This is what I served this week on my blog. on my blog.
Tuesday was Wild Rice and Mushroom Soup.
Wednesday was Ham and Potatoes au Gratin.
Thursday was Corned Beef and Turkey Sandwich.
And Friday was Turkey Ham and Cheese Strata. Enjoy!
Serving This Week 4-5 to 4-9-2021
Come and see what I will be cooking up on Marilyns Treats this week!
This is a comforting slow cooker soup and a mouthwatering way to repurpose leftover ham.
Plus, it’s brimming with warm, tender veggies that offer a delicious fix of fiber.
Serve this when you and the family are trying to cut down on carbs and fats.
Wholesome and hearty the flavors of this soup combine together for an experience of delicious homemade soup.
This soup makes it easy and convenient to use up leftover ham.
When I am not in the mood to make my Crock Pot Pea Soup and use my ham bone, I make this easy recipe.
My family loves it and we always seem top
Can’t you just imagine a cold and rainy day. And the hint of snow in the air?
Your family steps through the door shivering, wet and rubbing their hands together to thaw them out.
The aroma of the cooking homemade soup wafts through the air and comforts your loved ones like a warm hug from you.
The table is set with soup bowls, silverware and mugs of hot cocoa.
On a side plate you have placed French bread for easy tearing.
And of course a dish of room temperature butter to spread on it.
The gasps and smiles from your family completes the scene.
You have delivered another moment of love and gratitude all around.
Wild Rice and Ham Soup is also easy to accommodate your Dietary Restrictions.
Make it vegetarian – skip the ham. Substitute a drained can of white beans if you like.
Don’t have ham? – substitute any cooked meat/poultry/fish you like. Chicken, ham, turkey sausage would all work well.
Don’t have chicken broth? – substitute cream of mushroom, chicken, or potato
No matter how you make your Wild Rice and Ham Soup your family will want a second bowl!
This classic, cheesy potato bake becomes a crowd pleasing main dish when you stir in ham and roasted red peppers.
The potato slices give the dish a texture that is firmer than the diced or mashed potatoes. I use a box mix more often that not. But for a holiday gathering I boil my potatoes and slice them.
I am always reminded of my mom when served with a green veggie.
I never liked this casserole as a kid.
Maybe I was being obstinate. In those days I didn’t much like anything but peanut butter and jelly.
As I started to get out on my own and sample different foods I started to appreciate casseroles.
Being a cheese and potatoes girl, this one immediately caught my eye.
I prefer to use fresh potatoes instead of the dry this recipe calls for.
Here I cut them in slices but cubes work very well also. Both options allows for plenty of cheese to grab those potatoes.
The ham can easily be substituted with chicken or turkey.
And if you don’t eat meats extra veggies like spinach or kale can be added instead.
In addition to the cheese soup I like to add colby jack or swiss or a combination of any hard cheeses you may prefer.
You are probably asking me why all these changes aren’t just a part of my recipe?
It is because the basic recipe appears below.
Any changes you want to make to suit your needs can be used.
I have tried to present a few of my own to get your creative juices flowing.
No matter how you dress it up, this Ham and Potatoes au Gratin will be a welcome addition to your meal.
Do you love a good deli sandwich?
This is a classic with generous amounts of turkey, corned beef, Russian dressing and grilled rye.
This sandwich is so large and so filling I can only eat half at a time.
And the flavor goes up a level when you make your own Russian Dressing and serve warm.
Soon you will be adding another favorite to your list.
I am always ready for an amazing sandwich.
Just toast some fresh rye or challah bread and top it high with turkey and corned beef.
The addition of swiss cheese and a generous amount of your Russian Dressing sets this sandwich out in front of the crowd.
Add a crisp dill pickle and you have a great lunch. You better make two though. You never know who is watching you!
To change things up a bit put it in a spinach wrap! Also add swiss cheese, lettuce or tomato if you desire.
I just love this time of year where I can use up some of my corned beef and cabbage leftovers.
Between breakfast eggs bakes and some great sandwiches there are endless choices!
My boys love taking this Corned Beef and Turkey Sandwich in their lunches.
We often use our turkey leftovers in this way.
No morsel of leftovers will be unaccounted for.
They concentrate better during their classes and are easier to get along with when they have a full tummy.
Even my husband doesn’t mind taking it to work either.
Those corned beef or turkey leftovers don’t last long in my house!
This sandwich and a few chips make for a great lunch.
Or even. a greater dinner.
A Corned Beef and Turkey Sandwich is a great food to serve at a get together with the girls.
It also is a great idea for a Bunko game or card party.
The boys have even enjoyed it at their annual Board or card games.
However you choose to serve the sandwich be sure to make extras.
There is always someone that will show up at the table you didn’t count on.
Brunch for a crowd?
Layer it all in the baking dish the day before serving.
Just pop it in the oven for a fuss free, easy on the host brunch.
This is our go to brunch for Christmas morning every year.
The veggies are just what your diet needs after all the holiday munching and tasting of cookies, fudge and other goodies.
You can easily use all types of ham for the recipe to still come out delicious. But Turkey Ham is more health friendly.
Remember the more sauce or toppings baked into your ham also add calories.
Adding the turkey ham to the fresh eggs and bread, this strata goes a long way on keeping you satisfied.
What a tasty and colorful dish to serve your family anytime of the day or year.
Just be sure to make enough for seconds and leftovers.
Preparing it the day before allows you to give yourself the gift of time the day you serve this Turkey Ham and Cheese Strata.
All the flavors of the ingredients also have time to combine as it sits in the fridge waiting to be cooked.
All the dishes are put away too! No mess and no fuss as you bake your Turkey Ham and Cheese Strata.
You even start with an empty dishwasher. All your dirty cups, plates and utensils now have a chance to be washed in just one load.
That also saves energy and money! WIN WIN!