Everyday Mom's Meals: For My Daddy

Thursday, June 2, 2011

For My Daddy

Yes, I'm 30 and my dad is still my Daddy. Always will be. While my mom is my best friend, I'm a daddy's girl too. This is another recipe I found buried in the back of my newly organized recipe box and the second I saw it, I thought of him, and knew it had to be shared. Ham was always one of those "special occasion" meats in our house growing up. Special Sunday dinners, holidays--that's when ham was worth the trouble. And in our house ham didn't go on the table w/o a very special sauce on the side. A sauce my dad grew up having w/ ham and has a true LOVE for :) When I was little I never cared for it, but now as my palate has changed, I can understand why--I might not know why--but I understand it. It is just the perfect pairing. The flavor combination w/ the salty ham is a match made in heaven. I know there are a million glazes out there for ham, some I've used myself, and while this is used more as a dipping sauce, the orange flavor is very common in a variety of glazes, so maybe that's why--orange and ham are a happy marriage. But that still doesn't explain why the raisins work so perfectly. Oh well, some of the best things in life remain a mystery. But if you enjoy a glazed ham, try this for a change, and think of me, and my Daddy:)

Orange Raisin Sauce

1 c. water
1 c. orange juice
1 c. raisins
4 TBS sugar
2 TBS flour
1/4 tsp salt
dash of cloves

In a small saucepan, bring 1/2 c. water, juice and raisins to a boil. Dissolve the flour in other 1/2 c. of water and add to mixture. Add sugar, salt and cloves. Cook until thick.

*NOTE* If you half the recipe, still use full 2 TBS flour


Tricia M said...

I forgot about this one too! I remember always having this at Grammy's when we had ham! Sure brings back lots of memories when we were all gathered around that table together!

Krista said...

I know, and happy ones! I don't make it a lot, but when I remember I always smile:)