Update: Here's a link to the email I received. It shows the min. $30 purchase requirement slashed. Their print ad, has a $30 min. listed. Hopefully, they will honor it, if you can show them this email!
This is amazing deal on a half ham — 49¢/lb at Fresh & Easy. It's while supplies last, so hurry! I just paid almost triple that for my ham recently. If you're spending more, there's a $7 off $50 printable coupon you can use.
I also have a recipe for you. Below is close to what it is, though it's slightly different each time. :) I was asked for this recipe a couple times, so I finally wrote it down for someone. You can change most anything about the recipe, but below is something to get you started.
Really . . . you can't mess it up by changing amounts. Don't be afraid to put more of whatever you like. If you don't like the milk part, just leave it out. It's not bad without it. Want to save calories, try it without the butter. I just did a huge pot with 10 lbs of potatoes, about 4 medium onions, two bags of peas, a bunch of ham, etc. It was enough to deliver meals to two families and for my family to eat, with a tiny bit leftover!
I don't know what the price is anywhere else, but you can get a 10 lb. bag of potatoes at Fry's for $1.99 this week (through 12/18)
Ham & Potato Soup
4 cups diced potatoes
1/3 cup celery (optional)
1 onion (small, larger if doubling, or whatever!)
1 1/2 cups diced ham
Chicken broth, stock, or granules/cubes of boullion to make broth (see below for amount)
5 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 cups milk
5 tablespoons flour
Frozen peas as many as you want or another veggie if preferred
Fill the pan with enough broth (in whatever form you prefer, from above) to just cover the first set of ingredients. Bring the first set of ingredients to a boil. Cook on medium for approximately 10 -15 minutes, after it starts to boil — until potatoes are ready.
While it's cooking, mix the butter and milk in a pan over medium heat. When the butter is melted, slowly whisk in the flour. When it's all added, wait until it thickens and then add it to the ham and potato mixture. Add the peas and you're done! (You can heat them in the microwave first or just wait until they're warm.)
If you don't want it as thick, you can always add more water, milk, or broth. I think leftovers are better if you add a touch of milk since it tends to thicken.
Throw in some cheese, if you like that. Add or subtract what your family likes. It's super flexible — enjoy!