This Sunday our menu plan called for the following:
Organic Maple Glazed Ham
When the winter holidays are long gone and there’s little else but just winter left to tolerate for a few more weeks, that’s the best time to bust out some maple syrup and roast a ham, preferably one that’s organic and pre-cooked.
This time I chose not to go all out with clove studded craziness, but regular basting with maple goodness was more than enough to satiate our appetite and fend off the dwindling winter doldrums a little bit longer.
Breaded Popcorn Shrimp
We always have a pescatarian option when meat is on the menu, and often the fish is tastier than our main. This Sunday was a close tie with yummy glazed ham battling it out with irresistable breaded shrimp lightly fried in coconut oil; let’s just say it was a photo finish.
Roasted Beets With Sautéed Greens
Sliced roasted beets are one of my absolute favourite vegetables to eat, especially when accompanied by their leafy greens sautéed with a bit of onion and garlic. I’ve often seen beet greens for sale at almost the same cost as beets alone; it’s a shame not to get the whole package and benefit from both at around the same price.
Mashed Steamed Parsnips
With two young girls to feed there sometimes comes a need to “mask” vegetables as something other than what they really are. Mashing is getting old for them as they get a bit wiser each year but it never hurts to try just one more time.
Our mashed parsnips were somewhat well received, not as much as the glazed ham mind you, but at least a few bites were taken. All in all the meal was a success and it was definitely a great family Sunday.