Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Ham-tastic Holiday Meal

Yeah. That's all I got tonight. Ham-tastic. I can't even try to come up with something better. I am exhausted.

We had some of Richie's family over tonight for a pre-Thanksgiving meal.
It was a good visit and yummy meal. It was also a pretty easy meal.

I'm like that. All about the yummy and easy.

I can enjoy a meal a whole lot better knowing that 6 hours of blood, sweat, and tears is not being consumed in 20 minutes.

Sweet Orange-Glazed Ham has become a holiday staple around my house. I found the recipe on Southern Living's website a year or two ago and have made it a few times. The glaze has three ingredients (brown sugar, orange juice, and prepared mustard) and it is so quick. And oh. so. yummy.

Not to mention that it just sounds impressive and time consuming. I like that part also.

And while I would love to share a picture of it, the above picture will have to do. My camera still doesn't talk to my computer, sorry. So, we will pretend and substitute this other ham from Southern Living's website for it.

I know, I feel cheated, too.

Something else I tried this time was serving baked sweet potatoes with a brown sugar and cinnamon mixture to put on top. It even won over my brother-in-law and his wife who were sweet potato haters. I love victory...

And the best part is I get to freeze the leftover ham bone for a yummy soup I'll make some time next month. Mmmmmm.

P.S. I am also too tired to look up the "o" and "e" rule for potatos/potatoes, so you're going to have to deal with it. Just call me confused. Or Dan. I'll answer to both.

P.S.S. Did I mention that the ham is yummy?

P.S.S.S. Sorry, I just wanted to type P.S.S.S. Did you ever leave numerous P.S.'s on notes when you were in school?



Karen said...

yay...it went well...yayayaya

now, seriously, you need to change the name of the sweet potatoes to something more exquisite sounding so that we can all continue to keep you on the martha stewart pedastal where you are enshrined as our homestead heroine..."my amzingly talented friend joanne served orange glazed ham, sweet potato souffle, and water cress salad with a touch of sweet vinegarette to 35 people as they dined on hand made plates,with homespun napkins and individually blown glass wine (with apple juice, of course) glasses...."...............hear the "ohs and ahs"?....ok so you cannot compete with your chef sister AND i exaggerated JUST a little.......but, hey, we can try right?

anyway....glad it went well....