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Old 03-07-2016, 05:12 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I remember one time I went to Las Vegas, there was this run down small open front casino and they advertised $1 hot dogs and $1 shrimp cocktails prolly like 8 years ago. Well the shrimp were tiny like the kind that comes in a can and they were on a bed of mostly lettuce. The hot dog was huge, but it tasted worse than baloney, I threw both things out.
Actually for years the 4 Queens in the Fremont area of Vegas had really outstanding shrimp cocktails for a buck for many years. Even though we are off subject, it is fun to think about Vegas back then. Boy has it changed.

I love baloney, always will I guess!!!!
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Old 03-07-2016, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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I remember one time I went to Las Vegas, there was this run down small open front casino and they advertised $1 hot dogs and $1 shrimp cocktails prolly like 8 years ago. Well the shrimp were tiny like the kind that comes in a can and they were on a bed of mostly lettuce. The hot dog was huge, but it tasted worse than baloney, I threw both things out.
Haha, I remember the cheap shrimp cocktails in Las Vegas too, but I think ours were
$5. and not too bad.
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Old 03-07-2016, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Kountze, Texas
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When DH and I were on WW I would use the juice glasses that we have from the original shrimp cocktail and I would make him one for a low calorie /low point snack before dinner.
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Old 03-07-2016, 08:38 AM
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Location: the west side of "paradise"
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I remember them also. But think I also remember they were in a 3 pack, and as a family of 5, the 6th one was always fought over. Mom usually won. Shrimp was her very favorite thing and we always conceded to her getting the most.
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Old 03-07-2016, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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When DH and I were on WW I would use the juice glasses that we have from the original shrimp cocktail and I would make him one for a low calorie /low point snack before dinner.
i read that as world war one.
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Old 03-07-2016, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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It is SO easy to make your own...you'll pay about 3-4 times the price if you buy "pre-made"! Shrimp are super easy to cook...and nowadays, they have split shells and are deveined! What could be easier! Thaw...toss in boiling water, and boil until the shells are pink....cool and peel!

Cocktail sauce is ketchup, a bit of tabasco or Texas Pete, a dash of Worcestershire , a squirt of lemon juice and some prepared horseradish! Mix...enjoy!
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Old 03-08-2016, 09:17 AM
 
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Also a little off-subject but all this reminiscing about place and time and shrimp reminded me of a story also. When we were newlyweds in the Sixties my DH was drafted and we moved from the Midwest to a town near Tacoma, WA since he was stationed at Ft. Lewis.


We were poor as church mice but on weekends we'd drive over to the ocean to a little town called Ocean Shores that had an old-fashioned meat market with fresh seafood. They'd have these little shrimp cocktails made up in paper cups sitting on ice in their display case. And if we had scrimped and saved a few pennies during the week we could afford a couple of them with a plastic fork at fifty cents apiece. (No exaggeration - that's how tight our budget was!)


It was quite a treat for a pair of kids who grew up land-locked.
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Old 07-07-2019, 01:14 PM
 
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Default Shrimp glasses....just saw this thread.

My parents passed away a couple years back,all their belongings have been in my garage.just this morning I was going through some boxes,and I came across 5 shrimp glasses. they say "fresh deluxe with large shrimp".In the same box are 3 full sets of flintstones welshes jelly glasses.brought back so many memories.
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Old 07-08-2019, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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My parents passed away a couple years back,all their belongings have been in my garage.just this morning I was going through some boxes,and I came across 5 shrimp glasses. they say "fresh deluxe with large shrimp".In the same box are 3 full sets of flintstones welshes jelly glasses.brought back so many memories.
Nice story. For us, though we did have them once in awhile I would not have considered them even mediocre quality. The glasses did make great fruit glasses. I actually saw them in a grocery store a few years ao; only a few and only one store. It was in the ABQ area.
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Old 07-08-2019, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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My parents passed away a couple years back,all their belongings have been in my garage.just this morning I was going through some boxes,and I came across 5 shrimp glasses. they say "fresh deluxe with large shrimp".In the same box are 3 full sets of flintstones welshes jelly glasses.brought back so many memories.
Yabba dabba doo! I used to have Looney Tunes glasses in the 1970s.
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