Thursday, April 16, 2009

What to do with Leftover Easter Ham???

Do yo have OODLES of leftover Easter Ham? Have you been eating sliced Ham and funeral potatoes for 7 days? I have a few great recipes that you can use some of that leftover Ham in. Here they are:

Fettuccine & Ham Stir Fry

This recipe has been one in my collection for a few years but I've never tried it before. I was sad that I hadn't been enjoying it all this time because it was a real winner!! So YUMMY! My kids were skeptical at first but tried it and liked it. I had to really talk them into trying the asparagus and it wan't their favorite, but nobody died and they would eat it again. Brady and I really like asparagus so we really enjoyed this dish!! Here's the recipe:

1/2 box fettuccine noodles (about 6 oz)

1/2 lb. (a bunch is a lb) fresh asparagus. cut off the bottoms (1/2 of the spear) and then cut those small spears in half so half of your asparagus has tops and half is just stems

~1/2 lb. leftover ham cut into small cubes or julienned (long skinny strips)

1/4 cup chopped walnuts

2 green onions chopped

2 tsp. rubbed sage (in the spice isle)

1/4 tsp pepper

1/4 tsp salt

2 TBSP Olive Oil

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Cook the fettuccine. In a large skillet, saute the ham, walnuts, onion, sage and salt & pepper in the oil until onion is tender. Add the asparagus an dcook and stir until it is bright green and tender- don't overcook it!! Drain the fettuccine and toss with the ham mixture. Toss in the cheese and enjoy! This recipe fed us one night- NO Leftover of this much to Brady and my dismay.

Crockpot Beans & Ham
1 lb pinto beans (about 2 cups- check the bag for how much is 1 lb.) Cover them with plenty of water and soak them overnight.
3 cups of either water, beef broth, or ham juice (using the ham juice that was in the pan is so yummy. I saved all of the ham juice in a quart jar and used it for these beans twice at Christmastime)
1 large onion, chopped
1/2 lb. ham chopped up
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 TBSP chili powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp dried oregano
Put the soaked, washed bean into the crockpot. Cover with the water. Add remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 9 hours or on high for ~6. Add more water during cooking if necessary. Great with Corn bread.
This recipe is Savannah's favorite thing for dinner. She'd eat this for dinner every night if I made it.

1 comment:

{The Castaways} said...

These look delish. Can't wait to try them out!