Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Easter Ham

We had a fantastic Easter! We were invited to Meg's church, Fellowship Monrovia, for Sarah's dedication. The service was held on Monrovia's library lawn. It was a beautiful day, a little warmer than we expected (I even got sunburned!)

Sweet Sarah and her mommy!
 I loved spending Easter with my 3Bs!
 J and Will
 The Grammies
 The service was beautiful. We really enjoyed their pastor.
 Mommasita and Pinkie.

Easter Ham
This glaze recipe can be used on a pre-cooked ham or a fresh ham.
I used a pre-cooked spiral ham.
Apricot Glaze for Ham
1/2 cup apricot preserves
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup spicy brown mustard
3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp grated ginger
2 tsp minced garlic
2 Tbsp water
Preheat oven to 250. According to the size of your ham, cook for 30 minutes per 1/2 pound.
Place ham in the oven in a baking dish or on a roasting pan, for 1 hour to allow fat to open up.
While it is cooking, stir together all the ingredients in a sauce pan over medium heat.
Bring to a simmer and cook for 2 minutes until smooth and syrupy. 
Remove ham for the oven and pour 1/2 of the glaze on top.
Cook for 30 minutes then remove and pour remaining glaze over the ham. Cook for 1 more hour, basting it every 30 minutes. 
Remove and allow it to sit for 10 minutes before serving.

The rest of our menu included warm potato salad, parker house rolls, green salad and strawberry crisp.

We had a fab Easter! It was so nice to enjoy it with our sweet parents. We love and miss you!

He is Risen, He is Risen Indeed! I love Isaiah 53, here is a segment from one of my favorite chapters. vs 4-6
"Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all."

These verses go along well with what we learned in James this week at BSF. This week's Bible verse is James 2: 10
"For whoever keeps the whole law, yet stumbles upon just one point is guilty of breaking all of it."

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