Thursday, November 24, 2011

Turkey





Okay ..
If you live south of the border. .
I am really hoping this tin of turkey is not part of your menu.

The other day the Mennonite Girls and I were chatting about this long forgotten item that was always on our pantry shelf while I was growing up.


I can't remember what the photo looked like back in the day. .
but the large all capital letters look very familiar.
Indeed it is a Classic.



On occasion my mom would fry it up in a pan.
Sometimes it would be mixed with ground ham for party sandwiches.
Just thinking about it makes me want one.

I do recall it being a regular part of a school lunch.

But it sure never came ready sliced.
I told them I keep a tin of it in the trailer for end of camping days when the refrigerator is bare.

Once a year. . .
just for old times sake. . .
and still much more preferable than the spam that shows up in my emails.

Happy Thanksgiving to our neighbors down south!

all for now..




10 comments:

  1. Aww yes, back in the day when SPAM meant sandwich meat and not junk mail! Thanks for the memories.

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  2. Great memories! And that's where I'm keeping it:)

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  3. Oh...I can taste it now.....Klick and pickle sandwiches. They were one of my favourite school lunches. I think Klick and SPAM are the same??? I'm not sure what Scot would say if I served SPAM. I should serve him a mystery meal:)

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  4. SPAM always tasted so good when I was a child...I wonder if my memories are dependable? Perhaps I should buy a can and find out!

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  5. Grated up together with dill pickles on "open faced" buns. Yup, fond memories of growing up & it was also served to us at bible school as late night snacks. Rick does not remember it quite as fondly as I do. :)

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  6. We had Spam but also something called Prem...and my mom diced celery and prem with a bit of mayo and spread it on day old buns and toasted them..Yummy!

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  7. I don't know if it was spam, but I do remember something my mom got out of a can that looked like mushed up ham pressed solid.
    I think she used to chop it up, mix it with finley chopped tomatoes and onions and mayo... for a sandwhich spread.

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  8. Ahhhhh Klick, Spam, Prem - some generous soul donated truck loads of tins of this luncheon meat to the summer camps I attended in my teens! We had it served up for breaky, lunch, dinner in a variety of creative recipes!! Don't think I've had any since!

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  9. Got it...junk meat not junk mail! What a fun reminder from the 'good old days'.

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