Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Ham

Still undecided about braving the line for the HoneyBaked Store? Here is a solution so you don't have to - Glaze your own ham! Glaze it with delicious figs, spicy dijon mustard, and smoky bourbon - or in my case triple sec since I didn't want to buy bourbon.

That's what I did on Sunday night so I would have ham leftovers for the rest of the week. We are doing prime rib on Christmas which has become our tradition, so no chance of ham overdosing over here. I used  this recipe from Claire Robinson's Five Ingredient Fix on Food Network. The ham turned out great but I had so much glaze I didn't know what to do with it all! But the flavors were very nice. Fig jam was a little hard to find, I got mine at Sprouts.

There was a lot of mustard in the recipe and I would be quite happy reducing that by half or more, mainly cause I don't like mustard. If you're like me and not keen on mustard give this Fig and Orange Glazed Ham recipe a try and let me know how it turns out!

If you are still searching for a yummy (and healthy!) side dish for your holiday feast - roasted root vegetables are delicious and pair wonderfully with ham or turkey. 

I did sweet potatoes, parsnips, golden beets, and onions with rosemary and balsamic vinegar. The best word to describe these would be lovely. They were simply lovely. And delicious.

Rosemary and Balsamic Vinegar Roasted Root Vegetables
serves 4

2 medium sweet potatoes
4 large beets (or 6 small ones)
2 large parsnips (or 3 small / medium ones)
1 medium onion
2 tbls. olive oil
2 tbls. balsamic vinegar
4 sprigs rosemary
1 teas salt
healthy grind of fresh pepper
- Preheat oven to 400*
- Peel sweet potatoes and parsnips. Scrub and peel beets. Cut all into 1 inch chunks as uniform as possible.
- Cut the onion into large pieces.
- Spray the bottom of a baking pan with canola oil. Add vegetables. Drizzle Vegetables with olive oil and vinegar. 
- Sprinkle with salt and pepper.Add the rosemary sprigs and toss everything very well.

- Bake for 40 - 60 minutes. Flipping once. The sweet potatoes only need about 30 - 40 minutes but the beets take a little longer.

*I did mine in the oven with the ham at 325 for an hour. Once I took the ham out I cranked the oven up to 400 and let the veggies have an extra 10 minutes in there.

Hope you holiday feast is delicious and delightful! Enjoy!

Peace, love, holiday food, and happiness!

1 comment:

  1. Looks good, I love ham and will try this glaze next time I buy ham.


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