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    Default hot day, cold ham?

    It's been hot here. I'd like to make something for dinner that I don't need to cook at all. I have some ham I could use, but there my creativity ends. The ham will end up in pieces, so sandwiches won't work. We don't have mayonaisse, so salads won't work.

    Any ideas?

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    dice ham into small bits, mix with some shredded cheese. Place between 2 slices of bread and grill on a pan until melted.

    Ham and cheese melts done quick! Not super cold, but one skillet shouldn't heat up the house too much. have with a nice salad.

    Hope this helps.

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    Just put the ham bits on top of a lettuce salad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mek42 View Post
    Just put the ham bits on top of a lettuce salad?
    We don't have any lettuce. Also, DH doesn't really like lettuce. He's a tough one.

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    Ham and cheese wraps?

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    Do you have oil and vinegar and a few spices? You could whip up some homemade dressing, cook some pasta and make a pasta salad with the ham and whatever veggies you have around.

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    I'd make a sort of antipasto snack plate with ham, cheese, crackers, olives or pickles, carrot sticks, apple slices, deviled eggs, and whatever else I can think of.
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    These are good ideas. I ended up defrosted Mac n cheese I had cooked previously for dinner last night.

    But. I also defrosted some ham (I have more in the freezer). I could use more ideas. I'm thinking of cooking some pasta now before it gets to warm along with a white sauce. Add the ham and some veggies. Then all we have to do is nuke our individual portion.

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    Personally I like adding cooked ham to macaroni and cheese. That and some sauteed onions and celery. Really yummy when served warm.

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    Lunch meats and ham are good cooked in a skillet with spices and wrapped in a tortilla with raw veggies and a bit of ranch or italian dressing.

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    I throw ham in with scrambled eggs & cheese.

    Also, if you have a box of pasta-roni, some of those flavors go well with ham. I like using pasta-roni as I can find them for 75 cents then I add in other veggies or meat. (or both depending on what's on hand)

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    How about a Sheppard's Pie?

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    Soup in the crock...on the back deck/porch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shoiji View Post
    Personally I like adding cooked ham to macaroni and cheese. That and some sauteed onions and celery. Really yummy when served warm.
    I have done this and like it. If nothing else and I want something else in the mac and cheese I will toss in hot dogs!! (my dd used to like this)

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    Dice up some of the more scrappy pieces of ham. Wash a few large baking potatoes, then nuke them.
    Load out hot potatoes with cheese, ham, butter, s & p and anything else your family likes...Yummy!
    Makes a whole meal.

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