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Title: DON'T OPEN THIS! iT'S SPAM!
Post by: salvo on December 05, 2020, 06:54:14 pm
Hi Folks,

Rainy and windy today in Massachusetts. Boring day.

Asked my wife: What's for supper? She replied: I don't know. What do we have? I said: I got that Spam in there (bought a bunch five or six years ago). I eat it alone,... just me and the dog.

Wife hates it. I like it. High or low salt, regular or bacon flavor, with beans, eggs, just mustard and bread.

My family ate a lot of stuff growing up, pot head to government surplus. I like tripe. But SPAM! Yowza! Well,... pot head too. Well,... tripe too.

What are your best memories of Spam? What do you remember fondly (or not so fondly) that you haven't had in a long time.

Please click the link:
https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/americas-miracle-meat-the-story-of-spam-3-recipes/

Sal
OH! That Art of Manliness site is great. Look around.
Title: Re: DON'T OPEN THIS! iT'S SPAM!
Post by: The15thMember on December 05, 2020, 07:06:28 pm
I guess I am too young to have personal knowledge of Spam.  I've seen it in stores, but my family never ate it, and my parent's didn't either as children to my knowledge.  (I know my mother's family didn't, since my grandfather was a butcher.)  I however, in spite of being a woman, can testify that Art of Manliness is a great website.  I once needed to know how men shaved in ancient times for a novel I am writing, and they had a fantastic article about it.  They've also supplied me with other quality answers to totally random questions several times.   
Title: Re: DON'T OPEN THIS! iT'S SPAM!
Post by: Michael Bush on December 07, 2020, 07:12:47 pm
I spent all my summers at church camp.  They got commodities which is where I got my first taste of REAL butter.  But one summer they got a huge surplus of two things:  peanut butter and spam.

So for breakfast we had spam and eggs.  For lunch we had spam salad sandwiches. For supper we had spam pizza.  And always there was peanut butter on the table...  The next day we would have spam and pancakes, spam and cheese sandwiches and BBQ spam.  The next day it would be spam with biscuts and gravy, spam and peanut butter sandwiches and roast spam.  You get the picture.  After three months of spam for breakfast, lunch and supper I hope to never taste it again...
Title: Re: DON'T OPEN THIS! iT'S SPAM!
Post by: Ben Framed on December 07, 2020, 08:06:43 pm
I spent all my summers at church camp.  They got commodities which is where I got my first taste of REAL butter.  But one summer they got a huge surplus of two things:  peanut butter and spam.

So for breakfast we had spam and eggs.  For lunch we had spam salad sandwiches. For supper we had spam pizza.  And always there was peanut butter on the table...  The next day we would have spam and pancakes, spam and cheese sandwiches and BBQ spam.  The next day it would be spam with biscuts and gravy, spam and peanut butter sandwiches and roast spam.  You get the picture.  After three months of spam for breakfast, lunch and supper I hope to never taste it again...

 :shocked: :grin:  At least you got ahold of that REAL butter! Yum!
Title: Re: DON'T OPEN THIS! iT'S SPAM!
Post by: salvo on December 08, 2020, 12:00:09 am
Hi Folks,

A Few Fun Facts You May Not Know About Tripe

1. Tripe juice is good for a hangover.
2. Tripe increases libido.
3. Wrap your head with tripe and cover with a swimming cap for a cure for hair loss.


Sal
Title: Re: DON'T OPEN THIS! iT'S SPAM!
Post by: Michael Bush on December 08, 2020, 01:54:50 pm
>At least you got ahold of that REAL butter! Yum!

Yes.  Since the day I left home I only ate margarine when I was too poor to buy butter and that was only for a couple of years.  The best butter advertisement I ever saw was "You'll never hear us brag that we taste like margarine!"
Title: Re: DON'T OPEN THIS! iT'S SPAM!
Post by: salvo on December 11, 2020, 12:12:44 am
Hi Folks,

What's in YOUR fridge?

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Sal
Title: Re: DON'T OPEN THIS! iT'S SPAM!
Post by: iddee on December 11, 2020, 04:58:32 am
Probably botulism........ :shocked:
Title: Re: DON'T OPEN THIS! iT'S SPAM!
Post by: sawdstmakr on December 11, 2020, 08:21:46 am
Hi Folks,

What's in YOUR fridge?

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Sal
Absolutely nothing.
I?ll let the black mold have it. 😊
Jim Altmiller
Title: Re: DON'T OPEN THIS! iT'S SPAM!
Post by: salvo on December 15, 2020, 07:43:24 am
Hi Folks,

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Sal
Title: Re: DON'T OPEN THIS! iT'S SPAM!
Post by: salvo on December 20, 2020, 09:15:50 pm
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Title: Re: DON'T OPEN THIS! iT'S SPAM!
Post by: salvo on December 27, 2020, 09:59:43 am
Hi Folks,

Laughing here! I'm actually surprised at how white bread this forum actually is! And I say that with all affection. God love ya!

I expected a bunch of us to chime in with their own ^Food I've had^ stories.

Another one from me then: I remember the times when the Fish Man used to make the rounds of all the farms. His old pick-up with boxes of melting ice and the fish inside. He hoped that many of the farmers had a spare dime for a couple of mackerel. My grandmother always found that dime.

Nothing like mackerel fried in bacon grease (remember that can of accumulated bacon grease in the ice box?). We'd all have a good time discussing who should get the crisp fins and tails. OOHH the crisp skin. Scraping out that tasty dark stripe on the side of your piece of the fish.

Still love that mackerel but my wife won't let me cook it in the house. That smell lingers for days.

Sal
Title: Re: DON'T OPEN THIS! iT'S SPAM!
Post by: iddee on December 27, 2020, 05:35:08 pm
Don't know about the old days, since I'm only 75, but we have a raccoon in the oven right now. Packed with veggies and covered with stuffing. Should be on the table in another hour.
Title: Re: DON'T OPEN THIS! iT'S SPAM!
Post by: The15thMember on December 29, 2020, 08:12:31 pm
Don't know about the old days, since I'm only 75, but we have a raccoon in the oven right now. Packed with veggies and covered with stuffing. Should be on the table in another hour.
Well, how was the old coon?  What does raccoon taste like anyway? 

(remember that can of accumulated bacon grease in the ice box?)
My mom saves bacon grease.  :happy: 
Title: Re: DON'T OPEN THIS! iT'S SPAM!
Post by: iddee on December 29, 2020, 09:02:54 pm
Raccoon is a very dark meat, but really good when prepared right. We boil it until tender, then line a large baking pan with stuffing, lay the meat out, add potatoes, sweet potatoes, celery, carrots, ETC. Then cover it all with stuffing and bake it until the Irish potatoes are done. They take the longest.

Tonight we had squirrel and dumplings.
Title: Re: DON'T OPEN THIS! iT'S SPAM!
Post by: Michael Bush on January 01, 2021, 01:31:24 pm
>I expected a bunch of us to chime in with their own ^Food I've had^ stories.

The list of things I haven't eaten is shorter than the list of things I have...  I could never bring myself to eat a possum.  They just smell too bad.  Or a skunk.  But most any other bird or mammal that is big enough I've eaten.  No mice or rats, but lots of squirrels and rabbits and coons.

I was having a conversation with a friend one day about all the things we had made "coffee" out of.  Slightly roasted cornmeal, dandelion roots, chicory roots etc. and a 20 something lady looked at us like we were crazy and asked why in the world you would do that.  We said in unison, because you don't have enough money for coffee.  She was not well off, but the concept that you couldn't afford coffee was incomprehensible to her...
Title: Re: DON'T OPEN THIS! iT'S SPAM!
Post by: iddee on January 01, 2021, 06:08:03 pm
MB, you are not that far from my age. My parents married in 1931, in the middle of the depression. Possum was normal table fare during that time, after caging them for two weeks on bread and milk. It continued during my childhood. Although I have not eaten it as an adult, I ate possum many times during my first 10 years. I'm surprised you didn't do the same.
Title: Re: DON'T OPEN THIS! iT'S SPAM!
Post by: Michael Bush on January 01, 2021, 10:55:52 pm
Now I know the secret.  I've never caught them and fed them bread and milk nor heard of it...  I guess I've done something similar... we would catch crawdads and feed them cornmeal before we ate them...
Title: Re: DON'T OPEN THIS! iT'S SPAM!
Post by: salvo on January 02, 2021, 11:14:16 pm
Hi Folks,

And you thought this thread couldn't descend into socio-political commentary?

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Sal
Title: Re: DON'T OPEN THIS! iT'S SPAM!
Post by: Ben Framed on January 03, 2021, 12:03:34 am
Now I know the secret.  I've never caught them and fed them bread and milk nor heard of it...  I guess I've done something similar... we would catch crawdads and feed them cornmeal before we ate them...

Mr Bush, I recently viewed a rerun of the Beverly Hillbillies. The subject was "smoked crawdads" of course the Beatniks of that time thought Jeffro was talking about smoking crawdads and they were plenty excited to give it a try!!! I suppose they thought it was some kind of new California grass type thing. lol   I can not do the show justice by description. A must see for a good clean laugh.
Title: Re: DON'T OPEN THIS! iT'S SPAM!
Post by: Michael Bush on January 03, 2021, 04:40:04 pm
I remember that one.  I've never tried smoking them.  I've smoked a lot of bees though... the hard part is getting them to stay on the paper while you roll it...

Title: Re: DON'T OPEN THIS! iT'S SPAM!
Post by: JurassicApiary on January 12, 2021, 11:34:48 am
Spam is very popular here in Hawaii.  In fact, residents of Hawaii consume the most spam per capita of all 50 states.  Heck, it's even on the breakfast menu at McDonalds here.  Spam is a local favorite!  And yes, I love it too.  ;)
Title: Re: DON'T OPEN THIS! iT'S SPAM!
Post by: rast on January 13, 2021, 09:18:08 pm
 I still fry myself some spam every now and then, white bread and mayonnaise. My granddaddy had what he called his "cleaning cage" he put the possums in and fed them table scraps. Granny usually baked them and too greasy for me. The tins of sardines in oil were a staple as long as my Daddy was alive.