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Sunday, March 31, 2013
My freezer is my friend
We left for Easter lunch this morning, with my largest crockpot "baking" a spiral sliced ham (a cut I normally don't buy as I find it dries out) that I paid approx. 44 cents/lb for. College boy was working and wanted an Easter supper. I figured that we'd have Easter dinner here at home. Unfortunately, he bailed and I was stuck with a cooked ham. No worries, we had sliced ham with some canned baked beans for supper.
I drained the broth out of the CP; it's refrigerated now so that I can first remove the solidified fat layer from the top before freezing for a future soup. The meat? Not one to waste, I ground it all up, portioned it into 3 baggies for BBQ ham meatballs, a ham loaf or even ham patties.