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PRINTMISS Fri 23-Jan-15 08:45:08

him to do was open the tin of Spam, yes, it is a bit tricky the pull ring does not always work, and using a tin-opener is really difficult on oblong tins, but resorting to the tool box!

Anne58 Fri 23-Jan-15 08:56:31


But I have to ask, why are you opening Spam at 8am ish?

Soutra Fri 23-Jan-15 09:02:41

Perhaps printmiss had been trying all night?grin

Nelliemoser Fri 23-Jan-15 09:05:09

Perhaps she wanted spam fritters for breakfast. It sounds logical to me.

vampirequeen Fri 23-Jan-15 09:09:49

Why would you want to eat Spam at any time? grin

jinglbellsfrocks Fri 23-Jan-15 09:17:33

Spam is delicious.

Those ring pull cans can be a bugger. We have a tin of fish sometimes for lunch. Even DH has to use a teaspoon to lever it back. hmm

PRINTMISS Fri 23-Jan-15 09:19:47

It was yesterday for lunch, I have been smiling about it ever since, and thought I would share it with you. VQ we love spam, we were brought up on it (almost), in fritters, fried with egg and chips, not keen on it cold, but it is tasty even that way.

Eloethan Fri 23-Jan-15 09:26:21

That conjured up a lovely picture for me printmiss.

Jane10 Fri 23-Jan-15 09:36:22

I used to love Spam spread. Spam spam spam spam spaaaaam luverly spam! Monty Python was right!

jinglbellsfrocks Fri 23-Jan-15 09:42:03

I like it with a bit of chutney. Not really allowed these days though are we? Too much fat. hmm Doesn't seem to be doing Printmiss any harm though! grin

feetlebaum Fri 23-Jan-15 09:47:00

In Manju Malhi's book Brit Spice there is a very tasty recipe for Spam Masala... She also mentions that there is a Spam Society of fans!

Mishap Fri 23-Jan-15 09:48:38

Spam - I have not had this for years - I used to love it. It is probably the high level of salt in it!

kittylester Fri 23-Jan-15 10:10:11

I have a husband like that Printmiss. If I ask him to slice something very simple (like a cooked chicken breast) he has to choose the appropriate sized carving board and sharpen a knife unless, that is, he has got the electric carving knife out! grin

PRINTMISS Fri 23-Jan-15 10:51:32

Don't talk to me about finding the right knife! We have a whole selection, none of which is right for any particular job, according to my husband. Jingle I have always been one of those 'a little of what you fancy does you good'.

annodomini Fri 23-Jan-15 10:51:35

Printmiss, as a veggie I don't eat Spam - though it was a part of my childhood. But I have been known to get out the Swiss Army Knife to deal with a recalcitrant tin.

tanith Fri 23-Jan-15 11:22:12

DH is a Spam lover , they do a low salt version Mishap by the way.. he has it every week in his lunch sandwiches with a bit a of HP sauce... we used to have it a lot when I was young but I can't stomach it now far too fatty....
I always buy the one in the plastic container if I can I've had too many struggles with that ring pull thingy on the tins, I always managed to buy one that broke off angry

Galen Fri 23-Jan-15 11:47:40

I love it grilled.

ginny Fri 23-Jan-15 12:08:35

My DH loves it too. Can't stand it myself and the smell of it makes me retch.

daffydil Fri 23-Jan-15 12:10:55

If you like Spam but think it is not too good healthwise try Pek Gold which is, I think, lower in fat and salt and very good.

daffydil Fri 23-Jan-15 12:12:46

Also you can buy a little gadget for lifting the ring pull thingy which I find very helpful.

jinglbellsfrocks Fri 23-Jan-15 12:16:08

Can you?! Where from? Link? please

jinglbellsfrocks Fri 23-Jan-15 12:25:28


Do NOT buy Pek Gold. Unless things have changed drastically since that article w as written. sad

Sorry daffydil.

Coolgran65 Fri 23-Jan-15 12:31:08

Jings I got my ring pull gadget from Lakeland on line. A really useful item and cheap. Can't recall exactly how much. £3 or so comes to mind.

jinglbellsfrocks Fri 23-Jan-15 12:33:25

Right. Will get one! (Will save DH bending the teaspoons) Thank you. smile

rosequartz Fri 23-Jan-15 12:40:45

I have the ring pull gadget from Lakeland as well; it is bright blue to easy to find in a drawerful of jumble other gadgets.

Very useful for tins of sardines, beans, tomatoes and I suppose it would be useful if you like Spamalot grin