Ham, by contrast, can be used in many dishes.
My favorite thing for leftover ham is a recipe I first shared here back in December of 2006:
Ham and Potato Casserole
4 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced thin
left over ham (about two cups worth, dice it)
1 white onion chopped
1 1/4 cup of milk
1 cup of grated chees
Salt and pepper
Grease a casserole dish and you're going to use the ingredients to build layers. Start with potatoes, sprinkle them with salt and pepper, add a layer of ham, then a layer of onion, then a layer of potatoes and salt and pepper them . . . You want to end with a top layer of potatoes. Salt and pepper the top layer of potatoes as you have with all potato layers. Once you've done that and used up the ingredients, pour the milk over the casserole. Sprinkle with cheese and bake in the oven for 1 hour.
I loved it then, I love it now. It's my favorite casserole recipe period. But I love ham and potatoes. If you do too, you'll love the recipe.
If not, there are ham sandwiches, there is split pea soup for the ham bone itself, there are so many things you can do. Including other casseroles.
You also don't have to worry about feeling sleepy after eating a ham dish.
Other than that?
It was the holidays. I avoided the news. I know about Iraq but that's only because I read C.I.'s writing yesterday and today.
Can you believe how that thug Nouri is just destroying the country?
Don't forget that this is who Bush wanted to install in 2006 and who Barack insisted remain prime minister in 2010 (even though he came in second on the votes). So clearly he is the US puppet and must be acting on their wishes. If he wasn't, I would assume he would have been targeted with a government sponsored assassination by now the way the US has so often taken out their puppets.
The big topic at Thanksgiving dinner? Honestly? What had everyone excited was that the Powerball was up to over $320 million in tomorrow's drawing. (Yes, I did buy a ticket.)
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for Friday: