Monday, January 3, 2011

Left Over Ham? (Three Recipes)

As you know we love ham because it is sometimes as cheap as 99 cents a pound, and you can get like 4 meals out of it! That is what I call stretching my dinner dollar!
Rice anything is always a hit around here :).
  1. 1Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. 2Cook onions in oil over a medium-low heat until soft.
  3. 3In a large bowl mix the milk, soup, seasonings and cheddar cheese together until combined. Gently stir in the cooked rice, ham, broccoli, corn and onions.
  4. 4Dump broccoli mixture into a large casserole dish.
  5. 5In a small bowl combine the melted margarine with the breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese using a fork until it becomes an even consistency.
  6. 6Spread breadcrumb mixture over the top of the casserole and bake uncovered for 30 minutes.ALEXIS NOTES: I used brown rice and fresh broccoli.

  1. 1Cut muffins into 1/2-inch cubes. Set aside. Cut Canadian bacon into 1/2-inch squares. Set aside. Whisk the eggs well in a 2-quart bowl. Whisk in milk and onion powder.
  2. 2Spray a 9-by-13-inch glass or ceramic baking dish with cooking oil spray. Scatter half the Canadian bacon evenly in bottom of dish. Scatter muffin cubes on top of Canadian bacon. Top with the remaining Canadian bacon, scattering it evenly over the bread. Pour egg mixture over the casserole. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight, or at least 8 hours, to let bread absorb egg mixture.
  3. 3Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Remove casserole from refrigerator and uncover it. Lightly sprinkle the paprika evenly over the top. Cover the casserole with foil and bake for 40 minutes. Remove dish from the oven, remove foil, return dish to the oven and continue to bake, uncovered, until the eggs are set and the bacon on top begins to crisp, about 20 minutes more. Remove the casserole from oven and let it stand 5 minutes before serving.
  4. 4While casserole bakes, make Easy Hollandaise Sauce (see my recipe #121586). To serve, cut casserole into squares and place them on plates. Spoon about 2 tablespoons (or to taste) warm Hollandaise Sauce over each serving just before servingALEXIS NOTES: I used whole wheat english muffins.
And what you do when you just the bone left over?

1 ham bone with some meat left on
2 cups dried pinto beans
8 cups water to soak dried beans in overnight
6-8 cups water for cooking beans in; alternatively use chicken stock
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 large onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup green enchilada sauce

1) Using overnight soak method, place dried beans and 8 cups water in large stockpot to soak over night. Drain beans in the morning and prepare to cook them in crock pot.
2) Place ham bone, beans, 6 cups water, garlic, and onion in crock pot. Cover and let the crock pot do its magic.
3) Check after three to four hours if using the crock pot or after two hours on the stove top to determine tenderness of beans. Also, add additional water if beans begin to dry out. Once they have softened and are finally cooked through, remove ham bone. Carefully cut off any ham remaining on the bone. Finely chop the ham and return it to the soup. Stir in green enchilada sauce and top with chopped cilantro. Check for taste and add salt and pepper if needed.
ALEXIS NOTES: I'm lazy ... lol I put the dried beans in and cranked it up to high :), I skipped the onion and cilantro.

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  1. YUM :) i use to always get everyones ham bones im such a scab! LOL at thanks giving and at chrissy i would always come home with bags of ham bones :D i would always rexerve the meaty ones for green bean and potato soups and the others i would boil away in stock pots and make ham stock! U know me i cant or see anyone throw much away lol (im also known for bring home the turkey carcasses LOL)

  2. I love ham and bean soup! It's yummy. The casserole looks yummy. Have a great day girl!

  3. Glad you got in there and made your ham.. Have a great day..

  4. I love ham - it can just be used for so many things and the soup you can make with the bone is just yummy.

  5. Mmmmm.... That casserole looks DeeLish!

  6. Thanks for sharing.... I needed a couple of good ideas!!

  7. They sound tasty. I especially like the second one, Eggs Benedict Casserole. I can't believe how hard your work in the kitchen. I hope your family appreciates it!


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