So last night was the final day I could take my FINAL final exam. I am now officially done with school FOREVER! And believe me I have the student loans to show it! Ugh.. that will be the death of me. But I now will have my BS, MBA and a PMP certificate. Can’t ask for much more then that to help further my career, atleast that is what I tell myself. J Especially not knowing what is going to happen with my company come Nov/Dec. when they are splitting the company into two separate companies. Shall be interesting that’s for sure, never know with these Fortune500 companies. Anyways……. What I did for dinner was a simple, quick and easy meal that can be interpreted many different ways.
I didn’t do a ham for Easter, I have one just didn’t cook it. I know bad mom, but my family is not your typical,
people either so (with all due respect), we all went to lunch instead. Sunday Church
So, what I did have for this recipe was some ham frozen from Christmas, I used to buy the expensive cubed ham at the store, until it dawned on me, Doh! (light going off here) I can use my leftover ham, from making a ham. I normally gave that stuff away! Yep I’m that lazy. Still had ham from Christmas to use, go figure. Well I have been only a little busy (kids, work, school, housework, garden, etc.) you get the picture I’m sure. Last night knowing I needed a quick and easy meal so I had time for my final and still to watch AI and Survivor (poor
!) I pulled out my frozen ham, pasta, mushroom soup, Velveeta and canned tomatoes. What I really like about this recipe is the versatility. You can make as much or as little, add veggies or whatever else you want! Here’s what I put together: Colton
Ham and Cheese Casserole:
I made this in a skillet but it can easily be made in a casserole pan as well.
Chopped or cubed ham
4 oz Velveeta cheese
Pasta shells (or other noodles) (I used ½ box)
1 Can canned tomatoes – any flavor
1 can cream of mushroom soup
½ cup Milk
- Boil pasta as per directions. Drain and mix into either casserole dish or skillet
- Pour in soup and ½ can milk, mix good.
- Mix in chunks of ham
- Cut in chunks of Velveeta (easier for melting if they are small)
- Mix in canned tomatoes & all seasonings
- If cooking in oven, cover and heat 20 min, uncover and top with cheese. If cooking in skillet, cover and let simmer about 10-15 min. Stirring occasionally to mix in cheese.
- Top with shredded cheese and let melt.
I topped mine with mozzarella cheese, it’s all I had, and some additional pepper to the top. I used Hunt’s spicy red pepper tomatoes this time. They gave it a little kick but nothing too much. Did I mention I hate spicy?
See quick and easy and so yummy! I served with brown n serve dinner rolls.
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