When I tell you I had lots of Ham this week….I am not kidding.
So what do you do with left-over Ham?
Make Ham Salad of course.
First I have a confession to make.
This is not the Ham Salad I grew up with.
My mother, grandmothers…etc and myself, almost always made our Ham Salad with…
….Are you ready?
Don’t say I didn’t warn you,
Or Bologna to some of you.
I guess we could call it the poor man’s Ham Salad.
But on this day, I made the Ham Salad with left over Ham.
You see, I like impromptu picnics and I had Ham left over, so you put two and two together and the Captain and I were off and running to a local park.
I was actually killing two birds with one stone..not literally of course. ;(
The Captain and I were doing research….(I wonder if that is tax deductible?)
Sorry, I digress as the day we did this little bit of research, was of all days, April 15th.
Anyway, we were wanting to check out the park for our May Elite Fleet (over 50 church group) picnic to see if it had all the necessary requirements and we decided to have a picnic of our own.
So I whipped up the Ham Salad and made a couple sandwiches and tossed some crackers, chips and bottles of water into a picnic basket and we were off and running to the park.
We had visited this park as a drive through, but never to actually have a picnic, so it was a treat for us.
Luckily, our little Cape has lots and lots of parks and I have posted about a few of them as we have had all kinds of group picnics, as well as intimate picnics in several of them.
My prerequisites are a shelter house, water nearby…(the Gulf, River or Canal)…and bathrooms with in a reasonable walking distance.
This park had all of that and a pretty view.
So we sat at the picnic table eating our Ham Salad Sandwiches, watching the boats go up the canal and listening to the singing birds.
The Ham Salad recipe is so easy, if you have ever made any type of meat salad for sandwiches or as a dip for crackers.
Chop or grind your meat to the consistency you like.
It is the same if I make egg salad, tuna salad, roast beef salad or chicken salad.
I sometimes add a different ingredient depending on the type of meat.
For example, I add garlic powder to my roast beef salad.
But the basic ingredients are mayo (or miracle whip, my favorite), pickle relish (sweet or dill), onion, maybe chopped boiled eggs, etc.
I do add a little mustard to my egg and tuna salad and a little pineapple to my chicken salad.
That is just how I roll.
Do you make your Ham Salad with Ham or Baloney?
Inquiring minds want to know please.
Have a great week, dear readers and plan a little impromptu visit to a park near you.
You would be surprised how it rejuvenates you!