What goes with a Xmas ham?

michie1December 11, 2004

My family normally has a traditional Cuban Xmas Eve dinner - pork, rice & beans, etc. BUT this yr were having a honey baked ham. What side dishes go well with a holiday ham?

Michie

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lindac

Scalloped potatoes....creamed potatoes....twice baked potatoes ( not all at once)....chunky stewed spiced apples....baked pineapple...
Just to start the ball rolling...
Linda C

    Bookmark   December 11, 2004 at 10:00PM
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lpinkmountain

I had ham this weekend at a party, with sweet potatoes. That was great! Ham goes well with so many things! It's good with greens too.

    Bookmark   December 13, 2004 at 12:42PM
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mary_md7

Mashed butternut squash goes very well with ham, because it's rather sweet.

    Bookmark   December 13, 2004 at 5:29PM
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michie1

Do mashed potatoes go & if so how are those pkts of gravy since I won't have any meat to make gravy from?

Michie

    Bookmark   December 15, 2004 at 9:58PM
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lindac

Forget the gravy on the mashed potatoes.....gravy packets are awful!...just add some roasted garlic and lots of sour cream when you mash them....who needs gravy if you have enough sour cream and butter!? LOL!
Linda C

    Bookmark   December 16, 2004 at 4:32PM
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michie1

we like regular mashed potatoes not garlic ones
and sour cream - GROSS!!!!

    Bookmark   December 16, 2004 at 8:28PM
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lindac

Then you MIGHT like the gravy packet....
Instant gravy what a concept....and instant mashed potatoes....much easier and better than real potatoes with roasted garlic and sour cream.

    Bookmark   December 18, 2004 at 11:19AM
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jane__ny

Mashed sweet potatoes or candied.

    Bookmark   December 22, 2004 at 1:28PM
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chase_gw

I think I'd skip the mashed potatoes if you think they need a gravy packet......

Mashed sweet or scalloped would be better potato choices. Baked beans is a "gotta have" when we have ham.

    Bookmark   December 27, 2004 at 6:40PM
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chery2

This question came up on another forum, and I copied several of the recipes: corn pudding, brocolli/raisin salad[yum!], and some kind of white potato casserole called a "filler." chery

    Bookmark   January 2, 2005 at 3:45PM
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crystal01

Michie1 - we added honey baked ham to our traditional Cuban Xmas Eve dinner of pork, rice & beans, etc LOL!

Nothing better than grinding the left over pork and ham together to make croquetas!

Feliz Año Nuevo!

    Bookmark   January 14, 2005 at 12:16PM
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bthornell_sbcglobal_net

Plain mashed potatoes just don't stack up to garlic mashed potatoes. In my opinion, you should go light on the garlic just to give a hint of flavor. A little pepper and butter. Mmmmm. Haven't tried the sour cream, but that sounds good, too. Or maybe a little Creme Fraiche instead of sour cream.

    Bookmark   November 13, 2006 at 10:57AM
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caliloo

I dunno - if someone doesn't like the sound of garlic and sour cream in their mashed potatoes, then the gravy packets are perfect!

There is no accounting for taste (or lack of).

Alexa

    Bookmark   November 13, 2006 at 3:25PM
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lindac

My did made a wonderful mashedpotato dish last T'giving...and I hope she does it again this year...
Pretty much what it was was about 5 large whith russets and one small sweet potato peeled, cut up and bliled and while theyw ere boiling there were a couple of cloves of gralic roasting in foil in the toaster oven.
When the potatoes were done, they got the roasted garlic squeesed into them and were mashed with butter and sour cream....salt and pepper...quite a bit of pepper.
You wouldn't know there were sweet potatoes in the mashed potatoes...but my were they good!
Linda C

    Bookmark   November 13, 2006 at 4:10PM
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lindac

That should have been my DIL..LOL!

    Bookmark   November 13, 2006 at 4:14PM
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carla35

I like carrots with Ham -- either baby ones with butter and sugar or in a casserole form.

If your not feeling the mashed potatoes, how about potatoes Au Gratin?

Pineapple casserole and broccoli rice casseroles are other ideas.

I like things with cheese when I'm serving ham...they just seem to go --and hey, you can never have enough chesse. Even a homemade mac 'n cheese make work for a brunch.

    Bookmark   November 14, 2006 at 12:55AM
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becky_ca

We like scalloped potatoes, applesauce and roasted asparagus. I've also made corn pudding or a rice casserole instead of the potatoes - here's a couple of recipes for you.

Becky
Lompoc, CA

* Exported from MasterCook *

Broccoli Rice Casserole

Recipe By :Taste of Home
Serving Size : 10 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories :

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 small onion -- chopped
1/2 cup celery -- chopped
10 ounces frozen broccoli -- chopped
1 tablespoon butter
8 ounces processed American cheese
10 3/4 ounces cream of mushroom soup, condensed
5 ounces evaporated milk
3 cups cooked rice

In a large skillet over medium heat, saute onion, celery and broccoli in butter for 3-5 minutes. Stir in cheese, soup and milk until smooth. Place rice in a greased 8 inch square baking dish. Pour cheese mixture over; do not stir. Bake, uncovered, at 325F for 25-30 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

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NOTES : Can use steamed fresh broccoli and regular milk instead.

* Exported from MasterCook *

Corn Pudding

Recipe By :Marilyn Chatham
Serving Size : 6 Preparation Time :1:00
Categories :

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 box Jiffy corn bread mix
1 can yellow corn -- drained
1 can creamed corn
2 eggs -- beaten
1 small onion -- chopped

Combine all ingredients. Bake in greased 9 x 9 pan at 350F for 45-50 minutes.

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A nice side dish with ham.

    Bookmark   November 15, 2006 at 10:47AM
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