There's practically a whole library on the internet devoted to stuff in a can that maybe shouldn't be in a can (I'm looking at you, Japan...). We Americans are all about convenience, and if we can put it in a can, pull it out of a vending machine and stuff it on a shelf in the pantry to be forgotten until the next food bank drive, well, we love it.
Maybe with the economy the way it is, food hoarding is not a bad idea. People used to make bomb shelters in the fifties. Maybe we need "Can't get a job and I owe more than I'll ever be able to make again" shelters that we can stock with cheap canned goods, in a variety of food groups. My suggestions:
- Canned Nachos - find a way to keep the chips crispy and fresh and the cheese sauce from tasting like grainy velveeta.
- Canned BBQ Chicken Pizza - forget the basic stuff. If I'm canning pizza, I want gourmet.
- Canned Cupcakes - With sprinkles. This is paramount.
- Canned Soft Pretzels - Beer already comes in cans. It's a no-brainer
- Canned Onion Rings - Or just stick a whole blooming onion in there. The challenge is to preserve the crisp without losing the grease.