The Eight Days of Ham - Day Five
On the Fifth Day of Ham I conscripted
Foodie Daughter and Foodie Boyfriend's help
with the remaining ham.
we sliced about 3 cups of ham,
set aside a pound of ham for another ham loaf,
made 4.8 pounds of ham loaf
and had six cups of the trimmings of the ham
left over per the Foodie Boyfriend's request.
As a quick reminder,
my easy and tasty recipe for ham salad is:
ham, cut in small dice
I give no measurements as I don't measure,
but I usually use at least one celery rib
and about 1/2 carrot
and about 2 or 3 tablespoons of sweet pickle relish.
After adding enough mayonnaise to get the
ham salad to the right consistency,
add sugar until the saltiness is balanced.
You don't want a sweet ham salad
- you just are looking for a balanced flavor.
A quart of the ham salad was sent home
with the Foodie Boyfriend,
leaving the rest for us.
Once again I find that I neglected to take pictures of dinner.
I'm blaming my inner ear infection on this.
Suffice it to say that we had sandwiches of
sliced ham or ham salad
and soup from the fridge or pantry,
depending on the diner's choice.
Simple and filling, especially for those of us
who are still trying to get better.