Saturday, August 28, 2010
Trim the Budget: Sandwiches.. again..
I know I have done a “trim the budget” on making economical sandwiches in the past. Anyone who missed that blog post can find it here: http://homesteadinghomemaker.blogspot.com/2010/03/trim-budget-sandwiches.html
But I have a new sandwich for today… A Ham Sandwich.. which is not that new, but I was pretty excited by my latest stash of sandwich meat in the freezer.. which of course was ham..
I bought a 6lb ham from Costco.
I cut off about 2lbs to use for sandwiches. I ran this through my food processor until I had small pieces (not ground up, just chopped small).
I put one cup of this meat into each freezer bag. One cup will make about 4 sandwiches is what hubby takes to work each week (one sandwich a day times 4 days). When I was done I had enough sandwich meat for 8 weeks.. not, bad… :)
One of the cups of ham I put in a small bowl to make into sandwich meat for this weeks lunch. I chopped up a bit of onion and added that and some mayo to the my lunch meat..
Then it was time to make his sandwich. I had leftover hamburger buns that I had made from a sloppy joe dinner. I use my oatmeal dinner roll recipe for the hamburger buns and you can find it here: http://www.thefamilyhomestead.com/wwoatdinnerrolls.htm I get 16 buns from that recipe. I toasted the bread, spread a bit of may on it and add some swiss cheese..
Then the sandwich filling….
Then a tomato slice and lettuce (from my garden :) and my sandwich was done….
Hubs said it was very yummy….
A couple of weeks ago I cooked a roast beef and ended up with 5 weeks of sandwich meat from that, this coming week I will cook up a large chicken and should end up with about 5 weeks.. and added to my now 7 weeks of ham lunch meat.. I think by the time I am done with that I won’t be having to think about my hubby’s lunch meat stock in the freezer until next year… haa.. haa…