Friday, February 18, 2011

Glazed Ham and Sweet Potatoes

Somedays are just so hectic and busy that all you want is dinner QUICK!!!  I am not saying dinner consisting of dried cereal out of a box, or a sandwich or a pint of ice cream cause you are starving and don't want to go out to dinner.... something yummy and quick.... and not scrambled eggs (which are perfectly fine, but not always what you are looking for that is quick and satisifying....)
For a really quick and go to dinner (think on the table in20-25minutes:)  that is my idea of quick... I serve this with whatever kind of veggie I have on hand (think frozen or canned veggies cooked in the microwave), or you can have cottage cheese & fruit... use what you have...also if you do have more time I skip the canned sweet potatoes and wrap in foil sweet potatoes (that have been scrubbed clean poked with a knife) and place them on a baking dish and bake at 400 degrees for about an hour and 10 minutes or until done.  During the last 20 minutes of baking I cook the ham slice and heat up the other veggies or sometimes make a salad....

This glaze is sweet and spicy...yummmm... sometimes I even add a couple of splashes of hot sauce to this to "spice" it up :)
Glazed Ham

1 center cut large ham "steak"
1/4 cup orange marmelade
1/4 cup coarse ground dijon mustard
3 T. brown sugar
1 T. molasses

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.    On large baking sheet place aluminum foil (for easy cleanup, cause this glaze is sticky). Place ham in oven for 10 minutes or until warm. Drain any liquid off of ham.  While ham bakes mix  together marmelade, mustard, brown sugar & molasses.  Brush ham on both sides with this glaze and place ham back in oven heating through for around 15 20 minutes until ham is done and glaze is bubbly... enjoy....

Easy Sweet Potatoes

1 large can sweet potatoes (drained)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
pinch of nutmeg
3 T. butter
1/3 cup orange juice
1 cup mini marshmellows
salt & pepper to taste

In large pan place all ingredients (except marshmellows), and heat to boiling mashing potatoes with a potato masher (or fork) until slightly chunky.  Heat stirring constantly until sugar is dissolved & potatoes are bubbling, stirring often. (about 5 minutes).  Sprinkle mini marshmellows over potatoes, place lid on pan.  Let sit around 5 minutes until marshmellows are melted on top.  (Alternatively: Can also place the potatoes in a baking pan, sprinkling marshellows over top then baking in the oven for around 5 minutes or until golden)

If using oven roasted sweet potatoes skip using the canned potatoes and follow the recipe. 


  1. This sounds delicious and very quick indeed. I love your usage of flavors and spices. You really know how make things tasty....