Wow! Another Foodie bump to the Weekly Gardening FReepers
Thank You for the bump
I buy a canned ham and make the potatoes and veggies that the grand kids like. The ham is simple. I score it on the diagonal and push whole cloves into the intersections.
Then I top with an easy glaze: Dump some mustard, brown sugar, and honey in microwave safe bowl, and heat a few seconds. Stir until sugar is dissolved, then spread on ham. Bake at 350 degrees till ham is finished(about an hr or 1 1/2 hrs).
Italian green beans with a little garlic, onion powder, and fresh ground pepper, and some ham seasoning into the crock-pot for the youngest granddaughter.
Mashed potatoes (homemade or start with Bob Evans for quicker method) for the middle granddaughter. I whip sour cream into the hot mashed potatoes with a hand mixer, and put them into the crock-pot on warm.
The oldest granddaughter likes cheesy potatoes. Since I never know for sure whether she will make it until the last minute, I rely on a box mix of augratin potatoes, but I bake two additional potatoes in the microwave.
Follow the directions for microwave cooking amounts, but after cooking for half the time, put into the crock-pot, add the peeled, sliced baked potatoes, and cook on low.
If the girls forget to bake bread, I whip up a quick beer bread:
3 cups self rising flour
5-7 tablespoons sugar
1 can beer
Stir a little till it is moistened, put into greased loaf pan. Bake at 350 (alongside the ham) for 50 minutes, drizzle melted butter on top and cook an additional 10 minutes.
Every thing is easy. I get the veggies into the crock-pot while I am watching breakfast cook. Basically I am off the hook till I put the ham into the oven(can be prepared the night before).
This keeps my feet and legs from hurting too bad, and everyone enjoys trying their various recipes.
We bring one new recipe/sample dish and exchange recipes at Thanksgiving and Christmas. So the grand-kids get their favorites, the women get to try out new recipes, and no one is exhausted. A happy time for all (smile).
Remember this from last year?
Fill it with enough good proteins, eggs and cheeses, you won't need such a big turkey, ham or prime rib, or 15 different vegetable casseroles. Cut it with a knife like you would a cake and pry each serving out with a pie-knife.
Thanks for all the pings Red Devil!
Not a recipe.
When you prep your turkey, cut a square of cheese cloth about 18” to 20” square. Line the cavity of the bird with a single layer of cheese cloth. Then stuff as normal. Twist the end shut to hold things secure.
When the turkey is done, a simple tug will pull out the stuffing leaving the bird clean.
Bump for Monday Night reading. Thanks, Red! I haven’t had to do anything but side dishes for the past 18 years thanks to either my Mom or my MIL, but I fear my time is coming, LOL!