Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Because Brianero asked for it, another Foodie Post.
Brianero likes my food posts, so here is something on the opposite end of the food spectrum.
Today was a banner day. It has to be the first time since moving to Portland that I cooked up a can of Spam. I sliced it and fried it up for some good breakfast eatin'. Spam and toast is what it was. I ran out of time before Ryan had to go to school to do Spam 'n eggs.
Bridget won't touch the stuff. The smell alone is something that she frowns upon. 3 year old Jack had no interest either. I feel pity for them. But Ryan, my Kindergartener, and I love it. He ate more today than I did. He ate it for breakfast and then he ate it for lunch. I bet he would have eaten it for dinner to if Bridget had let him.
The way I prefer my Spam is fried. I love how it gets all crispy on the outside. And if you cut it to just the right thickness and get the perfect ratio of crispy to juicy it is even better. The tastiness of properly fried Spam really just provides more support for my theory that proper preparation and cooking of any dead animal will result in the meat being crispy on the outside and moist on the inside. If it is good enough for the likes of El Goucho, Mr. Morten and even Colonel Sanders it is good enough for me.
And Spam....seriously I don't know why people don't like it. Spam has helped keep American strong during times of strife. Would we have been on the winning side of World War II without Spam? I don't know, but Spam was one of the main staples of our soldiers. If we could win World War II on a diet of Spam, it is good enough for me for the occassional breakfast. I support Spam and all of its salty chopped hammy/porkiness. Long live Spam!