Ham Salad Sandwich

If you follow my blog you might have noticed that I like to use ham a lot. I like ham for its taste and because I often find a good deal on it at the grocery store. I typically first make a ham dinner with part of it, and then have lots of leftover ham from which I make a variety of dishes. One of the easiest and most popular is ham salad. I serve this as an appetizer or as a filling for a sandwich.

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Hoppin’ John with Creamy Polenta

Back when the Covid-19 pandemic first hit I decided to stock up on essentials like cans of beans and soup that have a long shelf life. Even though I didn’t know exactly what it was, I wound up with a few cans of Hoppin’ John’s black-eyed pea stew in my cart. It looked really delicious! I never got around to making this until recently. While I did rely on ready-made stew from the can, I found it necessary to add quite a bit of extras to jazz it up and help the stew reach its full potential.

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Thai Coconut Soup with Ham

What do you do when you have a lot of protein leftover from your holiday? In my case I had a lot of ham left over, which goes great in sandwiches, of course, but another obvious way to use ham is in soup. There are lots of traditional American soups that use ham, and I love many of them. This is Global Dine In, however, and so I decided to show you something that’s a global fusion. In this case I decided to use my leftover ham to make Thai coconut soup, one of my favorite soups in the whole world.

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Ham and Lentil Soup

When I was working for the university I used to create many soup recipes for use in the fall and winter. We went through vast quantities of soup as it was consistently a popular entrée. Every day we offered multiple soups especially as we needed to cater to students who may be vegan, vegetarian, or gluten free. One of my most popular soups was the one I present today.

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