What’s for breakfast? Scrambled Eggs with Diced Spam. Oh, Spambled Eggs – sounds good!
That pretty much sums up a conversation with Kiddo on a recent Saturday morning. Spambled Eggs. I like the name. The perfect breakfast for a busy Saturday. After all, breakfast is intended to give us all a moment to slow down in this gotta get’er done existance.
Today is a beautiful day of the Lord’s creation. It’s National Glazed Spiral Ham Day, although that really should be a movable National Day celebrated on Easter since most of us who celebrate Easter Supper do so with a ham. I suppose we could consider Spambled Eggs a spin on the whole glazed ham concept. After all, Spam is sort of like ham that comes in a can. Spam, as it turns out, isn’t as mysterious as you might think. There are only six ingredients in a loaf of Spam: Pork meat with ham added, salt, water, potato starch, sugar and sodium nitrite (a preservative). That’s it. And did you know that the meat is put into the cans, then vacuum seals and cooked? Spam has been around since 1937. I like a fried Spam sandwich from time to time, it reminds me of childhood. Fry up some Spam, top it with a slice of Processed Cheese and slap it between two slices of White Bread. It doesn’t get any more 1960s American Classic than that.
Today is also Titanic Remembrance Day. It’s been one-hundred and eleven years since the unsinkable Titanic slipped below the cold waters, taking with her so many lives. Since Spam hadn’t been invented yet, we can be sure Spam wasn’t on board. But if it had been, I don’t think you would have found Spam on the First Class Dining Menu, unless it was topped with Caviar. Hum . . . Maybe a salty snack. Tiny pancakes topped with fried Spam rounds and cavier.
Finally, today is Husband Appreciation Day. It’s one of those moveable National Days, celebrated on the 3rd Saturday in April. While I think it’s great to have a day set aside to show the husbands of the world that they are appreciated, appreciating our partners should be an everyday occurrence, as natural as breathing. Yet so often life and all it’s troubles gets in the way. Thank you is a rare word today. Praise is seldom expressed. While researching Husband Appreciation Day, I came across an interesting, although not very accurate poll. It seems that 47% of Americans say their husband gets on their nerves at least some of the time. Really? Let’s be honest – the way the question is worded, the response should have been 100%. If there is a spouse out there (husband or wife) who says their mate has never, ever gotten on their nerves, not even one time, that’s someone who is either lying or in denial. I love my husband very much. One of the things that I love about him is how he can make me laugh. One of the things that gets on my nerves is when he chooses to make me laugh. Hey, what can I say except I’m honest.
One of the best ways to show someone we appreciate them is to start the day with breakfast and light conversation. Maybe make them breakfast and serve it in a sunny room. Or make it together, laugh and just enjoy the moment. At least that’s my opinion, for what it’s worth. I think most of us would rather spend quality time together than to be alone with a nice, expensive gift. Right?
Have a wonderful day! And don’t forget to tell that husband of yours thank you for just being you.
6 oz Spam, diced
6 large Eggs
1 Green Onion
1/4 Orange Bell Pepper, optional
Salt to taste
Black Pepper to taste
Open can of Spam and remove loaf from the can. Cut loaf in half, reserve have for another purpose, dice remaining half and set aside.
Break eggs into a bowl, whip and set aside. Clean green onion, dice and set aside. Dice bell pepper, set aside.
Spray a skillet with cooking spray to coat the bottom. Warm the skillet over medium heat. Scatter diced Spam and bell pepper in the skillet, fry until beginning to brown, about 5 minutes or so. Shake or stir often for even browning.
Reduce heat to medium-low. Pour eggs into the skillet over the Spam. Let cook for about 2 minutes, just until the edges are beginning to set, With a fork, scramble the eggs in the skillet for about 3 minutes. Remove from heat, continue to cook in the residual warmth of the skillet. Lower heat on the burger further, move skillet between on and off heat until the eggs are cooked through, light and fluffy. Season with salt and pepper, garnish with green onions. Serve and enjoy.
Perfect with a warm, buttery English Muffin and a cup of coffee or spot of tea.
I will give thanks to you O Lord, for you have answered me
5 thoughts on “Spambled Eggs and Husbands”
I appreciate the way you remind us of remembrance days, popular and obscure! Enjoy your breakfast; I am traveling for work this weekend and I’m going to text my husband some recognition on this reminder to acknowledge nice things about husbands day!
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Safe travels home to that special husband.
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This is a meal that definitely is made with love.