We all need a little inspiration now and then about how to deal with the bounty of ham after a big holiday or feast but frankly, my favorite part of any holiday (after the people, of course, and any dogs they might bring along) is the leftovers.
I love, love, love me some leftover ham, but that wasn’t always the case! I used to wrack my brains over what to make! Over the years, I’ve built up a whole repertoire of recipes & it’s fun sharing them – and watching them grow over the years. Yep. I started out with twelve – that’s why “12 Days of Ham.”
Here’s how I take care of my ham (along with a ton of recipes, below) so it doesn’t languish in the fridge. Is it a universal rule that people are going to nibble on your ham and never rewrap it right? Well, this will solve all your problems. Ummm…leftover ham related problems, anyway!
Don’t forget to wash & save containers or pick up a bunch of disposable cheapies if your guests are going to be taking leftovers home with them. Remember to have a sharpie or two on hand for labeling.
By the way, I love having the leftovers so much that I’ll always pick up an extra ham or two during the deep holiday sales! Other than turkey, where are you going to find any other meat for such a bargain?
See my links at the bottom of the page for How to Beat the Grocers. You’ll find for other items you should be looking for during specific holiday sales.
sandwiches, fillings & salads
breakfast & brunch