I know exactly how much effort it takes to put together a big holiday meal. As a matter of fact, I’m typing this post just as things are winding down from our Easter brunch extravaganza. I spent about 3 hours doing my prep yesterday and a couple more this morning before everyone arrived. On the menu – my Crustless Quiche, Overnight Cinnamon Rolls, Blueberry Crumb Cake, Smoked Salmon Dip with toasted bagel pieces, Bacon Horseradish Deviled Eggs, fresh berries, sausage, and BACON (of course). I also made Amy of Bellyfull’s Make-Ahead Breakfast Enchiladas and they seriously rocked our world! Try them.
Easter with grown kids is a blast. It’s very different than when they were young and that was a wonderful time too, but it’s really so much fun to get everyone together now. So worth the effort and time that it takes to put together. But I gotta say, I’m SO ready to put my feet up and have a lazy afternoon now before it’s time to get back in the kitchen to bake my ham for our Easter dinner tonight.
I always make a point of picking up a ham much bigger than I need to feed my group because I L O V E those leftovers! There are an endless variety of things you can do with both the leftover ham and that lovely ham bone so I’ve pulled together some ideas from a great group of bloggers (and myself) in case you find yourself with some ham on your hands tomorrow.
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend!
Leftover Ham and Potato Soup | Flavor Mosaic
Ham and Cheese Lasagna | The Kitchen is my Playground
Ham Mac and Cheese Soup | The Food Charlatan
Ham and Cheese Baked Eggs in Toast | Homemade in the Kitchen
Monte Cristo Style Grilled Cheese Sandwich | Renee’s Kitchen Adventures
Ham and Cheese Mini Quiche | Unsophisticook
Slow Cooker Ham and Bean Soup | Valerie’s Kitchen
Leftover Mashed Potato Ham Cakes | My Food Story
Ham and Cheese Biscuits | Love from the Oven
Cheesy Ham and Potato Soup | Iowa Girl Eats
Hawaiian Fried Rice | Homemade in the Kitchen
Ham and Cheese Hash Brown Brunch Bake | Melissa’s Southern Style Kitchen
Ham and Broccoli Pasta Bake | Inside BruCrew Life
Muffin Tin Hash Brown and Scrambled Egg Cups | Valerie’s Kitchen
Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese Recipe with Ham | Tammilee Tips
Hawaiian Ham Sliders with Sriracha Mayo | The Lemon Bowl
Baked Ham Penne Pasta | Miss in the Kitchen
Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes with Ham | I Heart Eating
Ham Salad | Valerie’s Kitchen
Ham, Egg and Green Chile Homemade Frozen Breakfast Burritos | Foxes Love Lemons
Cajun 15 Bean Soup with Ham | Dear Crissy
15 Bean Soup with Ham | Saving Room for Dessert
Three Cheese Hawaiian Pizza with 5 Minute Dough | Baked by Rachel
Ham and Brie Breakfast Hand Pies | Cooking on the Front Burner
Ham and Cheese Stuffed Crescents | Valerie’s Kitchen