Menu Plan {October 9th-15th}

We just got back from a quick mini vacation. We spent the last few days enjoying time as a family, avoiding computers and work. I have to admit being offline for a few days was a nice break. We all need those breaks once in a while.

I am really behind on emails and comments though, so if I have not replied to you yet, I will try to catch up in the next few days.

I have mentioned before that I have a problem with ham. Not so much a problem, I just have a lot of it. Which I know is a good problem to have and I am very thankful for it, it just means I have to get creative with cooking it. I realized a few weeks ago that I still have two hams in my freezer, which is a good thing. The bad thing is that we butcher our hogs next month and my ham supply will be replenished.

So, ham is on the menu this week. I put a few of our favorites on the menu plan for the ham leftovers, but I may get more creative and try to find some new recipes for the leftovers if I have enough.

Here is our dinner plan. (Breakfasts and lunches will probably involve leftover ham also, but I did not get them planned out this week.)


Carrot Potato Soup-from the freezer (This is really good!)

Mexican Beef and Beans Casserole (pictured at the top)

Chili (trying a new recipe)

Ham, Potatoes, and Vegetables

Easy Alfredo and ham ( I am hoping to get a better picture of this when I make it.)

Pizza (my favorite gluten free pizza crust) with ham and pineapple

Crock Pot Orange Pork Roast (Recipe coming soon.)

For more menu planning ideas see Menu Planning Mondays.


Lynn's Kitchen Adventures


  1. Lynn, check my blog for my family’s favorite way to use leftover ham.

  2. That pizza looks delicious! I make a pizza every Friday night. I may have to switch up my toppings!

  3. Mmm, the Mexican casserole pictures looks SO yummy!

  4. Everything looks really good! We have some ham that I’ll need to use up next weekend so thanks for a few ideas!

    Stopping by from MPM!

  5. My favorite thing to do with excess ham is to can it in 1/2-pint and pint jars. It’s so handy to add to a couple cans of beans or to use in scrambled eggs and soups. It also makes my freezer have more room.

  6. My favorite way to use up leftover ham is to put in quiche and freeze.

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