Monday, April 5, 2010

TMTT & CPW ~ Holiday Meals and Left Over Ham Meal

Ok I'm over loaded with recipes so here we go a full packed holiday recipes, take your pick! ;)
First off I have to share our Corned Beef & Cabbage. I tried out a new recipe and LOVED it! Still using dad's beer that he left here ... lol :)
Slow Cooker Corned Beef, Cabbage and Vegetables
Slow Cooker Corned Beef, Cabbage and Vegetables
Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 9 hours
3pound corned beef brisket with spice packet
16ounces boiling onions, peeled
6carrots , peeled and quartered
1pound new potatoes
2bay leaf
8ounces Irish Amber Beer
2tablespoons Dijon mustard
3tablespoons molasses
2teaspoons garlic, minced
1/2head cabbage, cut into 4 wedges
[1] Place onions, carrots, potatoes and bay leaves in slow cooker. Place corned beef on top of vegetables.

[2] In a medium bowl combine beer, spice packet, Dijon, molasses and garlic, whisk until molasses is combined. Pour over corned beef. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours on low. Add cabbage and cook for 1 hour longer.

[3] Remove corned beef from slow cooker, thinly slice and serve with vegetables. Drizzle with cooking juices and additional Dijon, if desired.
ALEXIS NOTE: I used regular potatoes , we didn't have molasses so I used some brown sugar and whatever beer dad left here :)
For Easter I tried out a new Scalloped Potato recipe, yummy!!!

Supreme Scalloped Potatoes

Supreme Scalloped Potatoes


  • 8 medium potatoes, peeled
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  1. In a Dutch oven or large kettle, cook potatoes in boiling salted water until tender. Cool completely; shred and place in a large bowl. Add 1 cup cheese and onion. Combine remaining ingredients; pour over potato mixture.
  2. Transfer to a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 35-40 minutes or until bubbly.

ALEXIS NOTE: I of course did the easy way out and didn't boil the potatoes and shred them. I just sliced them thin with my slicer. It did take a little longer to cook but they were delish!!
This recipe you've seen, but I snuck in our healthy version of Mac and Cheese .. lol know one knew. For that recipe head to this post: Welcome to the Jungle (AKA Gym)
Then I did the famous Ham glaze, that is now requested every time I do ham. My Grandmother LOVED this, first words when she walked in "Did you make the Glaze?". For that recipe check out this post: MSM ~ Thanksgiving Day Goodies!
And then you ask what do I do with my left over ham? Well you take some of it, don't worry more left over ham recipes to come! :) My first left over ham is Ham & Cheese Ziti.

Ham and Cheese Ziti

Ham and Cheese Ziti

Macaroni-and-cheese lovers, take notice! This one has fun tube-shaped pasta, ham and cheese and is certain to be a favorite.
Prep Time: 15 min
Total Time: 40 min
Makes: 6 servings
2 1/2cups uncooked ziti pasta (9 ounces)
1/4cup butter or margarine
1garlic clove, finely chopped
1/4cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1/2teaspoon salt
2cups milk
1/2teaspoon Dijon mustard
2cups shredded Colby cheese (8 ounces)
4ounces sliced cooked deli ham, cut into thin strips
1/3cup grated Parmesan cheese

Heat oven to 350ºF. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
While pasta is cooking, melt butter in 3-quart saucepan over low heat. Cook garlic in butter 30 seconds, stirring frequently. Stir in flour and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth and bubbly. Gradually stir in milk. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Stir in mustard and Colby cheese. Cook, stirring occasionally, until cheese is melted.
Stir pasta and ham into cheese sauce. Pour into ungreased 2-quart casserole. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake uncovered 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly.
Hope you enjoy and find one or recipes you like!

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  1. My oatmeal just isn't doing the trick after looking at those wonderful dishes!!! I especially love the leftover ham ziti. Great idea!

  2. These look delish! What awesome ideas!!

  3. thank goodness I had my dinner before I visited here otherwise I would have been starving, another great recipe xx

  4. I love corned beef and cabbage! And sticking it in the slow cooker makes it so easy!

  5. I have to admit my family is so picky I couldnt get away with making those dishes... no one would eat them.. its not your recipes it the pickinesss talking.. lol. kids and hubby... I have three kids not a hubby and two girls. LOL... Ok Ok I have my vacation pix up... Take a look when you get a minute..

  6. ah...!

    those potatoes look practically to die for!

  7. looks yummy poser but no ham for me..

    have a great day...

  8. Those scalloped potatoes look great. I like your idea of slicing them thin and cooking them a little longer.

  9. Oh my goodness! That all looks so wonderful. Can I come over sometime for dinner? Sorry I haven't been by in a while. The move and unpacking have gotten the best of me. Thanks for sharing your recipe and linking to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.

  10. Oooo I love corned beef and haven't had any this year somehow. Using beer - interesting idea. I think I really love it!

  11. It all looks delicious as usual! One of these days I'm going to have to try cooking a corned beef! Yum!

  12. I love ham.
    The last one I had didn't have a bone and I was bummed 'cause it meant no soup :(

  13. Wow, lots of yummy recipes, I will be back for more! Love the way you lay out your photos too, great idea!

  14. They look delicious. I do want to try these. I am going to star this post for sure. Thank you.
    I don't know how you do it!!!

  15. Sounds like you have been deliciously busy!! Wish I would of done my homework earlier because your ham & ziti sound devine!! Now I have almost used my ham up. Next time!! Thanks for sharing.


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