Ham is expensive if you look at the total price, but if you break it down to how many meals you get out of it, it’s often quite reasonable. I always get ham with a bone in so I can make some split pea or bean soup.
Dice and freeze any leftover ham in 1 or 2 cup portions. Add it to scrambled eggs, bean soups, macaroni and cheese or quiche.
Basting Sauce (optional)
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp. dry mustard
- 1 cup orange juice
Basting adds a good flavor to the ham but it’s also quite good without it. If you are basting, mix together the basting sauce and baste the ham every 15 minutes.1