School is in full session in our neck of the woods. Today is the 2nd day for all of them and it means busy mornings and busy afternoons, with very little time left in between to plan meals, etc. I usually do my meal planning on Saturday or Sunday, and I spend at least 1-2 weekends a month doing batch freezer cooking.
This past Sunday was ham. This upcoming weekend is Chicken & Fish.
When I went shopping for a ham, I did a quick price check on already cubed ham. It was around $3.00/pack and each pack contained about a cup. I bought a pretty nice sized ham for $13. It was already cooked, so I had nothing to do but cut it up.
This is the ham after I had already cut up about 5 cups of cubed ham. Look how much I have left to cut!
This bowl probably doesn’t look that big in the picture but it’s huge. It has just over 5 cups in it, and you can see the ham in the background – still so much to cut.
I wound up with about 14-15 cups of ham. If I had purchased those one cup cubed ham packets, I would have spent about $42.00 and instead I only paid $13.o0 and it took me about 25 minutes to cut it all up. It would have probably taken less time had I have used an electric knife, but I didn’t. LOL
I was able to get 10 casseroles out of one ham – three recipes. Here’s a sneak peek to two of the three recipes I will be posting this week that were made during my Ham Freezer Cooking Session.
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