What to Do with That Leftover Ham

What to Do with Leftover Ham - Got ham? Transform your ham leftovers into something extra delicious.

My boys love ham. Love it. My husband can go either way on it, but now that the boys have a larger voice in culinary choices, we make ham about twice a year. I cook up a large honey-baked ham, sometimes in the crockpot, a pan full of the best scalloped potatoes on the planet, and a few vegetable sides.

In the days following we transform the leftovers into something new and different, but still delicious. The potatoes rarely last past one meal, anyway.

If we don’t feel like having ham several days in a row, we package it for the freezer. Actually, FishBoy16 does this. He is my resident “I-need-meat-for-it-to-be-a-meal” diner. Which isn’t totally true, because he does great with vegetarian meals, provided they have hearty, healthy fats like avocado or nuts included. So, whatever. Let’s just say he’s a big ham fan.

Plan A Regular Rotation for Breakfasts

Plan a Regular Rotation for Breakfasts - Planning a regular rotation of breakfast items can make meal planning and prep loads easier.

Planning a regular rotation of breakfast items can make meal planning and prep loads easier. Some folks really like variety when it comes to their daily meals. Some folks like to eat. My people fall mostly in the latter category. They are pretty easy going about meals as long as they are presented in abundance […]

9 Great Foods to Bring to a New Mom

9 Great Foods for a New Mom - In case you didn

Over on Life as MOM this week, I shared about our fourth baby’s delivery and the things I’ve learned from motherhood. It was a close call. He was almost born in the car, the ER, and the elevator. But, we made it — with minutes to spare. It was a crazy time. You can read […]

Our Meal Plan for the Week

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It’s Sunday afternoon. As I type, home fries are cooking on the stove for a “breakfast-for-lunch” midday meal. I’ve spent several hours inputting financial data into the computer, something I’m loathe to do. So, here’s for an easy, albeit late, lunch. Yesterday was full of grocery shopping, hockey game, granola making, and pizza night. I […]

Good Eating Habits from the Whole 30

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I’m trying to decide how much of my good feeling experience from the Whole 30 was good habits (no snacking, eating breakfast, etc) or the new ingredients themselves or the lack of certain ingredients…. Long time readers will remember my Whole 30 experience from last year. According to the calendar, it coincided almost perfectly with […]

Our Meal Plan for the Week

Our Meal Plan for the Week - Feeding 8 people on a budget

Here’s our meal plan for the week: Breakfasts all baked goods are made with honey or maple instead of the sugar in the recipe Oatmeal Bar Waffles: either the Buttermilk Corn Waffles  or Oatmeal Waffles Yogurt Berry Parfaits Smoothies/Juices and Muffins Pancakes Not Too Sweet Granola or Trader Joe’s Shredded Wheat Cereal Eggs and Toast

Grab This Week’s Dinners for $70 or Less

Grab This Week

For the last year over on Life as MOM, I’ve posts FREE printable meal plans. There are currently 40+ weekly menu plans to choose from. This week we added new wrinkle: Plans that cost $70 or less with meals that build on one another and can be made in advance. How’s that for wowza?! Definitely good […]

3 Sweet Ways to Enjoy Yogurt

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Is yogurt a regular part of your meal plan? I’m infatuated with the stuff. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps support this site. So thanks! I’m […]

Our Meal Plan for the Week


How I’m feeding my family of 8 a diet of no-added sugar this week. It’s been awhile since I shared our real live meal plan here on Good Cheap Eats, but since I am a firm believer in having a meal plan, I make one faithfully each weekend. I map one up for the coming […]

Cooking for a Smaller Family

Cooking for a Smaller Family -  Meal planning can be tricky when you

Meal planning can be tricky when you’re cooking for a small group. Here are some tips for making your intimate dinners easier and more economical. I regularly cook for a small army. With eight mouths to feed and a milk ration exceeding one gallon a day, you can imagine that I know the meaning of […]