The Ham Plan – Part 3

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The following recipes are adapted from Dinner’s Ready by Andrew Schloss and Ken Bookman, a “chain cooking” cookbook, where you make completely different meals out of leftovers from previous meals. Where there is a leftover used, I posted that recipe too, in case you wanted to do it their way or adapt these recipes.

Ok, that’s it! I will die if I type any more! Hope these help! I will let you know what I cook and how they came out! Happy Cooking, Kim 🙂

Healthy (Or Healthier!) ways to use Honey Baked Ham

Most of the recipes here are not exactly “low fat.” Ham is definitely a very fatty and salty meat. If you want the taste but not the fat, here are a few suggestions:

Use as a topping on casseroles and salads – We like to eat “ham and cheese salads” instead of casseroles and other heavy dishes. Using ham as a condiment instead of as the main part of the dish will lighten it up considerably.

Use in a stirfry – Add lots of veggies and rice, or even make fried rice! Use those veggies to really stretch that meat!

In soups – You can even use the ham bone to make a great stock and just a little cut up meat for texture. Think about how little actual chicken you get in those canned chicken noodle soups! Of course, you can have more than that! It just depends on how far you want to stretch it.

Hot pockets – Double the amount of veggies and cheese, halve the amount of ham.

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About the Author

Originally published by Kim Tilley, a tightwad at heart. Kim is a wife, a mother of three active boys and the founding editor of Frugal by force and later by choice, Kim cut her income by 60% to stay at with her children and discovered that anyone can live better for less. Her work has appeared in print publications such as The Tightwad Gazette. In her free time, she entertains herself by chasing kids and finding ways to create something from nothing!

© 2002-2006 Fractured Frugal Friends (F3). All Rights Reserved. Used by permission. Edited and revised by Menus4Moms.

About Mary Ann

Mary Ann Kelley has been creating meal plans online since the early 2000's, first as part of TheHomeSchoolMom's resources for busy moms and later on Menus4Moms. She loves planning/organizing and she loves to cook, so meal planning is a natural intersection of the two. Her goal for Menus4Moms is to help busy cooks to save time and money through planning ahead and becoming more efficient in the kitchen.

Mary Ann is the mother of two grown daughters and is married to a retired Marine. She lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching foreign television series, researching genealogy, and traveling.


  1. dee Bertelsen says

    Tell me if I can freeze [and other things to do ] sweet potatoes? They r lying in fields just to pick up..
    I do the fries, un cooked, but…….they are not right all the time…

    Your Web Site…….what can I say. have lost sleep over this little spot of Heaven!
    God ‘s continued blessing on you..and yours thru this new year !

    • Hi Dee – Glad the site has been helpful to you. I haven’t done any freezing with sweet potatoes, so I can’t give you any advice about them. I wish I could give you a better answer – sorry!

  2. Thanks I needed this. Most freezer recipes are chicken which we cant eat. Will have to do some adapting for all the dairy but a great start.

  3. Maria Borneman says

    I just have to say that I am amazed at the versatile recipes and ones that I actually like! I am by no means a picky person, but most OAMC recipes are awful; this can not be said for yours. I am blessed to have stumbled upon your site!!

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