We spend most Christmas holidays with my folks and my mom generally prepares the meal for our Christmas Eve meal. There have been a few Christmas’ that we have spent at home and I have prepared the meal. I am not a huge fan of turkey but I do love a good gammon.
As a family, we love to eat! We love to eat good food so Christmas Eve is known as the feast because there is food for days (literally). It does take a lot of preparation though and if you are alone ad have no help, you really want dishes that are quick and easy to prepare.
I found this super easy gammon recipe that uses ingredients you probably already have in your house. It was a massive hit with the kids. I found the sauce a little too sweet so next time round I will add less sugar but the kids couldn’t get enough.
If you haven’t finalised your Christmas Day meal then you might want to check out the following bloggers who have put together some amazing dishes.
Sarah from Mascara and Mimosas has a super easy starter, perfect for this time of year.
Chanene from Tonic and Tiaras has some sides to compliment my ham.
Tascha has a delicious looking Rooibos Panna Cotta for dessert and
Megan from MommaLikeMe has a shortbread recipe to enjoy with coffee after the meal.
Shante has put together some wines to enjoy with each meal and
The Lovilee Blog shows us how to make it all look gorgeous.
- 1 ham (fully cooked, about 3 to 4 pounds)
- 1¼ cups beer (plus a few tablespoons for the glaze)
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- Preheat the oven to 180C. Place the ham, flat side down, in an uncovered roasting pan.
- Pour 1 cup of beer over the ham and bake it for 1 to 1½ hours. Baste with the pan drippings every 15 minutes.
- Combine the brown sugar, flour, dry mustard, and vinegar in a bowl; add just enough using enough beer, to make a smooth, thick glaze.
- Take the ham out the oven and spoon the glaze mixture over the ham.
- Bake the ham for about 10 to 15 minutes longer, or until well glazed. The sugar will start to crystalise.
- Ham with pineapple slices.
- Serve the ham sliced; drizzle with the cooking liquids, if desired.
- Fully Cooked Ham Baking Chart
Whats on your Christmas menu this year?