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Recipes for Lent

valentinesIt’s Throwback Thursday!

The Summit Herald of February 11, 1936 reported that the tail end of a blizzard left five inches of snow on the streets of Summit. Summit Hardware & Paint advertised snow shovels for 59¢ and ice-scrapers for 39¢. A local man was arrested and held on $1000 bail for a “stick-up” in a dark alley that netted him $2. The home economics expert at the local PSE&G office held a free cooking class on cooking in Lent. The sample menu included: grapefruit appetizer, Duchess potatoes, baked stuffed onions, scalloped tomatoes, planked blue fish, molded pineapple and cucumber salad, and lemon refrigerator cake. The Roth-Strand Theatre was showing “Sylvia Scarlet”, starring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant. The Summit High School hockey team skated against Millburn at Briant Pond, defeating them 4-0.

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