This story generated itself as I passed a huge refrigerated display of Hams at my local SHOP ‘n SAVE and as soon as I saw those netted hams and a few foil ones my thoughts went to childhood. I kept thinking about the numerous hams my mom prepared, my clove incident and how hams seem to appear mostly around the holidays! Get ready to dine on the delish dishes of the season with Ham!
Ham it up with SHOP ‘n SAVE as hams are a holiday favorite and the selection at your local SHOP ‘n SAVE is amazing! It seems that many houses have their own famous ham recipe that season, marinate and make the ham their families favorite! Whatever ham ingredients you seek, you can be sure you will find them at your local SHOP ‘n SAVE as the aisles are waiting for you to take from them and give to your home!
Here are a few of the most popular ingredients for ham perfect recipes as polled by me! Beer, honey, maple syrup, cloves, brown sugar, rootbeer, peaches, cherries, and cherry coke!
Ham is one of those foods you can recreate in so many ways from casseroles to soups and it is well-priced during the holidays so Ham It Up! Ham traditionally had not been one of my favorite foods and it might have been because growing up we had it at Easter and during the holidays and sometimes in between. There was a soup I thought looked a lot like grass mowed and then churned in a blender and really had no appeal early on, but grew into my tastes and that was Split Pea Soup. My mom got really creative with ham leftovers and she made Split Pea, Ham Casserole, Ham Pockets and Ham pasta salad. Sometimes my dad created Ham Salad for us to eat as well. What I can say is it all tasted great and I have memories that I can hold onto forever!
It seemed to be years later when we visited my parent’s closest friends home with our children that Split Pea Soup was on the menu and suddenly the two moms, mine and our hostess were chatting up Split Pea Soup and the value of Ham Bone! Here I had thought my mom was the only one in the world that made that green soup! Now I know she is among the MOM Club of Ham Bone Users that know how to really stretch the purchase of a ham from the meat to the bone, I am sensing Pittsburgh Frugal Mom in training!
**Pittsburgh Frugal Tip **
Since ham is a really versatile and popular meat I thought I might Pin a few recipes you might try for newly prepared ham and leftover dishes created with that same ham! There sure are a lot of options I never even knew about in the ham recipe category! Once word of caution as I found out, naively, the CLOVES are not delicious and your tongue will tingle for a long time after you eat it!
My Pittsburgh Frugal Mom Facebook Fans weighed in and offered a lot of great ways to create a great tasting Ham, check out all these responses! Jennifer Cervantes offered an option I had never considered, “ Cover it in rootbeer in the crockpot and cook.” Yet another interesting option outside of this one was offered by Pgh Frugal Mom Fan Christy McMahon who calls a Ham Recipes Who Ham and places peaches & cherry coke together to create a great tasting ham!
No matter if you want a spiral sliced ham, or a whole ham, you are sure to find the ham of choice in your local SHOP ‘n SAVE! Don’t forget to grab all those really important ingredients to create a great-tasting ham. Make sure to pick up plenty of foil, and foam Everyday Essential plates so you can send ham home with all your guests! Remember you are earning towards your future gasoline purchases with your PERKS card, as you present it with every qualifying check out transaction!
See you in the aisles…. without cloves, (LOL) !