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.