Orange Honey Glaze

This was delicious on a ham that I cooked for our Thanksgiving dinner this year.
Prepared the ham with cloves, placed into a 9×13 casserole dish then slathered the glaze all over it.  Put the whole thing onto the BBQ, on low, and heated it for about 2 1/2 hours – basting the ham 3 or 4 times.

Orange Honey Glaze
Recipe Type: condiment
Author: Ray
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Serves: 1/2 cup
Ingredients
  • 4 tbsp. honey
  • 2 tbsp. orange marmalade
  • 2 tsp. orange zest
Instructions
  1. Mix it all together.
  2. Apply liberally with a basting brush.

 

Cranberry Apple Sauce

Cranberry Apple Sauce
Recipe Type: Condiment
Author: Ray
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Serves: 4 cups
Quick, easy, AND tasty – and something a little different from regular cranberry sauce.
Ingredients
  • 2 bags fresh cranberries (277g ea.)
  • 1/4 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 MacIntosh apples (peeled, cored & diced)
  • 1/4 tsp. Vietnamese Cinnamon
  • 1 cup water
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients into large sauce pan, and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  2. Boil until cranberries almost finish popping, the reduce heat to low, and simmer until apples are nice and soft.

 

Crockpot Maple Roasted Vegetables

Crockpot Maple Roasted Vegetables
Recipe Type: Side dish
Author: Ray
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Serves: 14
A great make in advance vegetable dish
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds carrots
  • 2 pounds rutabagas/turnips
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2-3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
Instructions
  1. Use large crockpot. Spray with cooking spray.
  2. Peel all of your vegetables, and cut into 2-inch chunks.
  3. Put all the vegetables into crockpot, add the olive oil, nutmeg, salt and pepper, and maple syrup. Toss to fully coat the vegetables.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours, or on high for 4-5. The vegetables are done when they have reached desired tenderness. 
Cook on low for 6 -8 hours.
  5. Add parsley and an extra tablespoon or two of maple syrup just before serving.

 

Thanksgiving 2014

Hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year, and Tracey wasn’t well for the past week – so I took on the task of getting groceries and cooked dinner for 14.
On the menu:

My daughter helped with some of the vegetable prep, and both kids helped with cleaning the main floor, rearranging the living room, and setting up the additional table and chairs.
I’ll add some links in a bit to the different recipes I used!
It was actually pretty fun – had things coordinated pretty good I think – but I think we need an additional oven to make things a bit easier ;^)