Earlier this week a co-worker mentioned having dined at the Sakowitz department store in Houston, Texas, a store I wasn't familiar with. Naturally I went online to see if any Sakowitz recipes are around, and I found this one, which I tweaked just a bit.
Also, by the time you read this post I will be getting ready for the Christmas tea I am hosting later today for my sister and some of her old high school classmates. I still think of them as "my little sister" and "the girls," even though they're 38-year-old wives and mothers now! And for their tea, I decided to use Pepperidge Farm Bread and my Linzer cookie cutters to add Christmas tree shapes to the bread for these ham sandwiches. You cut out a design in one color of bread and simply pop it into the other color of bread. Kind of like a puzzle. (A very easy puzzle.)
Or, you can leave the cutout out and let the Ham Salad peek through. Here's the ham salad as I made it.
Sakowitz Ham Salad
3 cups cooked ham, finely chopped
1/4 cup green onions, finely chopped
1/4 cup celery, finely chopped
1/4 cup mayonnaise (or as needed)
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1/2 tablespoon fresh black pepper
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
In a large bowl, mix all ingredients and blend well. You may add more mayonnaise if needed.