Tonight was a big meal with family and friends to greet Josh and Mary (my BIL & SIL) visiting from Oregon! We had a ham with a few fixings and a mocha chocolate cake for dessert. This ham is amazing! I use Alton Brown's recipe for City Ham and it turns out so tender and sweet! It has mustard, dark brown sugar, bourbon and gingersnaps! It's strange because the recipe calls for an 'uncooked' ham and it's incredibly difficult to find a ham that isn't smoked or precooked in some way! At the third grocery store, we finally got lucky!
I thought it would be great to make a ham since we have so many house guests because I assumed we'd have leftovers to eat throughout the week. However, we invited 16 people over for dinner and barely have enough left for one meal tomorrow. I wouldn't have it any other way since we had a blast tonight, but it is ironic.
Here's the menu for the week:
Sunday - City ham, roasted sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, steamed green beans, corn casserole
Monday - Seared salmon, roasted cauliflower and carrots, yellow rice
Tuesday -Chicken alla Padulese, pasta, seared asparagus, mixed greens salad
Wednesday - Shrimp scampi, roasted potatoes, broccoli
Thursday - Beef with soy sauce & ginger, blanched spinach, mixed roasted veggies
Friday - My birthday! I'm not cooking. . . ;)
Saturday - Assorted appetizers TBD
Happy Cooking! I'd love to hear what you're cooking for the holiday! Post your menu and tell us about it!