At Christmas I loved cooking, eating and having ham left overs in the fridge for a week. I have decided when school goes back I want to make a habit of cooking up a ham or whole chicken for lunches for the week. It makes a massive difference in price. Today the large ham was $8 per kilo compared to $20 per kilo for sliced ham in the deli section and even more for a packet of ham per kilo off the shelf.
For Christmas lunch I did a Marple Syrup and Orange Glazed Ham. It was divine with Australian Mustard and Honey Salad dressing with an avocado and almond green salad and a potato salad. If you like a glazed meal and not into ham you can do a Turkey Meatloaf and Cranberry Glaze which looks divine from Lucy at Bake Play Smile. Lucy also does the most amazing slices. Whoops back to ham as I have gotten side tracked with dreaming of delicious slices.
Maple Syrup and Orange Glazed Ham
- 1 leg of ham (already cooked ham)
- ½ cup of maple syrup (get the real stuff)
- ½ an orange squeezed for the juice
- 1 teaspoon of orange rind
- ½ cup of water
- Pre heat the oven to 190 degrees.
- Take the rind off the ham and score it.
- Place ham on a rack in a baking tray.
- Pour about ½ cup of water in the tray so the ham doesn't dry out.
- Mix maple syrup, orange and rind in small bowl.
- Baste the ham and put into the oven.
- Cook the ham for about ½ an hour for each kilogram of meat.
- Continue to baste the ham while it is cooking.
- Take the ham out when cooked and rest for 15 minutes
- *NOTE - be careful when buying ham as some ham is uncooked and other are cooked. This will make a difference how you cook it.
This is so easy to do and I am now amongst the converted with cooking ham.
What are your favourite school lunch box ideas?
Keep posted for next weeks free SCHOOL PRINTABLE MADNESS week.