There is an old farm saying; "When the days begin to lengthen, the cold begins to strengthen". Frost on the ground and in the air proved this to be true today. What better day to make an oven meal to warm up the house as well as the spirits?
Today's recipe for ham loaf comes from Mendy Sellman (see "Farmers Wife" on the business page).
to make an oven meal, along with the ham loaf you could
bake potatoes, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, or squash (I vote for squash)
andmake a green bean casserole or scalloped corn (I vote for green beans)
for dessertmake a fruit crisp, pie, or cobbler (I vote for crisp)
Doesn't this sound yummy? What sides do you vote for?
Marcheta *cast her vote
Mendy's Ham Loaf
2 cups soft bread crumbs
1 cup sour cream
1/3 cup chopped onion
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp powdered mustard
1/2 tsp grated nutmeg
1/8 tsp paprika
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 tsp black pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In large bowl, mix all ingredients. Press into 9x9 cake pan, Bake in oven for 45 minutes, then pour basting mixture over top of ham loaf, bake for an additional 15 minutes. Note: The unbaked loaf freezes very well.