Once you go through all the premium slicing zone of a country ham there's still one heck of a lot of meat on there. This is great for pea soup but it's not really pea soup season here in Dallas and I need to use up this ham.
Scalloped potatoes with ham is a superb dish but it doesn't really use much ham. Also my three-year old doesn't think much of potatoes unless they're French-fried.
I think that a huge pot of beans is in order but I don't cook beans often, as I have become addicted to Ranch Style Beans. I'm looking for a dish that's delicious but not too exotic. I am considering black beans but I'd really like to do something more down-home. Dried limas are another option but they are so strong-tasting that I am afraid I'll be the only one in the house who likes them. That would be a lot of beans to eat. I thought of ham loaf but the recipe looks pretty dull.
help! Any suggestions?