I actually did this today. Husband and I bought a huge ham and got 4 weeks worth of lunch meats for him, and a few ham steaks for dinners, and 2 bags of diced ham. I usually use the diced ham for homemade pizza with pineapple. I wrap all the ham up in their own saran wrap and baggies and place in one freezer bag. That saves freezer space and expensive freezer bags.
I do this all the time, too! I use the dices for baked potato bars, breakfast "hash," soups (I love to toss them into a copycat version of Panera's cream cheese/potato soup), salad, etc.
FYI - This is approximately 4.5 # of ham. I do this same process once a year when ham is on sale. Another way to use the diced ham is mixed in with scalloped potatoes before baking. They are also good on a salad along with swiss cheese cubes, green olives and a basil garlic vinaigrette.
This is great!! Im laughing at myself for not having thought of this before!! Thanks!!
What a wonderful recipe !! Easy as can be and just as Easy to do!! My goodness as easy as it is some of us would not have thought of it. Well I did not think of it till I read your posting...Thank You for the Ring! Thank You for posting. Hugs !!
Pamela, Thank you for this recipe. It worked out perfectly. It has save me some much time. I have used it for pizza, pasta dishes and breakfast dishes.
I do this all the time. We use it mostly for a pizza topping or extra ham in pea soup.
Such a great idea! I can't tell you how many times over the years I've *not* made a recipe just because it needed just a cup or two of cooked ham when I didn't want the commitment of cooking a whole one (and those sold already cubed seem so comparatively expensive). I did this tonight while I watched TV, and they are freezing now in just the right sized packets. Thank you for such a great idea!
Great idea Pam! I cut up all my leftover Easter ham and froze it according to recipe. I used my first paket of frozen ham this morning in omelettes and it was great. Very handy to have on hand! Thanks!