My family used to eat turkey for almost every holiday. Then, about two years ago, ham was on sale, and I announced we would be having ham for Easter dinner. While we enjoyed the feast night equally well with ham as with turkey, we enjoyed the days "after" the holiday much more when we had ham.
It was then that I realized ham is more versatile than turkey. For us, leftover turkey, turkey sandwiches, turkey soup, and turkey enchiladas got old pretty quickly. In fact, I'd been known to (gasp!) throw turkey out after a few days (or feed it to the dog) because we were just sick of eating it. When we have ham, this doesn't happen with our leftover ham because we find so many ways to use it.
If you have a lot of leftover ham this Easter, consider making:
The next time you're planning a big holiday meal, consider not only what you'll eat that night, but also how you'll use the leftovers. It may make a difference in your original menu!
Kathryn Tyler is a freelance writer, homeschooling mom, co-author of Guerrilla Saving: Secrets of Keeping Profits in Your Home-Based Business (John Wiley, 2000), and the author of the eBook Convince Your Husband to Homeschool: A Five Step Strategy available from The Old Schoolhouse Store. Visit her website here.
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