Grand Jean displayed his Epicurean skills in the wilderness last week at a campsite deemed "Slippery Rock" camp. Boreas, the North Wind, had forced us to ground early after the last crossing of Le Grand Portage, and Boreas continued to blow all afternoon. Grand Jean reached into one of his two giant LRP packs to pull out the ingredients for making a fine sandwich for himself and Big Al.
I noticed the smell and ambled over. Drool began to drip from my mouth as the smell of fried Spam wafted over me. Grand Jean was making a few grilled Spam and cheese sandwiches ... with real butter. OMG, what a masterpiece!!!
Big Al offered me a small quarter sandwich to taste, and the taste exceeded my already lofty expectations. The sandwich bread was finely grilled with real butter; two slices of Kraft American singles bracketed a Spam single slice [these are available in supermarkets in my hometown in Ohio.] I ate it slowly, savoring its exquisite flavor ... a 10! This will go onto my lunchtime menu back at the bunker.
Grilled Spam and Cheese
Two slices of good bread
One slice of Spam
Two slices of American cheese [or Velveeta cheese]
Fry the spam until a bit crispy. Put a slice of cheese onto the bottom slice of bread, add the Spam slice and top with the second slice of cheese. Spread a bit of butter onto the bread on both sides of the sandwich and put into the skillet. When one side is browned, flip over and brown the other side. When it's brown, you are done. Eat and relish its wonderful flavor.
Word of the Day
"Enervate" - verb, transitive [$10]
Enervate means 1. to lessen the vitality or strength of; 2. to reduce the mental or moral vigor. Enervate is a rough antonym of energize.
Sentence: Wind enervates canoeists: it saps the canoe's forward momentum and blows the canoe off course. Wind is the canoeists' bane.