Often the most expensive part of a holiday meal (and most dinners for that matter) is the meat. After Christmas (or Easter), we tend to have quite a bit of ham leftover. Eating the same holiday meal warmed up again, works well for the day after, but it’s not something I want to eat for 3 or 4 days in a row. Instead, why not use that leftover ham for a variety of dishes over the coming days. Some of these can also be frozen and served later if you’re getting tired of ham.
On a cold winter day, there’s nothing better than a warm cup of soup, especially if that soup practically cooks itself. Give this Crockpot Ham and Potato soup a try.
For a simple breakfast, scramble up some eggs and add a little sliced ham and some grated cheese to it. Or make up your favorite breakfast casserole and substitute ham for bacon or sausage.
Make up a batch of homemade macaroni and cheese or potato salad and add some chopped ham for a quick dinner. Add some leftover veggies or a side salad and dinner is ready.
Or try this Ham and Potato Crockpot Casserole. It’s quickly becoming a family favorite around here.
For lunch, slice up the ham to make ham and cheese sandwiches, or make up a batch of deviled ham to serve on crackers.
Last but not least, don’t forget to set aside a little ham to make a pot of pinto beans. You don’t need a lot to add a bunch of flavor. Just toss those little odds and ends in a freezer bag, and freeze them. When you’re ready to make your beans, just pour the frozen ham in there at the beginning.
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