Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Easter Dinner Ideas Day 3

Good afternoon bloggers! I welcome you to another Easter edition of Everyday Meals. We've done lamb and we've done other things for Easter dinner, but do you know which traditional meal we have not done? Take a wild guess... Yes! Ham! I enjoy a well cooked ham on many holidays, with this holiday being one of them. My preference in honey glazed, spiral cut ham. However, that is not what we are cooking today... No sir. We are doing things with a twist. We are actually getting into the ham and making it look pretty. Are you ready for your shopping list? Here it is:

Honey Butter Ham

You will need:

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • whole cloves
  • 3 to 5 pound half ham, fully cooked

See? That was once again, very simple to shop for.

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Melt butter in a small microwave-safe bowl.
  3. Stir in honey, brown sugar, and mustard until smooth and set aside.
  4. Place the ham in the roasting pan.
  5. Score the top surface of the ham in a diamond pattern, making the cuts about 3/4 inches apart.
  6. Push a whole clove, point side down, into the center of each diamond in the ham.
  7. Spoon half of the butter mixture over the ham.
  8. Roast, uncovered, for 20 minutes, then spoon over the rest of the butter mixture.
  9. Roast for another 20 minutes, then baste the ham with the pan drippings.
  10. Roast for another 25 to 35 minutes, or about 20 minutes per pound, until the ham is hot and glazed.
  11. Slice thinly to serve.

Okay, if you are anything like me, you are going to require one or two extra things in the kitchen to prepare this meal. A mother and a sister (or excellent brother if you're lucky). I don't cook unless one of those two are with me. Now, to finish this meal off, pair your ham with some mashed potatoes, asparagus, a pie of your choice and something to drink. You have an entire meal to enjoy (which is the purpose of this blog...). I will see you tomorrow for day 4 of Easter week. Good night!