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Back-to-School Meals Moms and Kids Love

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Bus Stop Breakfast Pita
Hammy Pizza Bites
Ham Linguine

(Family Features) It's time again for the back-to-school rush! With the kids needing rides here and there, deadlines at work, and the never-ending list of chores, it can be hard to find the time to put together a delicious family meal and stay in budget.

Cook's Ham asked one busy mom of a family of four to see what recipes she could come up with using a Cook's Spiral Sliced Quartered Ham while sticking to her budget. She was able to portion her ham into three family-friendly meals. Try her recipes and then take the challenge yourself to see if you can come up with your own delicious recipes while saving some much needed money.

For more easy recipes for family meals or entertaining, visit www.HamIdeas.com.

Bus Stop Breakfast Pita

Description
Breakfast: With kids constantly on the go, this Bus Stop Breakfast Pita is the perfect morning meal.

Ingredients
  • 4 whole wheat pita bread
  • 4 slices Cook's Spiral Sliced Quartered Ham
  • 4 slices provolone cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 thinly sliced granny smith apple
  • Apricot preserves (optional)

Preparation
    1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
    2. Lay a slice of ham, cheese and thinly sliced apple inside each pita.
    3. Wrap each pita in aluminum foil.
    4. Warm in oven for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.
    5. Cool as needed and enjoy.

Hammy Pizza Bites

Description
Lunch Box: Instead of packing your child's lunch box with the average sandwich, why not surprise them with Hammy Pizza Bites?

Ingredients
  • 1 7.5 ounce package biscuit dough
  • 1/4 cup pizza sauce
  • 3 slices Cook's Spiral Sliced Quartered Ham, diced
  • 2/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Preparation
    1. Spray cookie sheet with nonstick spray
    2. Separate biscuits and flatten on cookie sheet
    3. Spread 1 teaspoon pizza sauce on each biscuit
    4. Top each biscuit with 1 tablespoon diced ham and 1 tablespoon shredded cheese
    5. Bake in a 400°F oven for 8-10 minutes
    6. Pack in foil for a warm lunch box meal

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Bus Stop Breakfast Pita

Ham Linguine

Description
Quick Sit-Down Dinner: As the days get shorter and cooler, nothing satisfies like pasta. Try this delicious Ham Linguine.

Ingredients
  • 2 cups Cook's Spiral Sliced Quartered Ham, shredded
  • 1 pound linguine
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 1 cup peas, fresh or frozen, thawed
  • Zest and juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup mint, chopped
  • 1 cup basil, chopped

Preparation
    1. While pasta is cooking, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
    2. Sauté garlic. Add ham and continue to sauté until ham begins to brown. Finally add capers and peas, sauté for one more minute.
    3. While skillet is still hot, drain pasta and add to ham mixture. Add lemon zest, juice, salt, pepper and 2 more tablespoons of olive oil.
    4. Sauté for 1-2 minutes to let flavors combine.
    5. Remove from heat and toss with herbs. Serve immediately.

SOURCE: Cook's Ham


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