There’s something wonderful about having a basic recipe memorized. It gives freedom in cooking and opens up creativity. It allows a woman to go into another home, discover a need, and whip up a delicious supper without running to the internet or a cook book.
And like I tell my daughters, Men like food. Want to find a good man? Learn to make good food.
I remember the first time Darren took me to visit his grandfather in the rest home. His grandma introduced me. She said, your grandson J.D. found him a Jewell (his wife’s name) and Darren found an Angel.
I was stunned. I’d been admiring Darren from afar for awhile, but he had never been very clear with me about his feelings. Was I claimed? Was he really serious about our future or was Grandma dreaming? I was thinking such deep thoughts and floating on her words, when Grandpa spoke up. “Can she cook?”
On the resume I was building to be a good wife….cooking wasn’t the top thing in my mind. I loved the Lord, could sing, play piano, clarinet and guitar. Teach children, sew, garden, and had the stamina of a workhorse. Surely those things are more important than cooking…but, NO. Grandpa only wanted to know if I could cook, lol.
- 1 2/3 cup warm water
- 1 Tbs yeast
- 2 Tbs honey
- 1 Tbs olive oil
- 1 tsp salt
- 4 cups fresh ground Hard White Wheat Flour
- 5 cups, diced ham (sliced ham works too)
- 10 slices of cheese (or shredded...whatever.)
- In a stand mixer, combine the first 5 ingredients and mix up into a firm dough.
- Oil dough and cover with a cloth while you preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- After about 30 minutes, divide the dough into 10 balls.
- Roll each ball into a circle then top with ham and cheese.
- Wrap dough around the filling and place on a cookie sheet.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
- Brush with melted butter while they are still warm. (Sprinkle with garlic salt too if you want to.)
- They are delicious warm or cold and pack well for lunches.
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