I have managed to acquire more ham then the human body is able to process. This sort of thing happens when you are young and have relatives that think you are poor and destitute and starving. Or, for that matter, when you have relatives who are retired and their primary form of entertainment is buying groceries. In any case, I have a large pile of ham.
It is a rather unfortunate thing that we are in the Year of the Rat, according to the Chinese zodiac, as I am completely prepared for Year of the Pig!
Ham is a glorious thing, good for all sorts of ham-related purposes. Unfortunately, the only ham-related purpose I’ve been able to come up with is ‘sandwich’. I am well aware of the fact that there are gobs upon gobs of weird and alien mayonnaise concoctions containing ham that call themselves ‘salad’, but as a red-blooded American, I am fearful of such interlopers. No thank you, I’ll stick to my lettuce and tomato salad! Point being, I’ve been eating a lot of sandwiches the past few days.
I made a delightful little ham sandwich using the infamous Ukrops White House Rolls. Estha found it quite sniffable, but ultimately nowhere near as appetizing as the fish-flavored pellets in the other room.
In any case, I shall be starting 2009 with a heart full of joy and a stomach full of ham!