Though summer is typically viewed as a time for relaxing in the sun, most of us are always on the go- traipsing here and there to block parties, rushing the kids to and from summer camp, and packing the minivan for road trips to Disney World, who has time to think about what’s for dinner?
With the heat already on the rise, the last thing you should sweat is mealtime. You can save some time and your sanity this summer with easy no- and low-cook recipes featuring our sunny season star: the spiral ham! Now I know what you must be thinking, Christmas in July, right? Well, not quite. Spiral hams are not just for the traditional holidays, but also for summer, which is like one big long holiday! Our friends at Smithfield Foods have made a handy book, called the Summer Spiral Idea Book. It has 30 different recipes for all our meals. Plus it is printable with great looking pictures.
Planning a pool party? Cool off with a refreshing summer snack, like the Sweet Ham Torpedoes.
Or, check out this Summer Salad Caprese- so light, and so refreshing! It’s the perfect compliment to the humidity we face here in a Savannah.
Of course, when Paula and her test kitchen are developing recipes like these for you to enjoy, they prefer Smithfield’s Spiral Ham; they really are the ham experts. So, what are you waiting for? You’ve got a summer to enjoy! Hurry to your nearest grocery store and pick up a Smithfield Spiral Ham and let the summer begin!
Sweet Ham Torpedoes
Simply roll up watermelon spears, ham slices and chive cream cheese in tortillas, and secure with a toothpick. Voila! Your guests will absolutely devour these sweet little wraps in no time!
Summer Salad Caprese
Layer ham slices, tomato slices, fresh mozzarella cheese and basil leaves on a plate. Then, sprinkle with salt and pepper, drizzle with a little olive oil, and you’re all set. It will be an unexpected twist that is sure to please; you may not be willing to share!
i was wondering if you could share the recipe for the chiken/grape salad-the one that is pictured on the croissant above?
Sandra Neuheimer-Huller in Chicken Salad: A Southern Staple on April 19, 2014 at 10:37 am
Where do I buy these magazines
in A Basketful of Traditions on April 19, 2014 at 8:22 am
I WISH I COULD COOK.
COULD I COME WORK FOR JUST ROOM AND BOARD AT YOUR NEW RESTURAUNT IN PIGEON FORGE FOR THE SUMMER?
I WENT TO COLLEGE NOT FAR FROM THERE - HIWASSEE COLLEGE.
YOU WOULDN'T HAVE TO PAY ME, I WOULD WORK FOR FREE JUST FOR THE EXPERIENCE.
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KINGS PARK, NY 11754
HAPPY EASTER! CHRIST IS RISEN!
TAMMY L LEVAN in A Basketful of Traditions on April 19, 2014 at 4:31 am
You have some great tips. Can't wait to read your other blogs! Please give Aunt Peggy a big hug from me and here is one for you! (((HUGS))) See you in May!
Jaci Pardun in 10 Quick Household Tips on April 18, 2014 at 11:05 pm
Paula, I am glad to know that I am not the only person who makes Easter Baskets for their adult children and mail them across the United States. My Daughter lives in Long Beach, CA and I not only sent her a basket but her husband and my granddaughter Reese. We also buy special Russel Stover Bunnies for each child too. My husband has the list in his phone... Sara .. Cookies 'n Crème.... Sidney and Stephen.. Peanut Butter Etc. It one of my favorite things to do for my kids.. no matter how old they get. And passing it along to my Grandchildren. It's even more special to me knowing we share a family tradition.
Blessings and Happy Easter!!
Sharon Cason-Card in A Basketful of Traditions on April 18, 2014 at 11:03 pm