This year, however, Jim and I are lucky to have visitors with us in DC. Theresa, Jim's sister and her roommate Ashley joined us this weekend. We saw some fun sites yesterday and also had a great Easter Dinner this afternoon. :)
I bought some more tulips for the occasion. Since these are still in dirt, I can transplant them outside and hopefully they'll grow back next year!
- Spiral Ham (9 lbs)
- Baked Pineapple
- Mashed Potatoes
- Roasted Sweet Potatoes
- Sauteed Asparagus with Red Onion
Jimbo glazed the ham...we just used the store bought package that came with it. It required me to add water and let it come to a boil while constantly stirring. It smelled like cinnamon and was delicious! I cooked it about an hour and a half at 350 degrees. While in the oven, I also added a few sides so everything was ready to eat pretty quickly.
I used your typical old mashed potato recipe - peeled and diced up the potatoes (Jimbo did that) and then boiled them, drained them, mashed them up and added some milk/butter/salt/garlic salt/black pepper. While they were boiling, I added some garlic salt and salt.
Pretty similar situation here - Jim peeled and diced up the sweet potatoes, then I just drizzled some EVOO, salt and pepper and roasted them for about 45 minutes also at 350 degrees. Make sure to cover them so they cook up quickly.
What a hit this dish was....I was trying to think about something else to serve to make this "simple" meal more of a "holiday" meal. Jim really likes pineapple, so I googled a few pineapple side dishes. I came up with this Baked Pineapple dish and it was AWESOME. Super sweet and a perfect pairing with the ham.
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup white sugar
3 eggs, beaten
5 slices fresh white bread, crusts trimmed off and cubed
1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple, partially drained
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
2. In a mixing bowl, cream together butter with sugar. Add beaten eggs and beat all together w/ mixer.
3. Add in a pinch of salt, pineapple and bread (mixture will look curdled).
4. Pour mixture into a 1 1/2 quart ungreased casserole dish. Bake uncovered at 325 degrees for 60 minutes.