Category Archives: Easter

Ham and pineapple fried rice

Day 2 of using up ham left-overs was a success. In fact, Hubby told me that it was better than Bd’s Mongolian Grill. Score!

A few weeks ago, we went to Bd’s for supper. He loves the fact you can pick your own ingredients and then they grill it up. So this was saying a lot when he liked my version better.

Oh, I know there are a lot of versions of this recipe floating around. However this is my creation based on the concept.

Ham and Pineapple Fried Rice

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Stars of the recipe:

  • 1 tsp. sesame seed oil
  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 1-2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 c. Broccoli cut into small pieces
  • 1-1/2 c. Ham diced into medium sized pieces
  • 1 sm. can of diced pineapple, juice drained and set aside (8 oz.)
  • 1 lrg. Egg, beaten
  • 1 c. Cooked brown rice, cooled
  • 2-3 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. ground ginger
  • 1 Tbsp. hot sauce

Steps:

  1. Heat oils in a skillet. (Medium heat)
  2. Add veggies to the skillet. Cook until tender.
  3. Add ham and pineapple. to skillet. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes until warmed through.
  4. While the ham and pineapple are cooking, combine the pineapple juice, soy sauce, hot sauce, and ginger in a separate bowl.
  5. Push all veggies, ham, and pineapple to side of skillet.
  6. Add the beaten egg. Stirring the egg until it’s cooked.
  7. Add the rice. Pour the pineapple juice, soy sauce, and ginger mixture over the food in the skillet.
  8. Cook for about 5 minutes longer.
  9. Enjoy!

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Ham and Black Bean Soup (GF, DF)

So on Easter Sunday, I decided to cook Easter dinner.  Yes, on Easter Sunday at about 11:45 am, I committed to making dinner.  Okay it was only going to be for 6 of us so that’s not too bad.

My family of four headed to the grocery store to plan out the meal because I had no clue was I was going to make.  I ended up cooking crock pot ham, honey and cinnamon carrots, mashed sweet potatoes, mixed veggies, and spinach salad.  We had lots of ham left-over.  Fortunately for us, we love ham!

I’m finding ways to transform the ham into delicious dishes so we are not just eating ham over and over again even though the Imaginative One would love that.  Last night I made ham and black bean soup using Bob’s Red Mill’s Black Bean Soup mix.  You can use any black bean soup mix or dried black beans to make this soup.

Ham and Black Bean Soup

Stars of the recipe:

  • 2 cups of black bean soup mix or dried black beans
  • 8 cups of water
  • 3 cups of diced ham
  • 1/2 lrg. onion, diced
  • 4 cups of chicken stock
  • salt and pepper to taste

Steps:

  1. Rinse and sort the black beans or black bean soup mix.
  2. Put the black bean soup mix or black beans, water, and 1 c. diced ham in a large soup pot.
  3. Bring the water to a boil and then turn down to a simmer.
  4. Let cook for 1-1/2 hours until the beans are soft.
  5. Add the chicken stock, onion, remaining diced ham, salt, and pepper.  Cook for another 10 – 15 minutes.
  6. Enjoy!  (We had ours with a pretzel roll.  We shared the soup with my mother-in-law.  She had hers with rice.)

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Resurrection rolls

I found this recipe last week and tried it out on my family. They all have their seal of approval. In fact, I’ve been asked to teach a lesson on it on Easter Sunday.

The crescent rolls represent the robes Jesus was wrapped in & the tomb he was put into after he died on the cross.

The melted butter represents the oils put on Jesus before he was put in the tomb.

The marshmallow represents Jesus.

The sugar represents the sweetness of God in your life.

The cinnamon represents the bitterness in life. You need both the sweetness and bitterness.

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Resurrection Rolls

Stars of the recipe:

  • 1 package of crescent rolls (I used butter flavor.)
  • 2 Tbsp. of butter melted
  • 8 large marshmallows
  • 1/4 c. Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. ground cinnamon

Steps:

  1. Unroll the crescent rolls.
  2. Mix the sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl.
  3. Dip the marshmallow in the melted butter, coating all sides.
  4. Dip the butter coated marshmallow in the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  5. Wrap the marshmallow in a crescent roll. Seal the ends.
  6. Repeat with the rest of the crescent rolls.
  7. Place in a muffin tin sprayed with cooking spray.
  8. Bake at 375 for 14 minutes.

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While they bake, the marshmallow melts leaving the inside hollow just like when Jesus rose from the dead. The tomb was empty.

Have a blessed Easter.

Kool Aid colored eggs

I found this “recipe” for egg dye that I thought was a great idea. The Wee One has been pestering me to allow him to dye eggs. He doesn’t eat any though.

It’s easy and smells great.

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All you need is Kool aid packets and 2/3rds cup of hot water. That’s it. Make sure you have the surface you are using covered up with paper though. It can stain otherwise. We put paper towel down on a tray so there was less mess. The Wee One can make a big one.

Oh the grape flavor comes out dark so add a little bit of berry blue to it. And the pink lemonade comes out too light so use a little bit of cherry with it.

Use a white crayon to create designs on the egg before dunking it in the dye.

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