Super Simple Ham Steak & Decadent Dessert

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Crazy busy week and two Major events (Senior Class Council Shopping Bonanza and International Student Association (ISA) Taste of Cultures) in one day on Saturday – how to put Saturday, March 24 into perspective? I walked 23,751 steps – a total of 10.07 miles and I was Only on ONE floor of our building from 7:30am – 9:30pm.  CRAZY!  Needless to say??? I wasn’t up for anything fancy for Sunday Roast but Yeah! for my Heart, who made dessert super special! 

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This was a great ham steak – hardly any fat.  Sauteed in a little olive oil, just browned on each side before adding…

 

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..grainy French mustard mixed with honey – heat reduced and just simmered until everything else was ready.

 

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Starting dessert – a Bahlsen HIT cookie in the bottom of a glass (I love these cookies!)

 

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Trader Joe’s meringue cookies marinating in Bailey’s Irish Cream

 

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Whipped cream with more Bailey’s Irish Cream plus some chopped dark chocolate then topped with one of those marinated meringues

 

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I LOVE this company’s products: Gourmet Blends.  The kids bought this white balsamic at the Shopping Bonanza so I, of course, decided to use it!

 

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Green beans – cover with water, bring to a boil, turn off and let sit for 15 minutes and drain – quick saut?? with a drizzle of olive oil and then a hearty drizzle of white balsamic and a sprinkle of Montreal Steak Seasoning with an extra dash of freshly ground pepper.  This means the beans are tender-crisp and keep their bright green color.

 

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Leftover Mac & Cheese – Decided that we needed more food for the Taste of Cultures and buying mac & cheese from some place like Kentucky Fried Chicken is ridiculously expensive so my daughter “volunteered” (there are quotes because I volunteered her) made two big pans using the cheapest box mac & cheese possible but adding real butter (less than the boxes called for) and shredded cheddar – it turned out just fine but there was some leftover so – DINNER!  Added drizzles of heavy cream which made it very creamy and rich.. it didn’t feel or taste reheated at all.

 

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Plated up – the honey mustard sauce was perfect on the ham steaks and everything, while super simple, worked together for a homey, comfort-food sort of Sunday Roast.

 

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And the Final Touch: Dessert – the meringues were topped with melted chocolate mixed with chopped chocolate covered coffee beans and slices of kiwi.  Very decadent.. the perfect ending – YUM!

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