Prison Pete

Friday, August 20, 2004
  Wholesome lunch.
On a more upbeat note, but also bittersweet, you mentioned pizza with anchovies.

Damn, anchovies are my #1 favorite pizza topping! The best is when you get the pre-cooked slice piled high with extra cheese and anchovies. All that white mozzarella and fish, yum, yum. Mackerel is not too far from anchovies, although it was not until two years or so ago that I had my first mackerel, and now I have it almost every day!

Talk about some instant wholesome lunch:

Take 3 oz. pre-cooked rice
Add hot water from water cooler in 20 oz. Rubbermaid bowl
Nuke 1 min.

1 can mackerel (4.25 oz. size)
Add mustard and ½ Tbs. chili garlic sauce

Sometimes add cheese dip, and lunch is served!

With over 23 grams of protein, it sure beats the high starch/carbohydrate diet in the chow hall. They never even heard of protein!

As a special treat they are adding 4.25 oz. cans of "broken shrimp", "crab meat", and smoked baby oysters! The mackerel is $1.15 per can. The special cans will run around $2.50 per can, but I am going to try one of each to see if they are worth the money! Stay tuned, will advise.

Hopefully, someday you and I can have an anchovy pizza pig-out!
I hear a lot of stories about mackerel at the Eglin Camp. Apparently it's used (quietly) as some sort of currency among the inmates.
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