Leftover Ham: 5 Simple, Delicious Weeknight-Worthy Meals

 

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I hope your Easter was a blessed one, friends.  We had such a lovely weekend…a ton of family time, endless fun for the kiddos and food galore.

Ham was on the menu over here and I know for many of you, as well.  So in an effort to simplify your meal plans for the week, lets find a way to use up that leftover ham in 5 Simple, Delicious Weeknight-Worthy Meals!  Continue reading

Slow Cooker Reuben Melts

 

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When I first moved up to Minneapolis I waited tables at this place.  There was a reuben on the menu that they were sort of known for at the time.  But it wasn’t like any other reuben I’d ever had.  The corned beef was braised.  So the results were not a slice of dry beef, but the most tender, pull-apart, juicy bliss.   It was basically like a love child between a pot roast and a corned beef brisket.

Fast forward about a bajillion years and here I was, just this past weekend, standing among a St Patricks Day haven at the local market:  a giant cooler full of corned beef briskets.  Score!  Totally trying this reuben thing at home.   Continue reading

Open Faced Roasted Salmon Salad Sandwich

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I once wrote an article about the positives of having a traveling husband.  And I totally forgot to include a very important perk.

When your husband travels, particularly to Seattle, he feels terribly bad that you are missing out on all the ‘fun’ so he has fresh fish from Pike Place Market sent home for you.  That Nickyboy.  He’s a total winner.  Continue reading

Sweet and Savory Crostini

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This was positively not supposed to happen today.  I had a plan.  I am dependent on my plans.   For this, I blame my children.

Pre kids I could’ve won awards for flying by the seat of my pants.  Always down for whatever.  Always willing to juggle around my days.  And top notch at getting side tracked and staying up into the late hours of the evening in order to complete the most important task that needed to be done that day.  Procrastination was a strong suit of mine.  It still is, but there is now a schedule.  That part has just got to stick. Continue reading

‘The Nutty Bird’ Sandwich

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So there’s this adorable coffeeshop called Pierce Street Coffeworks in the town I grew up in.  Many of our “half days” of highschool ended with lunch at this cute little spot-which, now that I think back, was nearly 17 years ago…what?! Can somebody please recalculate and tell me I’m wrong here?

On top of great coffee the atmosphere was full of art and color…and the sandwiches on the menu were pretty stellar, too.  The Nutty Bird used to be my go-to.  So so delish.  And every year on the day after thanksgiving I use my leftovers to take me back to that place of nostalgia.  Oh my is it yummy.   Continue reading

Grilled Chicken, Roasted Tomato and Goat Cheese Flatbreads

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Boy have I missed you guys.  Have you been enjoying this crazy-wonderful weather?  This time of year…I just can’t get enough.  We’ve been trying our best to soak in all of this sunshine…swimming, farmers-marketing, park-hopping, festival-ing and patio dining galore.  It’s definitely all sunshine and rainbows…but it doesn’t leave me much time in the kitchen for dinner prep.  These flatbreads have become quite the time-saver around here…and I can’t even begin to tell you how absolutely amazing they taste. Continue reading

Chicken Club Sandwiches with Simple Garlic Aioli

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Well, it was bound to happen.  I can’t believe this is the first time in 3+ years that something with regard to my camera has gone missing.  In an effort to wear my noble parent hat  I agreed to let my daughter play “photographer” and carry around the camera bag last night while I was making dinner.  I should’ve grabbed the bag from her the minute I saw it in her hand but with grandma and grandpa over, starving, wining toddlers and dinner still in 50 million pieces I decided to ignore it and allow her to play with it. Continue reading