I know what you're thinking. It's Sunday, Sharon, not Spamday...well, read on and you'll understand where I'm coming from.
A few weeks ago Young'un asked me what spam is. As I was telling him it's meat in a can, Kid jumped in and said I was wrong, that it's all those obnoxious emails we get but would rather not. Kid likes to be right all the time, by the way. Now, I know they're both spam, but totally different subjects. Entirely. After clarification of the two, I thought the subject had died. Little did I know it would continue to haunt me.
A few days after the discussion, Young'un asked me what kind of meat Spam is. Being as I truly had no earthly idea, and hadn't eaten it since Hon and I camped many moons ago sans children, I had to admit my lack of knowledge on it. I did tell him it was canned meat and when we went camping we'd take some along, slice it up, and fry it as part of our morning breakfast.
That bit of knowledge got him thinking about it even more, obviously, because he kept bringing it up. Finally on Friday Young'un said he wanted to try it. Okay then, if we are going to make a meal of it, he can help cook it. I told him I'm sure there must be a Spam website because there's a website on just about everything. Isn't there a Spam festival somewhere also? We decided this past Friday to declare today Spamday!
Yesterday we went on the spam.com website and tiptoed through the recipes. It's amazing what one can do with a can of Spam. We chose to make Spamkins breakfast muffins. I mean really, who could go wrong with that! They have had 288 yums, which we have added ours and it now stands at 289. Not only that, it's a blue ribbon recipe, so between the yums and the ribbon, we knew we'd have a hit!
Today Young'un and I decided to make the Spamkins for lunch. We really had a craving for pancakes this morning, so we figured it would be just as good for lunch. That way, if Kid and Eldest fussed and made a stink over our muffins, they'd have chili too look forward to for dinner also. Young'un and I made a science lesson of it, too. Together we gathered the ingredients, talked about what the yeast does, and away we went. Young'un cracked eggs, sauteed Spam, and measured out what we needed. It was actually a neat recipe of three different layers. Easy peasy, though. There's a bottom muffin layer, a Spam layer (which floats to the top), and an egg layer. Oh, and the extra niceness of cinnamon and sugar added on top of the muffin layer, too. Yum!
In the end, our Spamkins recipe was a hit! A bit on the salty side, but still, a hit. Well, with everyone but Eldest. He wouldn't even give it a go. Kid, however, said, "Hey, this is actually really good!" And we'll take that compliment because he fussed and moaned about it since our declaration of today being Spamday.
So, there you have it folks. Spam. Meat in a can. I have no idea what it means, and according to the website only a few select individuals actually know, so it's a super secret, but as far as meat in a can goes, we give the recipe a most excellent "Yum!" Smiling & Waving, Sharon
I'm the queen of our farm, although the animals haven't figured that out yet. My title is Head Chicken Wrangler, but most days I'm called Mom. Life is a comedy and I plan on documenting it.