Groundhog Loaf

Jan 17, 2012

Food and faith often go together, just ask Scott Hutcheson, who's had the good fortune of sharing many meals in different fellowship halls and church basements.

"One memorable annual event was the Groundhog Day Dinner featuring Groundhog Loaf! This wasn’t the frugal use of road kill, but rather a clever play-on-words," he says. "The church had several hog farmers in the congregation and someone came up with the idea of serving Ground-hog loaf, aka Ham Loaf."

Groundhog Loaf

2 lb. lean ground ham (grind in a food processor)

1 lb. lean ground pork

1 egg beaten

1/2 cup breadcrumbs

1/2 cup milk

Whole cloves

Brown sugar

Mix together the ham, pork, egg, breadcrumbs and milk. Place in a 5 1/2 x 9 x 3 inch pan. Press whole cloves into top of meat about 2 inches apart.  Sprinkle top with brown sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour. Makes 6-8 servings