This section of the book is from the "Household Companion: The Model CookBook" book
Put on to boil in quarts of water three three pounds of beef without bone. Let boil until tender, and add potatoes; season with salt and pepper.
When well done, make a gravy of flour and water, and serve hot.
Cut meat in slices, sprinkle with salt, pepper, and flour. Lay in a dish, and put a few pickles or a small quantity of pickled cabbage over the meat Take half a teacup of water, add a little vinegar, pour over the meat, bake half an hour. Serve immediately.