Monday, October 31, 2005

and now, a food related haiku

it's hot, pink and firm
i love it on sunday night
it's ham, you perverts.

now that i have your attention....

growing up, sunday dinner was always a Must Do in my household. even though during the week we were scattered at dinner time, my mom and I in the kitchen, my brother in the living room, my dad in the study, on sunday we sat At The Table and Ate Together.

so in my mind, Sunday dinner is special. and even though Adam and i eat together nearly every night, on Sunday i like to make something nice, and warm and home-y.

basically, not peanutbutter and fluff sandwiches.

so this week i experimented with Ham. i found that ham is 1) inexpensive and 2) easy to prepare (two qualities i loooove in a meal).

and with some Sassified Instant Potatoes and Corn, we had a full blown Sunday Worthy meal in about 30 minutes.

Easy Ham & Sassy Potatoes & Corn
2 Ham Steaks at Room Temperature (about 1 lb each)
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons brown sugar
Instant potatoes
Dried Rosemary
Canned Corn
2 Tbsp Butter or Margarine or Olivio or What Have You

To begin, preheat the oven to 350

Sprak some cooking spray lightly into a glass baking dish and lay the hams in. Coat each steak evenly with maple syrup and then rub 1tbsp of the brown sugar on each one.

Place in oven for 30 minutes.

After about 15 minutes has passed, prepare the instant potatos as instructed on the box. i like to use a mixture of milk and cream instead of just milk since it makes a creamier potato, but you health nuts can even use skim and it will come out good. To Sassify your spuds, spoon in 1 Tbsp of dried rosemary or 1 Tbsp dried chives and mix throrughly.

To prepare corn, drain liquid from can. Heat skillet over medium heat and melt 2 Tbsp butter . Add the corn, sprinkle in some salt and pepper and saute for about 10 minutes, covered, but stirring occasionally.

You should have the veggies done just as the ham is coming out of the oven. Just plate the steaks, drizzle some of the maple sauce from the pan over them, and voila. Sunday Dinner in 30 minutes!

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