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Old 02-18-2011, 08:34 AM   #51
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Lums dogs were very good. In Michigan, the old Lums are now pizza places.
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:15 AM   #52
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Woolworth's made the best lemonade.
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Old 02-18-2011, 11:12 AM   #53
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Slightly off topic - love at the five and dime.... lunch counter dates, another time honored tradition

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Old 07-10-2011, 10:03 AM   #54
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Woolsworth Ham Salad?

Those this thread was ages ago, I promised others that I would post the pictures of the ham salad sandwich when I pulled it from the camera. Potato chips and dill pickle slices rounded out the plate. How I yearned for a basic diner dish!


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Old 07-10-2011, 11:03 AM   #55
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Yep, looks just like how I made 'em!
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Old 07-10-2011, 11:13 AM   #56
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I've said before that I'm nostalgic for things that are no longer around. Today, I was thinking of the old diners that are long gone, a few drive-in places, and the Woolworth Lunch Counter.

In doing a search for recipes from a few places from my younger years, I happened across a lot of history that had not been on my radar when I was very small: They ranged from food trends to social-injustice. For me, I have very fond memories of several drive-ins, a couple of diners, and lunch with my grandmother at Woolworths!

In my search, I found the recipe for Woolworth's ham salad and had to make it. I remember the ham salad having small diced mini-cubes of ham, so I made sure that mine did as well. (Mother said the cubes were larger, so I suppose she will be recreating her own memory, but my cubes were small. ) It came out nostalgia-worthy. I will say that I added less salt than memory recalls, but Frank does not like a lot of salt.

What was missing was potato chips on the side and a banana split that I popped a balloon to determine what I would pay. The site has other Woolworth recipes, so I may have to re-live the Frito pie.

What recipes have you found or recreated from your memory?

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Woolworths in SA only got lunch counters about 2 yrs back. One thing they stopped making by us that I really miss is duck liver pate with orange jelly on top. Tried making it but the taste doesn't come close :(
At the moment my favourite woolies meal is Spinach and Feta cannelloni and there creme brulee
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Snip, we haven't had Woolworth's here for more than 20 years! I worked in one when I was in Regina and one of my "duties" was making this sandwich!

Wow, your menu seems much more sophisticated than ours ever was!
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Snip, we haven't had Woolworth's here for more than 20 years! I worked in one when I was in Regina and one of my "duties" was making this sandwich!

Wow, your menu seems much more sophisticated than ours ever was!
No Woolies :( I would be lost without my monthly Woolworths fix! They have so many American and British foods and loads more! They are the rich housewifes go to when having dinner parties..lol! I treat my family and myself once or twice a month with spoils from there. Can't afford to buy all my groceries there, way too expensive. I do buy most of my fresh fruit and veg by them, the quality is close to home grown and buy my meat in bulk at the supermarket suppliers to make up the difference :) Luckily a friend of mine owns her own catering company and lets me buy meat with her at wholesale prices.
There Mac 'n Cheese is made with 4 cheeses and I'm sure it beats your Blue Kraft boxes..lol!
If you come to SA you should try some of the goodies!
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Yep, looks just like how I made 'em!
YAY! It was a bit different than I remember, but I suspect it was the type of ham that I used.

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Woolworths in SA only got lunch counters about 2 yrs back. One thing they stopped making by us that I really miss is duck liver pate with orange jelly on top. Tried making it but the taste doesn't come close :(
At the moment my favourite woolies meal is Spinach and Feta cannelloni and there creme brulee

That is a pretty swanky Woolworth! Our Woolworths is long gone. While there, it was a five and dime store: costume jewelry, low cost products. It's part of some terrific childhood memories.
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YAY! It was a bit different than I remember, but I suspect it was the type of ham that I used.



That is a pretty swanky Woolworth! Our Woolworths is long gone. While there, it was a five and dime store: costume jewelry, low cost products. It's part of some terrific childhood memories.
We have many Woolworths Stores, one in every mall and some in the middle of nowhere, we even have Woolworths food sections at our filling stations..lol!
Just comes to show how behind we are, we get things when other countries lose interest in them..lol! They are well known here and sell only the best quality foods, lucky us I guess. On the flip side, we have to watch programs that are 2-3 yrs old on DSTV and repeats all the time!
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