I don't have a lot of fru-fru in my kitchen.
One - there isn't enough room for extras; and two - I am just not a fru-fru kind of girl.
My kitchen has the basics and that's it. I don't have a garbage disposal (What would the raccoons eat?) and I don't have a dishwasher (Where would I put it?).
But one thing my kitchen does have is a meat grinder. I love this little baby. I picked it up at my neighbor's yard sale several years ago. Although a real bear to clean, three of my favorite recipes require it.
1. ham loaf
2. banana pudding with peanuts
3. Virginia's ham salad
Since I am highlighting each of these recipes, I decided to do a little post on the meat grinder itself.