My favorite way to use leftovers is for an easy weekday lunch. Since Ted isn’t a huge fan of leftovers, Joey and I eat them almost everyday for lunch [from dinner the night before]. Naturally, we had a LOT of ham left over from Easter. Now when Momma does leftovers she doesn’t just reheat. She jazzes them up! Or I mean I jazz them up— sorry for mixing first and third person. What did I do with all the leftover Easter ham? Voila! I made a grilled ham and cheese sandwich with pears. Ted’s missing out, right?!
Ham and cheddar cheese go together like peas and carrots in my book. Throw in some pear for crunch, color, extra nutrition, and a little sweetness, and you’ve got one uniquely nutritious sandwich. Think about it: you’ve got every single food group covered here except vegetable. Eat this sammy with a side of carrots or cucumber slices and you are SET! No pears? Swap with apple slices. No cheddar? Any sharp, melt in your mouth cheese would do.
Here’s to hoping you don’t nix your nose at leftovers and treat yourself to a delicious weekday lunch with this grilled ham and cheese sandwich with pears!
- 4 slices of sandwich bread
- 1 pear thinly sliced
- 8 ounces of cheddar cheese
- 8 ounces of ham
- 2 tablespoons of butter, softened
- Layer 4 slices of sandwich bread with 8 ounces cheddar cheese, 1 thinly sliced pear, and 8 ounces thinly sliced deli ham; top each with bread.
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Spread outside of both bread slices with butter. Cook sandwiches in batches, if necessary, until golden and cheese is melted, flipping once, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Cut sandwiches in half and serve hot.
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