Grilled Ham and Cheese w/ Maple Bacon Pecan Roasted Butternut Squash

April 6, 2015 at 4:52 PM | Posted in Ham | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Grilled Ham and Cheese w/ Maple Bacon Pecan Roasted Butternut Squash

 

Findlay Market Parade

Findlay Market Parade

 

Well today is a Holiday here in the Cincinnati area! It’s Opening Day here in Cincinnati. Opening Day here is like no other Opening Day in Baseball. The day starts off with annual Findlay Market Parade, this is the 96th annual Parade this year. It’s the only day where skipping school and calling in sick to work is accepted. As long time Manager of the Reds said “It’s a holiday—a baseball holiday! Ain’t no other place in America got that!” — Sparky Anderson. So Play Ball!

 

 

It’s been partly cloudy all day but it’s in the 60’s. They are calling for rain later tonight and most of the upcoming week. After a light Breakfast went to Kroger for a few items I needed for tomorrow’s dinner, figured I would get it now while it’s not raining. Had a mid – afternoon doctors appointment at the Oncologist, just my normal 6 month check-up. For dinner tonight some delicious leftovers; Grilled Ham and Cheese w/ Maple Bacon Pecan Roasted Butternut Squash.

 

It was leftover Heaven tonight for dinner! I used slices of the Baked Glazed Ham (Cumberland Gap Premium Boneless and Semi-Boneless Hams) that I prepared for yesterday’s dinner. I heated up a medium

Grilled Ham and Cheese Squash 004 size skillet on medium heat, added a 1/2 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. As that was heating I sliced some off of yesterday’s Baked Ham. Along with the Ham I used Klosterman Wheat Bread and Kraft Sliced Sharp Cheddar Cheese to make my sandwich with. To make the sandwich I buttered one side of both slices of bread with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter and then on the unbuttered sides layered the Ham and then the Cheese. I then grilled the sandwich in my preheated pan. Grilling both sides until golden brown. I love a Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich, but made with this ham it was even better! The Cumberland Gap Premium Boneless and Semi-Boneless Hams are incredible, moist and so flavorful!

 

 

 

For a side dish I reheated the Maple Bacon Pecan Roasted Butternut Squash. I love this dish, it turned me into a huge fan of Butternut Squash. It does take a little time and effort to make this dish but the reward is truly one of my Grilled Ham and Cheese Squash 005favorite side dishes! To make it I’ll need; 6 pieces of Jennie – O Turkey Bacon, 5 cups peeled and cubed Butternut Squash, 1 cup Pecans, roughly chopped, ¼ cup Maple Grove Farms Sugar Free Maple Syrup, 2-3 tablespoons Bacon Fat (rendered from cooking bacon), ½ teaspoon Ground Cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg, and ¼ teaspoon Sea Salt. I used Turkey Bacon instead of the regular Bacon, Sugar Free Maple Syrup, and added the dash of Nutmeg. Which varies from the other recipes I found, I always try to cut calories and carbs from all recipes. With these ingredients you know how delicious this is going to be! I’ve the complete recipe at the end of the post, this is one you’ll want to try! For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 
Maple Bacon Pecan Roasted Butternut Squash
Ingredients:
6 pieces of Jennie – O Turkey Bacon
5 cups peeled and cubed Butternut SquashMaple Bacon Pecan Roasted Butternut Squash2
1 cup Pecans, roughly chopped
¼ cup Maple Grove Farms Sugar Free Maple Syrup
2-3 tablespoons Bacon Fat (rendered from cooking bacon)
½ teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
¼ teaspoon Sea Salt

 

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Place strips of bacon on a foil lined baking sheet
Cook bacon for 20 minutes. Bacon should still be slightly soft (not crispy) when you pull it out of the oven. Remove from baking sheet to cool on a paper towel lined plate. Chop bacon into small pieces once cooled. Place the rendered bacon fat in a large bowl.
Add the cubed butternut squash, pecans, maple syrup, cinnamon and salt to the large bowl with the bacon fat.
Mix together to coat the squash well. Add pieces of bacon to the mixture and mix well.
Add mixture to a 9×11 glass baking dish.
Increase oven temperature to 400 degrees.
Place dish in the oven to bake for 35-40 minutes (depending on size of cubed butternut squash) or until squash is soft.
Serve immediately.

Baked Glazed Ham w/ Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans,Maple Bacon Pecan Roasted Butternut Squash, and Baked Crescent Rolls

April 5, 2015 at 5:23 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, Ham | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Baked Glazed Ham w/ Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans,Maple Bacon Pecan Roasted Butternut Squash, and Baked Crescent Rolls

 

 

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Happy Easter to everyone! And what a beautiful Easter Day outside. It started out in the 30’s but we ended with a high in the 60’s and sunny all day! I wanted to make Mom and Dad a special Easter Dinner, and I think it turned out really well! I prepared a Baked Glazed Ham w/ Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans,Maple Bacon Pecan Roasted Butternut Squash, and Baked Crescent Rolls

 
I used a Cumberland Gap Semi-Boneless Ham, I purchased it at Kroger the other day. I used the Baked Glazed Ham w Maple Bacon Pecan Roasted Butternut Squash 006Cumberland Gap Hams once before but it’s been a few years back. Very easy to prepare; start by preheating the oven to 325 Degrees. I scored the Ham 1/4 inch with sharp knife and then placed several Pineapple Slices across the Ham. Placed the Ham in baking dish and lightly covered with foil. As it started to bake Mom made her Ham Brown Sugar Glaze, using Splenda Brown Sugar. We baked, per the instructions at 10-15 minutes per pound. In the last 1/2 hour of baking I removed the foil to add the Glaze. Continued to bake until we had an internal temperature of 150 Degrees Fahrenheit. What a Ham! Absolutely delicious, so moist and flavorful! We have plenty leftover to make some Ham Sandwiches and for some Ham and Eggs for Breakfast.

 

 

Maple Bacon Pecan Roasted Butternut Squash

Butternut Squash

I’m always happy with just a side or two, but Mom and Dad love side dishes! So for one side I made some Maple Bacon Pecan Roasted Butternut Squash. I made this one other time and the whole family loved it. So it seemed like a perfect time to make it again, pairs perfectly with Ham. To make it I’ll need; 6 pieces of Jennie – O Turkey Bacon, 5 cups peeled and cubed Butternut Squash, 1 cup Pecans, roughly chopped, ¼ cup Maple Grove Farms Sugar Free Maple Syrup, 2-3 tablespoons Bacon Fat (rendered from cooking bacon), ½ teaspoon Ground Cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg, and ¼ teaspoon Sea Salt. I used Turkey Bacon instead of the regular Bacon, Sugar Free Maple Syrup, and added the dash of Nutmeg. Which varies from the other recipes I found, I always try to cut calories and carbs from all recipes.

 

 
To prepare it I preheated oven to 350 degrees. Placed the Jennie – O Turkey strips of bacon on a foil lined baking sheet. Cooked the bacon for 20 minutes. The bacon should still be slightly soft (not crispy) wheBaked Glazed Ham w Maple Bacon Pecan Roasted Butternut Squash 009_cropn you pull it out of the oven. Removed from baking sheet to cool on a paper towel lined plate. Chopped the bacon into small pieces once cooled and placed what little there was of the rendered bacon fat in a large bowl to use later. Before cutting and dicing the Squash, make sure you have a thick bladed and sharp knife. Add the cubed butternut squash, pecans, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt to the large bowl with the bacon fat. Mix together to coat the squash well. Add pieces of bacon to the mixture and mix well. Add mixture to a 9×11 glass baking dish. Increased the oven temperature to 400 degrees. Placed the dish in the oven to bake for 35-40 minutes (depending on size of cubed butternut squash) or until squash is soft. It takes a little time and effort to prepare but well worth it! The Squash combined with everything is flat-out delicious! The Turkey Bacon, Pecans, and the Syrup combine to make this dish the “Bomb”. A definite keeper recipe. A perfect dish for the Holidays or any Special Dinner.

 

 

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Then for the other sides I heated up some of our favorite Mashed Potatoes, Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes. Microwave a total of 6 minutes and serve. Then I grabbed a Mason Jar of our Canned Green Beans, what’s a Holiday Meal without Green Beans! Our last batch of the Canned Green Beans has been one of our better batches, and still have plenty left. Then I also baked a can of Pillsbury Reduced Fat Crescent Rolls. Wow quite an Easter Dinner. Mom and Dad loved it and that what counts! Hope everyone has a had a great Easter! For dessert later a Jello Black Cherry Sugar Free Jello.

 

 

 

 

 

Cumberland Gap Premium Boneless and Semi-Boneless Hams

Cumberland Gap half and whole boneless hams are not onlyBaked Glazed Ham w Maple Bacon Pecan Roasted Butternut Squash 001
made from the best seamed and retrimmed major muscles,
but are a high quality product at a reasonable price.

Our Semi-Boneless Hams provide rich, true-bone-in premium
flavor of premium, smoked ham for all-seasons and there’s
more! Our mini ham is ideal for quick convenient meals
or snacks. The whole and half Honey Hams are cured
with natural honey…giving them that rich flavor you want.

The Cumberland Gap Tradition of Quality
is sure to delight you again and again.
To cook in a Conventional Oven
(preferred method)

Open package
Remove all wrapping
If desired, score ham 1/4 inch – with sharp knife and insert cloves or your favorite spice
Place ham in baking dish and lightly cover with foil
Preheat oven 325 Degrees
Bake at 325 Degrees 10-15 minutes per pound
Remove foil last half-hour to glaze or garnish.
Internal temperature should reach 150 Degrees Fahrenheit

 
http://www.cumberlandgapprovision.com/Recipes/Home.htm

 

 
Maple Bacon Pecan Roasted Butternut SquashMaple Bacon Pecan Roasted Butternut Squash2
Ingredients:
6 pieces of Jennie – O Turkey Bacon
5 cups peeled and cubed Butternut Squash
1 cup Pecans, roughly chopped
¼ cup Maple Grove Farms Sugar Free Maple Syrup
2-3 tablespoons Bacon Fat (rendered from cooking bacon)
½ teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
¼ teaspoon Sea Salt

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Place strips of bacon on a foil lined baking sheet
Cook bacon for 20 minutes. Bacon should still be slightly soft (not crispy) when you pull it out of the oven. Remove from baking sheet to cool on a paper towel lined plate. Chop bacon into small pieces once cooled. Place the rendered bacon fat in a large bowl.
Add the cubed butternut squash, pecans, maple syrup, cinnamon and salt to the large bowl with the bacon fat.
Mix together to coat the squash well. Add pieces of bacon to the mixture and mix well.
Add mixture to a 9×11 glass baking dish.
Increase oven temperature to 400 degrees.
Place dish in the oven to bake for 35-40 minutes (depending on size of cubed butternut squash) or until squash is soft.
Serve immediately.

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