…in my self-imposed challenge to avoid the grocery store and use up what we have. I had quite a bit of leftover ham at Thanksgiving which I packaged up in small amounts and vacuum-sealed with my Food Saver then froze. For dinner tonight I thawed one of those packages and chopped about half of it into small cubes. I combined this with one can of cream of chicken soup and about 1/2 of a 16 oz. container of sour cream. It really needed more sour cream but that was all I had. Instead, I added a couple of tablespoons of mayonnaise (last of the jar) and a couple of tablespoons of the homemade remoulade sauce I made a few days ago. I then added a splash of half and half, black pepper and Creole seasoning and mixed well. I mixed this concoction into a large package of frozen, diced potatoes, poured it into a greased baking dish, topped with some grated sharp cheddar cheese and baked at 350 degrees until hot and bubbly.
I served this with frozen broccoli, corn and red peppers (well, I cooked it so it wasn’t frozen anymore). David and Chris both gave this potato/ham casserole rave reviews. I’m glad they liked it because they are getting the leftovers for lunch tomorrow!
As I said, I still have another half package of ham left from the one I opened tonight so tomorrow’s meal will no doubt include that. I’m going out to dinner with my sister-in-law and a friend while our husbands all attend a First Responders course (all three serve on the Happyland Volunteer Fire Department — yes, that really is the name of the department!). I don’t know if David will make it home between work and class but I’ll have something made up in case. Plus, Chris will most likely be here for dinner.
I do need to pick up milk and some fresh produce soon but otherwise I haven’t had any trouble feeding us from what we have on hand. In fact, it’s sort of a fun challenge.