Monday, April 07, 2008

Playing Catch-Up

WOW I have been a bad blogger lately! Sorry 'bout that. It's just that by the end of a long day, I don't have a whole lot of brain power to write my usual clever prose. This post has been in the works since we bought a ham on sale after Easter. First, Mike smoked it on the Big Green Egg, which we enjoyed with mashed potatoes.






Mike LOVES ham....really, really loves it. He never says "ham," he says "haaaaaaaaaaaaam," complete with a dreamy look in his eye. Part of the reason why is because of the LEFTOVERS:



First up, ham buns. They feature swiss cheese, with dijon mustard and poppy seeds. These were done on brown-and-serve dinner rolls, because I had some in the freezer that needed to be used, but I usually do them on hamburger buns. They make great appetizers on mini buns. And great lunches for Mike the next day :)






Next up, White Cheddar Scalloped Potatoes. This was a new recipe from Taste of Home, and since I had a LOT of ham leftover, I was glad this recipe calls for a full 3 and a half cups. This recipe was a lot of work - slice the potatoes, chop the onion and ham, shred the cheese...not something I'd make all the time, but it was so worth it!

Yum.








I decided to make this into a breakfast-for-dinner, along with fruit salad and what has quickly become my favorite pancake recipe, Blueberry-Buttermilk Pancakes. Unfortunately, the casserole and the pancakes weren't done at the same time, but it was still delicious.




As an aside, the berries I used were a new product, and I just had to say how good these berries were. It had a blend of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries, and they taste almost like fresh. I am totally addicted!

1 comment:

Dee said...

The ham casserole looks delicious!