Saturday, July 11, 2009

Spam It Up

I've noticed that a lot of bloggers do giveaways. I've also noticed that a lot of bloggers post photos on their blogs. Today I am killing two birds with one stone.

I have a thorn in my side, and it is this can of Spam. It has been in my "pantry" (which is really just a glorified cupboard and the bane of my existence) for, well, a long time. Happily, I still have 23 more years until it expires.

I have no idea how it came to be in my possession. I'm pretty sure I didn't buy it. All I know is, every night when I open the cupboard to figure out what to make for dinner, there it is. Staring at me, hope in its little metal eyes, thinking, "Maybe tonight is the night that she will choose me." It's starting to creep me out.

Plus, I do feel sorry for the little guy. I mean, how would you feel if someone stole your name and made it synonymous with the most vile and hated form of e-mail around? It's the same as if your mom would have named you Emo. (Not that there's anything wrong with being Emo, it's just not that great as a first name).

I have tried to think of something to do with my can of Spam, but I'm drawing a blank. There is nothing related to Spam in my Better Homes & Gardens cookbook. Of course, my new favorite place to go for recipes is my sister-i-l Connie's awesome blog (you can click through from My Blog List). This is because I once made her sweet and sour pork and all six people in my family liked it, which never happens. And while she has lots of delicious recipes on her blog, there are none (yet) for Spam, so I'm still stuck.

So finally I get to the giveaway part. Leave me a comment with your best (edible) idea on how I can use my can of Spam. The best recipe will win - you guessed it - their very own can of Spam, plus a collection of the 3+ recipes I may or may not receive. (I promise to buy you a fresh can and not send you the old one from my cupboard).

The winner will be chosen based on scores in three different categories: 1) Does the recipe involve Spam? Score 100,000,000 points if it does, zero if it does not. 2) Is the recipe edible? Score 18,000 if yes, zero if no. 3) Which recipe does the writer of this blog randomly think is the best? Score 2 if I choose yours, and 1 if I do not.

P.S. Did you like my photo?

P.P.S. Don't forget to comment with your recipe!


Connie (and Tony) said...

Few things:

1. I'm so flattered you mentioned me in your post :p This means I have to get on the ball and put up more recipes.

2. LOVE the pic (;

3. The one and only time I have ever had spam has been my grandma's famous ketchup spam sandwiches. They sound HORRIBLE.. .
butter bread and spread ketchup over that (both sides) and then add sliced spam on top of that and put together like a sandwhich. Voila! The grossest thing ever!! (so you'd think... somehow my grandma made them kinda enjoyable.) I wouldn't try it now, however. :p

The Crider Clan said...

You know the Hawaiians LOVE spam! When Brad and I went to visit his mission companion...Napalikuhonua Kahalapuna...he introduced us to something called Spam musubi. You basically cut a slice of spam, fry it in a frying pan, then get the stickiest rice you can find, and make it into a patty the same size as the spam. Put them together and wrap it in seaweed. I honestly thought it was pretty good...and I had never had spam before either. They sell it at convenience stores in Hawaii, like we have hot dogs at ours. Funny!

Signe said...

You may be too young to know this, but occasionally our parents would make us eat spam. In fact, I think dad really liked it. If I remember correctly they would scramble eggs and add spam. We would then eat it just like any other type of scrambled eggs.

PS: If my recipe wins I don't need the can of spam. Give it to the runner up! :)

jules said...

Fried Spam. We had that and fried bologna lots. With eggs, or just in a sandwich. The frying makes it better.