Skip to comments.As Food Prices Soar, So Do Sales Of Spam
Posted on 05/29/2008 3:20:01 AM PDT by Daffynition
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I used to eat SPAM but I don’t eat pork anymore. I did always enjoy the strange consistency of the product when it was cold and a nice fried SPAM w/ mustard sandwich.
Great for camping....But at home, I’d make a tuna casserole first. People will go back to “pot” cooking...stew, chili, meatloaf...Milk and juice instead of soda..
Hmmmmm, fired spam. Good stuff!
According to their price, it works out to about $3.49 a pound. You can buy better cuts of meat for that price.
For some reason or other SPAM has always been a popular food item in Hawaii ... go figure.
Wow you can get chuck steak or lean ground beef for $3.49 a pound. I still see good sausages for half that.
I never realized SPAM was such a rip-off, in addition to its more obvious faults.
Just the way I like it too! My father never would eat SPAM because he got it every day in the Philippines during WWII.
That is exactly what I was thinking. Heck, I can get hanger steak for that price. And make a great meal.
I usually buy large cuts, break them down and work out continuous meals with the cuts and leftovers down to stock or soup from the bones or carcass.
People just don’t know how to cook, that’s all.
Yes a lot of people don’t know how to cook. Opening up a can of spam for dinner is usually just being lazy.
And unusually lazy at that. I do have to laugh at the spam nigiri sushi they have in Hawaii. MMMMMM.
My husband would choose that meal over a steak any day. Not me though.
Rather eat road-kill. Least you know what it is.
I’m sure that your grandmother is not lazy.
The convenience stores in Hawaii sell Spam sushi. It’s a slice of Spam on a lump of sushi rice. Hawaiians are also fond of serving Hormel chili over rice. The weirdest combination I saw was called “Loco Moco.” Rice, topped by a hamburger steak and two fried eggs smothered in chili. Had it for breakfast one morning.
Ping to you. Does this thread sound familiar for some reason? ;)
I don’t think SPAM is all that cheap. For the price of 3 cans, I can buy a large chicken and a bag of potatoes and have roast chicken, taters, gravy and sides/vegs on Sunday, for 4 of us. Then during the week we’ll have hot roast chicken sandwiches, a casserole or fricassee or tetrazzini, a soup or pot pie or dumplings, enchiladas or chicken spaghetti, with whatever staples that are on hand. And all those include leftovers that are taken to work for lunch.
Once when our son was little and things were tight, someone gave us a turkey and I managed to make it last 8 days (until payday), with a different, good meal every night.
If you know how to cook and use kitchen appliances, you can make some amazing meals with really cheap food--including doing it from scratch. That's why I premake a lot of my meals in bulk, put them in small plastic containers, and dump them in the freezer for use later (gawd, the bill for all those Rubbermaid brand containers is getting ridiculous... ).
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