Thursday, March 26, 2009
We had a couple of crabby cakes this evening, must have been that bedtime story. So I made a pan of brownies for the little man, because treats cheer him right up. It's too bad he lost his "treat" tonight because he was behaving so well! :) I need to write the ladybug a love note, she had kind of a crummy day at school "because I'm just so sick of math."
Can you believe that Easter is just in a couple of weeks?!?!?! I thought I would post a couple of the things we made last year.
1. I'm not a huge fan of those kits for Easter eggs. I have used them plenty of times, but I wanted to do something more creative last year. We decided on marbelized eggs. We thought they turned out pretty cute. This year we are thinking of making glitter eggs.
2. We also made this yummy ham. Here is the recipe.
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup molasses
1/2 cup brandy
The juice and zest of 1 large orange
2 tbs. Dijon mustard
1 tbs. whole cloves
1 6-8 pound smoked ham
Preheat the oven to 325. Combine the brown sugar and molasses in a small saucepan and melt over low heat. Remove from the heat, add the brandy, juice, zest, and mustard, and mix well.
Remove the skin and fat from the ham and place in a baking dish. Make 1/4- inch cuts in the ham in a diamond pattern, place the cloves in the diamonds. Pour the glaze over the ham.
Bake for 2 to 2 1/2 hours or until warm, basting with the glaze.
Remove from the oven and let cool until you can remove the cloves. Pour the drippings in a bowl and serve on the side.
I would love to hear about your favorite Easter traditions!