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I am a wife, mother and grandma who enjoys the many aspects of homemaking. A variety of interests and hobbies combined with travel keep me active. They reflect the importance of family, friends, home and good food.
Cook ingredients that you are used to cooking by other techniques, such as fish, chicken, or hamburgers. In other words be comfortable with the ingredients you are using.
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Friday, January 07, 2011

A Simple Ham Dinner

Meals do not have to be fancy or complicated to be enjoyable.  Quite often the simple meals based on left-overs are those that become family favourite meals.  I like planning left-overs just for this purpose especially when cooking meat.  It is easy to cook extra for a planned left-over meal later in the week or to pop in the freezer as a quick meal start.

ham dinner
Bone-in ham is a frugal meat choice in that along with a good amount of meat and little fat, the bone can be used to make soups or chowders.  I cooked a ham for our Christmas dinner rather than our traditional turkey dinner.   It was a lovely ham with bone in.  There was of course left over ham.  Later in the week I warmed up a few slices of the ham to serve with baked accordion potatoes and whole kernel corn.  It was a simple, easy to prepare meal with a definite taste of home.

I discovered baked accordion potatoes last summer and did them on the grill.  They do not develop the same skin crispness of normal baked potatoes.  Cut in this fashion the baking time is reduced making them a perfect grill side.  The cuts are not just for presentation.  The cuts increase the surface area so theere is a bit more caramelization adding to the flavour.

2 food lovers commented:

Stephanie said...

My family LOVES accordian potatoes. We call the Hasselback potatoes and my family begs for them.

My trick is to rest the potato on a wooden spoon to cut and then you don't cut through all the way.

Heather said...

Love the accordian potatoes, Im going to have to try those. Thank you for the idea!