Thursday, February 25, 2010


One of the good things about having a big family is the variety in what they eat! Here's a good one (Just don't do like I done and burn the apples):

Fat Man's Sweet Ham Loaf.

2.5 lbs ham loaf (Fareway's is best)
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
3 eggs
dash of Worcestershire Sauce
16 oz can of either diced or crushed pineapple
1 big Granny Smith Apple.
Small handful of cloves.

In a small bowl, moisten the bread crumbs just enough to make them damp through and through. Mix with the eggs and Worcestershire sauce.

Put the ham loaf in a large mixing bowl and separate by hand. Slowly mix in the egg and bread, and then the pineapple, juice and all. Gently work the mixture by hand, until a nice smooth loaf is made. Spread it into a greased casserole pan, and place the cloves over the top at pretty even intervals. Cut the apple either into thin wedges or fine spirals and garnish over the top, and bake in a moderately hot oven for about an hour, until the ham is a lively pink colour.

Serves 6-8.