cooked celery and bring to boiling point. Mix 1 egg yolk and 2/3 cup cream. Add to first mixture and cook 2 minutes over hot water, stirring constantly.



CELERY CHEESE TOAST

Make above recipe for Celery Sauce, adding 1 cup grated cheese when celery is added. Stir until cheese is melted. Add 1/2 teaspoon table sauce, then add 1 egg yolk and 2/3 cup cream as above and cook over hot water 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Serve on Toast or crackers.

1 egg white beaten stiff may be added just before serving.



LETTUCE WITH RUSSIAN DRESSING

Use California lettuce if obtainable. Remove outside leaves and cut lettuce in halves and cut each half in two or four pieces according to the size of the head. Let stand in ice water until crisp. Place in cheesecloth on the ice or in a covered pail until needed. Serve on salad plates with Russian Dressing or with Thousand Island Dressing.

Dressing may be passed separately if preferred.



RUSSIAN DRESSING

Measure 1/2 cup mayonnaise dressing, add 1/4 cup chili sauce 1 tablespoon pimiento cut in small pieces 1 tablespoon green pepper cut in small pieces and 1 tablespoon celery cut in small pieces, and mix thoroughly.



THOUSAND ISLAND DRESSING

Add to Russian Dressing just before serving 1/4 cup cream, beaten stiff.



1921 CHILI SAUCE

Force through food chopper 3 green bell peppers 1 red bell pepper and 4 large onions. Put in saucepan with 12 large tomatoes or 1 quart canned tomato 1 quart vinegar 1 cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon oil of clove 1/4 teaspoon oil of cinnamon 3 tablespoons salt 3/4 teaspoon allspice 3/4 teaspoon mustard 3/4 teaspoon soda and 1 tablespoon table sauce.

Cook until soft and rub through puree sieve, getting through as much as possible of the vegetables. Cook again until thick and of the desired consistency.



ORANGE BISCUITS

Sift together 2 cups bread flour 5 teaspoons baking powder and 1 teaspoon salt. With tips of fingers rub in 2 tablespoons shortening. Twenty minutes before the meal is to be served add 7/8 cup milk, mixing with a knife. Roll out 3/4 inch thick and cut with round cutter 1 inch in diameter. Place close together on a greased tin sheet. Break 16 lumps demi-tasse loaf sugar in halves and squeeze the Juice of 1/2 orange. Dip pieces of sugar one at a time in the orange juice and push a piece down in the center of each biscuit. Grate Orange rind over the biscuits and bake 15 minutes in a hot oven or at 450 degrees F.



PLAIN PASTRY

Put in mixing bowl 5 tablespoons shortening 3 tablespoons ice water and 1/2 teaspoon salt, and work until creamy, using wooden spoon. Add 1 cup pastry flour and mix by cutting with a knife. Sprinkle pastry cloth or board with 2 tablespoons flour. Pat with rolling pin and roll the pastry to fit a large pie plate. Line the plate with the pastry and build up a fluted rim.



MOLASSES PIE

Put in mixing bowl 3/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup flour and 1 teaspoon salt and mix well. Add 1 1/2 cups molasses 3 egg yolks slightly beaten 3 tablespoons melted butter 3/4 cup nut meats cut in fine pieces. When well mixed pour into the unbaked crust. Bake 10 minutes in a hot oven, 500 degrees F., to cook the crust and set the rim. Then reduce the heat to 350 degrees F. and bake 40 minutes. Cover with Meringue. Bake 12 minutes. Cool before serving.



MERINGUE

Beat 4 egg whites until stiff and dry. Beat in gradually 1/3 cup powdered sugar 1/8 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Remove egg beater and fold in 1/3 cup powdered sugar. Put on pie, making rough with a spoon, or using pastry bag and rose tube, and bake 12 minutes at 350 degrees F.



ICED TEA WITH GINGER ALE

Bring to boiling point 1 quart fresh cold water. Add 4 individual tea bags or 4 heaping teaspoons Orange Pekoe tea. Cover and let stand 2 minutes. Strain over a Large piece of ice. Just before serving add 1 quart ginger ale. Serve with Sugared lemon slices.



SUGARED LEMON SLICES

Cut in slices 2 large lemons and lay on a plate. Sprinkle with 4 tablespoons sugar. Turn over and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons sugar. Just before serving arrange Lemon on lemon plate with lemon fork. Put any extra Syrup into the tea. Use one or more slices lemon in each glass of tea.

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MENU VI

Chow Mein or Chop Suey Pepper Jam Sandwiches Frozen Fruit Salad Crackers and Cheese Cream Caramel Layer Cake Percolated Coffee



PRELIMINARY PREPARATIONS

Cream caramel layer cake made, filled and frosted Pepper jam filling made Materials prepared for chow mein or chop suey Fruit (except banana) ready for salad Mayonnaise dressing made Lettuce washed



MARKET ORDER

1 1/2 pounds pork chops or 1 large broiler 1 cream cheese 1 pint cream 1/2 pint milk 1/2 pound butter 5 eggs 1 onion 1 bunch celery 1/4 pound dried mushrooms 3 red peppers or 1 small can pimientos 1 lemon 1 banana 1 head lettuce 1/2 loaf dark Graham bread 1/2 loaf white bread Chicken stock Soyu sauce 1/2 cup canned apricots 3/4 cup pineapple and syrup 3/4 cup maraschino cherries and syrup 1 package small round crackers 4 stuffed olives 1 package confectioners' sugar 1/4 pound coffee 3 cups salad oil 2 ounces chocolate 1/3 cup mayonnaise dressing 1 teaspoon gelatin

For Chop Suey

6 Chinese water chestnuts 1/2 pound bean sprouts 1/4 pound (1 can) bamboo shoots

Note: Dried mushrooms, Soyu sauce, bean sprouts, water chestnuts, and bamboo shoots are for sale by Chinese grocers.



CHOW MEIN

Cut in 1-inch strips 1 pound fresh pork or white meat of chicken, or lobster or crab meat, and cook in frying pan 5 minutes with 2 tablespoons fat. Add 1 cup water or stock mixed with 1 teaspoon cornstarch. Simmer 3 minutes or until, meat is tender. In another frying pan put 2 tablespoons fat, add 1 onion cut lengthwise in very fine pieces. Cook 3 minutes, add 1 bunch celery cut in very fine strips 2 inches long, and 1/4 pound dried mushrooms soaked 2 hours in Cold water, drained and cut in thin slices. Cook 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Combine mixtures, add 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper and Few grains cayenne. Pour over fried noodles.

If desired 1/2 pound bean sprouts may be cooked with the celery, and served in the Chow Mein.

With Chow Mein pass Soyu sauce.

Boiled rice may be served with Chow Mein or Chop Suey.



FRIED NOODLES

Beat 1 egg slightly, add 1/2 teaspoon salt and Flour enough to make a very stiff dough. Knead, toss on a floured cloth or board, roll as thin as possible, sprinkle with flour, fold in layers about 2 inches wide, slice very thin, shake strips apart, and fry until delicately brown in 1 pint salad oil. Drain on soft paper.



CHOP SUEY

Cut in 1-inch strips 1 pound white meat of chicken, or pork, veal, crab or lobster meat, and cook 5 minutes in frying pan in 2 tablespoons chicken or other fat. Cut 1 cup celery in thin slices crosswise, add 1 onion peeled and cut in thin slices 6 mushroom caps peeled and sliced 6 Chinese water chestnuts peeled and sliced. Cook vegetables 5 minutes in 2 tablespoons chicken fat or butter. Add 1/2 pound bean sprouts 1/4 pound bamboo shoots cut in diamond-shaped pieces 1 teaspoon Soyu sauce 2 cups chicken stock or water and the cooked meat, and simmer gently until bean sprouts and meat are thoroughly cooked. Season with Salt and Few grains pepper.



PEPPER JAM SANDWICHES

Cut an equal number of slices of Dark Graham bread and White bread, remove crusts, and spread bread with Creamed butter. On one slice of white bread spread Pepper jam, cover with slice of Graham bread, spread with Butter and pepper jam and cover with a slice of white bread. Make other sandwiches with Graham bread on the outside and white bread for the center layer.

Wrap in damp cheesecloth, press under a light weight, and leave in a cool place until serving time. Trim edges, cut in slices, and arrange on doily-covered plate.



PEPPER JAM

Drain 1 small can pimientos and force through food chopper. Put in saucepan, add 3/4 cup sugar and 1/2 cup vinegar, stir until sugar is dissolved and boil gently to 220 degrees F. or until mixture is the consistency of jam. Pour in small sterilized glasses and when cool cover with melted paraffin.

If preferred, use 3 sweet red peppers in place of pimientos. Remove seeds, force through food chopper, sprinkle with Salt and let stand 3 or 4 hours. Drain, rinse, and finish as above.



FROZEN FRUIT SALAD

Beat 2/3 cup heavy cream until stiff, and gradually beat in 1/3 cup mayonnaise dressing 1 teaspoon gelatin soaked in 3 tablespoons pineapple syrup and dissolved over hot water 1 teaspoon powdered sugar 2 tablespoons lemon juice and 1 tablespoon maraschino syrup. Fold in 1/2 cup canned apricots, cut in small pieces 1 banana, cut lengthwise and crosswise in small pieces 3/4 cup pineapple, cut in dice 1/2 cup maraschino cherries, cut in slices. Freeze like ice cream. Remove with round ice cream scoop, and serve on Heart leaves of lettuce. Cut Maraschino cherries in 4 pieces lengthwise and put on top of each salad.



CRACKERS AND CHEESE

Moisten Cream cheese with Milk to make of consistency to spread easily. Spread on Small round crackers. Put thin slice Stuffed olive in center of each cracker and a tiny Cheese ball sprinkled with Paprika in hole of olive. Do not spread crackers till ready to serve. Cheese balls may be made in advance.



CREAM CARAMEL LAYER CAKE

Beat until thick 3/4 cup heavy cream 1 cup sugar and 1/4 cup water. Add 1 cup bread flour sifted with 2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add 3 egg yolks and 1 whole egg, well beaten, and 2 tablespoons chocolate caramel syrup. Bake 20 minutes at 400 degrees F. in 2 layer cake pans 7 inches square, and put together with Chocolate Caramel Frosting between and on top.



CHOCOLATE CARAMEL SYRUP

Melt 2 squares bitter chocolate over hot water. In a saucepan put 3/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup water, and cook until it forms a dark brown syrup. Add 1/2 cup boiling water and cook until thick. Add slowly to the melted chocolate and stir until smooth.



CHOCOLATE CARAMEL FROSTING

For frosting boil Chocolate caramel syrup remaining from cake and cook to soft-ball stage. Beat 2 egg whites until stiff and continue beating while slowly adding the syrup. Then add, a little at a time, enough Sifted confectioners' sugar to make of right consistency to spread.



CHOCOLATE CARAMEL MILK SHAKE

Add to 2/3 glass iced milk 2 to 3 tablespoons chocolate caramel syrup. Mix well and strain into glass.



PERCOLATED COFFEE I

Put 1 cup finely ground coffee in upper part of glass coffee pot, put 6 cups hot water in lower part. Light alcohol lamp.

When water begins to boil and enters upper receptacle leave 1 minute. Remove light, while water runs back to lower receptacle, then put light back until water again boils and has risen to top. Remove and extinguish light, remove upper globe, and coffee is ready to serve.

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MENU VII

Anchovy Canape Shellfish a la Queen Stuffed Celery Sandwich Butterscotch Biscuits Orange and Grapefruit Salad Chocolate Float Cocoanut Cakes Orange Opera Fudge



PRELIMINARY PREPARATIONS

Salad dressing made Dry ingredients and shortening mixed for biscuits Butter and sugar mixed for spreading the biscuits Cocoanut cakes made Filling for sandwiches made Custard for frozen chocolate made Two eggs hard cooked Orange opera fudge made



MARKET ORDER

1/2 pint oysters 1/2 pint scallops 1 1/2 pound lobster, boiled 1 cream cheese 2 quarts milk 1 pint cream 3 eggs 1 pound butter 1 carrot 1 small onion 1 lemon 3 oranges 2 grapefruit 2 pressed figs 1 root celery 1 head lettuce 6 stuffed olives 1 can condensed milk 1/2 pound shredded cocoanut Anchovy paste 1 pimiento 1/2 pound brown sugar 1/4 pound chocolate 1 loaf bread 8 maraschino cherries 1 truffle or 2 ripe olives 1/2 tablespoon white corn syrup 3 ounces shelled almonds Vegetable or beef extract



ANCHOVY CANAPE

Put 2 eggs in top of double boiler, cover with boiling water and cook over boiling water or on back of stove for 60 minutes. Chop the whites (with silver knife to prevent discoloring), and rub yolks through a coarse strainer. Cut 8 slices bread in pieces 4-1/4 inches long by 2 3/4 inches wide and 1/4 inch thick. Saute in Butter on one side only. Spread other side with Anchovy paste. Divide diagonally into 3 sections, having 2 end sections half a square. Sprinkle end sections of the bread with Egg yolk and the center with Egg white. Separate sections with narrow strips of Pimiento. Serve as an appetizer.



SHELLFISH A LA QUEEN

Force through food chopper enough Carrot to make 3/4 cup. Put into saucepan with 3 tablespoons butter and 1 teaspoon scraped onion, and cook 10 minutes or until brown, stirring frequently. Add 4 tablespoons flour and when smooth add 1 cup boiling water in which is dissolved 1 teaspoon vegetable or beef extract, and stir until sauce boils. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon pepper 1 tablespoon lemon juice and a Few grains cayenne. Remove meat from a 1 1/2 pound lobster and cut in pieces the size of scallops. Place 1/2 pint oysters in strainer over bowl and rinse with 2 tablespoons cold water, reserving all liquor. Pick over oysters to be sure that there are no pieces of shell adhering to them, add oysters to liquor, and cook them until the edges curl. Drain, reserving both liquor and oysters, and in the liquor cook 1/2 pint scallops 5 minutes or until tender. To the oyster liquor add Cream to make 1 cup; add to the sauce and bring to boiling point. Add oysters, scallops, and lobster and serve very hot, garnished with bits of Pimiento and Truffles or ripe olives.



STUFFED CELERY SANDWICH

Mix 1 cream cheese with 2 tablespoons celery chopped fine 1 tablespoon chopped, stuffed olives 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon paprika and Enough milk to make it the right consistency to spread. Cut Bread in circles 1/4 inch thick. Cut centers from one-half the pieces of bread. Spread bread with Creamed butter and with sandwich filling. Place a ring of bread on a whole circle of bread. Garnish each sandwich with a Slice of stuffed olive in the center.



BUTTERSCOTCH BISCUITS

Sift together 2 cups bread flour 5 teaspoons baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Work in with tips of fingers 2 tablespoons shortening, add 7/8 cup milk, stirring with a knife. Roll thin, spread with 1/3 cup butter, creamed and mixed with 3/4 cup brown sugar. Roll up like a jelly roll, cut off pieces 1 inch thick, put in greased muffin pans cut side up, and bake 15 minutes at 400 degrees F. This makes 16 biscuits.



ORANGE AND GRAPEFRUIT SALAD

Pare 3 oranges and 2 grapefruit, removing membrane with the skin, then remove sections free from membrane. Arrange on Lettuce leaves on individual plates in the form of stars, outlining the sections of the fruit with figs cut in narrow strips. Put a Spoonful of salad dressing in the center of each star and garnish, if desired, with Maraschino cherries.

Any preferred salad dressing may be used. Dates may be used instead of figs. The fruit may be arranged on slices of Pineapple if desired.

Chopped nuts may be sprinkled over the salad.



CONDENSED MILK SALAD DRESSING

Beat 1 egg until thick and lemon colored, and add 1/2 teaspoon mustard 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper and 1/2 teaspoon paprika, then add 1/3 cup vinegar 1/3 cup condensed milk and 1/4 cup melted butter. Beat thoroughly, but do not cook. Chill before serving.



CHOCOLATE FLOAT

Put 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup in tall glass and fill with Ice-cold rich milk. Shake thoroughly, add a Spoonful of frozen chocolate and serve immediately.



CHOCOLATE SYRUP

Melt 2 squares unsweetened chocolate over boiling water, add 2/3 cup sugar and Few grains salt and stir until well mixed. Pour on gradually 3/4 cup boiling water and stir until smooth. Boil 5 minutes, cool, turn into a jar and keep in ice box or cold place. Four times this amount may be made and kept on hand for use with hot or iced milk.



FROZEN CHOCOLATE

Put in double boiler 1 pint milk and 1 1/4 squares chocolate. When milk is scalded and chocolate melted pour gradually onto 3/4 cup sugar, mixed with 1 egg yolk and Few grains salt. Return to double boiler and cook and stir for 1 minute. Chill, and just before freezing add 1/2 cup cream, beaten stiff, and 1/2 tablespoon vanilla. Freeze, using three parts ice to one part salt.



COCOANUT CAKES

Mix thoroughly 2 1/2 cups shredded cocoanut 2/3 cup condensed milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat 2 egg whites until stiff, combine mixtures, shape into cakes, using a knife and spoon, and allowing 1 rounding tablespoon mixture to each cake. Place on greased tin sheets 1 inch apart. Bake in moderate oven or at 350 degrees F. for 20 minutes.



ORANGE OPERA FUDGE

Cover 1/2 cup shelled almonds with Boiling water, boil 1 minute; drain, cover with Cold water, remove skins and roast in hot oven until delicately brown, then chop them. Put in saucepan 1 1/3 cups sugar 1/2 tablespoon white corn syrup and 3/4 cup cream. Cook to 236 degrees F. or until a soft ball is formed in cold water, stirring constantly to prevent burning. Pour out onto marble slab or large platter which has been wiped with cheesecloth wrung out of cold water. When cool add grated rind of 1/2 orange, bit of Orange color paste, if convenient, and Few grains salt. Work with broad spatula until candy begins to get firm, add chopped almonds and pack into greased tin or between bars. Cut in cubes for serving.

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MENU VIII

Creamed Eggs and Mushrooms with Bacon Curls Marmalade Biscuits Pineapple Salad Cooked Mayonnaise Dressing Butterscotch Parfait Arcadia Cakes Coffee



PRELIMINARY PREPARATIONS

Orange marmalade made at any time Cakes made Salad dressing made Dry ingredients and shortening for biscuits mixed Eggs hard cooked Bacon rolled ready to fry Butterscotch parfait up to point where egg whites and cream are added. These may be added and mixture frozen 4 to 6 hours in advance Lettuce washed Pineapple and nuts cut



MARKET ORDER

1/2 pound bacon 1 1/2 pints cream 1 quart milk 11 eggs 1/2 pound butter or margarine 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms 1/2 cup orange marmalade 1 head lettuce 1 can sliced pineapple 2 ounces pistachio nuts 5 ripe olives 1/2 pound brown sugar 1/2 pound walnuts 1/4 pound coffee 1 tablespoon cocoa 1 package confectioners' sugar 1/2 tablespoon corn syrup 1/2 pint salad oil



CREAMED EGGS AND MUSHROOMS WITH BACON CURLS

Put 6 eggs in top of double boiler. Cover with Hot water, bring to boiling point, place over boiling water or on back of range and let stand 60 minutes. Remove shells and cut eggs in eighths lengthwise. Remove skins and stems from 1/2 pound mushroom caps and cut in slices lengthwise. Cover stems and skins with 1 1/2 cups cold water, heat slowly to boiling point, simmer gently 20 minutes and strain. Melt 1/3 cup butter, add 1/3 cup flour mixed with 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. When smooth add Stock strained from mushroom skins, with enough Top milk or thin cream to make 3 cups. Stir until sauce boils. Saute mushroom caps in 1 tablespoon butter for 3 minutes. Add to sauce with the Hard cooked eggs. When thoroughly heated turn out on a platter and arrange Bacon curls over the top.

4 small cooked potatoes cut in pieces or 1 cup cooked macaroni or 1 small can asparagus cut in pieces may be used instead of mushrooms.



BACON CURLS

Place thin strips of Bacon on a board and with a broad-bladed knife press strips out as thin as possible. Roll each slice into a curl and fasten with a wooden toothpick. Cook until crisp and delicately brown in hot Bacon fat deep enough to cover the curls of bacon. Drain on brown paper and remove toothpicks.



MARMALADE BISCUITS

Sift together 2 cups bread flour 5 teaspoons baking powder and 1 teaspoon salt. With tips of fingers work in 2 tablespoons shortening. Add 7/8 cup milk, stirring with a knife. Toss on a floured cloth or board and roll out 1/4 inch thick. Cut in oval shapes 6 inches long and 3 inches wide with round ends. Lay on tin sheet. Make 1/2-inch cuts 1 inch from and parallel with the ends. Put 1 teaspoon of orange marmalade in the center. Bring one end of dough through hole in other end. Press edges together and bake in hot oven or at 450 degrees F. for 15 minutes. Pastry may be used instead of baking powder biscuit dough for these turnovers.



QUICK ORANGE MARMALADE

Remove skins in quarters from 2 oranges and 1 lemon, close to the pulp. Break up pulp and remove seeds. Add 1/2 cup water and simmer in covered saucepan for 45 minutes. Boil rind from oranges and lemons with 4 cups water in covered saucepan for 20 minutes. Drain and discard water. With sharp-edged spoon scrape out and discard white part of skins, leaving only yellow rind. With sharp knife shred yellow rinds just as thin as possible in pieces about 1 inch long. Simmer shredded rinds again in 2 1/2 cups water in covered saucepan for 15 minutes. Drain and discard water. Mix cooked pulp with rinds. Measure 2 cups of mixed rind and pulp, adding water if necessary to make up this amount. Add 3 1/2 cups sugar and mix well. Stir constantly and bring to vigorous boil over hot fire. Boil hard for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from fire, add 1/4 cup commercial pectin. Stir well. Let stand 5 minutes only, stirring occasionally. Pour into glasses.



PINEAPPLE SALAD

Drain juice from 1 can sliced pineapple and cut fruit in 1/4-inch cubes. Pile in centers of 8 nests of lettuce leaves. Cover 1/4 cup pistachio nuts with Boiling water and boil 1 minute. Remove skins and cut in fine shreds. Sprinkle over the pineapple. Cut 5 ripe olives in narrow strips and sprinkle over the nuts. Serve Cooked Mayonnaise Dressing separately.



COOKED MAYONNAISE DRESSING

Mix in top of double boiler 2 tablespoons flour 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1/2 teaspoon paprika and 1/2 teaspoon mustard. Add 1/4 cup vinegar and 2 tablespoons salad oil. Stir until smooth. Add 1/2 cup hot water and cook 15 minutes in double boiler, stirring occasionally. Cool and add 1 egg yolk slightly beaten, then add 1/2 cup oil gradually while beating constantly, and fold in 1 egg white, beaten stiff.



BUTTERSCOTCH PARFAIT

Put in small saucepan 1 1/4 cups brown sugar 2 tablespoons butter and 1 1/2 cup water; stir until sugar is melted and boil without stirring to 238 degrees F. or until syrup forms a soft ball when tried in cold water. Pour slowly onto 3 egg yolks well beaten, and beat until cold and thick. (This mixture may be made the day before and kept in a cool place, if desired.) Fold in 3 egg whites beaten stiff 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 1/2 cups heavy cream beaten stiff and 1/2 cup nut meats broken in pieces. Put in paper cases, sprinkle with nuts and place in can of ice cream freezer with waxed paper and cardboard between the layers. Surround can with ice and salt, allowing 2 quarts ice mixed with 1 quart salt, using more ice and salt mixture, if necessary. Leave 4 hours or until frozen. Mixture may be frozen in small baking powder boxes or ice cream molds instead of in the paper cases.



ARCADIA CAKES

Scald and dry a small mixing bowl, put in 3 tablespoons butter and rub until creamy. Add slowly 1/3 cup sugar; when smooth and light add 1 egg yolk and 3 tablespoons milk. Sift in 5/8 cup pastry flour and 3/4 teaspoon baking powder. Mix well, then add 1 egg white beaten stiff. Bake in greased and floured muffin tins not more than 2 inches in diameter.

The finished cakes should be not more than three-fourths of an inch thick. Remove soft centers from cakes, taking them out from the top; fill cakes with Cocoa Butter Cream, put cakes together in pairs with the filling inside, cover with White Butter Cream and cover entire cake with thin Coffee Frosting. Decorate with reserved cream forced through a very small pastry tube of paper or tin.

The butter cream may be omitted and cakes be merely frosted on top if preferred.



BUTTER CREAM, COCOA AND WHITE

Work 1/3 cup washed or fresh sweet butter until very light and creamy, add 1 cup sifted confectioners' sugar and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla very gradually, and beat until very light. Reserve 2 tablespoons mixture for decoration.

Divide remainder in two portions. To one portion add 1 tablespoon dry cocoa. Whip 4 tablespoons cream and add two-thirds of it to the white butter cream and fold remainder into that which contains the cocoa. Use as filling for cakes.



COFFEE FROSTING

Mix 1/2 tablespoon corn syrup with 2 tablespoons strong hot coffee; add 1 1/4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar a tablespoon at a time, beating constantly and occasionally setting over hot water to keep it lukewarm.



PERCOLATED COFFEE II

Put in upper part of percolator coffee pot 1 cup finely ground coffee. Pour in 3 pints boiling water and percolate about 10 minutes. Put Cream and Sugar in the cups. Pour in the coffee and serve.

One-half cup cream left from making the parfait may be diluted with 1/2 cup milk and used for the coffee.

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MENU IX

Chicken and Clam Bouillon with Pimiento Cream Chicken Terrapin Waffles Spiced Figs

or

Star Chicken Salad Quick Parker House Rolls Little Chocolate Cakes Pineapple Smash



PRELIMINARY PREPARATIONS

Chicken and clam bouillon made ready to reheat Pimientos ready to be added to cream Ingredients prepared for chicken terrapin or Salad made Spiced figs prepared at any time Dry ingredients mixed for waffles or Rolls baked or ready to bake Pineapple mixture cooked Cakes made



MARKET ORDER

4 pound fowl 2 quarts clams in shell 1 quart milk 1/2 pint sour cream 1/4 cup cream 1/2 pound butter 9 eggs 1 onion 1 green pepper 4 lemons 1 carrot 1 bunch mint 1/2 pound pulled figs 1/4 pound mushrooms 2 roots celery 1 head lettuce Chicken stock 1 can pimientos 4 ripe olives 1/4 bottle commercial pectin 1 pound Brazil nuts 1 can grated pineapple 1 1/2 pints ginger ale 1 pint mayonnaise dressing 8 maraschino cherries 1/8 pound chocolate 1 yeast cake Color pastes Parsley 2 tablespoons salad oil 1/2 package gelatin 1/2 pound confectioners' sugar



CHICKEN AND CLAM BOUILLON WITH PIMIENTO CREAM

Wash and scrub 2 quarts soft-shell clams in shell, put in kettle with 2 cup cold water, cover and cook till shells open. Strain liquor through double cheesecloth. Add enough Chicken stock, well seasoned, to make 1 quart. Add more Seasonings if needed and serve in bouillon cups with Pimiento cream. Clams may be used as steamed clams, if desired.



PIMIENTO CREAM

Mix 1/4 cup cream Few grains salt and 2 tablespoons pimiento, rubbed through a sieve. Beat until stiff and serve on bouillon or on any cream soup.



CHICKEN TERRAPIN

Mash Yolks of 3 hard-cooked eggs, add 5 tablespoons flour 1 teaspoon mustard 1 1/4 teaspoons salt 1/4 teaspoon white pepper and 3 tablespoons melted butter. Add to 2 cups scalded milk and cook until thick. Add Whites of 3 hard-cooked eggs, finely chopped 1 1/2 cups cooked chicken or fowl cut in cubes 1 or 2 tablespoons pimiento cut in strips 1 or 2 tablespoons green pepper cut in strips 2 tablespoons ripe olives cut in strips, and Juice of 1 lemon. Keep hot over hot water or electric grill and serve in patty shells reheated in the oven, or on toast. Serve with Spiced figs.



BOILED FOWL

Clean a 4 pound fowl and cook slowly for 1 1/4 hours, or until tender, in 1 quart boiling water with 6 slices carrot 2 stalks celery 2 slices onion Sprig of parsley 2 teaspoons salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Cool in the stock.

Fowl cooked in pressure cooker under 20 pounds pressure will become tender in from 30 to 40 minutes.

Fowl, if nearly covered with boiling water and boiled 5 minutes, will become tender if cooked in fireless cooker for 5 or 6 hours.



SPICED FIGS

Wash 1/2 pound pulled figs, and soak 1 hour in Cold water to cover. Drain, put in saucepan with 1 cup vinegar and 1 1/2 cups sugar. Put in a cheesecloth bag 1 tablespoon whole cloves and a 12-inch stick of cinnamon broken in pieces, and cook all for 50 minutes or until figs are tender.



SPICED JELLY

Put in saucepan 1 cup syrup strained from spiced figs or other spiced or sweet pickled fruit. Bring to boiling point, add 1/4 cup commercial pectin, boil 1/2 minute and turn into glasses or individual molds.



WAFFLES

Sift together 1 1/2 cups pastry flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon soda; add slowly 1 1/4 cups sour cream or rich sour milk or a mixture of the two, and 3 egg yolks, well beaten. Fold in 3 egg whites, beaten stiff. Use 1 large spoonful of mixture for each waffle. Cook on hot waffle iron.

An aluminum electric waffle iron should not be greased. An iron one should be well greased.



STAR CHICKEN SALAD

Mix together 1 cup white meat of cooked chicken or fowl cut in dice 3 whites hard-cooked eggs cut in dice, and marinate with 2 tablespoons salad oil 1 tablespoon vinegar 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Cook 1 cup peeled white mushroom caps in White stock until tender, then drain, chill and cut in small pieces. Add 1 cup celery cut lengthwise and crosswise in small pieces and 1 cup shelled Brazil nuts, peeled and cut in small pieces. Soak 1 tablespoon gelatin in 1/4 cup cold water, dissolve over hot water and add slowly to 1 cup mayonnaise dressing. Mix with other ingredients and pack in star-shaped mold. Chill, turn out on bed of Lettuce leaves. Fill center and cover outside with Mayonnaise dressing and sprinkle with 3 yolks hard-cooked eggs rubbed through strainer.

The stock in which mushrooms are cooked may be used in Chicken and Clam Bouillon or in a sauce for another meal.



QUICK PARKER HOUSE ROLLS

Sift together 2 1/2 cups bread flour 1 tablespoon sugar and 1 teaspoon salt. With tips of fingers work in 2 tablespoons shortening. Add 1 yeast cake dissolved in 1/3 cup lukewarm water and 1/2 cup milk. Beat well, let rise, turn out on floured cloth or board and roll lightly 1/3 inch thick. Shape in long ovals, dip lower half in Melted butter, fold double, buttered side up, and place in pans close together. Let rise and bake in hot oven 10 minutes at 425 degrees F. and 10 minutes at 400 degrees F. Brush with melted butter just before removing from oven.



LITTLE CHOCOLATE CAKES

Put in double boiler 2 squares chocolate, broken in small pieces 1/2 cup milk and 2 egg yolks. Cook, stirring constantly until thick and smooth. Remove from fire and add 1 cup sugar and 3 tablespoons butter and 1 1/4 cups bread flour, alternately with 1/2 cup milk in which 1/2 teaspoon soda is dissolved. Beat well and fold in 2 egg whites beaten stiff and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Pour into greased individual tins and bake 15 minutes at 450 degrees F. Cover with Cream frosting in different colors.



CREAM FROSTING

Beat 1 egg white until stiff, add 2 teaspoons cream 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and, slowly, 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar, and more if needed to make of right consistency to spread. Divide into several portions, and color with a bit of Color paste, pale yellow, pink, green, or lavender.



PINEAPPLE SMASH

Boil together for 10 minutes 2 cups water and 1 cup sugar. Add 1 pint can grated pineapple and Juice of 3 lemons. To 1 cup of mixture add 1/3 cup ice water and freeze until firm. Cool remainder and strain over block of ice. Add just before serving 1 1/2 pints ginger ale and serve in tall glasses with a Ball of the pineapple sherbet in each glass. Garnish with sprigs of Mint and Maraschino cherries.



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Cream of Mushroom Soup Tuna Fish a la King in Patty Cases Cabbage and Carrot Salad Thousand Island French Dressing Bran Muffins Maple Charlotte with Maple Pecan Sauce and Sponge Cake Coffee with Honey and Whipped Cream



PRELIMINARY PREPARATIONS

Sponge cake made Maple charlotte made Salad dressing made except for the addition of cream Dry ingredients and shortening mixed for bran muffins Peppers cooked Tuna fish flaked Cabbage shredded Ingredients measured for tuna fish a la king Patty cases made and baked.



MARKET ORDER

1 pound can tuna fish 1 quart milk 1 pint cream 1 pound butter 5 eggs 1 onion 1 lemon 1 apple 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms 1 small cabbage 1 carrot 1 head lettuce 1 large green pepper 4 1/2 cups chicken stock or 5 chicken bouillon cubes 1 pimiento 1 cup bran 1/4 cup chili sauce 1 1/2 cups maple syrup 1/4 pound shelled pecans 1/4 pound coffee 1/4 pint honey 1/2 cup salad oil 2 ounces Graham flour 3 ounces seedless raisins 1/2 package gelatin



CREAM OF MUSHROOM SOUP

Chop Stems from 1/2 pound mushrooms, add Skins from mushrooms 1 slice onion and 3 cups chicken stock or 3 cups water in which carrots have been cooked, or 3 cups hot water in which 3 chicken bouillon cubes have been dissolved. Simmer 20 minutes and strain. Melt 4 tablespoons butter or margarine, add 4 tablespoons flour mixed with 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add the strained stock and stir until soup boils. Add 2 cups scalded milk, and when soup again boils, serve in bouillon cups.

This may be served at another meal if preferred.



TUNA FISH A LA KING IN PATTY CASES

Cook 1 large green pepper 2 minutes in boiling salted water to which has been added 1/8 teaspoon soda. Drain and cut in strips. Cook 5 minutes in 1 1/2 tablespoons butter; remove pepper and to butter add 1 tablespoon cornstarch and 1 tablespoon flour; then add 3/4 cup highly seasoned chicken stock and 1/3 cup cream. Stir until sauce boils, add the peppers 1 pound can tuna fish separated in flakes 1 pimiento cut in strips Salt to taste and Few drops onion juice. Peel 1/2 pound mushroom caps, saute in 2 tablespoons butter, and add to tuna fish. Serve from the chafing dish or in Patty cases.

Two cups cooked chicken, cut in strips, or two cups crab meat may be used instead of tuna fish.



PUFF PASTE

Wash 1 cup butter, shape in circular piece, reserve 1 tablespoon, and put remainder in pan between two pans of ice. Work the reserved butter into 1 1/2 cups bread flour, mix to a dough with 5/8 cup ice water, knead 5 minutes, cover and let stand 5 minutes.

Pat and roll 1/4 inch thick, keeping corners square. Place butter in center of one side of pastry, fold other side over butter, fold one end over butter, other end under butter, pressing edges together. Turn 1/4 way round, pat, lift, roll 1/4 inch thick, fold in 3 layers and turn. Repeat 4 times, chilling between pans of ice when necessary, and folding the last time in 4 layers. Chill, roll out, shape, chill again and bake in hot oven, reducing heat after pastry has risen.



PATTY CASES

After puff paste has been rolled 5 times and chilled, roll to 1/2 inch thickness, shape with patty cutter, cut halfway through with a small cutter, chill again, and bake in oven at 550 degrees F. at first, reducing heat after 5 or 8 minutes to 425 degrees F., and turning often that patties may rise evenly.



CABBAGE AND CARROT SALAD

Mix 2 cups shredded cabbage with 1/2 cup grated carrot and 1 apple cut in dice. Serve in nests of Lettuce or cabbage leaves with Thousand Island French Dressing.



THOUSAND ISLAND FRENCH DRESSING

Put in small jar 1 1/4 teaspoons salt 1/3 teaspoon pepper Few grains cayenne 1/2 cup salad oil 2 tablespoons vinegar 1/4 cup chili sauce 1/2 teaspoon table sauce. Just before serving add 1/3 cup cream beaten stiff, and shake thoroughly.



BRAN MUFFINS

Beat 1 egg until light, add 2 tablespoons molasses or sugar 1 cup milk 1 cup bran 1/2 cup Graham flour or entire wheat flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/2 cup seedless raisins. Mix well and bake in greased and floured muffin pans 20 minutes at 450 degrees F.



MAPLE CHARLOTTE

Soak 1 tablespoon gelatin in 2 tablespoons cold water. Boil 2/3 cup maple syrup until it spins a thread. Add gelatin and stir until dissolved. Pour slowly onto 2 egg whites, beaten stiff. Put in a cool place and when it begins to stiffen fold in 2/3 cup heavy cream beaten stiff. Add 1/2 cup pecan nut meats broken in pieces. Fill center of sponge cake box with charlotte mixture and serve with maple pecan sauce.



MAPLE PECAN SAUCE

Boil 3/4 cup maple syrup and 2 tablespoons butter to 232 degrees F. or until syrup forms a very soft ball when tried in cold water. Remove from fire, and add slowly 1/4 cup cream. Keep hot over hot water until ready to serve, then add 1/3 cup pecan nut meats.



MARY ANN SPONGE CAKE

Beat 2 egg whites until stiff and dry, and add 1/4 cup sugar slowly while beating. Beat 2 egg yolks, add 1/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vinegar and 2 teaspoons water and beat until light. Combine mixtures, and fold in gently 1/2 cup pastry flour sifted with 1/4 teaspoon baking powder. Cream 1 tablespoon lard with 1 tablespoon flour and spread inside of rim of Mary Ann cake pan. Cover center with greased paper. Put in cake mixture. Bake at 345 degrees F. for 30 minutes. Remove carefully from pan, remove paper and fill with maple charlotte or whipped cream.

If a Mary Ann cake pan is not available, bake twice this mixture in a bread pan or deep round cake pan. Cool and remove center leaving a box.



COFFEE WITH HONEY AND WHIPPED CREAM

Tie 1 cup ground coffee very loosely in small cheesecloth bag. Put into coffee pot with 6 cups cold water and Several egg shells. Let stand 1 hour. Bring to boiling point and boil 5 minutes. Add 1/2 cup cold water and let stand 3 minutes. Serve coffee with Honey to sweeten instead of sugar, and Cream whipped.

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