Casper’s Vittle Vending Folks

Being an outsider who has resided in Springfield a brief 5 years I review establishments without the bias that can occur when a firm is a large part of one’s life experiences.

Casper’s is “quaint,” in the manner I define the subjective-in-nature term but I have experienced quainter quaint in many other locales across the USA.

However, in regards to the general locale of the firm, the quaint applies and can be an attractor to some while being a negative aspect for others.

I have tried their fare several times during the period of my local residing in my shanty a few minutes drive from Casper’s. I give credit to the firm that parking has never been problematic with ample room to park.

There was always ample seating room. That may be true to my tendency to shun food firms during the rushes at typical vittles eating times.

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Spam Recipes that even an Old Coot can Cook

Spam Hacks: 12+ Things to Do with SPAM

Watch the slide show at the top of the page and/or scroll down and see the recipes there.


Ewwww! How Can you Eat That?!!!!

Bouncing around the Orient while in the military often leads to tasting various odd foodstuffs at least partially due to peer pressure.

Balut in the Philippines along with monkey and other goodies generally referred to as “mystery meat.”

Korea had weird vittles.

Heckaroni, every country over yonder had weird grub… even grubs for snacks, etc.

Interestingly, the varied spices and sauces were often the main or only taste source with the meat merely providing texture.

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Huge Shrimp

Yep,thems some biguns’ by golly.

Invasive Black Tiger Shrimp On the Rise in the Gulf of Mexico


Giant cannibal shrimp more than a FOOT long invade waters off Gulf Coast


If those critters from Asian waters find the Gulf of Mexico comfortable living and expand their numbers they may force out shrimpier shrimp.

Or, perhaps, hungry folks may be able to catch enough to curtail their numbers.

It may be a blessing for USA folks if these not-so-shrimpy shrimp become regularly available.

“Black tiger shrimp are delicious” according to the linked-to newspaper story.

It would be a time-saver to prepare a few biguns’ instead of a large number of smaller shrimp.

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Inexpensive Eating

McDonald’s Dollar Menu McDouble

Two small semi-slabs of cooked cow with one cheese slice residing between them.

Condiments include a pickle pair, ketchup, mustard and some really chopped up onion.

And a burger bun. A top and bottom bun. I like buns. Yep.

A buck burger hereabouts. local sales tax adds six-cents to the total cost.

Fine dining for some.

A BIG “Thanks” to Brand Eating for this picture:

(Pic from Brand Eating)

I was pleased with the comment I wrote at the article written at Brand Eating about the McDonald’s “buck burger” and decided to also place it here:


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