The Santas look cold.
I won't be flying anywhere on this broom anytime soon. Note to self....next time buy a broom with a seat warmer.
My planters are hibernating.
I posted this recipe before but it is so good I thought I would show it again. My daughter had a work party and needed to bring something. There were going to be roughly 30 people in attendance. This is a recipe I have been making for years and none of it ever goes to waste. You start off by buying the cheapest ham you can find, bone in. I paid 89 cents per pound for this baby and it weighed almost 15 pounds. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Cut all of the tough outer skin off and trim it of most fat.
Score the entire surface of the ham. Place it in a roasting pan and put it in the 300 degree oven for two hours.
While the ham is baking, empty a large jar of orange marmalade into a bowl.
Add a cup of dijon mustard.
Then add one and a half cups of brown sugar.
Stir to combine. Set this aside for now.
I needed rolls to serve with the ham and my favorite recipe is a mashed potato roll recipe. So I made a small amount of mashed potatoes.
I mixed them with sugar, yeast, salt, shortening, eggs and milk.
This makes a wonderful dough.
After the 2 hours, remove the ham from the oven and increase the heat to 350 degrees. you can see how the cross hatch slashes have separated.
Place a whole clove in the center of each square.
Cover the ham with the marmalade and return it to the oven. Bake at 350 for another hour and a half. Baste it every 30 minutes.
I don't like marmalade but it is a must in this recipe. The tartness from the marmalade mixes with the pungency of the mustard and the sweetness of the brown sugar with the earthy clove flavor and it is sensational. And the smell.....you could almost eat the smell!
Meanwhile back at the rolls....they have risen nicely. Time for them to be popped in the oven.
While they are baking I sliced the whole ham. I saved the bone for soup. I plated it then poured the sauce over it. I added a bowl of my jalapeno jam and a bowl of my whole grain mustard. I made both of those last summer.
When the rolls finished baking I removed them from the oven and brushed them with melted butter.
Ready to be served. I am guessing this was a big hit though I have not heard feedback yet. It also was a bit of a disaster when the transporter sat this at an angle on the back seat of the car and ended up with half of the gooey, sticky sauce all over the seat. Oh well...I can't do everything! And it was my car...damn!
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