Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter Preview

I actually made my Easter dinner Saturday because Sunday I will be 75 miles from home working on a house. I will meet my girls and oldest son there and we will break into teams and get about 4 to 5 hours of work done. At least, that's the plan.

Easter dinner this year, Cheesy Potatoes, Brown Sugar & Butter Sweet Potatoes, Fresh Green Bean Casserole, and Brown Sugar & Mustard Baked Ham.

Brown Sugar & Mustard Baked Ham actually came out beautifully. I used spicy brown mustard rather than yellow and instead of Coca Cola, I used a bit of Vimto cola.

The brown sugar and mustard blended together for form a paste that gets spread over the ham after it's placed in the roaster. Then, the cola gets pour around the ham and the whole thing, covered, goes into a 350 degree oven for a couple hours.

Brown Sugar and Mustard Glaze
1 cup Brown Sugar, packed
1/2 cup Mustard, yellow, dijon, spicy brown ... all work
1 Bone-In Smoked Ham (not a picnic or fresh shoulder)
Mix the sugar and mustard together to make a grainy paste. Spread on the ham. (At this point I added the cola, but I think you could just use 1/2 cup or so of chicken broth or water)
Bake at 350 degrees F for 18 minutes per pound of ham.
Let rest 10 minutes before slicing (so the juices settle in the meat).

Serve with your choice of sides.

Happy Easter!!!


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