Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

I know I'm always apologizing for my photography, this is not the most visually appealing picture, but I devoured this thing once the camera clicked off!

If I could afford it, I would make this in advance so it was actually useful for Easter, but alas, we are but poor college students! I hope everyone had a great Easter Sunday. I know that we did, I really love Easter, it's Springtime, it's meaningful, and it's so much fun with young kids. But let us not forget the food.


I made my usual ham, potatoes, etc. this year, but I just wanted to give a tip. Most hams come with those little glaze packets to baste on while the ham is baking. I don't like to do it, mostly because there are just some people that don't like to add anything sweet to their meat. So, instead, I get it thickened up on the stove top, and then add about 1/2 cup to 1 cup of pineapple juice, with the pineapple rings or chunks. This dilutes the glaze, and thins it out, so that if anyone wants the glaze, they can just drizzle as much as they want, and it's SO delicious, especially with the pineapple. I've also added cinnamon, honey, cloves, a lot of how you flavor it depends a lot on the glaze itself, so far they've all been different. Anyway, maybe this will help next time you make a ham! Lots of great stuff coming up this week, stay tuned and enjoy the spring!

9 comments:

Sara said...

I love ham with pineapple. Hope you had a great easter!

Elyse said...

Mmm, looks delicious. Pineapple is my fav. Happy Easter!

Donna-FFW said...

That glaze sounds like a perfect idea to concentrate the flavor.. We loveham with pineapple here..AND your pictures are just beautiful!

Melissa said...

I never use the packets the ham comes with, I'll have to try your idea!

Gina said...

I love this idea! I like to have sweetness on my ham, but I also like to make soups afterward and they do not come out well if the ham is loaded with sugar. You idea is the best of both worlds. Thanks.

Netts Nook said...

Teresa looks like a good picture. I hope you had a nice Easter.HUGS

biz319 said...

Great idea about the glaze! I agree, some of them are just WAY too sugary!

Happy Belated Easter!

Melody said...

My father-in-law always cooks the ham on Easter and he makes a wonderful ham gravy. It sounds similar to what you made. It's good on mashed potatoes too. I love holidays-an excuse to eat really good food!

MaryBeth said...

Other than drooling all I can do is say YUM-O