My brother Jason’s “Hamming” it up for the camera

I told you lots of stories about taking care of my brother Jason, now you can meet him! For those of you who don’t know, he’s autistic and 21 years old. Eric and I took care of him while my parents were in Ohio for my uncle’s funeral. This is how he makes his favorite sandwich everyday for school/work. A ham and mustard sandwich. Eric was so excited the first time he saw Jason make it and said “I HAVE to put this on youtube!”

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  1. Betty C.
    April 3, 2009 at 8:32 am #

    Wow, Jason, you must really love mustard! I’m not sure I could eat so much of it at one time — but your video made me hungry, and I think I’ll make myself a ham sandwich for dinner tonight!

  2. Lori Lynn
    April 3, 2009 at 8:42 am #

    Hi Jason, I like mustardy sandwiches too! My favorite mustard is Dijon.

    Lori Lynn

  3. The Chefs
    April 3, 2009 at 8:46 am #

    Hi Jason, all the Chefs at our Old Masini Cooking School loved your video! Best to you from all of us.

  4. me HUNGRY! phyllis
    April 3, 2009 at 8:49 am #

    Hi Jason,

    I love your method of distributing the mustard by flipping the ham over – very clever! And I’m definitely not as neat and tidy when I make sandwiches. Watching you make your favorite sandwich is making me hungry…ham and mustard -keeping it simple is the best way to go.

    Thanks for sharing!

  5. Joie de vivre
    April 3, 2009 at 8:54 am #

    Your brother’s happiness made me smile. If only all of us could experience such joy making a sandwich!

  6. CreativeGal
    April 3, 2009 at 9:01 am #

    Great job there Jas! You are the best ham and mustard man in the business!

  7. Pumpkin
    April 3, 2009 at 9:19 am #

    Thanks for showing us how to make your favorite sandwich! It’s easy to see why its a favorite- keeping it simple lets the ingredients reslly shine!

  8. Jen Schall @
    April 3, 2009 at 9:57 am #

    Hi, Jason!

    Your video made me smile… Great job with the sandwich! I am a ham and mustard fan, as well. I like mine with honey mustard sometimes, too. Keep up the great work!

  9. Libby
    April 3, 2009 at 9:58 am #

    Jason, I really liked how you patted down the ham to make sure the mustard got onto BOTH sides of the sandwich, that’s really cool. I’m going to try that next time *I* use mustard :0) My favorite mustard is “Mr. Mustard – Sweet Hot” it’s delicious!

  10. Coconut Girl Connie
    April 3, 2009 at 10:10 am #

    Jason, your sandwich looks delicious! I am letting my teenage grandchildren watch your video so they can learn to do things as neatly as you do! Hurray for Jason!

  11. The Other Tiger
    April 3, 2009 at 10:11 am #

    Jason, that’s an awesome way of getting the mustard to be even on both the top and bottom of the sandwich! I’m going to have to borrow your method for my sandwiches, because I like things to be even like that! Thanks for showing us how!

  12. ericriveracooks
    April 3, 2009 at 10:57 am #

    Hi Jason, the sandwich you made looks great and the video you made is very helpful. You should make more videos because I think there are people out there that could use a good reference on how to make the perfect sandwich. Nice pick with the French’s Mustard….it’s my favorite too!


  13. Chelle
    April 3, 2009 at 11:06 am #

    Jason, That sandwich looks great! Ham and mustard is a killer combo and you made me crave one! I love how you flipped the ham over to the mustard made its way throughout the sandwich – I’m going to make that my new method!


  14. Debinhawaii
    April 3, 2009 at 11:17 am #

    Hi Jason,

    I am a big fan of mustard too! Thanks for showing us how you make your sandwich. It was a great video and a delicious looking sandwich!



  15. Jenn
    April 3, 2009 at 11:27 am #

    Jason, awesome job on the sandwich. I, too, love my mustard on my sammies. Heaping globs of it. =)

  16. Lisa
    April 3, 2009 at 11:29 am #

    Way to go Jason. Good sandwich. This is exactly how I like my ham sandwich too…on wheat bread with extra mustard.

  17. Sundancer
    April 3, 2009 at 12:25 pm #

    I made a sandwich the other day, and the mustard was very runny so I squeezed some out in the sink. Jason said he liked mustard juice and if I kept doing that he wanted separate bottles! Now I understand I should have shaken the bottle instead… I remember when we were kids, the perfect combination for him was peanut butter and honey. :)

  18. rich
    April 3, 2009 at 1:25 pm #


    Ham and mustard is a CLASSIC combination. In Britain, we’d say ham and mustard goes together like fish and chips (if you’re ever in the UK, look me up and we’ll have ham and mustard sandwiches for lunch and fish and chips for dinner…it would be the perfect day).

    I think adding the mustard then flipping the ham over is a great way of spreading the mustard out through the sandwich. It makes for a more balanced lunch – brilliant tip, and I’ll be using it!


  19. Sundancer
    April 3, 2009 at 2:40 pm #

    Jason asked me to post this!

    Thank you for the comments, and may be I will have my sister post another video of me cooking with mustard. I like to make chicken tenders in mustard.

  20. FurrBrain
    April 3, 2009 at 2:56 pm #

    Good job!! Move over Emeril!!

  21. Hayley
    April 3, 2009 at 3:16 pm #

    Jason, how genius to flip the ham over to spread out that mustard! I see TV in your future, you’re too cute!

  22. Seattle Tall Poppy
    April 3, 2009 at 3:24 pm #


    I’m totally going to try this at home! Thanks for the tip.


  23. T
    April 3, 2009 at 4:22 pm #

    Aloha Jason. I liked your double application of mustard. I do a similar thing by reapplying ketchup to my burger several times while I’m devouring it. You can never have too much mustard on a ham sandwich. Ham mustard purists rule!

  24. Jennifer Cote
    April 3, 2009 at 7:09 pm #

    Jason- that’s awesome! Loved to see your creation : )

  25. Tan.wiratchada
    April 3, 2009 at 8:45 pm #

    Hi Jason, are you cute movie star today. Congratulation with your own sandwiches. I guess this sandwiches should be very delicious one. Very good video Diana, you are the best sis-bro.

    Greeting from Thailand with big a smile.

  26. Crystal
    April 3, 2009 at 9:39 pm #

    i left my comment on the youtube channel. I love how excited Jason gets though.

  27. Jolly
    April 3, 2009 at 10:41 pm #

    Personally my mother thought us Jolly boys put too much mustard on sandwiches. I’m glad to know that someone else doesn’t think it’s possible to put “too much” mustard on a sandwich.

  28. Ginny
    April 4, 2009 at 6:30 am #

    Genius! What a perfect way to make sure there is mustard on both sides! i’m going to try this next time. I love mustard! Thanks Jason for the tip!

  29. Jen
    April 5, 2009 at 4:50 pm #

    Jason’s technique cannot be beat! The sandwich looks tasty and this video makes me smile. Great job!

  30. Amy
    April 5, 2009 at 6:40 pm #

    I love the pure yellow mustard too. I’ll have to try that technique. You look like you’re an exper!

  31. Lynn
    April 6, 2009 at 7:03 am #

    That looks delicious!!!
    Very good method and technique to insure proper mustard distribution!

  32. pietra
    April 6, 2009 at 7:13 am #

    I make mustards, yum!

  33. Veggie Wedgie
    April 6, 2009 at 7:42 am #

    I love mustard sandwiches too! I can actually eat one that is filled only with ketchup and mustard! Great technique for applying the mustard, I will definately try it!

  34. Diana
    April 7, 2009 at 9:55 am #

    You guys are the best! Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. I actually tear up from reading them!

  35. Judith Klinger
    April 7, 2009 at 1:37 pm #

    Fantastic technique Jason! Can’t wait to see how you make chicken and mustard tenders. Bravo!!

  36. katiez
    April 10, 2009 at 6:31 am #

    What a great looking sandwich! I love lots of mustard, too. And no cheese!

  37. lindsey
    September 17, 2009 at 9:49 am #

    that is my all time favorite sandwich! except i usually use turkey, but i slather it in mustard, and NO CHEESE!

  38. Avril Doyle
    July 20, 2011 at 4:34 am #

    Hi Jason! I just came accross your video on the web, and I must say that is an impressive sandwich! Thanks for sharing, I never thought about spreading mustard like that! Love and best wishes from Perth, Australia! G’day!

    • diana
      August 9, 2011 at 2:44 pm #

      Thank you so much Avril, I’ll pass your comment on to Jason!

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