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 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.
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 (~$4 incl. shipping, if bought used on Amazon).