I remember Woolworth's. There was one in downtown Panama City, Florida where we lived for 10 years. I was so excited! We used to go to them when we traveled on vacations. I remember the wooden cabinets with the short glass sides holding in all sorts of things like monogrammed handkerchiefs, toys, gadgets--you name it.
The lunch counter was especially fun. It was just basic, good food. (I wasn't a fan of the refrigerated iceberg and tomato salad, though. Yuck.) I also loved the booths and the barstools decked out in their shiny, sparkly red plastic upholstery.
Since I needed to grocery shop today and was traveling back to thoughts of basic menus, I thought I'd post my menu plan since I haven't done that in a while (ever?). This time I asked my husband to throw out names of food he'd like to see appear on the table this week. (I coached him a bit by telling him what meats I had in the freezer.) Here's what he came up with:
38,000 (OK, only 15) Bean Soup with ham
Eat out for lunch after church
Leftovers from lunch for supper
This is just the skeleton menu. The actual recipes will be determined later. Except the Chicken Tampa. He asked for that one by name, he likes it that much. I'll post the recipe tomorrow!