Sunday, January 22, 2012

Our Christmas Eve Dinner


Since this was our first Christmas Eve dinner we kind of went the traditional route. I really wanted to make ham because I haven't had a good ham in years so that's what we did! Then we made some good ol' sweet potato casserole and green beans. Here's what we did: 

Honey Glazed Ham 
3-4 pounds ham 
Glaze: 
3/4 cup brown sugar 
1 tbs balsamic or cider vinegar 
1/3 cup honey 
1/2 teaspoon ground mustard 

I bought a larger ham and cut it in half which would make it about 3 to 4 pounds. Bake according to directions (I baked mine at 325 degrees for about an hour). 
I mixed the glaze ingredients and applied them about 20 minutes before it was done.  


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Sweet Potato Casserole

1 yam 
1-2 tbs butter 
1/2 cup brown sugar 
1-2 cups marshmallows 

Peel and cut up yam into 1" pieces. Boil for about 15 minutes (or until tender). Drain and mash up. Mix in butter and brown sugar. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes. Last 5 minutes, cover it with marshmallows. 


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Parmesan Green Beans

1 1/2 cups fresh green beans (ends cut off) 
1 tablespoon butter 
1 clove of garlic (minced)
A couple tablespoons of grated parmesan 

Blanch green beans for about 3 minutes, drain and rinse with cold water. 
In a pan, melt butter and saute garlic for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently. 
Pour garlic and butter over beans and mix. Sprinkle with parmesan. 


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Everything turned out soo good. It was a great first Christmas eve. 


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