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Recipe: Potatoes and Ham Casserole

With the holidays quickly approaching, I’m gathering my arsenal of recipes for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  I’m also gathering recipes for the left over ham and turkey.  Seems I’m always left a lot of one or the other depending on how many relatives show up or if they really wanted ham or really wanted turkey that day. 

A co-worker gave me this recipe yesterday.  She made it over the weekend and said it was really yummy.   It sounds really good and very inexpensive to make.  Especially if you already have some left over ham in the refrigerator.  Plus ham and potatoes go together like peas and carrots, peanut butter and jelly, Desi and Lucy, Bill and Hillary – no wait – forget that last one.

Potatoes and Ham Casserole

32 oz shredded hashbrowns, thawed or 2 lbs baking potatoes (chopped quite small)
2 or 3 very thick slices of ham cut into bit-sized cubes
1/2 bag to 1 whole bag frozen peas (depends on how much you like peas)
3/4 cup butter, melted, divided
1 to 2 tsp salt (and some pepper too)
1 can cream of mushroom or cream of chicken soup 
1/2  small onion, grated or chopped
12 oz cheddar cheese, grated 
2 cups corn flakes, crushed (alternative – crushed club or Ritz crackers)
8 oz sour cream

Mix all ingredients, EXCEPT corn flakes and 1/3 cup of the butter, in a very large bowl. Combine well, turn into a 9×13 inch pan.   Sprinkle corn flakes over mixture, drizzle with remaining butter. Cook 1 to 2 hours at 350 degrees.

MMMMmmmmmmmm, MMMmmmm,  sounds good!  :)

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Recipe: Ham and Broccoli Quiche

Okay.  I know I whine and complain about the summer heat and humidity.  But, honestly it just zaps the living daylight out of me and I detest being hot and sweaty.  Which is one of the reasons I look for summer recipes where I can cook in my small counter-top toaster oven, on the stove-top, or on the grill.  Anything where I don’t have to turn on the big oven.  And, this is one of the recipes I can cook in my toaster oven or in my big oven.  It is easy, simple, and delicious.   For breakfast, serve it with some fruit or if you’re serving it for lunch or dinner, whip up a nice side salad and you’ve got a meal.

HAM AND BROCCOLI QUICHE

 1 Pkg. Pillsbury Refrigerated Pie Crusts       
4 eggs
1 ½ cups cubed cooked ham
1 cup milk
6 oz. shredded Swiss cheese
½ tsp. salt and ½ tsp. pepper
1 cup frozen broccoli florets,  thawed and drained
½ tsp. dry ground mustard 

 Heat oven to 375 degrees F.  Make pie crust as directed on package for a one crust filled pie using a 9 inch glass pie pan.  Layer, ham, cheese and broccoli in the crust lined pan.  In a medium bowl, combine the remaining ingredients and beat well.  Pour over the broccoli/ham/cheese mixture.  Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until knife inserted in the center of pie comes out clean.  Let stand 10 minutes and serve.

Easy, simple, pretty and delicious. 

Y’all Enjoy!  :)

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Recipe: Mem’s Hot Mini Ham Sandwiches

Mem is my mother-in-law.  She will turn 80 this coming September and could probably run circles around most of us.  Feisty and tiny, this woman is a a package of TNT.  Love her to pieces and I just wanted to share one of her recipes with you today. 

These little ham sandwiches are so easy to make and wonderful for a quick lunch or for mini sandwiches for a party or whatever.  Give ‘em whirl.  I know my boys love ‘em.

Mem’s Hot Mini Ham Sandwiches

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
You’ll need a 8 x 11.5 glass Pyrex or casserole dish at least 2 inches deep
Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil

Ingredients:
12 count package of dinner rolls.  The kind that are still joined together (white or whole wheat – your choice).
Use an electric knife and cut the rolls length wise (still joined together) to remove the top of the rolls in a single layer.
1 1/2 pounds of Deli Ham (I use Black Forest)
8 oz. baby Swiss cheese slices
1/2 cup salted butter (1 stick)
2 Tablespoons onion flakes
1 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1 1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Put the bottom half of rolls in the foil lined casserole dish.
Place slices of ham and Swiss cheese to cover the bread.
Put top of the rolls on top of the ham and cheese.
In a saucepan, heat the remaining ingredients until combined.
Pour over the top of the rolls.
Seal with a layer of foil on top.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.

Y’all Enjoy!  ;)

PS – I have a secret!  Tell you tomorrow.

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