Saturday, April 3, 2010

My first GF Easter meal

My husband and I have a tradition of making an Easter Ham with our friends. This year was even better because we had an extra guest... their brand new baby boy! He obviously didn't get to try the ham but he did get to hang out with us all day on the patio.
This year we had to do things a little different. We made it a lunch because my husband has to work on Sunday. Oh and then there's the fact that I'm gluten free now :-) so the meal needed a few alterations. We had our traditional "funky ham", sweet potato casserole & Alex's asparagus (regular & white). It was a great meal! Here are
the recipes:

Funky Ham (don't worry - there isn't really anything funky about it, just a lot of awesome flavor)
1/2 cup maple syrup (or maple flavored pancake syrup)
2 tbsp prepared mustard
squirt of lemon or lime juice
1/4 cup Soya sauce (obviously the GF kind)
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
dash of hot sauce if you're brave
2 tbsp brown sugar
fresh ground pepper

Drizzle half over ham in Crock Pot and bake for 3-4 hours on low. Drizzle remaining sauce on and cook another 2 hours on high.

* Because we were eating this for lunch instead of dinner I put this in overnight on the slow cook setting for 10 hours and it turned out great. Just make sure the ham fits all the way into the crockpot with the lid sealed. If it doesnt, just shave off parts of the top to make it fit.

Sweet Potato Casserole (from


  • 3 cups mashed sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • .
  • Topping:
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


Combine first 6 ingredients. Pour into a buttered 1 1/2 to 2-quart casserole dish. Mix remaining ingredients together and sprinkle over top. Bake at 350° for 30 to 40 minutes, until hot and browned.
Serves 6 to 8.

The last part of the meal was some really yummy asparagus Alex made. I'll get the recipe from her and post it soon!

Happy Easter!

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