Hunk of Meat Monday: Crock Pot Garlic Honey Mustard Ham

Garlic Honey Mustard Crock Pot HamI have a couple of spiral cut hams in the freezer. But for some reason it literally has to be a holiday for me to make one of them. But, I decided this past week since I would be traveling for five days, it would be a great thing for my family to eat on while I was away.

Spiral Cut Honey Mustard Garlic HamThis ham was harder to thaw out than to make. You need four ingredients, a blender and a crock pot to make this ham.

Garlic, Honey, Dijon Mustard, Worcestershire SaucePour a cup of Dijon Mustard, two cups of honey, 1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce, and three cloves of garlic in a blender. Puree the mixture till all of the ingredients are combined.

Garlic Honey Mustard MixtureThen pour about a half of a cup on the bottom of your crock pot.

Honey Mustard Mixture in Crock PotAnd here comes the tricky part. I have a big crock pot…a 7-Quart Slow Cooker. But, I still could not get my ham in the crock pot with the large flat side down and put the lid on it.

Spiral Cut Ham in the crock potSo, I had to put the big ‘ole ham on its side. And then poured another cup and a half over top of the ham.

Garlic Honey Mustard HamCook on low for 3-4 hours and then pour the remaining honey mustard over the ham. Cook for another hour till completely warm. Remove from the crock pot and slice the ham.

Garlic Honey Mustard Ham in the Crock PotIt is full of flavor. Not too mustardy. Not too sweet. It is awesome.

Crock Pot Garlic Honey Mustard Ham

Crock Pot Garlic Honey Mustard Ham

Garlic honey mustard ham prepared in the crock pot will be a crowd pleaser for any holiday and free up your oven.

Ingredients

  • 1, 8-10 pound spiral cut ham
  • 2 cups of honey
  • 1 cup of Dijon Mustard
  • 1/3 cup Worcestershire Sauce
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients except ham in your blender and pulse until well blended. Reserve one cup of glaze.
  2. Pour 1/2 cup of glaze in the bottom of the crock pot.
  3. Place ham in crock pot, flat side down. Slowly pour glaze mixture over ham, making sure to get in between the spiral slices.
  4. Cook on low for 3-4 hours. Pour remaining glaze mixture over the ham and cook on low till ready to serve.
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Hunk of Meat Monday: Party Finger Food

Whether you are going out and about tomorrow night or staying home, we will all be making snacks, appetizers, sweet treats and cocktails. So, I thought I would help myself organize. Prioritize what I should make for the festivities of ringing in the new year. Inevitably where ever we go, they request we bring our not so small fry daddy. So, let’s start with all things fried…

Fried Appetizers

Crispy Fried Chicken Wings

Fried Pickles

Fried Green Beans

Dips


Restaurant Style Salsa


Pizza Dip


White Pizza Dip


Bruschetta Dip


Cream Cheese Mexican Dip


Reuben Dip


Ham Dip


Roasted Garlic Hummus

Meat & Bread Appetizers


Hawaiian Roll Ham Sandwiches


Buffalo Chicken French Breads


Jalapeno Bacon Poppers

Bacon Sugar Smokies

Cheesy Sausage Bagels


Pull Apart Bacon, Cheese, Ranch Bread {AKA Crack Bread}

Sweet Treats


Baked Fruit Brie


Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip

Donut Bites


Chocolate Fruit Dip


Saltine Cracker Toffee

Whatever your plans, I hope your food is good, family is close and 2013 is blessed!



Honey Crisp Apple Sangria with Food and Wine Pairing

Let’s be honest with each other. The holidays can be a great time to spend with your families. Lots of food. Lots of catching up on what’s going on in everyone’s lives. Lots of football. Lots of wine. Seriously, how do people who don’t drink make it through the holidays with their families without drinking?

Honey Crisp Apple SangriaThere seems to always be a debate about what to drink with the turkey or the ham or the scrambled eggs. What you don’t start drinking at breakfast? Now, my personal rule is drink what you like and forget all the rules. I am just not crazy about any white wine or sweet wine or pink wine or fruit other than grape wine. I like my wine red, dry and full of body.

Pitcher of Honey Crisp Apple SangriaThere is one exception. It involves unoaked chardonnay, honey crisp apples, honey, a little citrus and some peach schnapps.

Honey Crisp Apple Sangria Ingredients

Start with your chardonnay. Unoaked. You can buy it at WalMart, so it doesn’t have to be fancy pants. Pour it into a large pitcher or bowl.

Unoaked Chardonnay pourThen start quartering an, a lemon and a lime. Then squeeze the juice into the wine while also adding the quartered piece to the wine as well.

quartered oranges for sangriaOnce you get all the citrus into the wine, get your sweetness ready. You will need 1/2 cup of peach schnapps and 1/4 cup of honey.

Peach Schnapps and HoneyPour it right into the wine and fruit. Finish the mixture off with two peeled and sliced or chopped Honey Crisp Apples and two cinnamon sticks. And then let it rest in the fridge for at least four hours.

honey crisp apple sangria concentrateWhen you are ready to serve your wine, strain all the fruit out of the wine. Then add the apples back into the wine. Pour the wine into glasses leaving room for a splash of ginger ale. And enjoy your turkey!

Honey Crisp Apple Sangria

Honey Crisp Apple Sangria

Honey Crisp Apple Sangria

A crisp sangria that is perfect in the fall.

Ingredients

  • one 750-milliliter bottle unoaked chardonnay
  • ½ cup peach Schnapps
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 orange, quartered
  • 1 lemon, quartered
  • 1 lime, quartered
  • 2 honey crisp apples, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • Ginger Ale

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl or pitcher, combine wine, schnapps, honey, orange, lemon, lime, apple, and cinnamon sticks. Stir to combine and refrigerate for at least four hours.
  2. Strain fruit out of wine. Add apples back to wine. Pour wine into glasses, leaving room for a splash of ginger ale in every glass. Garnish glass rims with cinnamon and sugar if you want to fancy it up a little.
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But, just in case you don’t want to make the only white wine drink I will consume, checkout this chart for helping you choose the right wine for any occasion.

Wine and Food Pairing Chart

If you are really interested in learning more about food and wine pairings, check out What to Drink with What You Eat. Would be a perfect gift for the wine lover on your Christmas list as well.

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Save the Date! May 31, 2031

Yep, we have had a love connection. Save the date for the big wedding on May 31, 2031. I figure I should reserve the church now since it will probably be a popular date.

Meet the happy couple…


They shared marshmallows…

Sat and talked for hours…

He would watch and make sure she made it to safety.

Would roast marshmallows together…

She would watch over his shoulder as he played angry birds…

And correct him when he messed up…

They even shared water guns…

It is a match made in heaven. See you in 20 years!

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