It won't be long and the season for buying a ham will be here. We tend to buy more ham when it goes on sale around the Christmas, New Year, and Easter Holidays at our house. My husband jumped ahead of the tradition this past week when he saw the sale on ham at Aldi's. It's was 89 cents a pound and the approximate cost was $8.50. He just couldn't pass that deal up.
We always start with a traditional ham dinner and warm up the ham according to the directions. Usually I glaze a ham with brown sugar, pineapple, and cherries to make it look and taste wonderful. With nothing like that right now in the pantry this time I used another favorite glaze, just some Coke and brown sugar.
There was a lot of ham leftover and we have made some frugal and easy meals this past week. Here are the ways we used leftover ham for dinner this past week:
1. Ham and cheese sandwiches-When the slices are big you can microwave or fry them for a minute to get them warm before you grill your sandwich. We just had a pickle and potato chips on the side.
2. Ham and cheese omelettes- Always a hit for breakfast or dinner. I had a hard time making omelettes when I first started cooking so I used a omelette pan. Side dishes for this one included potato pancakes and toast.
3. Pizza with ham on top. I made a two and put one in the freezer (freezer meal accomplished). I only have one regular round pizza pan like this at the moment so I made one in a square pan. You can see where I left a couple of slices without ham in the square pan. The grandchildren were over and nothing but pepperoni and cheese for them. Sometimes, even the pepperoni gets peeled off. You know how that goes.
4. Soup beans (pinto beans) cooked with the ham bone in it and a side of cornbread. A filling meal!
What are some of the ways you use leftover ham?
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