Ham, Potato, & Corn Chowder! This soup is a filling meal that is good for the soul! Hubby loves it so much it had to become a staple in our dinner rotation. I got this recipe from a dear friend, but there are many like it on Pinterest like this one from Like Mother Like Daughter.
2 cups cooked ham, diced
6 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
5 1/2 tbsp butter, divided (1 1/2 & 4)
1 large onion, diced
2 large carrots, peeled and diced (I prefer to use baby carrots diced)
3 stalks celery, chopped
5 cups chicken broth
5 medium potatoes, diced
1 can corn
1/4 cup & 1 TBSP Flour
3 cups milk
1/2 cup sour cream
Salt and pepper to taste
Chives and shredded cheese to top
What to do:
In a large pot, melt 1 1/2 tbsp butter over medium heat. Add onion, celery, and carrots, sauté until tender.
Add chicken broth and potatoes. Salt and pepper to taste (I under salt a bit as ham adds salt). Bring mixture to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Cook until potatoes are tender. Stir in ham and corn.
Cook your bacon. I love to cook it in the oven. I cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil and lay out my strips. I bake it at 400 degrees for about 20-25 min. I love that it will cook while I prepare the rest of the meal.
In separate sauce pan, melt 4 tbsp butter. Add flour and whisk until combined well. Slowly whisk in milk. Bring to a boil and cook until sauce thickens. Remove from heat and add sour cream.
Add this mixture to the broth and stir. Simmer a couple minutes until heated through. Serve topped with shredded cheese & bacon! Would also be yummy with some green onion! The leftovers of this are so good!!!!
Ham on biscuits. This is one of my main go to lunches. Hubby is hungry, I don’t really feel like cooking, so voila! Lunch!
But my ham and biscuits took a turn toward amazing when I came across a post by South Your Mouth.
She calls it a Honey Butter Dipping Sauce, but whatever the name, you can just call it scrumptious! Plus, it’s easy to make with just 3 ingredients:
3 tablespoons Honey
3 tablespoons softened butter
3 tablespoons yellow mustard
I usually add the butter to a bowl and microwave for about 20 seconds then add the honey and mustard.
I then whisk it all together and do a quick pop in the microwave again if it’s not quite smooth. I like to put it in the fridge until the biscuits are ready. The sauce thickens and there is just something I like about a warm sandwich dipped in cold sauce.
For my ham and biscuits, I “pop” open a can of Grands Biscuits and peel apart from the center to make 2 halves. Then add your fillings! Pictured is our usual ham and cheddar, but you can do so many variations. Pepper jack, turkey, pork, you name it! Bbq pork is out of this world with this dipping sauce!!
Bake at 350° for about 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
Dip. Bite. Repeat.
Dip. Bite. Repeat.
Dip. Bite. Repeat.
Also check out:
Pork and Ham Sandwiches
Honey Butter Pork
So this is a follow up to my post for the Honey Butter Pork. Since I am a stay at home mom, it’s important for us to stretch every dollar as far as it will go. This means eating leftovers. For most things, pasta or casseroles, we are great at making a lunch or dinner out of what’s left. However, leftover meat is always a problem. Until now! I’m not quite sure which pin I saw that sparked this great idea but it has changed leftover lunch time forever!
Leftover pork, ham, etc.
Grands biscuits (which I used this time) or crescent rolls (both good to always have on hand)
Mayo, Honey Mustard dressing, cheese, any other additions that sound good
1. First I unrolled the biscuits and separated each one into halves. This is pretty easy once you find a seam.
4. Then add the top piece of dough and press the edges to make your very own “hot pocket” sandwich.