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Coca Cola Ham (Day 14)

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Welcome to Day 14 of 31 Days of Slow Cooking.

Ham is one of those meals that I can make that all the family members will run, skip, or hop to the table when I make it for dinner.

When the Imaginative One turned 13, we had this for his belated birthday dinner.  The Coca Cola helps make a delicious glaze that is unbelievable.  It’s good by itself or as a sandwich.

Coca Cola Ham

Stars of the recipe:

 

  • 4 to 5 lb. sliced ham, fully cooked
  • 1 c. (8 oz.) can of coca cola or Coke
  • ¼ c. brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard or yellow mustard

Steps:

  1. Place ham in the crockpot.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, combine the brown sugar and mustard.
  3. Spread the brown sugar mixture on the ham.
  4. Pour the cola around the ham.
  5. Cook on low for 6 hours.
  6. Enjoy!

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Today I discussed Cast Member’s Name Tags on my 31 Days of Disney.

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Apple Cider Ham (Slow Cooker)

Can you believe Easter is almost upon us?  Neither can I.

I decided I wanted ham the other day for dinner.  Instead of cooking it the typical way in the slow cooker, I decided to cook it it with apple cider.  The Wee One told me that the ham tasted like applesauce.  The Imaginative One took a huge slice and ate it all.  I believe that this recipe is a keeper.

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Apple Cider Ham (Slow Cooker)

Stars of the recipe:

  • 4 to 5 lb. boneless ham
  • 2 c. apple cider or apple juice
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon (You can add more if you like the taste of cinnamon.)
  • 2 tsp. cloves

Steps:

  1. Place the ham in the slow cooker.
  2. Pour apple cider or apple juice over the ham.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, cinnamon, and cloves.  Pat the mixture on the ham.
  4. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
  5. Enjoy!

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Happy Eating,
Traci

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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