There are some foods that are just needed. Comfort foods. Foods from your childhood. These are foods that rarely get mentioned in trendy food magazines, but never go away from the shelves in your local store. And they never will.
They are the “processed” foods of convenience. In this case, “processed” means (I think) chopped, formed and canned. Regardless, this food will stay fresh on you pantry shelf for a long time, until that cold and dreary day, when you need a bite of childhood memories.
When I was growing up, we ate Spam. Not all the time, but often enough. Sometimes it was sliced and fried at breakfast, sometimes sliced and made into a cold sandwich. But my favorite way of eating it is to slice it, lay in on a hamburger bun, top with a slice of onion, and then add a second bit of yellow processed comfort food, Velveeta.
It must be Velveeta, not real cheese. Nothing else melts and browns the same.
Another unique food is Vegemite. Those of us of a certain age will immediately start thinking about a certain “Men at Work” song from the mid-80’s. Vegemite is an Australian food, a by-product of the brewing industry. It is essentially a yeast paste, with some malt extract for flavor. And salt. A lot of salt.
I find it to be a food that you will either love or hate. I fall into the “love” category. I prefer to toast an English muffin, butter it, and then spread a bit (1/2 teaspoon) of the paste on each half.
Make Your Someday Today is a twice-weekly podcast, where we talk to successful people in all walks of life and around the world on Monday, and then on Thursday, I take a specific message from the previous guest and give my “Trevitorial”, where I help you apply that message to your life. The entire purpose of the show is to help all of us overcome our challenges and fears and become the person we want to be, the person we deserve to be.