I don’t know about you, but for me that was record time! Usually I labor for many hours across at least two days preparing … but since we kept this one not only simple, but Tastefully Simple … it was both easy and delicious. Another bonus – we didn’t overeat! And I could get everything in my oven at one time. Yay!
Our menu was ham with a Sweet Pepper Jalapeno Jam glaze, green bean casserole and baked potatoes topped with Italian Garlic Bread butter. We chose not to have a bread because, between the casserole and potatoes, we had the carbs covered. (I struggled with this because of my intense love for bread, but surprisingly, I really didn’t miss it.) Dinner was wonderful and fulfilling!
Have a blessed Easter, and I hope the bunny brings some goodies to your Easter basket!
- Glazed Ham
Submitted by Sonya Wenker (OH)
- Green Bean Casserole
Submitted by Jenilee Peterson (IA)
- Baked Potatoes – Bake as many as you need; top with prepared Italian Garlic Bread butter for serving.
- I purchased a pre-cooked, spiral cut ham (at a great price!) that just needed heating – which did take about two hours due to the size.
- I had to be a little careful when I applied the Sweet Pepper Jalapeno Jam, since it ran down the sides and into the bottom of the pan. I didn’t exactly have a flat surface on top of the ham, but it all worked fine.
- I put about ½ cup water in the bottom of my baking dish and covered the ham with foil before baking, to ensure my ham didn’t dry out. I removed the foil for the last 20 minutes or so.
- I added a little more of jam about half-way through the bake time (which will vary depending on your ham). In all, I used about ½ to 2/3 of the jar.
- In the photos, the ham looks a little blackened, but it really wasn’t … just nicely browned.
- Since the jam was mostly on the top of the ham, it imparted a subtle flavor, so I served the ham slices topped with a little extra jam. What a wonderful pairing!
- Next time I think I’ll blend the jam with a little Burger & Brat Mustard – I think that would create a nice sweet and savory glaze, and give it a little kick of extra flavor.
- Overall – we really liked the ham. I will definitely make it again!
- While there are a lot of ingredients for this recipe, it all came together very quickly.
- I mixed up the “sauce” first, then added two cans of green beans, and it seemed super saucy … so I added a third can of green beans. After it was baked, it was still plenty saucy, so next time I will either cut the sauce recipe in half or use four cans of green beans.
- I blended 2/3 cup of French-fried onions into the casserole and put another 2/3 cup on the top. Delicious (I love those greasy, salty onions)!
- I omitted the butter. This recipe already has quite a bit of fat, and I thought the butter was going a little further than I needed to. After tasting it, I think I was right … we didn’t miss the butter.
- I also cut way back on the Seasoned Salt with just a light sprinkling over the top with the onions.
- This casserole was easy to make and very flavorful!
- Since the Green Bean Casserole was pretty rich, we decided to forgo a cheesy, sour creamy, buttery potato dish and chose a simple baked potato instead.
- I simply scrubbed the potatoes and baked them. At serving time, I cut them open and added a pat of Italian Garlic Bread butter. Easy and delicious!