For the folks who celebrate Easter Sunday, the Monday after usually finds them with a stuffed fridge, often with an entire shelf devoted to housing what’s left of an enormous Easter ham.
Easter Ham. Easter eggs. Ham and eggs seem to always make a joint appearance, don’t they?
If you’re like me, you’ll be adding ham sandwiches, split pea soup, and Denver omelets to your week’s menu. Wait, let me back up a little bit. That would be me, pre-Tasty Kitchen. But now? Well, let’s just say my choices have grown considerably, thanks to everyone here.
Let’s start with sandwiches. While I still love a good ham sandwich (or a club sandwich if I’m ravenous), I keep getting drawn to these sandwich (and spiral roll) ideas that feature ham. And I also somehow can’t stop thinking about slathering onion butter on everything.
And soups? I could live on soups. I’ve been known to have a bowl of rice with spicy soup for breakfast, then go on to have the same thing for lunch and dinner. These soups, on the other hand, don’t even need a bowl of rice. They’re hearty and filling and really get a nice boost of flavor from the ham.
Speaking of rice, take a look at these beauties.
If you want something completely different that will make everyone wish for leftover ham more often, how about pizza or breakfast enchiladas? That might be what it takes to give up my rice-and-soup breakfast.
And those are just a few of the recipes I found to help you free up that refrigerator shelf. So you can make room for cake! Because I like to always be ready to receive a cake if one should so happen to mysteriously appear in my kitchen. (I’m still waiting, but I’m ready!)
How about you? Got any favorite ways to use up your leftover ham (or roast or lamb or turkey)? Let us know! And tell us how your weekend was, too!