Ham Casserole

                                                                                         Stella Lincoln

 

   This was one of my favorite meals when I was growing up.  I thought it was my Mother’s recipe. But I was just going through some ole recipe files and this popped up with my Grandmother, Stella Lincoln’s name on it.  It is my Mom’s handwriting, though.

         It’s still one of my favorites.

 

 

        (from the recipe card)

                                                                            "Stella Lincoln’s Ham Casserole"

“Cook Ham slightly to brown in skillet. Remove ham and sauté onions, then add stewed  (can’t read it) tomatoes & drained can of peas.—Bake

350     45 minutes & serve---or can

    Cook slowly (all together) in skillet"

 

         Or can? I guess they would can it like we did fruits and vegetables.

It says “bake” and then “in skillet”  I remember my Mom doing it in a heavy old iron skillet and that’s how I do it.  I’ve been doing it from memory but it was pretty close.

 

    Like so many of the old recipes, very few or no amounts are given.

But, I use a two (or so) cups of ham, a medium yellow onion, chopped, a 15ish oz. can of stewed tomatoes and the same size can of peas.

   My Mom cut the ham in pieces about 2 x 3 inches.  I cut them smaller because I’m lazy and don’t want to cut them while I’m eating.