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When my kids were little, they refused to eat leftovers, so I had to find new and innovative ways to use leftovers that didn't "look" like leftovers. The broccoli ham ring is an easy-to-assemble dish that is fun to make.
This is also a dish that transports well for a covered dish function. I like to bake it on a pizza stone as I feel it cooks more evenly and browns nicely. It can be backed on a cookie sheet that is well greased, too. To transport it, take a firm piece of cardboard and cover it with aluminum foil and slide the ring off the stone or cookie sheet. No need to leave dishes behind!
Time was always of the essence and clean up needed to be minimal, so this recipe was a favorite. I rarely cook with an exact recipe, so like many I have as favorites, this one can be versatile. Shredded chicken or turkey can be substituted for the diced ham. I also like to add shredded carrots. Not only does this add to the flavor, it also provides nice coloring and makes the dish look more attractive.
Yields 6-8 servings.