Making baby steps towards my 2015 goal of making a beautiful life...
Yesterday was our pastor's retirement brunch. He preached his last service that morning and the potluck meal followed.
I decided good ol' country ham biscuits would be perfect. We had gotten a great deal on country ham at Sam's and Himself makes the BEST baking powder biscuits. Figuring there would be a big turn-out Himself made a quadruple batch of biscuits on Saturday night.
Sunday morning we were up early to get the ham fixed up.
When I fix country ham, first I give it a light boil to get some moisture back into and to get rid of some of that salt. Then I transfer it to a cookie sheet with a deep layer of paper towels to pull of the excess water. From there, the ham is transferred to a frying pan with a bit of bacon grease. I just brown it so it looks good. Another transfer to a new paper towel lined cooling rack to pull off the oil.
Baking powder biscuits are known to shape up however they want...
Since a leaning over biscuit makes eating a country ham biscuit difficult, I have a little secret.
I cut the top and bottom so they are even... and set aside the wedge shaped middles. Since the middles are my favorite part I'm a happy camper! Also they are really good used like shortbread with strawberries or peaches on top.
After that it is assembly line time!
I cut the ham to fit using scissors. It's much faster. Since this was for a potluck I used toothpicks to keep them together. Tip: I used bright blue and green toothpicks so they were easy to see.
To finish, I made a cute "country" vignette for serving. Time to start making things look nice rather than just plopping down a plate.
The biscuits were a hit; especially with the guys.