Teach the kids the basics - a good white sauce, quite thick, stirred through with ham, parsley and grated cheese. Chill until firm, roll into croquettes, coat in breadcrumbs and pan fry.
Eggs and ham
A classic lunch or fast tea - puffy omelette, wrapped around sliced ham, with tomato or cheese and fresh herbs. Or layer ham on toasted muffins, top with poached eggs and a hollandaise sauce for a hammy eggs benedict.
Top pita breads with tomato paste, sliced ham, grated cheese and bake. Or top scone dough with ham, grated cheese, roll up slice and bake for a hot and tasty lunch.