Monday, April 28, 2008

My favourite . . .

Back on the theme of things I love (aka My Favourites), I wanted to talk about one of my all-time favourite home-cooked meals. What brought it to mind is that we had it for supper yesterday and again today. Spiral ham with my mom's special glaze (which includes gingerale, maple syrup, crushed pineapples and other "secret" ingredients), potatoes and mixed vegetables. Oh my goodness, what an awesome treat! The spiral hams (so-called for the method of cutting, as far as I know) aren't nearly as salty as regular hams, and they are sweet and succulent. Mmmmm. Of course, maple syrup makes EVERY meal better, so that's a given.

The potatoes were mashed this time, although the ideal potatoes with ham are scalloped or au gratin. I won't complain, I like mashed too. Then we also had peas, corn and broccoli. What a meal! Despite the fact that I don't normally like leftovers that much, I was looking forward to tonight's meal all day long.

Feel free to share what YOUR favourite homemade meal is!

4 comments:

Visichy said...

Oh yum yum yum! I love ham but I don't have a recipe for it. By any chance would your mom be willing to share her secret recipe with me? I'll trade her for my yorkshire pudding recipe if she wants it :) Yorkshire puddings are my specialty and are requested by all whenever we have family over for anything other than pasta LOL.

Ange said...

Hmmm...ham and maple syrup (insert Homer Simpson sound here)! I have to admit, that's one of my favourites too! Though I do make a mean honey chicken teryaki (but only with a really good sous chef).

Weeza said...

YUM, that sounds awesome! By any chance would your mom be willing to share her secret recipe with me? I'll give her Vicky's secret Yorkshire pudding recipe. :-)

Visichy said...

ROFL Louisa!!!! Just ROFLing :)