Monday, November 10, 2008

Ham Made Simple

After breakfast yesterday, I started getting out the slow cooker so I could put the ham in it for supper. I thought this was the normal way to cook a ham, until DH started questioning me. His mother, grandmother and sisters all cook their hams in the oven, so he had no idea it could be done in the crock pot.
Once we sit down to eat, he readily agreed it was the best ham he had ever eaten.
Crockpot Ham
1 picnic shoulder (that will fit in your slow cooker)
1 can pineapple (crushed, sliced or chunks all work)
3 tablespoons brown sugar (we used Splenda brown sugar and it worked wonderfully)
Put the ham in the crockpot, pour over the pineapple, juice and all. Sprinkle the brown sugar on top. Put the lid on and cook on high for six hours.
Although this is not the most frugal meal in my recipe box, it is great when you want an easy, wonderful meal. Even at $10 for a good ham, the cost of the entire meal is what you would pay for 1 person to have the same meal in a nice restaurant. It may not be the most thrifty meal, but sometimes you just have to let loose and live a little. And this is definitely a taste of the good life.


Mrs. H. said...

That $10 ham doesn't have to be so expensive. I bought one last week, and turned it into 4 separate meals for our familly of 7. Just regular ham, diced ham and potato casserole, ham for sandwiches, and then I used the bone for ham and navy beans. Not bad for a $10 ham, huh?

Gina @ Six in the Country said...

Not bad at all! This was a very small one, so it would fit into our crockpot, but that is a GREAT idea!

Stephanie said...

That sounds like a wonderful idea...I am going to try that. Nice blog!