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!
Jonathan is a Savannah transplant and received a BFA in Theatre from Valdosta State Unversity where he spent many hours memorizing scripts and working on his Meisner technique. As a newly found young adult, he looks forward to getting the hang of things like bills and taxes. His favorite color is green and he's never met a carb he didn't like.
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