O.C. Menus – 1877 Sampler

NOVEMBER 1877   (Meal times: 7 am, 10 am, 1 pm, 4 pm)

FRIDAY

  • 7 am – Warmed potatoes, tomatoes, fried liver – sauce
  • 10 am – Chicken gravy, baked potatoes, boiled rice (a few oysters), greens
  • 1 pm – Gravy, pumpkin pie, cheese (a few vegetable oysters) greens
  • 4 pm – Baked potatoes, soup, cheese, oatmeal cakes, gravy, cold beans

THURSDAY

  • 7 am – Wheat & Graham pancakes, baked potatoes & gravy, liver
  • 10 am – Meat pies, onions, turnips, steamed potatoes & cranberry sauce
  • 1 pm – Same as 10 am, cider apple sauce
  • 4 pm – Cream toast, baked potatoes, fried mush

WEDNESDAY

  • 7 am – Nutcakes – warmed up potatoes, fried apples
  • 10 am – Vegetable oysters* – baked potatoes & cream gravy, fiddlers pudding
  • 1 pm – Vegetable oysters, pumpkin pie, & baked potatoes & cheese
  • 4 pm- Warmed potatoes, graham biscuits – honey, cheese & cold beans

* Vegetable oyster is an herb with long-stemmed heads of purple ray flowers and milky sap and long edible root. The root is noted for tasting of oysters, from which the plant derives its alternative name of oyster plant; young roots can be grated for use in salads, but older roots are better cooked, and they are usually used in soups or stews.

 

 

 

 

TUESDAY

  • 7 am – Muffins – baked potatoes & gravy
  • 10 am – Chickens – steamed potatoes – turnips, boiled rice & cider apple sauce
  • 1 pm – Same as 10 am
  • 4 pm – Baked potatoes, gravy, grapes, baked beans, cheese & fried mush

MONDAY

  • 7 am – Breakfast cakes – baked potatoes & fried hasty pudding
  • 10 am – Bean soup – baked potatoes & gravy – tomatoes & tapioca pudding
  • 1 pm – Same as 10 am
  • 4 pm – Pancakes & good maple syrup – warmed up potatoes & cheese

SUNDAY

  • 7 am – Buckwheat pancakes, baked potatoes & gravy
  • 10 am – Baked potatoes & gravy, oatmeal cakes, cauliflower – cheese &  maple syrup
  • 1 pm – Baked potatoes & gravy, strawberry tea, rolls, squash pie & cheese – fried mush & cracked wheat
  • 4 pm – Hash, cold slaw – custard & grapes

3 Comments

  1. Patricia Hoffman said,

    December 8, 2010 at 10:48 am

    What are vegetable oysters?

  2. Annette Hopper said,

    December 8, 2010 at 11:33 am

    sal·si·fy (sls-f, -f)
    n. pl. sal·si·fies In both senses also called oyster plant, vegetable oyster.
    1. A European plant (Tragopogon porrifolius) having grasslike leaves, purple flower heads, and an edible taproot.
    2. The root of this plant, eaten as a vegetable.

  3. ann kemp said,

    June 6, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    Heavy on the carbs – no. Why didn’t they eat much meat? $$$?


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