Today’s blog entry I dedicate to all my bacon lovin, ham obsessing, pork pleasing friends. This one’s for you. And for all my peeps that keep Kosher and/or don’t eat pork for whatever reason please don’t hate. Next week I will be featuring a week of recipes that use turkey left overs just for you. But that might not work either if you don’t eat pork because you are vegetarian or vegan because then you won’t eat turkey either. And if that’s the case then please just tune in for my witty (and corny and sometimes just plan boring) commentary.
But I digress. Today and over the course of the next several days I will be sharing several recipes that involve ham and bacon bits. Hormel ham and bacon bits to be exact. Why so much ham? Why not I say!?! With the holidays coming some yummy ham recipes might be useful. Plus Hormel asked me too! Actually Hormel asked me to throw a dinner party using some of their ham/pepperoni/bacon products and then share it all with you! Good thing I love ham and all my dinner guest did too because it was hamtastic!
Wanna know what I made that had my dinner guests ohhhing and ahhhing? Well I thought you’d never ask!
Here’s what we had:
For starters we had Wedge Salads. Which had crunchy iceberg lettuce, creamy blue cheese dressing, tangy blue cheese crumbles, plump and juicy cherry tomatoes, which was all topped with Hormel Bacon Bits.
Next was our main course. Flavorful, juicy Hormel spiral cut ham (cooked in the crockpot of all places), with soft buttery rolls, and herbed smashed potatoes! Yum!
And the icing on the cake of this delicious meal? These rich, decadent Espresso Brownies. (remember those bad boys).
And that’s not all folks! Wanna know what you can make with your ham leftovers? Well a huge pot of creamy Ham and Potato Soup might just be what the doctor ordered on a fine fall day!
So I invite you to stay awhile and be a part of my Hormel party (and maybe you will be inspired to host your own)! (I will be posting the recipes for all of these dishes over the next few days!)
Disclosure: As part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program, I received packages of Hormel Bacon Bits and Hormel Turkey Pepperoni. I also received coupons for $10 off any Hormel Ham. The opinions and reviews expressed here are my own.