I grew up in the retail clothing business. My first job was as a "gift wrap girl" during the holidays when I was sixteen. I soon became a sales person, "keyholder" and was promoted to assistant manager my freshman year of college. I worked retail all through college and was promoted to a store manager position when I was a sophomore. I was transferred to the Santa Anita Mall in Southern California, and my store was next to a now defunct department store called Buffums.
Buffums was an upscale department store...designer labels, crystal chandeliers, and restaurants where "ladies who lunched" dressed up in smart suits, gloves and matching pumps and handbags. I loved that restaurant and would take my lunch break there whenever possible. I often ordered their famous chicken salad sandwich...which, if memory serves (this was a looong time ago), included grapes in the salad with sliced toasted almonds sprinkled on top. The bread was toasted raisin, and the combination of fruit, nuts and chicken salad was delicious. I forgot about this sandwich until the other day when I recreated it for a luncheon. It was a hit. Memories, so very special. Enjoy!
"Buffums" Chicken Salad Sandwiches
1 1/2 cups cooked chicken, chopped
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Did I remember this recipe incorrectly? If you ate the chicken salad at Buffums and have the correct recipe, please let me know in the comments section of this post. I googled to no avail.
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