Friday, July 18, 2008

Too sleepy to blog
--Bachelor’s Favorite Ham Salad

Bachelor’s Favorite Ham Salad
High Plains Country Cooking Copyright 1993

2 cups uncooked pasta, elbows or twists
2 ½ cups cooked ham, cut into 2-inch strips
1 cup celery slices
½ cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
¼ cup white wine vinegar
1 cup firmly packed chopped fresh parsley
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 small clove garlic, minced
¼ teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon white pepper

Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain. Add ham strips, celery and onions. (What onions? There aren't onions listed in the ingredients? I added some.) Blend together mayonnaise, vinegar, parsley, cheese, garlic, salt and pepper. Toss with pasta mixture. Cover and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours to blend flavors. Makes 6 to 8 servings.

I made this hearty ham and pasta salad on a night when I made grilled venison because I knew I wouldn't eat the venison. This salad was a meal in itself.

I didn't even realize I didn't post yesterday until it was much later in the day. I'm sleep deprived. Severely sleep deprived. I'm too old for this! I can barely keep my eyes open.



Anonymous said...

Paula, I wish I lived a little closer to you...I'd come stay with you for the afternoon to watch your little guys while you took a BIG LONG NAP. I haven't held a newborn in so long too, I'd love to help you. Not sure how far you even are from me. I'm close to Sandusky, OH if that tells you anything.
Hugs, and hope you can catch up on some sleep soon.

Anonymous said...

Bless your heart. Even though it's been eons since I was in your position, I still remember how miserably sleepy I would be.


Anonymous said...

I totally understand. I was sooo excited my lil man slept 3 1/2 hours straight last night! And that was followed up by a 3 hour stint! I was in heaven. Now only if he will repeat that every night. lol yeah right. He's been on an 1 1/2 hour to 2 hour schedule for the past 6 weeks. I hope I am seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.