Posted by starwoodgal on November 4, 2009
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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Posted by starwoodgal on March 6, 2009
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
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.
PS – I have a secret! Tell you tomorrow.
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