Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Doesn't get much easier than this
Baked Ham Slice
The Fireside Cook Book Copyright 1949
1 ½ teaspoons dry mustard
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 cup liquid (milk, broth, pineapple juice, cider or wine) I used 6 oz of pineapple juice
Select a cut 1 to 2 inches thick, cut from the center of the ham. Make a paste of mustard, brown sugar and just enough water to blend. Spread this over the ham slice, place in a lightly oiled baking pan, pour over 1 cup of liquid, and bake in a moderate oven (350 degrees) until ham is just tender.
This is the 60th anniversary edition of this James Beard cookbook so the book itself is not old but the content is. I checked it out of the library and it didn't excite me as much as I thought it would but I really haven't studied it that much yet. The illustrations are wonderful but I feel like this is something I've seen before since I own other cookbooks from the same era that have the same look and feel.
This was a simple recipe and nothing new but it worked well. Although my son who used to eat ham and pass up homemade macaroni and cheese decided to eat 2 servings of the macaroni and cheese I whipped up to serve with this and he wasn't at all interested in the ham. I'll never figure him out. He's not picky in the sense that he absolutely won't eat some foods but you just never know what he'll eat and what he won't.
I've been cooking a lot over the past few days. Let's hope I have time to post about what I've been making. The baby has started to crawl and I forgot what a treat that was. If there's something he shouldn't be touching, he's right there trying to touch it!
Question of the Day: Do you cook for any picky eaters?