I have a new series called Feeding a Farmer. It’s food that can be prepared in a few minutes to make a meal for those last minute meal times. To find out how this all originated, check out this link. Keep in mind, none of these foods are glamorous…they are fast…and not too bad tasting.
When Hubby and I were first married we were broke….all the way broke…no money at all. No one could ever accuse me of marrying him for his money but we were in love and that’s what counted. We ate all sorts of really cheap cuts of meat….liver, braunschweiger, turkey legs, jack mackerel….anything cheap. One of our other cheap favorites was “funeral” meat (or at least that’s what hubby called it)…actually Ham Salad.
Hubby calls ham salad “Funeral” Meat because growing up every time there was a funeral, ham salad sandwiches were severed for the meal. My boys love ham salad too so when I was at a thrift store and saw a meat grinder, I immediately purchased it. For $5, it was a good buy.
Before purchasing the grinder I always bought the ham salad in town pre-made…now, I make it myself.
This is one of those recipes that is completely to taste and how you like your ham salad seasoned. I grind the an appropriate amount of ham for how many I am feeding. After the meat is ground, I add mayo, pickle relish, wet minced garlic and pepper. I’ll make some guesses and say 3 pounds of ham, 1/2 c mayo, 1 heaping Tablespoon of pickle relish and wet minced garlic and 1/4 t pepper. You may want to add more mayo..whatever is your liking. Stir that all up and YUM. Ham salad sandwiches make great summer meal with some baked beans, watermelon and cucumber salad.
In the summer hubby prefers lunch to be a light meal and this is a perfect summer meal…or a perfect fall meal when he’s in the combine.