Soyer, Alexis. The Modern Housewife, or Menagere Comprising nearly One Thousand Receipts for the Economic and Judicious Preparation of Every Meal of the Day, and those for the Nursery and Sick Room; with Minute Directions for Family Management in all its Branches. London: Simpkin, Marshall, and Co., 1880. p 32
THE NURSERY DINNER.
"53. CHILDREN'S DIET FOR THE DAY. - Bread and milk for breakfast at eight; the dinner at one, which was composed as follows throughout the week: roast mutton and apple pudding, roast beef and currant pudding, baked apples; boiled mutton with turnips, after which rice or vermicelli pudding; occasionally a little salt beef, with suet dumplings, plain and with currants in them, or pease pudding; or if unwell, a little veal or chicken-broth, or beef-tea ( the receipts for which will be found in the series Comforts for Invalids)."