By Denise Albert
I hope your Easter was blessed with with amazing family activities, down time, and perhaps some cyber families conversations. This is an amazing time we are living in and I'm wondering if some of you can say this... my family listened in to our home church service, then YouTubed to Washington DC and listened to the National Cathedral service, and then went to Boston (virtually) and listen to the Saint John the Evangelical Easter Sunday service. Sure, that's a lot, but we were so blessed by every one of these special services. I've said it before but Easter is my favorite Holiday. I love the symbolism of it, the story of it, and the history of it. I also love that it happens in spring when flowers are blooming and trees are budding.
I'm not sure about you but I ate so much that I was miserable. I tried to walk my dogs multiple times but that didn't help. After our Easter dinner, which was ham, scalloped potatoes, and green beans with my own homemade crispy onions, we decided to rent Trolls World Tour. Super cute! And just as colorful as you would expect.
The day after a big holiday I am always thinking of way to use the leftovers in an innovative way. If you're like us and enjoyed traditional Easter ham, here are some ideas to try:
Ham is good with breakfast, lunch, and dinner-- ham sandwiches are a natural as well as any leftover deviled or hardboiled eggs with a slice of ham for breakfast.
It's a chilly spring day so I am going to make a ham and potato soup with the leftovers (recipe below).
And there is so much ham left in my house I might have to freeze some (which it freezes very well). It can be frozen for up to 6 months in freezer bags.
Day After Easter Leftover Soup
5 medium potatoes or if you have leftovers great (I have leftover scalloped potatoes which will work perfect here)
32 oz Chicken Broth or Veg Broth if you prefer.
2 bay leaves
Sauté onion and ham in a Dutch oven or soup pot. Add potato cut in quarters or just add leftover potatoes you have on hand. Pour in chicken broth. Simmer for 30 minutes or until potatoes are soft and cooked through. Serve with leftover rolls if you have them and enjoy!