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Easy Baked Ham

Sometimes I feel like I have been sick since November!  I’m down with yet another cold/flu but I keep telling myself that this is IT, the last one for winter, no…..really!  Regardless, here’s a recipe for you though I am slacking on the picture.  Sorry!

World’s Easiest Baked Ham:

– Smoked bone in half ham (fully cooked but with bone)
– 1 can of coke
-1/4 – 1/2 cup brown sugar (depends on size of ham)
– 2 – 3 Tbsp grainy mustard (“)
– 3 – 4 Tbsp apple juice (enough to make a thin-ish paste)

Recipe Notes: Just to be clear….this is using a fully cooked, smoked bone in ham NOT a raw ham!  Since we have a small family, I cut the ham in half.  I cook half now & then freeze the other half to cook later.  If you have a big family (really big) you can cook the whole thing.

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Place ham cut side down in a large oven proof pot.  Pour in Coke.  Cover pot with lid or aluminum foil.  Bake for ~2 hours.

Mix brown sugar, mustard and juice into a thin-ish paste.  Take ham out of the oven, pour out most of the coke (leave about 1/2 inch), and brush mixture on the ham.  Recover and put ham back in the oven for another 30 – 45 minutes.  Let rest for a bit before cutting.  Serve.

Leftovers & the ham bone can be used to make Crockpot Split Pea soup (which is what I did) or Ham Tetrazinni.  This is a very inexpensive way to make dinners for the whole week.  I bought my ham at Costco for ~$20.  We cut the ham in half.  We cooked half for dinner Sunday night and froze the other half.  I then made Split Pea Soup for supper last night.  Half of that went in the freezer.  So for a $10 half of ham we got 2 dinners, tons of leftovers and a dinner of soup in the freezer.

Visit Shan over at The Fairy Blogmother to see what else is cooking this Wednesday!

365 Day Photo Project – I almost forgot to post it!

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Evan’s Halloween ghost is still up after New Year’s.  Might as well leave it up until Halloween now!

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Shan

Saturday 8th of January 2011

Mmmm sounds great. We love ham. Thanks for the recipe Merry!

KB

Saturday 8th of January 2011

Wow, sounds amazing.

Food FaNaTiC

Friday 7th of January 2011

YUM! This ham sounds delicious.. I will have to give it a try!