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

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Vegetable and Ham Fried Rice

Ham and Vegetable Fried Rice

Ham and Vegetable Fried Rice

We often eat fried rice here at the castle.  When I make rice for dinner I purposely make extra so I can make fried rice the next evening.  Once I learned to always start out with cold rice, making fried rice was a cinch.  But making it interesting, with new ingredients, prevents boredom.  This time I wanted more vegetables.  I had zucchini to use and the other vegetables were a bonus. Continue reading

Pineapple Pretzel Salad

Pineapple Pretzel Salad

Pineapple Pretzel Salad

We love fresh pineapple and when we have one on hand I can find SO many ways to use it in dishes.  I saw this salad recipe that not only used pineapple, it had buttery pretzels in it!  We’ve been on a pretzel binge, buying bags of buttery pretzels over the past few months for snacks.  It seemed logical to pair the two ingredients with cream cheese and Cool Whip.  Yum! Continue reading