Glazed Ham, Asparagus + Rosemary-Roasted Potato, Carrot and Fennel
Dinner was delicious. The highlight was the fennel! If you have never had roasted fennel, now is the time to try a new vegetable. It’s kind of like liquorice – but in a good way! Sweet and just a hint spicy. And SO easy to chop and pop in a hot oven. Although it is scary-looking because it has onion-like characteristics, it is nothing like onion. But it took me a while to learn that!
Ham was good! We have TONS of leftovers – you’ll be seeing it again and we’re freezing a bunch too. I think ham is my favorite meat. It’s just got more flavor than Thanksgiving turkey and roasted chicken. More fat too though! Too bad. I had about a 3 oz serving (4 slices), but I actually left a slice on my plate. Although it tasted great, 3 slices was enough for my palate.
The roasted veggie medly – mmmmm!!
And asparagus. It was kind of thin and I think we overcooked it a bit –
Seconds on Veggies! We had planned on splitting the veggies in half, but when they came out of the oven it looked like a lot so we each only had a third. But after eating my third I decided I wanted the rest of my half and went back for ’em! They were SO good. And I gave that last piece of ham to the husband.
From above –
Including the whole half of veggies, this dinner was appx. 470 kcal, 16 grams of fiber and 25 grams protein.
So instead of a heavy pear tart, I decided on a light fruit crisp for dessert! With the tiniest bit of vanilla ice cream leftover from last weekend. I made single servings too, so it was light and we don’t have a bunch of leftover crisp to eat. Please pardon the ugly aluminum trays – we don’t have cute oven-proof bowls!
For two servings:
The base is 1 pear, about a cup of sliced strawberries, 1 tsp flour, and 1 tsp lemon juice.
The topping is 1/4 cup oats, 1 tbsp flour, 2 gingersnaps (crushed), 1 tbsp brown sugar and 1 tbsp Smart Balance. Put all in bowl and work into a paste. Sprinkle on fruit and bake for 20-25 minutes.
The husband said it was “the best crisp topping he’d ever had.” Maybe he was just being nice 🙂
The dessert with 1/4 cup Breyer’s All-Natural Vanilla was 285 kcal, 6 grams fiber and 5 grams protein. Not bad for a yummy homemade dessert!
The husband made another round of crackers today! He added caraway seeds so they are rye-ish tasting. They’re also a little thinner than last time, so a little cruchier and less doughy (too bad for a dough-lover like me 😥 ).
I had about 10 of them for a snack – eaten off the cooling rack!
We also went for a nice 30-minute walk while the ham was cooking. It’s always nice to walk and talk together.
I enjoyed seeing/hearing about all of you food bloggers’ Easter dinners. It made me miss my big family celebration (Hi Mom!).
I’m off to bed – early morning tomorrow!!
HELL YEAH DAVIDSON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!