Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Doesn't get much easier than this

Baked Ham Slice
The Fireside Cook Book Copyright 1949

Ham slice
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?


#1SAHM said...

My husband is a really picky eater...luckily I know what he will and won't eat (for the most part ; ) so I can work around that. It just stinks 'cause there are so many foods I love that he hates...

Heather said...

Well, my husband will eat anything (thank goodness for low standards LOL) but my kids seem to have the same as your son... what they love one day they won't touch the next. Keeps life interesting I guess...

HotHeaded said...

Super picky hubby and stepdaughter. I just make whatever I want and they can eat the stuff they do like and leave the rest for the us!
My daughters usually will eat anything but they will pull a "My tastes have changed." It drives me nuts. One week they like it and the next they claim they don't like it anymore. There is no rhyme or reason to any of it.

Anonymous said...

Not really. Of course, there are some things they're not fond of, but it doesn't present a problem. What DH really doesn't like (very few), I have when he's out of town.


Wanda said...

No, no picky eaters here.

Jennifer said...

My kids were never picky til my son hit his teens. Isn't that weird? Now he doesn't like things too mixed up (like casseroles) and suddenly doesn't like seafood or chicken. I've just been proceding as normal, making things that sound good to me, and, if he complains, I just remind him where the peanut butter and jelly are. (I'm REALLY hoping this will be a short phase!)

Annie said...

I do cook for a few picky eater. I is definately a challenge! I think I'm pretty easy to cook for, so I do get a little frustrated sometimes.