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Ham It Up Week! 
Feb. 7, 2010 4:26 pm 
Updated: Apr. 5, 2010 6:37 pm
I got a heck of a deal on ham this week...so here we go...Ham It Up Week!..

Just in case you can't believe that Farmer John Hams were .79 a pound.  An amazing deal!

Heck of a deal on Ham

I also went to my favorite produce market and got the most amazing red, yellow and orange bell peppers for .99 a pound.   I am not sure how these are all going to fit into the menu...but they are beautiful.

Fresh Peppers & Brocolli

Delicious Ham and Potato Soup is a given when we have ham...double batches of this are on the menu!

Hearty Ham Casserole: is a must as well.  I have made this numerous times for big family gatherings and there are never any left overs. 

Skillet Ham, Cabbage and Potatoes : is a new recipe to me...sounds good, the ratings are good....cabbage and potatoes are cheap...I have nothing to loose with this one. 

Ham & Swiss Bread:  Never far from yeast I was delighted to find this recipe for Ham with Yeast!  Bingo!  Trying a new recipe this week!

Basic Ham and Bean Soup : is just what it says...a good, solid basic recipe...it can be added too and make an awesome filling soup. 

Tex  Mex Ham and Eggs...  For breakfast or for dinner...how can you go wrong? Ham and eggs go together!

Potato, Ham Broccoli & Cheese Soup with Baby Dumplings:  This looks like I can use some of that boccoli and some of the ham...sounds good to me.

Pineapple Ham and Rice:  Another recipe I have not tried...but it is worth a try....I still have tons of cheap rice.  Nothing to loose on this one either...besides it needs reviews!

Pineapple Baked Rice : A personal recipe of Tao..calls for Chinese sausage....I am thinking HAM with this.

Autumn Spice Ham Steak :  recommended by kristen...who stated her whole familiy loved it...this must be a keeper reipe.  Thank you Kristen!

Ham and Lima Bean Soup: is recommend by Soup Loving Nicole..Sounds wonderful.  Thank you Nicole!

Pasta -e-Fagioli :  Also recommended by Soup Loving Nicole.  Sounds great to me!

Ham and Bean Soup: Recommended by Soup Loving Nicole...thank you...this sounds great!

Sauerkraut Balls:  Also from Soup Loving Nicole....sounds great...thank you for your help! 

Ham and Onion Pie:  Recommended by Marcella - thank you sounds delicious!
I will post more pictures as the week progresses.

Ok.....there is a week or more worth of ham!  Meals on the cheap...delicious and filling.  Check those sale ads...and check my blog for more delicious Stretching  those $$$ recipes.

Vegetables for roasting
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Hearty Ham Casserole
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Broccoli Salad with Red Onions
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Delicious Ham and Potato Soup
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Apple Cole Slaw
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Pineapple Fried Rice
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Feb. 7, 2010 4:58 pm
What an AWESOME buy! And those peppers look yummy!! My mom's dad was a cowboy in the '30's. He always called peppers "mango's" and we always ate them raw. Imagine my surprise as I grew up, went to school, met more people to learn that MOST people called them peppers and mangoes were a TOTALLY different thing. . . LOL!! I saved the bread recipe. . . looks worthy of a dabble.
Feb. 7, 2010 5:13 pm
Thanks LS....you caught me updating it...Enjoy!
Feb. 7, 2010 5:40 pm
Three soups in one week?? I'm on my way to your house right now! :-) Sounds wonderful Baking Nana and you did get a heck of a bargain.
Feb. 7, 2010 5:44 pm
It would be Ham overload in my house,No food shall be eaten 2 days in a row so says my DH. Ya I know ! but the recipes all work.A little in the freezer.WOW! some good ideas here. Good food to be had at your home again this week. Great Blog Thanks for sharing.
Feb. 7, 2010 6:07 pm
Summo...my hubby says that too...Blah...blah...blah... A little in the freezer and different things.. Fried Rice with Ham will go over well...soups..he never gets tired of them..and the potatoes and ham are always a hit.
Feb. 7, 2010 6:17 pm
I wish I could peppers like that around here!
Feb. 7, 2010 6:19 pm
Great deal - and the pepper picture is gorgeous. Here's a pepper salad recipe: one red, one green and one orange or any combination and one white onion. Slice and toss with a balsamic vinagrette (sp) and your done! Use and red peppers w/ white onion for Valentine's Day!
Feb. 7, 2010 6:31 pm
I am so thankful for the beautiful produce....amazing...so much so ...that I had to take a picture!
Feb. 7, 2010 6:40 pm
Nice Pictures :O) how about Pizza w/ the ham :O)
Feb. 7, 2010 6:50 pm
Good idea! Pizza! More yeast! Yippee!
Feb. 7, 2010 6:53 pm
SWChef....great idea for those beautiful peppers! Thank you!
Feb. 7, 2010 7:25 pm
I added that ham soup to my recipe box.. looks delicious!
Feb. 7, 2010 7:47 pm
I just now found out you are blogging, I LOVE this! Love all the different ideas you are posting, thanks!!
Feb. 7, 2010 8:39 pm
Thanks Petey...I love yeast and I really love a deal at the grocery store. Stretching those $$$....Thanks for visiting!
Feb. 7, 2010 10:27 pm
hey nana my mom always made this amazing quiche for dinner with ham and broccoli and mushrooms! I don't have the recipe but i'll see if i can get it soon before you ham out!
Feb. 8, 2010 1:54 pm
just started thawing a ham i smoked...kids out of school for who knows how long bake it overnight and food for us and the nieghbors!cook away!
Feb. 8, 2010 2:06 pm
Great blog! Your menu looks so good. I love ham and the basic ham and bean soup is really good...
Feb. 8, 2010 4:45 pm
Nice score on the peppers! $1.99 each here. Roast under the broiler, take the skins off, slice, put on baking sheet, freeze, bag and back in the freezer. Then you have roasted peppers when you need them. I'm almost out from summer.
Feb. 8, 2010 10:41 pm
My mom used to make the most fantastic 'ham salad' for sandwiches, and it used ham (duh) peppers and mayo. She'd grind the ham, chop the peppers and mix in the mayo. Sounds weird and simple, but the flavor match is truly incredible.
Feb. 9, 2010 7:33 am
Yum...Ham Salad! Great idea. Sassy, I love roasted peppers. So good. Thanks for the ideas.
Feb. 9, 2010 11:25 am
Not sure if I gave you this yesterday or not on RE, but we love this recipe: http://allrecipes.com/My/RecipeBox/Default.aspx?folder=-4&SearchWords=Ham+Balls
Feb. 9, 2010 12:16 pm
Thanks swchef! Ham week is rolling right along.
Feb. 9, 2010 1:13 pm
Having ham myself this week but you got a much better deal!
Feb. 9, 2010 2:08 pm
Hope you got some good ideas here Skunkee. I love those killer deals!
Feb. 9, 2010 3:17 pm
That Potatoe ham Broccoli and cheese soup with the baby dumplings sounds AWESOME! I can't waiti to try it. Another easy thing to do with ham is a quiche...takes seconds to prepare and tastes delicious! :)
Feb. 9, 2010 3:21 pm
Love quiche Kerstin. So good.
Feb. 9, 2010 5:34 pm
Great ideas, thanks B'Nana! Now if only I could find the deal on ham, I'd be set..... oh, and that pic of the peppers is so beautiful!
Feb. 9, 2010 6:21 pm
Everything but Green Eggs and Ham. I love Baking Nana's ideas and the photos are edible too! Keep it up!
Feb. 9, 2010 6:42 pm
LOL....Rusty. I could do Spinach and Ham! or broccoli and ham quiche = Green eggs and ham!
Feb. 9, 2010 6:47 pm
CC...those peppers were / are so beautiful....I piled them on a baking sheet after washing them and my hubby said it looked like a Still Life photo waiting to be taken!
Feb. 9, 2010 9:36 pm
Hey BN, Nice shopping trip! Great way to be frugal and support the local farmers market. I love them too! So fun and you never know what delish dish will come out of them:) Sale of the year on that lil piggy btw.Excellent!
Feb. 10, 2010 7:09 am
Thanks Patty. I love making a game of finding "deals" at the market. I have the beans soaking for a big pot of Bean Soup.
Feb. 10, 2010 8:19 am
Great deal on the ham. If I found a deal like that I would invite family over for a feast:). I love peppers, what a great buy. You could make omlets with ham, peppers, onions, etc. I always stir fry the veggies a bit before adding them to the omlet. I've made quiche, too. I usually look on AR for recipes and then combine the best parts of a couple recipes.
Feb. 10, 2010 6:28 pm
So the ham bone has been cooked and the bean soup is under way for this weekend. It is Delicious Ham and Potato soup for us tonight...yum. making the fried rice tomorrow for lunch. Some of the ham is in the freezer. Next week....Tri-Tips and boneless skinless chicken are on sale. Hmmm....I am already plotting and planning!
Feb. 12, 2010 7:24 am
WOW what a deal finder! I need to get better at that part of my shopping because the price of groceries keeps going up, up, and up for us! Honestly seems like what I used to pay a little over $100 for before is now running 200+ everytime! I have started using coupons, and it helps a tiny smidgent, but I think I need to start looking at the local grocery deals! I am trying the Pineapple Ham and Rice tonight - so wish me luck! I think they are getting used to trying new things by now though so hopefully they'll be receptive! Great Blog and looking forward to your chicken sale!
Feb. 13, 2010 6:00 am
What a great deal on the ham, and all the things you can make its endless. I love to cut and freeze the peppers for later use in a large plastic bag. Going to the farmers market is one of my favorate times out of the home. Bravo on your great deals!
Feb. 13, 2010 6:02 am
I want to make that beautiful pineapple rice too!
Feb. 13, 2010 6:05 am
P.S. I love the horse I have a few of those for my grandson, they are great.
Feb. 13, 2010 10:32 am
Mangos, that's funny. My husband told our grandbaby that chocolate milk was beaver milk.Now she asks for beaver milk all the time.We always get a laugh. I guess we better tell her before she goes to school. Ha ha
Feb. 22, 2010 9:27 pm
NO! Chocolate milk comes from black cows....my grand daughter asked if Oreo's come from black and white cows!
Apr. 5, 2010 6:37 pm
I just found this blog! Shame on me! I have saved a lot of your ham recipes and loog forward to trying them! As for the peppers, I grew up calling them mangos also. Didn't know until I was grown and away from home that not everyone called them mangos!!
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