Needed – Side Dishes for Baked Ham
I’ve decided to do baked ham for Christmas dinner this year and I’m not sure what to serve it with. I’ve never done ham as a holiday dinner before because, honestly ham is not overly popular in my house. Neither my husband or daughter are big ham fans and my boys are ambiguous about it, but I love it and my son-in-law is a fan. I especially love country ham. It’s like eating a super-sized, super thick piece of bacon, with only the meat and none of the fat. As much as I love it I have decided it’s probably not the best ham to serve for dinner, so I’m going for a bone-in ham, glaze flavor yet undetermined. Any leftovers will be waiting to go into the ham and beans pot, ham and cheese frittata and loads of other things I can thing of. What I’m having a hard time thinking of is side dishes to serve with it. Something with cheese seems an obvious choice – either scalloped potatoes or macaroni and cheese. After that I draw a blank, especially with veggies. Anyone have favorite sides that go well with ham? And what about glazes, anyone have a brilliant flavorful glaze recipe?
I just want to thank everyone for taking the time to help me out with this. There are some really tasty ideas here. I haven’t finalized exactly what I’m going with yet (yes, I’ve been known to procrastinate a bit), but so far everything I’m leaning toward includes cheese, bacon and/or sugar, so how bad can it possibly turn out?