Here’s how the conversation went the other night:
Me: I’m so glad you’re in charge of dinner tonight since I have to go to a Relay for Life meeting!
BF: Oh good, I’ll be ready to go to El Tapatio when you get back. Or I could find something to make. (rummaging through the freezer). What’s this?
Me: Leftover ham from Christmas.
BF: Oh. Well then what’s this?
Me: That’s a ham steak.
BF: What’s this bag? More ham?
Me: Yep. I guess I should make something with a lot of ham in it this week.
BF: I could really go for El Tapatio tonight.
So tonight I am determined to use up a lot of the ham. First I searched Foodily.com for “ham” and got a lot of glazed spiral ham suggestions. Then I added “casserole” and the search returned page after page of breakfast casseroles. I headed over to the good ole Food Network and found this recipe for Croque Monsieur sandwiches. Who really needs a recipe for ham and cheese? Maybe I’ll have that for lunch. There were recipes for ham and beans, seared ham steak and bean soups. Not what I wanted.
It all comes down to this: I have ham, pasta, green peas, onions and stuff to make a salad. So tonight we are having a pasta dish and salad. That’s what I know. I don’t need to search the web to find something to do with leftover ham. I need only to search my pantry and my imagination. Oh, and your imagination. What do you do with leftover ham?