Wednesday, December 30, 2009
and people on the west side don't often consider that a dividing
line but it is for us east side folks. It is White Castle land! Those
of you who live on my side are shaking your heads and those
out west are going, "What the..........!" White Castle is the
best Slider! YUM. Now everyone knows what a Slider us for
now a days they are every where but when I was little you
could only get them at White Castle. I used to love it when
my Grandfather would walk in the door with a big sack of those
babies for us to eat. We never knew when he was going to do
it and then BAM, Slider heaven!
home after a late night and we still find ourselves stopping if
we are ever out past 10 for you can not drive by a White
Castle that time of night without your car automatically
making the turn into their parking lot. At my age you pay
for it in the morning but that night, let's just say it is
better then a Fillet and with a sack of sliders at 1 AM
I promise you that you will be happily chomping away going
Mc Who? and Burger What? That is how I remember a slider!
Nostalgia Electrics caters to memories like that and offer
many blasts from your pasts and a collection of items you
thought were long gone when Woolworth's locked its doors!
Remember the Hot Dog Spinner at the movie theater or Drive
in. You know the one I am talking about, a Ferris wheel for dogs.
You would sit there and watch it go around and around and
try to spot the best one to point out as yours! How about
Snow Cones? Those were around long before 7-11 started
rev-in and tastes like a snow day with a Cherry on top right in
the middle of August. When I used to beg for money for
the carnival I had to take that stuff into consideration. I need
so much for the rides, this for the games and this much for
my snow cone and elephant ear. You could not leave without
one! How about old Fashioned Cotton Candy on a paper cone?
Not that stuff your kids get in a bag that has been there who
knows how long, but the real deal where they take the paper
cone and swirl it around in the machine and you pray and pray
that last big piece is going to stay on your stick when they are
wrapping it up. Those are the days I remember and wish I
could share with my kids.
Nostalgia Electrics makes all of those
items and much more. Since Sliders were such a big part
of my youth they were happy to send me a slider maker and
even my son knows what they are! Before I even got it completely
out of the box he was already running to see if we had dinner rolls
and came back with an onion in his hand begging me to grab
some Hamburger from the freezer. I used all my strength not
to jump up and down and act just as excited as he was for I
am the Mom you know! The slider maker let's you cook up to
six burgers at one time and even has a handy dandy spatula
that you use to help form just the right kind of patty, it is all in
the patty don't you know. It was a snap to clean up and like a
Foreman grill the grease drips away but in truth, who cares!
We had SLIDERS! These were just as good as White Castle and
with these I didn't even have regrets in the morning. My son
has now eaten sliders for dinner, breakfast, lunch and then
dinner again but I am not sure if he likes them. I think half the
fun of eating them is remembering all the good times I had
at other times in my life when I ate them. I can't wait to help
Rowan build her own set of slider memories!
the popcorn maker they have. When I was a child we had
a summer home on a lake outside of a small town in Northern
Michigan. This was not Star Theater or even AMC but a true
family Movie theater where you got a wax bag of Popcorn for
25 cents and free refills. Instead of the big bags they drag out
now and warm up this was the real deal in a buggy style Popcorn
maker and Nostalgia Electrics has them. 16 different styles
including the Kettle Style that is even before my time! They
also have Fondue Pots, Buffet style items, A Margaretta
maker or for the kids a slushy machine and even modern
day goodies like a Quesadilla maker or pizza oven. One of the
Coolest is the old fashion Hot Dog cart like street vender's used
to use. I was thinking of grabbing one and Rowan can sell
Lemon aid and Andrew Hot dogs next time I have a yard sale.
I know they would get a kick out of it, make some cash and
I would know where they are all day when I am tied up
with the Garage sale. Nostalgia Electrics truly lives up
to their name and I can't think of one item on the site
that I don't have some sort of special memories attached to.
I can really relive some of the best moments of my childhood
with my kids! You can buy their items all over the country
in most major stores and even on Amazon. I know I have a
link for Amazon somewhere on my site, I love them! I would list
every store Individually but I am really craving a slider right
now, besides when I say every major store I mean it!
is the fact they are giving a Slider maker to one of my readers.
Even if you do live West of the Mississippi! To enter just go
to their site and look around then come back here and post
an item you remember from your childhood or a store you
can find their products at! The contest will start tonight
December 30th and run to February 10th at Midnight!
USA and 18 and older can enter daily and the winner
will be contacted by email and have 72 hours to
contact me with their mailing information. As always
you can earn a bonus entry by entering the contest of
the day and other ways to enter are posted below.
Extra entries only count after the initial entry
1. Become a follower of my blog or
post that you are. 3 entries,
please post 3 times.
2. Enter any of my other contest. I entry
per contest, separate post for each entry.
3. Grab my button. 5 entries. Please post
4. Blog about this contest somewhere else
and post the link here. 5 Entries Please
post five times.
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my No Throw or Chuck the Yuck Contests!