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    The 'help me figure out what to have for dinner tonight' thread

    Okay, I got about a third of a large spiral ham leftover that we started with on Monday. Had meat/potato/two veggies the first two nights, and ham yaki soba last night. Ham sandwiches for lunch the last couple days. Now what?

    I'm posing the Eternal Question first, but others can feel free to pose the same question and I promise I will reciprocate and add any suggestions I might have.
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Okay, I got about a third of a large spiral ham leftover that we started with on Monday. Had meat/potato/two veggies the first two nights, and ham yaki soba last night. Ham sandwiches for lunch the last couple days. Now what?

    I'm posing the Eternal Question first, but others can feel free to pose the same question and I promise I will reciprocate and add any suggestions I might have.
    I'd probably go with some type of casserole, with broccoli.
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    Ham and Cheese omelettes
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Okay, I got about a third of a large spiral ham leftover that we started with on Monday. Had meat/potato/two veggies the first two nights, and ham yaki soba last night. Ham sandwiches for lunch the last couple days. Now what?

    I'm posing the Eternal Question first, but others can feel free to pose the same question and I promise I will reciprocate and add any suggestions I might have.
    Perhaps fried slices of ham, to go with some fried eggs and pancakes.
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    I second the breakfast-for-dinner suggestions.

    Also, something my mom often does with leftover ham is she throws it in to a split pea soup. She's got a great recipe for it. I know split pea soup is not everyone's favorite, but I always liked it, and I'm not a big fan of peas either.
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    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    How about Going Out ?
    Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner!

    Too much ham in one week's time.
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    Ham, asparagus and goat cheese fritatta.

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    I made a risotto a few weeks ago with ham. I think it was risotto, ham, cheese, parsley, chicken stock.

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    chef salad
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    Ham Fritata...
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    I'm leaning towards breakfast at the moment. The only problem with omelettes is Mrs. Maister is allergic to eggs which just leaves Junior and I for the omelettes. She could, of course, just have fried ham and maybe pancakes to go with
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    What about a soup - Bean, Split Bea, or even a Ham and Corn Chowder. Mix up a salad and some rolls, voila!

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    We have a sub-themed restaurant for dinner at least 3 times per week. Get it with no mayo and the calories fall off.
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    Feed the old ham to the dog and get a take-out pizza for your family.

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    I make a tasty ham and hash brown casserole that contains no eggs: can of cream of chicken soup, sour cream, bacon crumbles, colby jack cheese, pimientos (you could sub with scallions or green pepper).

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    Hawaiian pizza. Make it easy; get a pre-made crust, canned pineapple, a jar of pizza sauce, and package of shredded mozzarella. Assemble, heat as directed, serve.
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    Senate Bean Soup

    2 pounds navy beans
    4 quarts water
    1 1/2 cups of diced ham
    4 tablespoons of butter
    1 medium onion, chopped
    3 stalks of celery, chopped 1/4" pieces plus some of the leaves chopped up
    Salt and pepper

    Rinse the beans in hot water until they are white. Place them in a stockpot, add the water, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 3 hours. Heat the butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Saute the onion and celery until tender. Add the onion and celery to the pot of beans. Remove 2 cups of the bean mixture, puree in a blender, and return to the soup. Add to ham to soup mixture. Just before serving, season the soup with salt and pepper, to taste.

    I like mine with some hot sauce
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    Tonight's quick fire challenge with involve 1/3 of a 4 day old ham. The celebrity judge is Maister, city planner, voice actor, moderator and ironic curmudgen in training. You have 30 minutes to come up with your dish. Time starts now.

    30 minutes later -hands up, utensiles down
    Utter chaos and swearing starts

    As Padma and Maister walk around the kitchen

    Chief Lisa-what did you come up with?
    I came up with Ham Soup- with split pea, bacon, scallions and fresh veggies


    Chief Todd-what did you come with?
    Given Maister's irony-I used miracle berry and how the ham tastes like chocolate. Placed the ham in a pie crust with and now it taste like chocolate pie


    Chief BUN-what did you come up with
    Well Padma- since it was 4 days old, I threw it the trash and ordered a pizza

    And th winner is?
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    Quote Originally posted by Richmond Jake View post
    Hawaiian pizza. Make it easy; get a pre-made crust, canned pineapple, a jar of pizza sauce, and package of shredded mozzarella. Assemble, heat as directed, serve.
    Yes! Great idea! I'm all of a sudden looking forward to easter

    'm posing the Eternal Question first, but others can feel free to pose the same question and I promise I will reciprocate and add any suggestions I might have.
    I have two avocados some pepper jack cheese and some leftover rice. I'm leaning towards adding some type of meat and some other stuff. Pleasz too halp?
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    So what did you pick? We all HAVE to know
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    Quote Originally posted by Hink View post
    So what did you pick? We all HAVE to know
    Seems JNA had the winning entry. I advocated for having breakfast for dinner. The family started their mutinous grumblings almost immediately (four days of ham in a row grumble grumble...) and we ended going out to the Indian restaurant and freezing/vacuum sealing the leftover ham so we can make bean soup later.

    I expect this thread will frequently get bumped in the future. I can't tell you how many times I've read about food on Cyburbia and ended getting a hankering for chili/pizza/chana dal etc. based on someone mentioning a particular dish that strikes me as being particularly yummy at that moment.
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    When you unfreeze it, you can make stir fried ham. Or is that fried hamster?
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    I know I am a day late with this suggestion, though it was an obvious one - groundhog!

    They're kind of sluggish this time of year. Lure one out with the prospect of a photo op, then raise up your shovel - BAM - you're just a few grisly steps from roast groundhog with all the trimmings.
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    Quote Originally posted by otterpop View post
    I know I am a day late with this suggestion, though it was an obvious one - groundhog!

    They're kind of sluggish this time of year. Lure one out with the prospect of a photo op, then raise up your shovel - BAM - you're just a few grisly steps from roast groundhog with all the trimmings.
    Saw his shadow but he didn't see that one coming! Six more weeks of winter, my a$$!
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