I am a HUGE fan of southern style cooking.
It just so happens that my mother is REALLY good at making simple dishes taste absolutely amazing. So, with this column I plan to share something of our lives and some old family recipes with you.
This is a great, cheap dish that costs about ten dollars and will feed four people comfortably. I’m not saying it is healthy by any means, but I am saying it is cheap, delicious, and that Mama Rogers and I had fun sharing this meal.
- One inch center slice of ham (found at your local grocery store)
- Yellow mustard
- Peanut butter
- Place ham in a casserole dish.
- Spread with a layer of mustard.
- Cover that with a generous layer of peanut butter.
- Then, cover all of ham with milk and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
Mama Rogers served this with a couple of rolls on the side, said vegetables were always a good idea, but knew that wasn’t what I was looking for (she knows men so well). I had a glass of tea and she was having wine. It was great. I was slightly nervous about the idea of mustard, peanut butter, milk, and ham all on one plate—in fact, Mama Rogers told me stories about me refusing to eat it as a child—but it really was good.
This dish goes back to Mama Rogers great-grandmother, my great-great-grandmother from Germany. We shared a moment of laughter over my childhood orneriness and how it still lasts to this day.