Tuesday, March 26, 2013

My Schneider's Easter Ham & CONTEST! (~OVER~)

My Schneider's Easter Ham
When I think about Easter, the first thing that comes to my mind are Easter traditions like wearing an Easter bonnet, the Easter bunny and Easter egg hunts, and of course an Easter ham on the table!  So someone please ask me why I had never cooked my own Easter ham before--until today?  For some reason, I had thought that making an Easter ham is difficult, when really the opposite is true: it is spectacularly easy!  

I started out with a Schneiders Country Naturals Tender Tip Hardwood Smoked ham, which cost about $11.50.  I read the ingredients, which really were straightforward: ham, water, sea salt, vinegar, lemon juice concentrate, cane sugar, cultured celery extract, spice and smoke.  There were no extra preservatives, which is a great thing!  I also liked that Schneider's Country Naturals line bills itself as "finest cuts of ham, all hand-selected and precisely trimmed".  To me, this means that the ham is a little leaner in terms of fat.    

Unwrapped Schneiders Ham
With no prior knowledge of ham preparation, I was thankful for the cooking instructions on the package of ham.  I was expecting 20-part instructions, when in fact there were only 4 steps!  Here are the directions for cooking the Schneiders Country Naturals Tender Tip ham, which serves about 6 people:

HAM COOKING INSTRUCTIONS
1.Preheat the Oven to 375 F (190 C).
2.Cut open netting, remove all packaging from ham.
3.Place ham in a shallow baking pan and add 1/4" of water.
4.Cover tightly with aluminum foil and heat for 45-60 minutes or until heated through (I cooked my ham for 60 minutes and it was perfect!)  Heat to an internal temperature of 140 F (60 C).  

I decided to cook the quintessential Easter ham by garnishing it with pineapple rings and cherries in the ring's center (I also used peach slices).  I secured the fruit garnish with toothpicks, although it was not necessary with this cut of meat.  I also floated some additional pineapple rings and carrots in the cooking pan.  As you can see from the photo below, my ham turned out great!
Cooked & Ready to Eat Schneiders Easter Ham
If you look at my first photo in this blog post, you'll see that the ham sliced very well!  I am not expert at carving meat, but I was able to cut the ham with a regular sharp knife.  I did not have to struggle!  My family did enjoy the Schneiders Country Naturals Tender Tip ham!  I think that your family will too!

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112 comments:

  1. Scalloped potatoes! This would be one of our favorite meals!!

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  2. Steamed vegetables. Or cube it and put it in a salad (macaroni, etc.).

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  3. it's going to be potatoes and corn to go with the ham...

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  4. Sweet potatoes would be yummy with this ham!

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  5. I normally serve ham with roasted potatoes and corn

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  6. Scalloped potatoes for sure.

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  7. Scalloped potatoes and ham and made for each other. Also like to serve it with some fresh veggies like cauliflower and broccoli.

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  8. roasted squash with maple syrup + green beans (Jan Dempsey)

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  9. Cheesy hash brown bake and peas. Just like Nana used to make

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  10. I would serve it with garlic mashed potatoes.

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  11. scalloped poatatoes or garlic green beans

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  12. scalloped potatoes or garlic green beans

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  13. Definitely my cheesy scalloped potato dish. In my opinion there is no better side dish with a good ham...Yum!

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  14. Scalloped potatoes of course? Smile

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  15. white cheddar scalloped potatoes

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  16. I would make homemade macaroni & cheese - so good with delicious ham! :D

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  17. Mashed potatoes and steamed veggies!! Can't beat that :)

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  18. Mashed potatoes and steamed veggies :)

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  19. I love potato wedges baked with spices on them. They're healthy too.

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  20. We serve sweet potato mac and cheese, much healthier than regular mac and cheese

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  21. I agree, scalloped potatoes of course.

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  22. Twice Baked Potatoe or Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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  23. Twice Baked Potatoe or Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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  24. Scalloped potatoes FOR SURE.

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  25. Scalloped Potatoes

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  26. mashed potatoes, with lots of butter

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  27. Scalloped potatoes Smile

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  28. some yummy scalloped potatoes or some nice baked potatoes

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  29. I love serving my ham with a side of cheesy, bacon-y scalloped potatoes

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  30. scallopped potatoes, cauliflower, gravy and ham!

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  31. Sliced potatoes made with ham/cheese, green beans with almonds and butter

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  32. Grilled ham sandwich with chardonney dijon mustard.

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  33. definitely cheesy scalloped potatoes

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  34. I would serve cooked cauliflower in a white sauce zsprinkled with cheddar cheese and garlic breadcrumbs.

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  35. I would eat Scalloped Potatoes...YUM! Best ham sidedish ever! hehe

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  36. A nice Insalata Caprese (tomato salad with cheese and basil).
    Thanks.

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  37. Is anyone else having problems entering after the first time on this form? Never had this problem on any others , confusing has my email address but can't get the form to open?

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    1. Doris, sorry to hear your experiencing technical difficulties. Please give it a try today & let me know if the problem persists.

      Jenna

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  38. Definitely my mom's traditional side dish of scalloped potatoes with a ham!

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  39. sweet potato macaroni and cheese is my choice, healthier than regular mac and cheese

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  40. scalloped potatoes, mmmm!

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  41. Scalloped potatoes always go great with ham!!

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  42. mashed potatoes,gravy, cranberry sauce and garden salad

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  43. Mmm, mashed sweet potato and peas. Mmmm...

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  44. Scallopped potatoes and carrots

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  45. cream corn an scalloped potatoes

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  46. Scalloped potatoes!!! :)

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  47. Our family really loves cream corn and mashed potatoes served with ham.

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  48. Either Twiced baked or roasted potatoes and seasoned cauliflower and brocolli bake. Mmmmm

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  49. Twiced baked potatoes depending how much time I have to play or Seasoned Roasted potatoes, along with seasoned brocolli and cauliflower bake

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  50. I'd serve ham with cheesy scalloped potatoes and baked beans.

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  51. I love to serve a side of sweet potato with my ham. Yum Jo-Anne W

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  52. I would serve scalloped potatoes with maple carrots

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  53. Twice baked potatoes so yummy happy easter everyone!

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  54. Green Peas with Fresh Mint... a Spring treat!

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  55. Roasted asparagus or green beans with garlicky mushroom sauce or baked squash with cinnamon, honey and pecans, can't decide,, lol

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  56. scalloped potatoes and cream corn and prob some rice for the kids :)

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  57. scalloped potatoes and cream corn, prob some rice too for the kids :)

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  58. Carrots and spinach. With mashed potatoes and gravy and buns. Devilled eggs too. Yuuuuuum!

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  59. Mashed potatoes, corn and ham.

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  60. With the Country Natural Ham I Would Make A Ham,Cheese & Spinach Omlette. One of my family favourites.

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  61. Green Peas with Fresh Mint

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  62. My family loves ham, I would love to win these coupons. I use nothing but All Natural lunchmeats, bacon and hams, our favouite.

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  63. GOBBLE GOBBLE, thick sliced ham with pineapple rings, curried sweet potato and mango salad for me please!

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  64. creamy scalloped potatoes and some broccoli for healthful reasons

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  65. Scalloped potatoes are my favorite thing to have with ham!

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  66. Scalloped potatoes are my favorite thing to have with ham!

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  67. Potatoes and steamed broccoli and cauliflower

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  68. Mmmm ham! I love carrots with my ham and brown rice. My husband prefers mashed potatoes and brown sugar carrots with his.

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  69. Twice baked garlic potatoes, and steamed carrots!!

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  70. Twice baked garlic potatoes, and steamed carrots!!

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  71. Shaved jumbo summer sausage and balogna sandwiches on fresh bread.

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  72. every time I look at this I get Hungry

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  73. Scalloped potatoes is a must have when we have ham for dinner

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  74. Nothing better than scalloped potatoes and spring asparagus served with ham!

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  75. Oven roasted baby potatoes drizzled with olive oil and spices.

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  76. Oven roasted baby potatoes drizzled with olive oil and spices.

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  77. When I make ham I like to have a side of scalloped potatoes, and Lynch Honey Mustard Sauce to dip the ham. Glazed carrots are good with ham too :)

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