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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Home-Style One Pan Roast For Sunday...






I bought a fully cooked ham a week ago, as they were on sale.. We opted for lamb for Easter, which I certainly did not object to! Today, I cut the ham in half, froze one half(never did this, let you know if it's any good in a month or so!) and plan to surround the remaining half in mushrooms, small redskins, and roast the whole thing for about 1-1/2 hrs. The potatoes and mushrooms will get my usual basting in thick cut bacon, while the ham will receive a glaze of maple syrup, brown sugar, Polish mustard,(Dudeks! Best antwhere! Ask Tavolini- I bet she/he has seen it!) cloves and nutmeg... Depending on the renderings, there may be a gravy for the potatoes! The big damn knife is one of my Wusthof - I got a pretty complete set! And yes, I use disposable aluminum pans when required! Has anyone out there ever had Lofthouse sugar cookies? These things are from the Devil hisself! Soft, sugary, and frosted to boot, they have no nutritional value- and you can't eat just one! When I look at the quantity of food, I wish a couple of you could have stopped by to help eat it! Out of my funk now, I want to thank everyone who had a little good news to share on my last post. We all have our ups and downs- when someone is down, you help them up, when someone is up, you help them celebrate! That's what humans do...

33 comments:

doggybloggy said...

I am confused...its just after noon in NYC did you eat this already?

buffalodickdy said...

We ate about 12:30PM, Michigan time! Wrote some of the script while cooking.., pictures before and after..

Palm Springs Savant said...

what time can I come by> that looks delicious. Oh and by the way, those sugar cookies ROCK

Jen said...

I so wish I had stopped by, that looks delicious!!! I haven't tried those cookies, but since I recently gained over 3 lbs, I think I best not try them just yet.

Glad to hear you're spirits are up!

Annie said...

Your comment on my blog today, "not too bad a pun", made me laugh. I think you speak Wisconsin up there in Michigan (of course, it might be that Wisconsinites speak Michigan?). Down south we gush and sing high praises over things whereas up north it seems praise is doled out parsimoniously.

Thanks, BuffaloDick, for your praise about the not-too-bad pun. Now, can I pull up a chair and wax poetic over your culinary talents? I'll gush and sing high praises, you can bet on that.

Jeff B said...

The funkies of life come and go. Thank god for the "go" part of that.

Glad you're doing better.

Dana said...

Buff, I've taken on your use of bacon in cooking - my family is thrilled! Lofthouse cookies? All that I can say is that it's a good thing there are only 10 in a package because eating an entire package is not out of the question.

Roger said...

That damn Devil is always whispering "eat sugar in my ear"!

Odat said...

I'm stopping by a little late today, (cause I don't have to get up early tomorrow (hehe).....
That meal sure looks good....
Have a great week! :-)
Peace

snowelf said...

Oh trust, we all have our little funks. Especially me. Want to blame the full moon? ;)

I love the soft mushy kind of sugar cookies...mmm....

--snow

buffalodickdy said...

ps savant- The cookie everybody eats, and no one admits...
jen- thanks, dear! 3lbs.? I think I can gain that in one day!
Annie- There are no "good" puns! But they can be addictive...Thanks for the compliment!
jeff- When young I used to look forward to week-end activities, now I look forward to week-end rest...
dana- the bacon trick works, doesn't it? I know what you're saying about those cookies- they're gone!
Rog- These cookies are just evil- they call you in the night...
odat- Sleep in tomorrow, Oh lady of leisure...
snowniece- I don't think it was the moon, I think it was people I wish were on the moon...

Casdok said...

I would love to drop in!
Those Lofthouse sugar cookies do sound rather tempting!!

meredic said...

We are currently eating our way from top to tail of a mountain lamb which just happened to have an accident near my kitchen....

G-Man said...

Hahahaha...
Buffalodickdy...
You should visit me today, you'll get a kick out of synchronicity!!
have a great week.....G

buffalodickdy said...

casdok- If i thought I could lure you with a "sugar blam" cookie, I would have tried it earlier!
meredic- You're alive! so pleased... thought you fell off the mountain, or lynched by torch-carrying villagers...
g-man- Welcome to the blog! I will visit, and always comment!

pinknest said...

glad you're out of the funk. i'm sure those deadly sugar cookies had SOMETHING to do with it. and all this meat, too. oh my goodness.

Leighann said...

I love your food *giggle*

The best part? No calories or weight gain!

Akelamalu said...

I love baked ham and that looks delicious. Glad to hear you're feeling cheerier now Buff. x

Bina said...

Ifyou would have just let me know, I would have been there! I don't know how it could get any better. Glazed ham, potatoes? YUMMY!

buffalodickdy said...

pink- I like ham! Not as a main dish, but for so many things you can do with it as leftovers!
leighann- Eat here- it's not as calorie-free as just looking at it...
Ake- a great meal helps a down person, sometimes...

Tequila Mockingbird said...

OMIGOSH, i heart polish mustard. seriously... id take it behind a middle school and get it preggers i love it so much!

Lynda said...

That looks awesome. I enjoy a nice baked ham. I don't see why it wouldn't stay good cutting it in half though.

buffalodickdy said...

bina- You'd have enjoyed, I'm sure!
T.Q.- This stuff is the whoop! Best I've ever had, bar none! Which middle school did you have in mind? (He leered..)
lynda- Just never froze one-we'll see..

Mona said...

what a feasting going on here! :) :)

& I had some vegetable au gratin & ice cream ( coffee & chocolate icecream topped with crunchy caramel praline sauce & a dollop of cream !

buffalodickdy said...

mona-That dessert sounds out of this world! I want some!

Annie said...

What a wonderful pun - water on the knees - you have a real way with words - funny, too.

See, I can gush southern style.

buffalodickdy said...

annie- Even I groaned as I wrote that pun.... :)

G-Man said...

BTW...2 things

1..Dudeks IS the Whip!!

2..Your last line on your post...David Byrne?
hehehe

Have a great day...G

Sherry said...

WHY????
Why in the world can't I cook like this? My bunch is lucky to get hot dogs! LOL

Sornie said...

That looks far better than the two chickens I smoked in my smoker this weekend. It's too early to be this hungry.

buffalodickdy said...

G-man- best mustard I've ever had!
Talking Heads forever....
sherry- as a trophy wife, you don't have to!
sornie- smoked chickens sounds really good to me right now...

Tanya Kristine said...

dude. open a restaurant.

MarmiteToasty said...

I cant do pork due to it would kill me BUT my goodness it looks so gorgeous I can almost smell it :)

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