With Easter just a day behind us, many families in Indianapolis, IN will be swimming in leftover food from dinner last night. Dental implant provider Dr. Michael Bennet and the rest of his staff hate seeing food go to waste so a couple of years ago we all decided to come up with some healthy and delicious ways to use leftover food from Easter dinner. Two of our favorite recipes are Ham Bone Soup and Mushroom Crusted Ham and Cheese Pie.
We have decided to share both of these recipes here with you today. Why? Two reasons. One is because we have been hearing plenty of patients come in and talk about the big plans they had for Easter dinner. Two, because both of these recipes also benefit the health of your mouth.
Let’s take a closer look.
A spiral cut ham is one of the most popular main dishes that grace table tops on Easter Sunday all across the nation. Many times these spiral cut hams are roasted with a giant bone still in them. Several people see this meaty bone as waste and throw it away. Were here to urge you not to do that.
Ham bones make for one of the best soup bases any cook could ever hope for. They are covered in juicy meat, require almost no seasoning, and can be cooked for hours. As a dentist’s office, we love making ham bone soup because the marrow that seeps into the soup from the bone while it’s being cooked benefits both the health of your teeth and joints.
Here is the recipe for one of our favorite ham bone soups.
We got this recipe from a website called Allrecipes.com and although this particular dish may not be very good for your waistline, it is delicious and contains quite a bit of calcium due to the cheese it’s made with. As we all know, calcium is a major boon for your teeth and bones. Let’s take a look at how to make this wonderfully savory pie.
We hope you enjoy these recipes as much as we do.
Until next time readers, keep smiling.
Dr. Michael Bennett
Fishers Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
9126 Technology Lane, Suite #300
Fishers, IN 46038