What’s Gracing Your Table This Easter? How About a Ham from The National Pork Board

by Jennifer Sikora

I am in the midst of planning my Easter dinner. Even though it is usually just my husband and two kids, I still like to make them a meal fit for a king during the holidays (since I fail miserably at it during the normal days of the year).

Every year we always have a big spiral ham. I love the ones that come with the crunchy topping pack. It caramelizes atop the ham and creates this succulent taste that will make your mouth water for more.

We don’t ever eat the entire ham, so I am always on the lookout for new recipes to try that keeps ham as the main ingredient. Thanks to The National Pork Board this year, I have plenty of new ones to try!

This spring, the National Pork Board brings a dose of sophistication to the must-have Easter ham with surprisingly simple recipes and tips.

They’ve created recipes to perk up the classic Easter ham like Thyme-Basted Ham with Roasted Grapes. Whole roasted green and red grapes add a sweet, juicy twist to this aromatic roast, which takes less than 20 minutes to prepare. There’s a Ham and Peas with Mint and Tarragon recipe for plates that pop with bright color and fresh seasonal flavor. Or, for a simply elegant brunch, try a Ham, Bacon, and Caramelized Onion Tart, with balanced notes of sweet onion, savory ham, flaky crust and a rich egg base.
And for any leftover ham you still have after Easter, they’ve created new and innovative leftover recipes that will satisfy you and your family for meals to come:
  • Ham and Brie Baguettes: For a French-inspired lunch, cut open a baguette and fill it with sliced ham, creamy Brie, mixed greens, and a mixture of honey and Dijon mustard.
  • Ham Reuben: Make your ham sandwich corner-deli style! Combine sliced ham, Swiss cheese, and sauerkraut on rye bread.  Try grilling it for a flavorful twist on this classic.
  • Ham, Cheddar, and Chutney Quesadillas: For a new take on ham and cheese, fill a quesadilla with sliced ham, shredded Cheddar, and store-bought chutney and heat through until cheddar is melted.


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Jennifer is the Advertising and Communications contact here at 5 Minutes for Mom. When she is not busy answering emails here, you can find her sharing about her life on her own blog at www.jennifersikora.com. You can also find her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jennifer_sikora or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jenandherfinelife.

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