Red Eye Gravy with Ham on Rice

I hadn’t made red eye gravy in years, and I was craving it this year after Easter.  The baked ham produced a nice cup of drippings that were calling out to be used.  I wanted bits of ham in the gravy, served over white rice.  I could imagine the flavors, the aroma while the gravy was cooking.  Yum to the third degree!  I’m finally getting around to posting it! Continue reading

Cauliflower Ham Soup

Cauliflower Ham Soup

It was a dark and stormy night… no, really it was.  There was a lot of wind, blowing snow, and I was not in the mood to dine out with my P.S. (Personal Shopper/ hubby).  I had a head of cauliflower that needed to be used and a desire for soup.  But I was lazy so I searched the freezer for packets of frozen diced peppers and celery.  Half of my work was done!
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Creamy Spinach Pasta with Ham or Shrimp

Creamy Spinach Pasta with Ham or Shrimp

Creamy Spinach Pasta with Ham or Shrimp

I was yearning for something creamy and rich for dinner.  I wanted pasta with a creamy sauce full of spinach and shrimp. I would use my go-to recipe for a creamy sauce and add spinach at the end. I would simply  separate the sauce between two skillets, add pasta and ham to one and pasta and shrimp to the other.  A good handful of Parmesan for each, with more for garnish, and my craving would be appeased. Continue reading