Cider House Ham

Day 60: “The Accidental Gourmet; Weeknights: A Year of Fast and Delicious Meals

March 1, 2011

Ham steaks are one of those things in the grocery store that I see, but never think about buying. I have friends that have ham steaks as a go to meal for their family. For most it is a quick meal and can get the meal to the table in no time at all.  You can buy them at your big box warehouse store in quantities of 3 or more in a package.  Ham steaks have all the flavor of ham without the hour in the oven.  You can quickly sear them in a frying pan or bake them in the oven like this recipe calls for. 

This cookbook is called “The Accidental Gourmet; Weeknights: A Year of Fast and Delicious Meals“.  This cookbook not only delivers the main dish, but also the side dishes and desserts as well.  Each weeknight meal has an action plan.  Each week has a shopping list.  Very comprehensive as it even takes into account the different seasons of the year.  And remember that if you shop seasonal you will save money by buying items that are typically easily accessible and in abundance. This cookbook is also available in the Kindle edition…..great idea as it doesn’t have any pictures, so you won’t be missing much with the Kindle version.

The Ruling:  It was nice and easy, but it did not form a crust like the recipe said it would.  Maybe I did something wrong?  It still tasted good and it was eaten by everyone, so even if it didn’t have a crust….it is still a winner.  Try it and let me know what you think.

Cider House Ham, page 75


  • 2 lean ham steaks (about 3/4 pound each)
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • seasoning to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. Trim any fat from the ham steaks and place them in a 9 x 13-inch baking pan.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the cider, the mustard, the brown sugar, and the vinegar. SPread the mixture over the ham steaks and season to taste.
  4. Bake until the flavors are blended and the topping is crisp, about 10 minutes.


To Joyful, Simplified Living,

MS. Simplicity

MS. Simplicity, also known as Melissa Schmalenberger  operates her business as I Did it with MS. Simplicity.  She is a Professional Organizer based out of Fargo, ND and her website can be found at .  Need to contact MS. Simplicity privately, you can email her at  For daily organizing tips find the MS. Simplicity fan page  here.

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  1. Pingback: Week in Review: March 5, 2011 | 365clevercookbooks

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