Hams were on sale this week so I picked up a nice big one. Butt end bone-in smoked ham. Nothing more simple to cook than a ham. Just put it in a roasting pan, cover tightly with foil and place in a 325°F oven for two to four hours depending on the size of the ham. Approximately 20 minutes a pound. I like my ham to taste like ham so I don’t add anything. No liquid, glazes, brown sugar, mustard,,cloves or pineapple. Absolutely nothing. The ham was oven-ready before leaving for work on Saturday and all Moe had to do was put it in the oven around 2:30 pm.
Another easy- to – put – together – after – work – dinner (As long as you have someone at home who can put the meat in the oven for you) and we were eating shortly after 6:30. Earlier than most days.
Butternut Squash (Roasted)
Adapted from: Sugar in the Raw
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 Tablespoon fresh rosemary
1 tablespoon brown sugar
Cut the butternut squash into 1 inch cubes. Coat the squash with the olive oil. Mix together the sugar, rosemary, salt and pepper and toss with the squash.
Place in a shallow roasting pan and roast in a 375°F oven until the squash is tender. Watch carefully so that the squash doesn’t burn.