Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Ham for a Late Easter Celebration, April 12, 2015
Since we were away for actual Easter dinner, we figured we'd celebrate a week late with Pie and Bubbles. Jeannene found a smallish Dearborn ham for a good price. Our sides were potatoes au gratin (from a box, but massively doctored---read "ultra-cheesed"---by Jeannene), asparagus, and whole grain ciabatta. I handled dessert, a chocolate version of Paula Deen's Gooey Butter Cake, subbing chocolate cake mix for the yellow cake mix. It's ridiculously unhealthy, with two sticks of butter and a whole package of cream cheese, and you should absolutely not make it if you don't have either the ability to get rid of most of it via care packages sent home with guests or incredible self-control. It's super rich, too rich for Jeannene, but if you like terribly rich and lusciously gooey, try to find an occasion upon which you can make it for guests. Serve it warm. Bubbles thought vanilla bean ice cream might have cut the sweet a bit. She's probably right.