Monday, March 24, 2008

Leftover Ham

Got ham? Leftovers from Easter, that is? If you're like me, you bought WAY too much ham for the one Easter meal and need some ideas to use up the vast quantities of leftovers. Thankfully, leftover ham goes in lots of kid-friendly (and easy) meals. We'll be eating ham in some form every night this week; hopefully, I've built in enough variation that we won't get tired of it. Below is a list of meal possibilities. I'll post the recipes for our versions as we eat them, but these recipes are common enough that you should be able to round them up from any all purpose cookbook.

  • Ham sandwiches (this may sound obvious, but it will make a great light dinner), fruit, veggies and dip
  • Denver omelets (ham and peppers; ham and scrambled eggs for the kids), toast, and fruit
  • Cheesy pasta and ham (you can make any cheesy pasta dish and add ham to it; homemade macaroni and cheese is a logical choice--just add 2 cups of diced ham!), broccoli and sweet potatoes
  • Ham and Cheese Quiche (if you can't find a recipe for this, substitute ham and Cheddar cheese for the bacon/Swiss cheese in a Quiche Lorraine recipe; any quiche can be made without a crust if you're wanting to save calories and/or carbs), green or fruit salad, and biscuits
  • Split Pea Soup (this is the reason to have ham in the first place! This soup freezes well), crusty rolls and salad

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