In my quest for easy meals, I bought a ham. I paid more than I like to pay for ham. Normally, I would wait until it went on sale for 99 cents a pound but I paid full price of $1.49. So for a nine pound ham, I paid roughly $14.00. But we don’t eat ham like other folks. Let me show you how many meals are in a ham.
We had baked ham with butternut squash from our garden and Brussels sprouts.
I cooked a ham and cheese omelet for breakfast. Then, my daughter cut all the nice meat off the bone and diced it. With that diced meat we created six casseroles–one for supper and five for the freezer. And I still had meat left over. Are you counting? We’re up to eight meals so far.
I had another ham and cheese omelet for breakfast. My daughter made ham and cheese tostados for lunch and I made some ham salad. I put the bone and all the scraps on to boil. We’re up to 11 meals, now.
I canned seven quarts of ham broth with meat scraps in the bottom of the jars. Those quarts of broth will be used to make seven more meals. My dogs got the bone.
How Many Meals are in a Ham?
Did you lose count? I didn’t. That $14 ham provided 18 meals for a family of six! You can’t beat that with a stick.
And how will I get a meal out of a jar of ham broth? Stay tuned. That is for another post.