I got several responses to Ponogram #162 –
Pono’s Nutrition, and thought I would share some of the thoughts with you.
SUPPORT A LOCAL RESTAURANT
A common suggestion was to take advantage of
the old “fast food drive thru” concept, or the more recent “order by phone and
have the food delivered to your car on arrival” idea.
Just for my own education, I monitored TV
commercials for a couple days to see what I was missing. I listed 20
restaurant sources. About 1/3 of them I know exist in Kihei. Perhaps
1/2 of them I have seen on Maui. About 1/3 of them don’t exist in the
state. (So why do they advertise here?)
A surprise to me was commercials for Door
Dash, Grub Hub, and Uber Eats. I didn’t pursue them because I can’t see me
using them, even if they exist in Kihei, but one claimed 61 restaurants as
Another revelation was that food commercials
aren’t very effective on people like me with defective taste buds.
Speaking of restaurants, a few months ago I
spent some time trying to record the history of restaurants in Kihei since I
arrived here. Very few retain the same name and location since 1996!
From my memory alone, some have changed names three times. Of course
recently, several have just given up. I haven’t tried to keep up with
DO PEOPLE REALLY EAT SPAM?
Doesn’t your Mcdonalds have Spam?
Spam Side Order
Spam Eggs and Rice
Spam Eggs and Rice
My brother Bud left the Army in 1945 and
bought a gas station between Grand Ledge and Lansing in Michigan. The station
had an attached minimal bachelor quarters where Bud lived. A couple
summers when I was in high school I stayed with him and helped out.
The station had a few shelves with quick-stop
groceries. This is where I was introduced to Spam. Not surprisingly,
Spam and eggs or Spam sandwiches from the grocery shelves were easy menu items.
Spam is a HI favorite and is very convenient for hurricane backup!
Here is a typical list of recommended
food items to store for emergencies. First one practically specifies Spam,
and doesn’t require a can opener! Spam also has a generous use by date!
- Ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits, vegetables and a can opener
- Protein or fruit bars
- Dry cereal or granola
- Peanut butter
- Dried fruit
- Canned juices
- Non-perishable pasteurized milk
- High-energy foods