Well, for my birthday this year, my dad sent me a ham! My brothers, also born in the same month, also each received a ham.
But now the question is, what do to with all the ham?
Well, the first day, of course, I made a crock pot full of hambone and bean soup (with carrots, celery and garlic). It was delicious, so we made a second. We're full-up on our ham and beans quota, so needed something new.
This weekend we made pancakes with pan-fried ham on the side.
Tonight I made butternut squash soup (simply boiled and pureed butternut squash with a little vegetable broth... it is delicious on its own), with diced, browned bits of ham. Super-easy, quick and delicious!