Leftover Ham & Veggie Crescent Roll Pizza and Ham & Potato Hash Recipes with Castle Wood Ham #MealsTogether #cbias

I cannot believe Christmas is already over.  My family had a wonderful time and I hope yours did as well.  Our family gets together and does our “Christmas” on Christmas Eve. We have dinner, open presents and spend quality time together. Then we get together again on Christmas evening for leftovers, to go look at Christmas lights and to play board games. I love our non-traditional Christmas.

 

This year was the first year that I did a lot of the cooking or food preparation. My grandmother hurt her foot so she wasn’t able to do as much in the kitchen this year. I have a lot more respect for all the cooking they have done all these years now!

We do not do a big, formal dinner for Christmas. We do a mini-buffet style with a mix of finger foods, traditional foods and lots of desserts.  This year I offered to bring the ham, a couple side dishes and my favorite – the pecan pie for dessert.

I picked up a Castle Wood Reserve hickory smoked boneless, spiral ham from Sam’s Club for a great price, a veggie tray, potato salad and rolls. My mom took care of some other side dishes and a couple desserts. (You can view my full shopping trip in this Google + album.)

I have to admit I was a little afraid of the ham as I have never baked a ham in my life. I love trying out new recipes though so I was up for the challenge. However, it turns out there was no challenge to it at all! The Castle Wood ham was pre-cooked and even came with directions and a packet of glazing. All I had to do was bake it for 10 minutes per pound, then add the glazing and bake it another 20 minutes. It could not have been any easier.  The ham came out of the oven looking like a blue ribbon prize winner!


Everyone loved the ham! It had such a great flavor and so moist it was just falling apart. My grandfather was very impressed the ham, especially when I told him how affordable it was and how easy it was to make.

It was a pretty big ham though and there was quite a bit left over for Christmas Day too.  I decided to take some of the leftover ham home and make a couple more side dishes to bring back the next day. (My grandfather was a little concerned with the fact that I took part of the ham with me. I guess he was afraid he wouldn’t get to enjoy more of it the next day. However, there was plenty of the sliced ham left too. The package says it serves 16 but I really think it could have served more.)

The first recipe I made was a pizza. It was so easy to make and was a big hit!  I was going to make just a Hawaiian Pizza (with ham & pineapple), but some of my family does not like pineapple. I made half of it ham and pineapple and the other half ham, onions and bell peppers.  You can find the ingredients and directions on how to make the leftover ham pizza below the picture.

Ingredients:

  • Leftover Castle Wood Ham
  • 1 – 2 Cans of Crescent Rolls
  • 1 cup of spaghetti sauce
  • 1 can of pineapple tidbits (or any other veggies you want to use)
  • 2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese or pizza blend cheese

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Chop ham into smaller pieces, chop veggies
  • Spread Crescent Rolls out on a 9×11 baking sheet and pinch together to make a dough
  • Spread a layer of spaghetti sauce over the crust
  • Spread the ham and veggies
  • Cover evenly with cheese
  • Bake for about 12 minutes or until crust turns golden brown around the edges

 

The other recipe I made was a Ham & Potato Hash. This would be even easier to make if you had leftover mashed potatoes too. To me it kind of tasted like a hashbrown casserole except with ham or a potato cake with ham. I topped mine with a little extra sour cream to make it even more delicious. Below are the ingredients you will need and directions on how to make the Ham & Potato Hash.

Click here to view my Leftover Ham & Potato Hash Recipe

We enjoyed all the good food and there were still several slices of the Castle Wood Reserve ham and the leftover dishes I made for everyone to take a to go plate home too!  You can view more details on my shopping trip and how to make the ham and these two recipes in this Google + album.

We will definitely be buying the Castle Wood hams from Sam’s Club for future holidays and gatherings.  I hate that Christmas is over, but am looking forward to getting together again for New Year’s Eve and starting 2013 off with more good times & good food with family & friends!

What about you, what meals does your family enjoy during Christmas? Do you have any special recipes you like to make? Will you be giving either of these recipes a try or buying one of the Castle Wood Reserve ham’s at Sam’s Club for your next holiday gathering?  I appreciate your comments and shares! 

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