There are now 3 ziplocks (not large, but enough meat for us, since we need about 3 adult portions per meal) full of ham pieces, a large ham hock that I'll put into bean soup or baked beans, plus enough ham for a casserole I plan to make tomorrow, and a large piece to put through my mother-in-law's slicer to make ham for sandwiches (or so we hope --- we haven't tried it before).
#2 Ziplock in freezer
#3 Ziplock in freezer
#4 Ziplock in freezer
#5 Ham hock for soup in freezer
#6 Tomorrow night's dinner
#7 Another meal or ham for sandwiches
All for $17. That's pretty decent, I must say! I'm all for cutting corners --- but ther'es only so much ground turkey I can handle. (If you have secrets for ground turkey that make them taste *less like* turkey, please share them in the comments! So far I do Sloppy Joes (or Sloppy Toms as my aunt calls them) and tacos because of the extra flavorings --- then I can't really tell it's turkey vs ground beef.
It's always hard for me to buy a large portion of meat like that, so it's good Matt bought it. I'd have passed it by --- budget over savings is hard for me to reconcile sometimes.
And while you're at it, if you have a great ham casserole'ish recipe to share - pop it in the comments. Always looking for a new idea that we might like. :)