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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 267 pages of information about The Story of Crisco.

February 15

Swedish Soup Poached Eggs on Top Stuffed Breast of Veal Stewed Tomatoes Fried Carrots *Apple Tartlets Coffee

Apple Tartlets_—­Line some tartlet tins with Crisco pastry.  Fill with stewed apples to which a little melted Crisco and grated nutmeg have been added.  Cover with a meringue and brown in the oven for a few minutes.

February 16

Consomme Colbert Braised Mutton Cutlets with Kidneys Stuffed Potatoes *Salsify Fritters Spinach Salad Cheese Balls Meringues, a la Chantilly Coffee

Salsify Fritters_—­3 heads salsify, lemon juice, salt, 2 tablespoons milk, 1 tablespoon melted Crisco, fried parsley, 4 tablespoons flour, and 2 eggs.  Wash, scrape, and soak the salsify in cold water seasoned with salt and lemon juice to taste.  Boil in salted, acidulated water until tender.  Take it up when done, drain, and cut the salsify into pieces all the same size.  Sieve the flour into a basin, work in the yolks of the eggs, the milk, and the melted Crisco.  Beat to a smooth batter, season with salt and pepper to taste.  When ready to fry, beat up the whites of eggs very stiffly and stir them lightly into batter.  Drop the salsify into the batter, then into hot Crisco and fry to a golden brown color.  Take up, drain, and serve garnished with fried parsley.

February 17

Strained Gumbo Oyster Souffle *Calf’s Head, Vinaigrette Baked Eggplant String Beans Russian Salad Ambrosia Coffee

Calf’s Head, Vinaigrette_—­Clean and scald 1/2 a calf’s head.  Cover with water and boil 1/2 an hour, then plunge into cold water.  When cool, remove meat and cut in small squares.  Make a roux of 1 tablespoon Crisco and 2 tablespoons flour cooked thoroughly; add 4 cloves, 3 whole peppers, small onion, carrot, 2 bay leaves, dash of thyme, and 2 tablespoons strong vinegar.  Add the meat.  Simmer 2 hours; remove into deep dish and cover with vinaigrette sauce, which is made with 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon paprika, dash white pepper mixed with 3 tablespoons tarragon or plain vinegar.  Add 6 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon gherkins, and 1 teaspoon each chives and parsley all chopped very fine, and 1 tablespoon minced green pepper.  Blend well before pouring over meat.  This may be served either hot or cold.  Garnish with cucumber pickles cut into fan shapes.

February 18

Cheese Canapes Lamb Chops French Peas Baked Potatoes Artichoke Salad Russian Charlotte Preserved Ginger Coffee_

_*Cheese Canapes_—­8 croutes bread, 1/4 pound cheese, 2 tablespoons Crisco, salt and red pepper to taste, 1 teaspoon mustard, and 1 dessertspoon sherry.

Cut the croutes of bread out of slices of stale bread with a round cutter 2 inches across.  Fry the bread a golden color in hot Crisco.  Cut up cheese; put it into a mortar with Crisco, and pound until it becomes a smooth paste; then season with salt and red pepper to taste.  Add the mustard and sherry.  When all ingredients are thoroughly mixed, put it on the croutes of bread; place them in oven until hot through, then serve at once.

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