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Old 12-19-2007, 10:24 AM   #1
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ISO Leftover Ham Ideas

I charged DH with picking up the spiral ham for Christmas dinner and he got a 15 lb ham for 4 1/2 of us!!! Needless to say, we'll be having some leftovers. I'll be making my standard split pea soup, and will probably freeze some, but I could really use some good leftover ideas for dinners later next week, too.



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Old 12-19-2007, 10:29 AM   #2
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Sandwiches...My favorite! Then red beans & rice are a gimmie for for the bone and scraps. Breakfast ham. Egg McMuffins. It also freezes well for later use.


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Old 12-19-2007, 10:42 AM   #3
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Ham sandwiches, Make pizza, top with ham and pineapple, ham and cheese nibbles, use in seasoning green beans, Chicken cordon bleu!!, wrap asparagus with ham, fried ham, ham and onion cheese ball instead of beef??, chefs salad.....
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Old 12-19-2007, 10:49 AM   #4
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Dice some ham, bell peppers, onions (all pretty much equal parts, doesn't really matter)
Some peas
Elbow mac
Make a beschamel sauce with asiago and mozzarella cheese.

Mix it all up, season and throw it into a 375 deg. oven until you can't take the awesome aroma anymore (10-15min) then plate.

oh, you can throw some breadcrumbs on it too.
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Old 12-19-2007, 10:58 AM   #5
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Ham and eggs...
scalloped potatoes with ham...

Ham salad....
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Old 12-19-2007, 01:17 PM   #6
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We buy those spiral hams regularly. They are easy to divide up and freeze. We use them for quite a few things. I stick it under the broiler for a few minutes because I like it a little crispy around the edges.
I dice it up for breakfast burritos or omelets, or we will have a slice with some eggs. I make scalloped potatoes with gruyere or cheddar and throw the diced ham in between each layer. Sandwiches. I make a dish with sliced polenta, ham, asparagus and melted cheese over the top.
That's all I've got off the top of my head.
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Old 12-19-2007, 01:19 PM   #7
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Fry the ham for breakfast or for sandwiches.

The bone is great for pea soup but also for lentil soup (can never figure out which one to make, pea or lentil).

Put in a frittata. Eggs Benedict. Chicken cordon bleu.

Have some friends over and make bisuits with the sliced ham on top.

just a few ideas, Merry Christmas.
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Old 12-19-2007, 01:22 PM   #8
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2 words... potato soup. I'll be over when ya make it :o)
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Old 12-19-2007, 01:25 PM   #9
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Gotta be breakfast skillets.Ham, green pepper, onion, bacon, mushroom, melty cheese and egg, with hash browns on the side, and maybe some biscuits or toast with butter and jam... so delicious and satisfying.

breakfast has to be the best meal ever, hands down.
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Old 12-20-2007, 07:35 AM   #10
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(A couple of these have already been said.)

Quiche Lorraine
Ham omelettes
Breakfast muffins (ham and egg)
Pea and ham soup
Potato Leek and ham soup
Chicken Cordon Bleu
Arrancini balls
Ham and potato cakes
Fried rice
Pizzas (mini, individual, family or on pita bread)
Ham and potato croquettes
Ham and Mediterranean vegetable toasted focaccia
Sandwiches (toasted and fresh)
Ham, cheese and pinepple bread rolls (as in the bread is made with these ingredients in them, as opposed to sticking them in a made roll)
Ham and cheese toasted croissants

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