My first time here Jaden….and I love your blog – from these beautiful pictures, it is hard to believe that you are a one-button-click girl, really difficult to believe :)
BTW what is spam? I only know of the once that lands in my email…is it soem kind of meat- pardon my ignorance!
Simcooks-Yes, you are a Spam superstar!
Melinda- yeah, I had to think long and hard about what would rhyme with chow mien. It took an extra glass of wine.
Nandita – thank you!! Spam is canned miscellaneous body parts from the pig. Here you go: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spam_%28food%29. Yes, I’m still a one-button click gal. In fact, I can’t even use any other setting because the flash goes off and I don’t even know how to use the manual setting with no flash. So I’m still with the “no flash automatic” setting. Yes, I know. I’m a dork.
JenJen- so gross yet so perfect.
Hi Janice – thanks for reading. When your kids have kids, I’m sure they will say, “My mom made me eat this, so you are going to eat FRw/S too!” I made it last night and while my kids LOVED it, my husband who was raised on nothing more than frozen pizza and pigs in a blanket – ate around the Spam. Go figure!
LPC- I loved Dr. Seuss not as a kid (because back then I didn’t really get why he was funny) but now it just cracks me up! Spam’nSeuss needs to be the next book they make (if they still publish books under his trademark). I think Seuss would approve.
Jaden, First time to your site. I laughed out loud over your blogger identity theft post. So funny! I love fried rice but don’t know that I’m brave enough to make it with SPAM. Kudos on a lovely and entertaining blog.
Whenever I see the word SPAM, I feel like saying BAM! :O
Ok, maybe I have to add some sliced chilli to say that. BAM BAM BAM! on that SPAM SPAM SPAM!
I think “Fried Rice and da SPAM” makes an even better rock band name! The lead singer/vocal/guitarist is Mr. SPAM, and the backup guitarist called Mr. Jasmine Rice (err….another transvestite…Jasmine which is a Mister?) and drumist Mr. Spinach.
I’ve done char siew with fried rice. Time to do the spam!
I am beyond amazed that you actually made SPAM look and sound so appealing. And that ode to SPAM cracked me up!! If we didn’t have a vegetarian kitchen I would so be heading to the grocery story to try this recipe – no kidding. I can’t believe I would actually try SPAM but how could I resist this photo?
Having just now edited some video of the chef of the Rouge Bistro in Toledo cooking up some steak and shrimp with a white wine sauce, tarragon and lemon grass, I suddenly have the urge to see what a similar Spam-n-shrimp dish would be like. ;-)
I can’t think of anything that tastes bad with spam. My favorite meal as a poor college student was 3 pieces of spam, 2 eggs, white rice (doused with either maggi sauce or soy sauce) and a sprinkle of japanese seaweed seasoning (furikake). almost as good as a homecooked meal from mom.
Eliza- I know exactly what you mean! I was at the store and the only thing I bought was 2 cans of Spam and I got a really puzzled look from the cashier. She even said to me, “your kids must have a school project?” lol.
Spam was one of the things which was easy to cook in a field kitchen way back when I was in the Army. It was usually a lot better than the rest of the dehydrated stuff they got with class B rations (no refrigeration necessary).
I’m certain I ate it and it was certainly better than a cold meal on a cold, wet, rainy German morning, but I can’t recall if I enjoyed it or not. ;/
oh jaden! LOL! well, here it is…I can’t do the spam! when i was a kid, my mom gave it to us sooo much, i can’t even stand the smell of it. but your post made me laugh, and i love the rhyme…too cute! but i went to see the show ‘spamalot’ and loved that. and hubby is an administrator at a high school, and they have a spam-carving contest (it’s in redmond washington where microsoft is) I can’t even imagine the mess after that!
i think they have been doing the spam-carving for a long time now…at least as long as the term “spam” as it relates to computers anyway. they were already doing it when my husband started working at the school 10 years ago, so it has been around at least that long!
We love spam, unfortunately I can no longer eat it as I used to but I do make spam fried rice with kim chee to use up all the leftover rice.
The inhabitants at home usually gobble everything up real fast.
BTW I just started reading food blogs and yours is one of the best.
Be back soon.