If You Give a Girl a Ham and Pasta Salad
The title of this article is a one off on If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by by Laura Numeroff. It can also go with the saying, "If you give a man a fish, he will eat for a day. If you teach a man to fish, he will eat for a lifetime". Well, if you give this girl a ham, she will be eating for at least a month. As well as....If you give this girl a ham, she will need some macaroni, cheese, onions, barbeque sauce, mustard, split peas, potatoes, biscuits, bread, and mayo.
We always have a ham on New Years because it goes good with beans, and everyone knows that you must eat beans on New Years in order to have good luck throughout the new year. Lord knows we need it more than ever this year, so I got a big ham to go with a lot of beans. Now before you all write and comment that it isn't beans but black eyed peas that bring luck, I need to let you know that I live in Montana, and I've never been in a restaurant or home that served black eyed peas, so we eat BEANS :)
This recipe is so easy, we can do it in only a few words and pictures. No measurements will be given. This is your salad, so you add as much or as little as you want! If you add anything new and exciting to yours, please let me know about it! I probably want to try it, too!
If You Give a Girl a Ham Pasta Salad
Add some onion to a bowl, then ham, then cheese, then a little pickle juice.
Then Salt and Pepper
Mix it up
Cool in the refrigerator for at least two hours.
I've also made Split Pea Soup and Scalloped Ham and Potatoes. I only have about 4 pounds left to find something else to do. I was thinking ham and cheese calzones. Do you have any ideas?
I am a recently retired small town librarian living the dream in Montana in my boujee yet redneck kind of way. Married to a mining engineer and mother to two wonderful young men.