Family-Style: Grandma’s Ham Sandwich

I love my Grandma and I have such a deep food love because of her. Some may call it sacrifice, but I consider her life-long dedication to feeding others a home-cooked meal a true, honest labor of love. Stories of prized fresh cream skimmed from the top of milk; years of entertaining trustees at The Hill School; the freshest, purest applesauce in all the universe – no matter the menu, she insisted that hard work and integrity were the best ingredients.

Something about a Grandma’s touch makes even the simplest of meals taste even better and, these days, her 90-year-old hands can only do so much. You can’t visit Grandma without being offered a snack and, on this trip, she was so proud to make me and Gramps ham & mustard sandwiches. Built with the sincerest food love, I savored the best ham & mustard sandwich I’ve ever tasted. Thank you, Grandma. Thank you for everything you’ve ever done for me.

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Quickie: Griddled Ham, Turkey, & Swiss Sandwich w/ Spicy Remoulade

The snow’s coming again! We got 28″ over the weekend and now, 3 days later, Philadelphia is putting the “Closed” sign back up as we expect 12-18″ more. I’m actually enjoying being stuck in the house as I’ve had more time to cook. For dinner tonight, I made a perfect belly-warming sandwich – Maple-Honey Ham, Roasted Turkey, & Lorraine Swiss w/ leftover Spicy Remoulade on Potato Bread, griddled with Garlic-Herb Butter.

So… effin’… good!

Griddled Ham, Turkey, & Swiss Sandwich w/ Spicy Remoulade

@ Tom & Sarah’s: Chili-Brined Ham, Red Cabbage, & Sweet Potato Biscuits

Perfect beer glass. Perfect sized biscuits.

Sweet Potato Biscuits

Braised Red Cabbage w/ Caraway Seed & Apple

Ham Bone

Grapefruit, Crispy Pork Skin, & Frisee Salad

Sweet Potato Biscuit Stack

Chili-Brined Juicy Fresh Ham

Lily loved Pork

Rummikub

Thanks, Tom & Sarah!

I’ll eat pork & cabbage, drink yummy boxed Shiraz, and play Rummikub with you any day!