Canned Bread Anyone?

10 Sep

A while back Nana gave mommy a can of this B&M Brown Bread with raisins.  It’s something that Nana’s mom used to fix when she prepared beanie weenies.  Mom and dad had never had it.  It sat in the pantry cabinet whispering to mom to try it every night when she prepared dinner.  It was like a stalker, “Try me tonight.”  “I’m good”.  “Really I am”.

Finally this past weekend, mom got the nerve.  She had dinner in the oven (of course beanie weenies) and it needed a bread of some sort to go with it.  She opened the pantry cabinet and this can of bread literally jumped out into mom’s arms in a final fleet of escape.  Mom thought what the heck.

She put her iron skillet on the stove and started melting some butter.  Then she looked at the can, kind of scared at first on how to go about opening it.  She opened one end of the can and knocked it several times on the cutting board hoping the bread would fall through.  It didn’t.  Okay.  You wanna fight can?  She then opened the other end of the can and pushed the bread through.  Can – zero and mom – one.

The bread.  Well let’s just say that it looked unappealing.  With a thud it dropped out onto the counter looking miserable.

That’s when the butter that was melting came into play in the iron skillet.  Mom cut the lump of bread into slices, coated them with the butter in the skillet and warmed them up.  She had doubts.  Trust me – we ALL had doubts about this so called bread in a can.  While it was warming, mom finished up her beanie weenies.  She then plated the bread and sat it on the table.

Mom and dad sat down and stared at their plates for a while.  Mom was like, “You try it first.”  And dad was like, “No, you try it first.”  Humans – they are so weird.  Then they both looked at me and said, “Let’s get Bacon to try it.  He likes everything.”  Why does that sound faintly familiar?  Snorts

I tried it.  I liked it.  But was I really the one to test this out?  I think not.  So dad got brave.  He picked up a piece and bit it.  Mom waited for a few minutes to see if he got sick or repulsed.  And guess what.  He didn’t.  He liked it.  He really liked it.  So mom tried some.  And guess what?  She liked it too.  It really wasn’t bad.  It’s a little dense but it went great with the beanie weenies.  Would they try it again.  Yep… and so would I.

Have you ever tried this kind of bread in a can?  I highly recommend you at least trying it once. You know broaden your food horizons like my mom and dad.  They were scared at first but welcomed the challenge.  You?


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58 responses to “Canned Bread Anyone?

  1. wallaceandsamuel

    09/10/2014 at 1:30 am

    Bread…in a can. We asked mom, she says we don’t get it here butt that it reminded her a little of Boston Bread, a kind of spice and date cake that is baked round like that bread and she says is delicious with butter and a cup of tea (not coffee, this is a tea needing cake)
    Wally & Sammy

    • PigLove

      09/10/2014 at 10:45 am

      mmm – that sounds intriguing as well. Trust me – we *all* had our doubts here at the Hotel Thompson. But it really was good – especially with the beanie weanies. It’s great to cook and eat something knowing that our family line has eaten the same thing for years. XOXO – Bacon

  2. jaspersdoggyworld

    09/10/2014 at 5:14 am

    Mummy wants to know what are beanie weenies?

    • PigLove

      09/10/2014 at 10:46 am

      Snorts – baked beans with cut up hot dogs in them. Licks piggy lips. They are delicious! XOXO – Bacon

  3. Molly The Wally

    09/10/2014 at 5:32 am

    Yikes that does not look good and what are beanie weenies? Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

    • PigLove

      09/10/2014 at 10:47 am

      Bread looked unappealing but it sure was delicious after spending sometime in a hot pan with butter – licks piggy lips. Beanie weanies are baked beans with sliced up hot dogs in them. They cook together for a long time. Yummy! XOXO – Bacon

  4. Basil

    09/10/2014 at 6:02 am

    I have never heard of bread in a can or beanie weenies!!

    • PigLove

      09/10/2014 at 10:48 am

      OMP (oh my pig!) You gotta try them both my friend. Baked beans with sliced hot dogs – that’s beanie weanies. A lot of times people cook them when they go outdoor camping. We liked them either in the stove for cooking or in the crockpot cooking all day. They are pretty tasty! XOXO – Bacon

  5. Genevieve Petrillo

    09/10/2014 at 6:16 am

    That all DID sound “fairly familiar” and I agree you are not the most discerning taster. Neither am I. I eat goose poop on a regular basis (when mom isn’t looking), and once I ate a butterfly. Mom is thumbs up on beanie weenies and thumbs down on canned bread. #itsoundsyummytome

    Love and licks,

    • PigLove

      09/10/2014 at 10:49 am

      Snorticles – yeah I think I’m with you Cupcake. We are not the best ones to decide if something is delicious or not. But mom and dad were happily surprised. XOXO – Bacon

  6. onespoiledcat

    09/10/2014 at 6:55 am

    Oh my Mom remembers that bread – her Mom would often serve it with all kinds of things but beanie weenies definitely! Mom loved it – I’ve never had it but I’d be willing to try it if it tasted like my raspberry yogurt (hahahahaha).

    Hugs, Sammy

    • PigLove

      09/10/2014 at 10:50 am

      <> Yay!! Someone finally has tried both of these items together. They definitely were winners together. XOXO – Bacon
      P.S. Cousin – I know you would love it!

  7. Reilly and Denny

    09/10/2014 at 7:18 am

    Oh gosh – that bought back memories – Mom use to have that all the time growing up in Australia…she has never seen it here though

    • PigLove

      09/10/2014 at 10:51 am

      aaww – awesome huh? I love it when food gets passed down so to speak and new generations try it. My nana’s mother used to cook it a lot growing up with Nana. Then nana did and now nana gave it to my mom. Cool huh? XOXO – Bacon

  8. Jovina Coughlin

    09/10/2014 at 8:08 am

    No thanks. I like my bread from the bakery.

    • PigLove

      09/10/2014 at 10:51 am

      Snorticles – rolling around laughing. I’m with you on that but this wasn’t too bad for the taste buds… for the eyes maybe a disgrace but the belly enjoyed it – snorts. XOXO – Bacon

  9. easyweimaraner

    09/10/2014 at 8:17 am

    my grampy brought boxes of canned bread as the army decomissioned that stuff. he said we will save a lot of wonga and its “supertasty”… and he was the one who skipped breakfest as long as we had this stuff (bet its made from sweeping powder). butt I’ve heard that scientists found a can of bread from WWII and after they opened the can it was still as good (or as bad) as it should be… better we keep the canned bread for later… maybe for the next 70 years :o)

    • PigLove

      09/10/2014 at 10:53 am

      Snorts brother – that is hilarious! By the looks of the bread that fell like a brick out of the can, I can see it hibernating for years in that can. Once a swim in some butter in the “hot tub” we call a skillet, it wasn’t all that bad… or maybe it was because mom/dad were hungry? Snorts. XOXO – Bacon

      • easyweimaraner

        09/10/2014 at 11:09 am

        maybe they added cement or clay to the bred doug and you really can use it when you have a hole in the wall?

      • PigLove

        09/10/2014 at 11:35 am

        oh squeals – now *that* is definitely a possibility. XOXO – Bacon

  10. Mental Mama

    09/10/2014 at 8:35 am

    I’ll eat damn near anything that doesn’t try to eat me first, but I’ve never seen bread in a can where we live.

    • PigLove

      09/10/2014 at 10:54 am

      Snorts! It’s hard to find in the grocery stores. Nana went on a hunt and find mission and finally had to ask the store manager where they kept it. Apparently it’s a long standing item that sells. Who would have thought that huh? XOXO – Bacon

  11. katiebblogs

    09/10/2014 at 8:43 am

    We’ve never even heard of bread in a can but Bacon we really are the best testers aren’t we? We just like everything 😉

    • PigLove

      09/10/2014 at 10:54 am

      This is true my little buddy. And it really wasn’t that bad. Mom even said that after a swim in butter in the hot skillet, a little cream cheese on it and it would have been close to heaven. Who knew?! XOXO – Bacon

  12. Frankie and Ernie

    09/10/2014 at 8:54 am

    OK….. our MOM says that there are two kinds of this One WITH raisins and One without… When she was a Little girl… 87 years ago… her family ALWAYS had this stuffs for part of their Christmas and Easter Breakfasts… and they all LOVED it… it was a TREAT. BUTT she says that her mom sliced it VERY thin and just spread butter on it… NOT Warm. It has a very strong molasses flavor.
    She said she didn’t even know that it was still being made.

    • PigLove

      09/10/2014 at 10:56 am

      <> Yep, she is right. There is one with and without raisins. AND it is still being made – apparently it’s a hot commodity here in the south. High hoof/paws to ya’ll. That’s awesome that ya’ll have tried it as well. XOXO – Bacon

  13. Sand Spring Chesapeakes

    09/10/2014 at 10:14 am

    interesting, I think it looks yucky.

    • PigLove

      09/10/2014 at 10:57 am

      Snorts – we were right there with you my friends. But it did taste pretty good. XOXO – Bacon

  14. merbear74

    09/10/2014 at 10:24 am

    Gross. 🙂

    • PigLove

      09/10/2014 at 10:58 am

      snorts and rolls around laughing. That’s great! XOXO – Bacon

  15. Lori Fontanes

    09/10/2014 at 11:03 am

    It looks like our cranberry sauce from Thanksgiving–those tell-tale ridge marks. I think I’ll pass but you did inspire me to think about baked beans for dinner this week. Thanks!!! 🙂

    • PigLove

      09/10/2014 at 11:34 am

      Snorts – they are yummy! Beans, beans, and more beans… 🙂 XOXO – Bacon

      • Lori Fontanes

        09/10/2014 at 11:39 am

        I will *not* start singing the bean song. OK, maybe once.

      • PigLove

        09/10/2014 at 12:02 pm

        Snorticles with hilarious laughter. I was hoping you would pick up on the song my friend. I started an ear worm – PLOL (piggy laughing out loud). XOXO – Bacon

  16. Misaki

    09/10/2014 at 11:13 am

    That’s kinda weird, but if it tastes good then who cares!

    • PigLove

      09/10/2014 at 11:36 am

      Exactly. Looks really were deceiving in this case. XOXO – Bacon

  17. The Canadian Cats

    09/10/2014 at 1:39 pm

    Mmmm…mom love beanie weenies…..she calls them beans and wieners but likes beanie weenies better…..just sounds better. She says she has never seen bread in a can but she’s never looked either. Dad says he doesn’t care for baked beans but would eat them if there was no choice. We use beans out of the can amd don’t cook them for that long….your mom must make them from scratch if she cooks them for a long time.

    Enjoyed this wee chat….different.


    • PigLove

      09/10/2014 at 2:10 pm

      Snorticles. Beanie weenies just rolls off the tongue doesn’t it? Great name for some great food. Dad is not a huge fan but when mom makes them from scratch (you were right), he loves them. This bread is a nice ‘side kick’ to it. I’ll have to ask nana again where she found them in the store. It was a place that you would *never* think to look. XOXO – Bacon
      P.S. Equally glad we had this chat my friend 🙂

  18. Nylabluesmum

    09/10/2014 at 1:47 pm

    Mousiez we haz NEBER heerd of ‘bread in a can’!!
    Yer all bery brave to try it n we iz glad ya liked it n it did not do funkey fingz to any of ya….
    Whoo wuud have thott ‘bread in can’ cuud bee guud??
    Lub ❤ Nylablue n ❤ Mum too x0x0

    • PigLove

      09/10/2014 at 2:12 pm

      I know my sweet love. We were all shocked and amazed… or maybe hungry? I’m not sure which – snorts. It was rather good though. I give it three hooves… you know cause if I gave it four hooves I would topple over – PLOL (Piggy laughing out loud). XOXO – Bacon

  19. guineapigsqueak

    09/10/2014 at 3:09 pm

    Wow, canned bread. That does sound odd!
    The Pigs xx

    • PigLove

      09/10/2014 at 3:58 pm

      Oddly delicious my friends. Oddly delicious – snorts. XOXO – Bacon

  20. guineapigsqueak

    09/10/2014 at 3:10 pm

    That’s just teasing us! Nom nom nom!
    The Pigs xx

  21. hairballexpress

    09/10/2014 at 4:27 pm

    Dude. I’ll stick with fancy feast- thanks!

    • PigLove

      09/10/2014 at 5:17 pm

      Snorticles – But really man, it was good. It looks bad but it really was tasty. XOXO – Bacon

      • hairballexpress

        09/10/2014 at 6:56 pm

        Hmmmm- oh- like the human’s cooking?

      • PigLove

        09/10/2014 at 9:09 pm

        Snorts and rolls around laughing. Have you been video taping my moms cooking? XOXO – Bacon

      • hairballexpress

        09/11/2014 at 1:07 am

        Hehehe- who, sweet little ME? MOL!!

  22. Nylabluesmum

    09/10/2014 at 6:51 pm

    MOL oh Bacon me cuud just pickture ya tryin to stand on one hoof…pleeze bee carefull….do nott want a piggie down fer sumfing as simple as bread 😉
    Lub ya sweetpiggieboy ❤
    Yer Nylablue x0x0x0x0

    • PigLove

      09/10/2014 at 9:07 pm

      Snorts. So true my sweet purr thing. I’m on all fours now. It was getting a little shaky there for a few minutes. XOXO – Bacon

  23. Marty the Manx

    09/10/2014 at 8:26 pm

    You lost me at beanie weenies Bacon. I haven’t had those for ages and I LOVE them! With some cornbread YUM!!! I even asked my Mom and she has never seen the bread in a can. Going to have to look it up on line.
    Marty’s Mom

    • PigLove

      09/10/2014 at 9:18 pm

      Snorts. That’s dads other favorite thing – moms cornbread. She practiced and tweaked her recipe for almost two months cooking cornbread several times a week until she had it perfected. Yummy! XOXO – Bacon

      • Marty the Manx

        09/10/2014 at 10:09 pm

        Oh darn, cornbread weekly, I could sacrifice myself for that taste testing 🙂

      • PigLove

        09/10/2014 at 10:22 pm

        Snorts. It was definitely a great time. For sure!! XOXO – Bacon

  24. gentlestitches

    09/10/2014 at 10:04 pm

    We don’t have anything like that here. 🙂

    • PigLove

      09/10/2014 at 10:07 pm

      Uh oh. That can’t be Auntie Sharon. We all need to experience break in a can. Snorts. XOXO – Bacon

  25. Nylabluesmum

    09/11/2014 at 5:14 pm

    Next fing ya will try to peeroette on a hoof…yer so adorable Bacon…no wunder me lubz ya 😉
    **nose kissez** ❤ Nylablue ❤

    • PigLove

      09/11/2014 at 5:27 pm

      Aaww. And I love you too my sweet purr thing – to the moon and back always. XOXO – Bacon


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