Supper was delicious! This yummy one-dish meal is courtesy of Just Casserole Recipes. I made a couple of adjustments, of course. Sometimes I can’t leave well enough alone LOL
One 1-lb. ham slice, bone-in and cooked
1 huge sweet potato, peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick
1 huge russet potato, peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick
3 red apples, unpeeled and sliced (I used Gala apples)
3/4 cup hot water (I used it hot from the faucet)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
I had two HUGE potatoes and such pretty apples.
The recipe instructions said to brown the ham before placing into a baking dish; me, I was feeling lazy and decided that I didn’t care if my ham slice was brown or not, so into the sprayed 9×13 casserole dish it went. I topped the ham with the potatoes and apples, sprinkled on cinnamon sugar (didn’t measure, just decided when it looked like enough), then put a few pats of butter over the whole thing.
Pour the hot water over the whole thing and then covered it with foil – sprayed with Pam so that the apples and potatoes wouldn’t stick to the foil.
Pop into the oven for 45 minutes.
At the end of the 45 minutes, I used my baster to remove most of the liquid; there was a LOT. Poke the potatoes with a fork to be certain that they’re pretty much done.
Return uncovered dish to oven for 15 more minutes. Remove dish at the end of the 15 minutes, scoop out the potatoes and apples; lightly cover them with the foil you baked them with, so that they stay hot.
Plate the ham and allow it to rest for 5 minutes.
Yum – it looks good, even though I didn’t brown it. Plus, I saved having to wash a skillet: bonus points for me!
I found some really soft and fresh Hawaiian rolls at the grocery store:
Supper was delicious.
On a side-note, I did something that I haven’t done in a LONG TIME: sliced my thumb open a bit. I was slicing my sweet potatoes and had a thick piece that I wanted to cut in half. Well, it was too thin for me to hold safely but I tried anyway….and…
Needless to say, that piece of potato got tossed into the trash. I called my teen son upstairs to help me; he had to grab the band-aids while I applied pressure to the cut, and then he put the band-aid on for me. Thankfully it was my left thumb and I’m right handed so I could finish making supper.
Morale of this mini-story: if it seems to be awkward to hold and slice, DON’T try it! It’s not worth slicing your thumb up.