I am so not ready for the Holidays yet. Time is flying by way too quickly. I can not believe this week will be Halloween. AHHH!! Five million times ahhh because I have so much/want to do. With all of that said I am however very very ready for the food that comes with the approaching holidays. So much so that I have been dreaming about it.
And the thing I am most dreaming of .... Ham. Not just any ham not deli ham, *ick* but real ham. Pink ham! Well at least that's what I have always called it. You only get "pink ham" on holidays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter to be exact. You know the ham I am talking about that has that wonderfully rosy color is super delicious and oh so bad for you. :) I think it is technically called a smoked ham but I grew up calling it pink ham and still do. (I learned the hard way the 1st year I tried to buy one from the store and the butcher thought I was crazy and had no idea what I was talking about. Funny story but completely off topic. Maybe I will share at another time.)
Anyway back to the ham. I have been thinking about that ham for days and I told myself I only had a bit longer to wait and well then I decided why wait. I wanted ham and I could have it. Totally fine to have ham on a non holiday, except when I start meal planning I tend to get carried away a bit.
At first I just wanted a nice meal of ham, potatoes, and cabbage. Well then it grew into that I had some carrots and those would be good too with the potatoes. Next I noticed some great looking raspberries at the store and decided I would make some lemon raspberry mousse squares for dessert since I already had the Nilla wafers. (If you would like the recipe it is here.)
Nice meal but not totally satisfied. While washing dishes I thought how great some devilled eggs would be. I mean who doesn't want devilled eggs with pink ham.
Now I had been cooking and washing dishes most of the day, due to making baby food, so I thought that I should spread the wealth a bit. It would be Sunday after all and I did not want to be in the kitchen all morning before church. So now my little dinner has turned into a Pre Thanksgiving meal. :)
I called my parents and they are bringing some tea and some kale. My brother is bringing the deviled eggs and I am providing the rest. Only thing missing is some pumpkin but I am trying to be good. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.
What is one of your favorite meals?
*Update* Sorry no pictures. We devoured it.