Hey everyone! Can you believe that Christmas is just 4 short days away!? We are staying at home this year and I’m really looking forward to lounging in my pajamas all day while nibbling on too much food while I catch up on all of the Christmas movies I still have yet to see.
We always have ham on Christmas, like a Smithfield Signature Spiral Sliced Ham. It’s a tradition that I began since I became in charge of our holiday meals. It’s so easy to make – I just pop it in the oven at 275 degrees for about 10 – 12 minutes per pound, then evenly brush on the tasty glaze and it’s done! I love having leftover ham because it’s so versatile and can be re-created into so many new recipes. I thought I’d share a few with you to inspire your post-holiday meals next week. 🙂
5 Leftover Ham Recipes
This sandwich is pretty much the best lunch ever. It uses leftover ham, cheddar cheese, greens, and cranberry sauce and is made grilled cheese style.
Split ham and pea soup is a perfect part of a winter meal. It’s hearty and full of lots of flavor. This particular recipe is made in a slow cooker, so you can let it cook away while you play (or relax).
I literally make scalloped potatoes once a month, but never like this. This recipe calls for a potato, golden beet, sweet potatoes, and a parsnip along with the other traditional ingredients. I’m definitely trying this one next week.
These appetizers are so simple to make you can make a batch up to snack on after you’ve had your holiday meal. I don’t know about you, but in my family we tend to graze pretty much all afternoon and bite sized snacks are perfect.
This recipe is a little unique, but that’s why I like it. I’ve always been a fan of couscous and this salad won’t take long to prepare. Serve it with a side salad and you’ve got yourself a meal.
If you are looking for more ham-inspired recipes, check out Smithfield.com/BaconBar – a bacon bar is a great idea for a little extra festive fun this year! 🙂