Lemon Pasta with Ham and Olives

Lemon Pasta with Ham and Black Olives

Lemon Pasta with Ham and Black Olives

The first time I made spaghetti with a lemon sauce we were thrilled with the flavors.  I used leftover chicken, some black olives and shaved Parmesan.  It was a blending of delightful flavors that we decided we wanted to add to our pasta rotation.  Four years later, shame on us!  We haven’t had it once!  I did however have plenty of ham and wanted to simply substitute it for the chicken.  We’d have a lemony, ham pasta dish. Continue reading

White Bean Soup

Simple White Bean Soup

Simple White Bean Soup

My Dad loves to make soup with ham shank and beans.  I also like to make bean soup but I don’t use the same spices.  In fact I used very few for this soup and it was delicious.  I only used a little garlic powder, salt and pepper and the ham flavor came through  very well.  The vegetables add a nice layer of flavor of course but this is ham and bean soup at its simplest. Continue reading

Aloha Ham Spread

Aloha Ham Spread

Aloha Ham Spread

Leftover ham is always welcome in my castle.  It’s so versatile in both hot and cold dishes that it isn’t leftover for long.  It simply depends on my mood at the time.  This day I envisioned the ham in a spread on a Kaiser bun for lunch.  I’d just cut up a fresh pineapple and it was a nice sweet and tart one.  I also had fresh baby spinach on hand that would complete my sandwich. Continue reading