Today we have a Special Ham Sandwich in an Easy Lunch Box. The ham is my family recipe baked ham, which is amaaaazing, and also why the sandwich is Special! The Special Ham Sandwich is about the only thing my father can make to eat, and as little girls (and big!) we LOVED when Mom baked a ham, and Daddy pulled it out Saturday morning and made us all Special Ham Sandwiches. He'd sit at the head of the kitchen table surrounded by his pot of tea, jars of mustard, mayo, pickles, pickled onions, lettuce and a loaf of bread with the cold ham right in the center of it all. We'd watch Saturday morning cartoons in the living room while he'd watch the news, and make sandwich after sandwich to order...half for one of us, and half for him. Love!
I'm not a fan of pickled onions, by the way, but Daddy is. He used to smuggle jars of them back from England in his suitcase. Also, I'm calling out my sister Liz for liking to drink the juice! I've shared the Special Ham Sandwich with E, though it's not quite as special since her Obbie's hands didn't prepare it. :-) This is how I always picture my dad, with his ubiquitous cup of tea (the very same china pattern I grew up with that is now mine - Royal Doulton Pastorale.) He's holding a two-day-old Miss E in this picture.
Bento #249 - Special Ham Sandwich with cheese, Clementine, sugar snap peas & dip. Snack - Macadamia nuts & carrot apple Crusher.