One of our favorite road snacks was the ham and butter sandwich. While Grandmom Trigiani generally preferred more Italian-style ham, she was an equal opportunity ham buyer. And, she always had ham, in some variety, in her refrigerator. One could never go hungry if there was ham, bread, and butter in the house.
 sweet cream butter4 oz
or fresh if you can find it
 Italian bread1 loaf
preferably on the sweet side, cut into 8 pieces of equal width
 ham 1 lb
preferably Italian prosciutto, cut into very thin slices.
Spread the butter on both sides of the bread and layer on the ham. Now you have sandwiches!

Adriana and Mary Trigiani's Cooking with My Sisters