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  •  I'd Love It. I Live By Myself As Well (4+ / 0-)
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    Translator, mapamp, blueoasis, mikidee

    and I don't know why I don't buy half or full hams more often, but alas I never seem to. I mean I can eat the stuff like ten (or 20) different ways.

    When opportunity calls pick up the phone and give it directions to your house.

    by webranding on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 05:38:11 PM PST

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    •  Here is the recipe, and it is easy! (3+ / 0-)
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      webranding, bluedust, mapamp

      Take two (for a single serving if you are pretty hungry) home baked dinner rolls and slice them longitudinally.  From scratch ones are best, but the Rhodes frozen doughballs are not bad.  Put them on a broiler pan, crusty side down, and add however much mayonnaise you like.  Sometimes I add some prepared horseradish.  For my taste, mustard detracts.

      On two of the halves, add thinly sliced ham (the former Mrs. Translator strongly prefers bacon) and to the other halves add thinly sliced turkey.  DO NOT try this with deli ham or turkey, they just do not come out tasting well.  You have to use ham and turkey that you roast yourself.  Grind some fresh black pepper on both of the meats, and salt the turkey side lightly.  You do not need a lot of salt, because the ham or bacon is already somewhat salty and the cheese to be added is as well, but the fresh pepper makes a huge difference.

      Then take 1/8 inch thick slices of cheese and cover the meat on both sets of rolls.  I have tried lots of kinds, and Monterrey Jack is good, but recently I have come to prefer the Cabot Seriously Sharp cheddar to it.  It is OK to use both, just experiment!

      Put the entire tray under the broiler and broil until the cheese begins to brown a little and gets really bubbly.  Make sure that meat and cheese overlaps the edges of the bread or it will char, and that is not good.

      Then flip the tops of the rolls to the bottoms and wolf down the food.  I like whole berry cranberry sauce with it, but not long ago when I was out I found that some home made crabapple jelly went well with it.

      This sounds much more complicated than it really is, but I wanted to go into detail.  I like to use a blend of breast and thigh meat for the turkey, but either alone is good.

      Warmest regards,


      I would rather die from the acute effects of a broken heart than from the chronic effects of an empty heart. Copyright, Dr. David W. Smith, 2011

      by Translator on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 05:52:06 PM PST

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