|Freeze that leftover ham!|
There’s no such thing as too much leftover ham! You can use it a million ways and not get tired of it–at least at our house.
We like to freeze the nice-looking slices for a quick ham dinner to use when we’re too tired to cook. We often make baked potatoes in the microwave, then microwave the frozen ham slices for a few minutes in a shallow bowl with water covering the ham. Some green beans go well with this and are also quick. Open some applesauce for another good go-together that is totally easy. Most kids like this menu as well.
All the smaller pieces of ham are great to freeze for other quick meals. One of my favorites is the quick meal of ham pieces mixed with tortellini and peas. My other go-to comfort food meal is baked scalloped potatoes with ham pieces mixed in. So nice on a cold night or for a Super Bowl party!
Small thin slices of ham make wonderful appetizers with a little cheese & a cracker. New Year’s Eve? Top with a green olive and a toothpick for a more festive look.
Click the label “ham” below for links to all of these great recipes using ham. (If you are thinking this all sounds familiar, yes, this is a repost. Hope you don’t mind.)
Feel better soon, Roberta. Good old chicken soup helps somewhat. The virus fighting part is the broth.
I will…..if I ever get rid of this dog-gone cold. *sigh*
That’s so sweet, Roberta. I hope it’s THE recipe! Let us know!
When I’m in a hurry, I confess to using a can of cream of mushroom soup + 1/2 can of milk as the sauce. I spray the pan for easier cleanup. Then I add the potatoes (can even be in chunks too) mixed with the ham. Over all goes the sauce. It’s pretty darn good & the kids love it too.
WOW!! What a fantastic post and set of recipes.
Many of the recipes I know I would like, especially the ones that I call small bites. Those are perfect for small single eaters like me.
But the one that really got to me heart and soul was the scalloped potatoes with ham. My mom used to make a recipe for this. She used sliced ham not chunks though.
I remember sitting in the kitchen on a cold winter’s day and watch her take it out of the oven. But I could never make it the way she did.
I don’t remember her using all the the herbs in this recipe, but it looks and sounds so similar that with a few minor changes I may finally find my mom’s recipe.
You have made me the happiest person in the world tonight. 🙂