Category Archives: 22. Holiday Meals

Sweet Slow Cooker Ham


Sweet Slow Cooker Ham

4 pound boneless ham

1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple

1 -1 1/2 cups light brown sugar, divided

1/2 teaspoon each nutmeg and cinnamon added to brown sugar


Spread about 1/2 of the brown sugar mixture into the bottom of the crock of your slow cooker to cover completely

Very lightly score the ham with a sharp knife so the added ingredients will bake into the ham

Place ham on top the brown sugar with the flat side facing down

Pour pineapple over the ham

Rub remaining brown sugar over the ham

Place cover on the slow cooker and cook on Low until the center of the ham reads at least 160 degrees, about 3-4 hours.

Baste ham once or twice with juices while cooking


Honey Glazed Carrots


Honey Glazed Carrots

Makes about 6 servings


3 tablespoons butter

1/2 sweet onion diced

1/2 cup vegetable or chicken stock

2 cans 14.5 oz Sliced Carrots, well drained

1/4 cup honey

1/2 teaspoon salt more or less to taste

1/4 teaspoon pepper more or less to taste

1 tablespoon honey

Garnish with Dried or Fresh Parsley


Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Melt butter in cast iron pan over medium-high heat

Toss the onions in the pan and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally

Add the stock to the pan, cook over medium-heat for about 3 minutes

Toss the carrots in the pan, stir, drizzle with 1/4 cup honey

Add salt and pepper

Carefully place the cast iron pan in the preheated 400 degree oven

Cook for 25 to 30 minutes

Drizzle another tablespoon of honey over top of the carrots, stir

Serve from cast iron pan or transfer to a large serving bowl

Garnish and enjoy!

Green Bean Casserole

Green Bean Casserole Pic from Campbells

Green Bean Casserole

Makes 6 servings


1 (10.75 ounce) can Cream of Mushroom Soup

1/3 cup milk (optional)

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

4 cups fresh green beans steamed for 7-8 minutes

French Fried Onions

Bread crumbs


Stir soup, milk, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, cheddar cheese, beans and 1 1/3 cups onions in 9×13 baking pan

Sprinkle the top of the dish with bread crumbs

Bake at 350 degrees covered for 25 minutes or until hot

Top with remaining onions

Bake for 5 minutes more uncovered

*I forgot to get a picture of our dish before we plated our meals.  I attached a picture from the Campbell’s website that looks very close to how ours came out.

*I want to add that leftovers are not as flavorful as fresh, so this might be one dish that you make close to the serving side for your group.