Tuesday, July 21, 2009


The newspaper report on yesterday's post showed Berny sitting atop a can of Spam.
That is NOT my can of Spam. I did not use my hard earned money to buy it! In fact, I don't think I have ever been hungry enough to eat it willingly. This belongs to one of the male members of the family. You know, food to take on a fishing trip. However, I thought that as long as a bear was in my pantry...I might as well get rid of the stuff that I DIDN'T like!

I am not really sure exactly what Spam is....but I think it is similar to the 'mystery meat' they used to serve us in school! ***answer will follow***

I promise to NEVER serve Spam for lunch if you should visit my house!

***And, just in case you were wondering...here is a list of ingredients...
ham, pork, sugar, salt, water, potato starch and a hint of sodium nitrate to help keep its color. The pork is mostly pork shoulder. SPAM was first invented as a way to use this underutilized part of the cow, ham was a later addition.***


LivingTheLife said...

ham, pork, sugar, salt, water, potato starch and a hint of sodium nitrate to help keep its color

OK...these things SCARE me...and aren't ham and pork the same thing??...or at least from the same animal...and what's with adding the sodium nitrate for coloring...maybe I should use that on my HAIR...cos heaven only knows...it never holds color for too long...I mean...holds a curl...that's what I mean...My hair color is the natural color...ya, minus the sodium nitrate!

Hope you get to feeling better very soon...give yourself time to rest and get well...and stop worrying about getting things done and feeling quilty...you don't need that stress anymore than we need SPAM!

Love to you...Blessings to all...

Just Breathe said...

I don't eat SPAM but I did work for a regional office of Hormel back in the 80's. I do have stock!

Lynne said...

I used to put a can of Spam in Dom's Christmas stocking each year - the same can made the rounds for at least 5 years. Big family joke. I finally threw it out about a year or so ago.

My dog Maggie likes it - of course, she likes licking her bottom too, so she's hardly a judge of quality.

Musicaljean said...

I have to say I noticed that Spam on yesterday picture and thought, "Wow, I didn't know people still eat that stuff!" So thanks for the clarification!

Lynne's comment made me laugh out loud!

Keetha Broyles said...

I saw that Spam and thought "good, feed THAT yucky stuff to Berny."

I DO remember eating it back in maybe the 50's or 60's and it is just plain gross.

Berny ought to love it.

racheld said...

Oh, Dearie!!

I knew you weren't feeling good when you used the word "cow."

And now you're all laid up with strep and all those other aches.

Feel better, and know you're missed.

PS---when I went to a local "cooking" class one evening, the perky young guest teacher used Spam in about twelve dishes---sliced, chopped, smushed into a "potted Spam" little crock covered in melted butter left to congeal atop, and each time she mentioned the name, she chirped, "Shoulder Pork and hAM!" At least that seemed to be the emphasis in the words floating in the air around her airier head.