Let us now praise glorious Spam.

Thanks to the generosity of Big Brother, the Secret Lair has something it lacked for several years…

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…a staple meat supply.

I’ve always kind of liked Spam (the original kind: Flavored Spam is an abomination unto Joel) but didn’t eat it much because it’s $2.50ish at the dollar store and that’s too much for my budget.

Now new Spam arrives monthly and I could get sick of it if I allowed myself to. This week I’ve had a houseguest who brought actual meat – Bratwurst, ham, steak ohmygod – and as I made my usual breakfast this morning…

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…that other meat protein only served to remind me that I really do like Spam. I can get 3 or 4 meals out of a single can, depending on how I slice it.

I’m aware that cements my status as an incurable redneck. I’ll live with the affliction, it comes in handy sometimes.

Speaking of reminders, the temperature this morning reminded me that Winter Is Coming. Right at daybreak it bottomed at 36 degrees, and I hope my houseguest spent a tolerably comfortable night in his travel trailer.

It’ll warm up fast once the sun gets over the ridge, though.

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8 Responses to Let us now praise glorious Spam.

  1. I’ve always liked spam and store a lot of it. I’m a big fan of cheese, jalapeno, Tabasco, teriyaki, and Portuguese sausage spam. Actually, I guess I like all of it!

  2. coloradohermit says:

    I like Spam. Unfortunately, it doesn’t like me. Oh well.

  3. Judy says:

    The first time I tasted Spam was after I married hubby in ’88. Hubby made Spam salad (ham salad). I let him have my share. I’d rather eat a peanut butter sandwich. However playing around on the internet brought me to a Musubi recipe and I was intrigued enough to try it, as I like sushi (with cooked meats). I like Musubi so well I even bought the mold for making it.

  4. Zelda says:

    Spam is the breakfast of champions, even champion hermits – Spam, eggs, biscuits (buttermilk or regular) and cups of strong coffee. Accompanied by a glorious sunrise, with or without snow, life don’t get no better. Good food makes such a difference to how the day goes. Judy thanks for mentioning musubi as I’d never heard of it and looked it up on the Internet. The rice treatment and nori is just like sushi.

  5. taminator013 says:

    Every time I hear the name Spam, this pops into my head……….

  6. Peter says:

    Either a redneck, or a Hawaiian.

  7. MJR says:

    When I first looked at the title of the post I thought it was about the other kinda spam. The stuff you’ve got is way nicer.

  8. Goober says:

    Fried spam, onions, Swiss cheese, Clausen pickles on toasted dark rye?

    *DroolING noises*

    Who are these people that make fun of spam? Monsters the lot.

To the stake with the heretic!