As you all know the Fam is recently returned from Iowa. Ok I know it's been a few weeks and I've probably milked this trip thing for all it's worth but this is the last Iowa post. I promise. It's just that we had such a wonderful time and really look forward to visiting Great-Grandma H again soon. Well, while we were up there we decided to take a little trip further north to Austin, MN. Austin is the home of a very well known food product.

Yes. I am indeed standing on the corner of SPAM BLVD. Because we decided that we had to stop at the SPAM Museum. We were just too close to pass up that opportunity.

We learned interesting SPAM facts, we tasted tasty SPAM products, (some of which are only available in the US via their website) and we learned that Myriam LOVES SPAM. Who knew?( BTW Bacon SPAM is delicious!!!!!! The Garlic SPAM is really good too but I wasn't a fan of the Black Pepper.)

And although my Mother-in-law still thinks that we just went to the museum just to mess with her, we had a great time as a family. And isn't that the point of family vacations? So if you are up Minnesota way check out the SPAM museum.

Oh and don't forget to link up and check out this tasty SPAM recipe.

SPAM Scalloped Potatoes
3 T. Butter
3 T. Flour
1 tsp. Salt
1/4 tsp. Pepper
2 1/2 C. Milk

8 Red Potatoes peeled and thinly sliced
1/4 C. Diced Onion
1/4 C. Diced Green Pepper
1 Can SPAM cubed*
1 C. Grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese

In a small saucepan, melt the butter and add the flour, salt, and pepper. Cook over low heat for 1 minute, then slowly add the milk.  Bring to a boil and stir until thickened. Remove from heat and set aside.

Preheat oven to 350 F. Butter a 2 quart casserole dish and layer with half the potatoes, onion, bell pepper, and SPAM, then cover with half the sauce. Repeat layers and top with cheese. Bake covered for 1 hour, then remove cover and bake another 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Many consider this dish better when re-heated. Serves 6.
Recipe from SPAM The Cookbook.

*I added more cheese (double) and I used Garlic SPAM and upped the pepper by double. Very yummy and perfect for the cooler weather dinners.

Peace, Love and SPAM!

Don't get any ideas that SPAM sponsored this post. They didn't. But if they would like to I am PR friendly....

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