Happy Birthday SPAM....

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  1. righteousdude2

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    ...that's right! Today's the seventy-fifth birthday of Spam. It's been a staple for many Americans, for 75 years, and I am one who enjoyed Spam in several different dishes as a child each week. One dinner was the Spam Roast. My parents stuck cloves in it, poured a little Ketchup over it, and cooked it in the oven. Add some parsley boiled potatoes and a veggie, and you have a preety good meal. :thumbsup:

    Another, my personal favorite was the "Zim-burger!" Ground Spam, Velvetta Cheese, onions. Mix these three items together, and spread that stuff [thickly] on an open-faced bun. Cook in the oven [350 degrees] for about three or four minutes or until the cheese appears melted, and a little brown appears on the side of the buns. Make lots of them, because along with potato chips, they go quickly. :thumbsup:

    Finally, it tastes awesome shred up in an omelette. Add some Mild Cheddar cheese to give it a zesty zing! :thumbsup:

    So I thought I'd ask each of you to share your favorite Spam memories, thoughts, and recipes.

    SEE:http://darkroom.baltimoresun.com/20...f-spam-is-75-yo-pamplonas-big-heads-parade/#1

    http://www.austindailyherald.com/2012/07/05/75-years-of-spam/

    And for the fun of this special day, here are some favorite Spam recipes [please feel free to add your own]: http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/foo...canned-meat/tb874kjS3iPPYOJitk1clK/story.html
     
  2. Zaac

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    I love some Spam. Very basic. Just fry it in a little oil and stick it between some bread with a little mustard. DDDDDDDDDDD-Licious!
     
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    For the last six months or so when I was stationed at Davis-Monthan AFB in Tucson AZ 1965-67 there was such an influx of enlisted GI's (My Wing's mission was to train the officers that already had their pilot rating to fly the F-4C before these pilots would be sent to SEA.), that they moved "the ones they could trust" off base to a garden-style apartment complex that was originally contracted to house those officer/pilots and their families while my Wing (4453d Combat Crew Training Wing [TAC]) trained them.

    Since single E-3s - E-4s weren't paid more than $70 -$90/mo back in those days, I couldn't afford even a USED car. Thus, on weekends especially, I had no means of getting back on base to use its "dining facilities."

    You better believe that SPAM (along w/ peanut butter) comprised a HUGE portion of my diet!!
     
  4. Dr. Bob

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    Moving this to . . man, I don't know where. But NOT in a "Baptist Discussion" area!!

    Do we have a "who-in-the-world-cares" forum?

    :1_grouphug:
     
  5. Don

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    Now, now, Dr. Bob - you're talking a staple of the Pacific Island cuisine. Press some sticky white rice together, top it with an egg and a slice of fried Spam, and wrap a piece of seaweed around it to hold it together, and voila - musubi! Not to mention the bento (breakfast or lunch box), with rice, spam, egg, maybe a red hot dog and some chicken pieces, topped off with soy sauce....
     
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    RD2, Zaac- "It tastes awesome.." "I love some Spam."

    No offense, but I don't admire your palates. :laugh:
     
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    Give me Outback. Had enough Spam when I was a kid, lol.
     
  8. Arbo

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    Spam- The cardiologist's friend.
     
  9. righteousdude2

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    Don't get me wrong....

    ....now that I'm making a better living, SPAM is not part of my daily cuisine. :thumbs:
     

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