Ham, Cheese, and Rice Casserole

Back when I was a kid, my single mom got some meal plans from the US government for cooking healthy meals on a budget.  This Ham, Cheese, & Rice Casserole recipe was adapted from one of them.

This is a great way to use the random pieces left over from a Christmas ham.

This Christmas I bought a small Smithfield Spiral-Cut Honey-Glazed Ham (~$13).  The small end of the ham, chopped into bits, made up the meat in this recipe.

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Christmas Bread

We’ve all heard jokes about the awful fruitcake that gets re-gifted again and again, year after year.

Well, this ain’t your grandma’s fruitcake.

Sure, it has the fruitcake fruit and nuts … but Christmas Bread has a lighter bread batter that tones down the sticky sweetness of traditional fruitcake.  Try it once and it’ll quickly become an anxiously-awaited holiday treat.

This recipe was adapted from The Southern Hospitality Cookbook written by Winifred Green Cheney back in 1976 (~$6 incl. shipping, if bought used on Amazon).

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