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    Hi CaseT, again lol

    Will have to post that tip along to DD and hubby. They are the campers in the family. Thanks!!!!

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    Germans began puncturing any can goods that arrived in Red Cross parcels, in order to prevent it from being stockpiled for an escape attempt, or traded with guards. It had to be eaten immediately to prevent spoilage.

    The winter of 1944/45 was one of the coldest ever in Europe , and specifically Austria where Dad was held. German's were running out of food for civilians and their military. POW's were last on the list to get fed and they also got just a few chunks of coal to heat the barracks. They were constantly cold.

    They gave the POW's in Stalag 17 one bowl of cabbage soup per day, and a small piece of black bread. Dad said the bread tasted of saw dust and they suspected saw dust was used as filler to make it go further. It wasn't unusual to have maggots in the soup. Dad said the soup smelled like sauerkraut, why he never ate sauerkraut.

    Those Red Cross parcels with spam were coveted and anticipated, but even those began to disappear. Early 44 , they got them once a week, early 45 it was once a month, if at all. German's said it was because the Allies were bombing the trains carrying the Red Cross parcels, but no one believed that.

    To them, a can of spam was like a gourmet meal.

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    Bacon-Wrapped Spam Bites

    I usually don't post recipes until after we have made them, but I just saw this in the mag. that came the other day and couldn't wait to share it with fellow SPAM lovers. I hope we will make this soon.

    Bacon-Wrapped Spam Bites
    (makes 32 pieces)

    18 bacon strips
    1 can (12 oz.) reduced-sodium SPAM, cut into 32 cubes
    1/3 cup yellow mustard
    1/4 cup maple syrup
    1 garlic clove, minced

    Preheat oven to 400F. Cut bacon strips crosswise in half. In a skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until partially cooked but not crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain; keep warm.

    Wrap a bacon piece around each Spam cube; secure with a toothpick. Place in a 15x10x1 inch baking pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Combine mustard, syrup and garlic, drizzle over Spam. Bake until bacon is crisp, 5-10 minutes longer.

    Source: Taste of Home mag. Apr/May 2019

    I know you can buy Maple Bacon but I think first time trying this, we would rather use the maple syrup.

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