Thursday, March 24, 2016

Easter Dinner for the Kids

 Yesterday was the last day of the after school program until nest Wednesday so I wanted to feed the kids very well. I bought 2 spiral cut hams and covered them in maple sugar.  Then I poured some maple syrup over them  too.

 I added 4 cups of pineapple juice and 1/4 cup of dijon mustard and cooked them in a slow cooker for 6 hours.  Then I removed the hams and sliced them up and boiled down the liquid to half it's volume and poured it back over the ham slices.  The kids ate every last bite.

 I also made them a side dish that they flipped out over.  Mississippi Mud Potatoes.  For 1 recipe you cut up about 10 red potatoes, add some fresh chives, 1 box of cream cheese, 1 cup of sour cream, 3/4 cup of mayonnaise, 1 block of grated cheddar cheese, 1 pound of cooked, diced bacon and salt and pepper. 
Mix it thoroughly, put it in a baking pan and cover it with foil.  Bake at 375 degrees for 1-1/2 hours.

You can sprinkle more cheese on it before serving.

This is outstanding and the kids could not get enough of it.  I am sure I will get future requests for it.                                                                                                          
 I also made them potato rolls to go with the dinner. Some of the kids made ham sandwiches with them.

 I also made them a big Easter basket filled to the brim with treats which made them very happy.  And I forgot to take a photo of it.

12 comments:

NADINE said...

Hello from Belgium! :))

I've been following your blog (through Bloglovin) for quite some time now, and I want to tell you how much you inspire me. I just love your recipes (and pictures) and I'm always mouth watering. Being a mother (of 4) and grandmother (of 2), I love cooking for my big family... So THANK YOU, dear, for posting such lovely, yummy messages, and please keep going !

With warm regards,

NADINE

Debra She Who Seeks said...

My mouth is watering! Everything sounds sooooo delicious!

Susan said...

I bet those kids think of nothing but next Wednesday after that feast!

Cottage Tails said...

Your kids will sure want to stay in the program with your food. Do they have a waiting list to join?

thecottagebythecranelakethree said...

I read this just before I was going on lunch and realised later that my food wasn't even close as good as what the kids got :-)

Have a great day!

Fiona said...

I still cannot believe they could not work out a way to keep this program on all the time....do sports get cut back?

Guillaume said...

Lovely Easter dinner!

Worldsosweet said...

So generous of you to make this fabulous food for the kids.

Magic Love Crow said...

Very yummy!! Happy Easter!

StrictlyMystic said...

I read your blog daily and I'm finally taking off my "lurker badge" to tell you just how much your good heart is appreciated. It's always such a pleasure to read about your adventures and to see what acts of kindness you're up to each day. Thank you for your posts and inspiring positive energy. Happy Easter to you and your family~

Kay said...

Happy Easter! I'm going to try making your Famous Carrot Cake this Sunday. I'm not a good cook or baker so I will need lots of luck.

TARYTERRE said...

What a LOVING meal you made for the kids. This was wonderful indeed.