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    I have a 4.25 lb precooked spiral sliced ham that I got for free last night. It had been in the freezer but was starting to defrost when I got it. Does anyone have any recipes that I could use to stretch this little piggy out besides just cooking it and serving it with veg? I have thawed it out and have placed in an air tight container in my fridge. Also with these recipes, will I be able to freeze them even with the ham in them? The package said not to refreeze the ham once defrosted; but I am thinking if I "re-cook it" things should be fine. Thank you in advance!!
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    I love corn chowder with ham in it.

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    I love scalloped potatoes baked with ham in it!

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    I have a ham cassarole made as we "speak"! It's a company dish for a dinner tonight. I cut ham into small cubes, mixed with cooked noodles, peas, mushrooms, cream of chicken soup, and a variety of shredded cheese: mozzerella, cheddar and swiss. Top with buttered cracker crumbs and bake until bubbly and crumbs are browned, about 35-40 min. Tasty!

    Ham can be refrozen, but because so many of them are injected with water, they tend to become rather tough after thawing a second time. That won't affect some recipes, like chowder or bean soup. For other recipes, it would not be as good.

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    I make a pineapple & ham casserole.
    can (20oz) pineapple tidbits
    1/2 C mayonaisse (full fat, not reduced or no fat)
    1 t salt
    1 t prepared mustard
    1/4 t pepper
    3 C cooked rice
    2 C fully cooked, cubed ham
    1 C chopped green pepper
    1 1/2 C (6oz) shredded swiss cheese, divided
    1/3 C chopped onion

    Drain the pineapple, reserving 1/2 C juice; set pineapple aside. In a large bow, combine the mayo, salt, mustard, pepper, and reserved pineapple juice; mix well. Fold in rice, ham, green pepper, 1 C swiss cheese, onion, and pineapple.
    Transfer to a greast 2qt baking dish. Cover and bake at 350* for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake uncovered for 10mins or until heated through and the cheese is melted. 6 servings **I skip the green pepper & onion

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    Creamy Ham Casserole
    3 cups cauliflower/broccoli florets
    4 Tbsp butter/margarine
    1/3 cup flour
    2 cups milk
    1/2 cup sour cream
    3 cups ham cubes
    Steam cauliflower(or broccoli) until tender & rinse in cold water. Melt butter in a large saucepan & stir in the flour until smooth. Add milk slowly, stirring constantly. Cook & stir until mixture thickens (it will look quite lumpy and you won't think it will ever smooth and thicken, but it does). Add the cheese & sour cream & continue cooking until cheese is melted, stirring constantly. Add ham & cauliflower. Serve over rice or noodles. Yields 6 servings.

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    (this is actually a Tightwad Gazette recipe. I added ham & I think cheese...)
    Corn broccoli ham casserole
    1 can corn, drained
    1 can cream corn
    1 1/2 C shredded cheddar
    4 eggs, beaten
    3 C frozen broccoli, thaw & chop
    1 small onion, minced
    2/3 C milk
    1 sleeve saltine crackers, crushed
    2 T margarine, melted
    1 C ham, diced
    Preheat oven to 350*. Combine first 7 ingredients, add ham & 3/4 C saltine crumbs. Pour into 13x9 inch casserole dish. Combine remaining crumbs w/ margarine and use to top casserole. Bake uncovered 40 mins or until firm. 6-8 servings

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    I like ham added to a pot of green beans and potatoes.

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    I can tell you YankeeMom's Pineapple Ham Casserole is WONDERFUL. We pigged out on it when I made it. We also skip the green peppers and onions.

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    Thank you for all of the wonderful recipes and ideas!! Nothing like a free ham!

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