December 19, 2007

Pork Product Presents from Padow's Hams & Deli!!

I hope this is the beginning of a trend! More food sursees! Our friend, Diane, brought us a Christmas breakfast package from Padow's Hams & Deli (13 locations in the Richmond, Virginia vicinity). Check out this spread! On our breakfast menu is Padow's buttermilk biscuits, Smithfield dry sugar cured bacon, Luter's Genuine Smithfield thinly sliced ham, Williamsburg brand fully cooked gourmet boneless country ham slices, honey mustard sauce, peanuts and the most fascinating of them all...

...Deviled Smithfield Ham with Peanuts, something I have never tried before. I have loved ham since the first time I tasted it at 11 years old, as detailed in my first post ever (here). Is there really anything like that slightly salty, rich, melt-in-your-mouth taste of ham?? Fortunately, I lived in Virginia during my college years, and had the luxury of having good ham readily available. I was also fortunate enough to have my Mama Copes, who was like a mother to me and who made ham for me more than once, along with many other southern specialities that were completely new to me...but that is a story for another post.

Not that you would ever know it, but the Padow's package is not just for me, it's for all of us. We will all enjoy it on Christmas morning. Thank you, Diane and Bobby, I hope our Christmas dinner is good- the breakfast will be a tough act to follow...and the eggs.


JB said...

That's funny - I have Padows all the time because there is one next door to the two places I work - The Library and Barksdale! I will have to try the hame and peanuts - I am intrigued!

JB said...

I mean Ham, of course.