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 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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Meatloaf Burgers Recipe

Back when I was a kid, my single mom got some meal plans from the US government for cooking healthy meals on a budget.  I’m pretty sure this Meatloaf Burgers recipe was one of them.

It’s important to understand why meatloaf was invented.  The eggs and crackers helped stretch the ground beef, a practice that was crucial during hard times.  Though beef isn’t such a luxury these days, we can still benefit from reducing the amount of red meat in our diet.

But I love these meatloaf burgers because of the taste — They’re flavorful, super-juicy burgers with all the onions and Worcestershire sauce built-in.


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