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Old 04-14-2010, 05:31 PM - Thread Starter
 
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My mom left off a spiral cut ham for me. It's just me, dh and ds who is 2! How can I use it up? I want to make some tonight. Any ideas?

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You can add it to almost anything. I make breakfast casseroles, soups, frittatas all with cut up ham in it. Spiral hams are awesome for sandwiches. You can always toss it in the freezer if you can't come up with anything.
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I was going to say FREEZE it! Portion it out into amounts for one meal for your family size, and freeze them. I would actually freeze the slices onto a baking sheet lined with parchment or wax paper, THEN portion it out once frozen. That way you don't have a huge hunk of frozen ham, but just frozen slices instead. Ham freezes really well. You can even thaw it and make sandwiches later.
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Pot pies, ham salad, breakfast sandwhiches
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We have a ton of ham frozen from Easter. Most of it I chopped up in tiny pieces. We've used some for omelettes and split pea and ham soup. I'm looking for ideas, too.

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But ham doesn't really freeze well. It's water content is too high. how have your results been (you who froze yours?!)

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Ham freezes great. I've never had a problem with it.
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Yeah, I freeze ham quite often and have never had problems.
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The ham I've frozen has been vacuum packed, and froze beautifully. Maybe it just was weirdly watery ham you had?
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I actually have a lot of ham in my meal plan for this week! You can see it here....
http://cookingformyfamily.blogspot.com/

and also I have a couple of recipes using ham that I will post.
http://cookingformyfamily.blogspot.c...-mac-peas.html

http://cookingformyfamily.blogspot.c...rs-strata.html

http://cookingformyfamily.blogspot.c...casserole.html

http://cookingformyfamily.blogspot.c...cous-cous.html

http://cookingformyfamily.blogspot.c...-potatoes.html

Hope that gives you a couple of ideas!

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