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Old 03-10-21, 11:05 AM
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I don’t eat Spam anymore, but as a kid we sometimes had cold Spam sandwiches.

I currently see TV commercials saying “Don’t knock it ‘til you’ve fried it,”
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The topic here is non-cooked foods, but a few months ago someone asked how I managed to carry several weeks of food on a trip, I have done that on bike trips, canoe trips and kayak trips. I wrote up a lengthy post on that topic if anyone is interested here:
will bike weight make a difference to an old guy like me?
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Can't believe this was not specifically mentioned earlier:
You've probably seen the meme from about a year ago that read, "Hormel Foods made their first batch of SPAM in 1937. With everyone out shopping and hoarding food, they have announced they will be making their second batch later this week."
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Originally Posted by andrewclaus View Post
You've probably seen the meme from about a year ago that read, "Hormel Foods made their first batch of SPAM in 1937. With everyone out shopping and hoarding food, they have announced they will be making their second batch later this week."
I think they started making up a third batch now.
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On a similar Spam note..I remember canned corned beef..no idea if it's still around.
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Originally Posted by fishboat View Post
On a similar Spam note..I remember canned corned beef..no idea if it's still around.
Absolutely. Hormel still makes it. I’m sure others do as well. But the thought of eating that “cold” scares me.
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Old 03-10-21, 07:13 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Absolutely. Hormel still makes it. I’m sure others do as well. But the thought of eating that “cold” scares me.
When I was a kid my mom used the canned corn beef to make creamed corned beef and peas on toast. As I (vaguely) remember, it wasn't bad. I haven't had it since.

You're right though..cold right out of the can..hmm..if it were the only food-type substance around, I'd probably eat it...in a queasy sort of way. It wouldn't be a first choice to take with me on a tour.
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Those gelatinous meats in a can scare me without cooking, especially those like Spam when I can't even identify the animal(s) it's made from.
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Old 03-11-21, 05:39 AM
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I'm actually talking about things like this ... surely you have these sorts of things in your stores??

You put them in sandwiches or mix them with other things.



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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
I'm actually talking about things like this ... surely you have these sorts of things in your stores??

You put them in sandwiches or mix them with other things.


I do not recall seeing anything like that in cans in stores in USA, perhaps I am looking in the wrong place. But, in my post number 6 above, I had an envelope of something quite similar.



Plus of course, the small bottle of wine, although perhaps I should have had white instead of red?
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oh la la, quelle erreur, franchement
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Originally Posted by djb View Post
oh la la, quelle erreur, franchement
I am glad that google translate exists.
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Originally Posted by Tourist in MSN View Post
I do not recall seeing anything like that in cans in stores in USA, perhaps I am looking in the wrong place.
Cooked can chicken in PA a couple of years ago.
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According to my wife, red goes with everything, including pancakes.

I thank you all for sharing your ideas with me. I leave for a week long tour down south shortly and wanted to go cookless on this one. Speaking of the French, we'll be slipping into Louisiana and Cajun country and the campground owner made up a big pot of Etouffee for us the last time through. That's another way of going cookless, ha.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Cooked can chicken in PA a couple of years ago.
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Yeah, but the stuff that Machka was refering to was mixed with mayo or otherwise designed to spread.

For cooking, I often buy small cans of ham or chicken. This day I had ham and eggs, but the small pan meant one after the other.



That said, I do recall one day on this same trip having a ham sandwich with a can of ham.
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Originally Posted by Tourist in MSN View Post
I am glad that google translate exists.
I knew you'd have fun looking that up. Mind you, I guess I blew it, I really should have said something completely inappropriate....
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Originally Posted by robow View Post
According to my wife, red goes with everything, including pancakes.

I thank you all for sharing your ideas with me. I leave for a week long tour down south shortly and wanted to go cookless on this one. Speaking of the French, we'll be slipping into Louisiana and Cajun country and the campground owner made up a big pot of Etouffee for us the last time through. That's another way of going cookless, ha.
I had to think about this for a bit, its not a word that I use very often. Funny though because it kinda means suffocated or something along those lines, so I guess it fits as a big, honking, pot 'o something that fills you up.
Cute name though.
I remember a few times hearing Cajun music bands from Louisiana play at outdoor concerts at the Jazz Festival here in Montreal, and its very interesting to hear the odd mix of French/English/American accent and words thing going on, even for an Anglo like myself.
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If you were shipwrecked on a desert island with an unlimited supply of only one meal - what could you eat forever? Only two rules. It has to be the same meal each time, and it has to keep you alive.
In a roughy similar scenario, Marilyn Vos Savant suggested dog kibble.
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Originally Posted by boomhauer View Post
I usually have a can of "chef boyardee" ravioli for back up. It's usually eaten by 5pm. Buy a new one each day.



For me my go to is the Tasty Bites (or as I call them Indian MREs) I used to eat Punjab Eggplant like it was going out of style. Loved that stuff, then got sick of eating it and stopped for a long time and never quite picked it back up (though on occasion I will) There are some other brands out there that are good on was a Rajama Dal that was quite good.

I don't often take cans because cans are more weight that I really don't want to carry but I do like beans so sometimes I will throw a can of baked beans or something the pack and eat those fresh from the can no cooking required.
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Do you eat Spam cold? We always fried it when I was a boy.
Go to the SPAM™ website: dozens of tasty hot and cold recipes, many adaptable for cycletouring.

"We could not have fed our army without SPAM™." - Nikita Khrushchev
"I ate my share of SPAM™ along with millions of other soldiers." - Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force General Dwight D. Eisenhower


Fun fact #1: SPAM™ officially is a portmanteau of "Spice" and "Ham". SPAM™ does not contain either ingredient!
Fun fact #2: During WWII, SPAM™appeared on the menu of upscale British restaurants as 'Ballotine De Jambon Valentinoise', but common folk who got the precious little tins with their ration books knew it as 'Supply Processed American Meat'.

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Yes, I am aware this is the non-cooking meal topic, but this has become a Spam thread too.



One packet of diced Spam and one third of a packet of Cheddar Potato is not a bad meal when you are camping many days away from stores or refrigeration.
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Alex, I'll take "Oxymorons" for 100 please.

Answer is, What is "Spam Lite"

Hmm, an Etouffee made with Spam, yummy
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Yeah, but the stuff that Machka was refering to was mixed with mayo or otherwise designed to spread.
Yes, although I generally prefer the chicken breast "flakes" with springwater because there are fewer calories. Although on a tour, I might go with something with calories!

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We ate spam regularly as kids and will admit to having fond memories of it. It's hard to find a food that makes you want to burst into song when you eat it But not corned beef hash!

In my 20's when I was running (a lot) my main protein diet was canned tuna (in water), kippers and sardines. They (sardines) are the forgotten easily transported and nutritious fish. The cans even stack together neatly in a rectangular shape. You would have to eat them away from camp though if you were in bear country.

Someone mentioned the weight of canned foods. If you consume the liquid as well, like in baked beans or chili or ravioli, that weight (other than the can) is just water that counts towards hydration. If you have access to water at camp it's a negative but if you are packing water to cook with its a wash. Can of soup or dehydrated soup with a cup of water - they weight the same.

I don't know why more people don't take Tang on tour. It was the breakfast drink of Astronauts.
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Someone mentioned the weight of canned foods.
Fun fact: 12 oz. (340 g) of SPAM™ is packed in a recyclable can+lid that weighs 28 g.
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