If youre like me, you got sent home with a metric shit-ton of ham after the holidays and are now wondering what to do with it. Honestly you can only eat so much ham by itself, ham and eggs gets old pretty quickly and a few ham sandwiches later most anyone will consider vegetarianism. So what to do with that half pound of ham chilling in your fridge? Well, one idea is to use it to add some flavor to some veggies!
Brussel Sprouts with HamIngredients
1/4 cup finely diced ham
1/2 finely diced onion
15 brussel sprouts
salt and pepper
Heat oil in a large saute pan. Add onions and ham and lightly stir fry until the onions are translucent. Cut the brussel sprouts in half and add them to the pan. Saute until the brussel sprouts are tender and the ham starts to crisp. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Easy huh? I like this recipe because the ham takes on an almost baconey taste and adds a little smokiness to the brussel sprouts. Plus its a healthy way to use up some of those ham leftovers! Ive still got at least half a shit-ton of ham left in my fridge so Im sure I'll be posting up some more recipes over the next few days. bon appetite!
Some of you may have noticed a significant lack of posting round these parts. Well sorry for not posting up anything sooner but between holidays, illness, travel and computer malfunctions both Katie and myself have been MIA for almost 2 whole weeks! But have no fear we're getting back into the swing of things and we'll have a whole slew of leftover recipes to use up those extra holiday goodies, fun new gadgets and some tips for living and eating better in the new year!
Every year around this time the Etsy users really kick their work into high gear hoping to lure holiday buyers with unique gift ideas. While sadly many of them are something that no one would want to unwrap (you can see some of these tragedies at Regretsy) there are some wonderful gems like the one below.
Pacman Ring Series
This sterling silver and black onyx set of 4 rings is a classy way to show off your love of the pixely little pellet muncher. Unfortunately the seller is all sold out of this set, but maybe if we all write letters to Santa she'll make some more in time for Christmas.