Welcome, LM..glad you could join us food lovers here.
I have been AWOL, again...but hope everyone is well and getting in the spring mode.
Ham sounds delicious, HC...I don't bake one that often, but your recipe sounds good....I have used many different sauces that I baste with in the last 1/2 hour or so, like orange cranberry, molasses and cloves, or a raison cider. Makes me want to do this, but will wait until Easter.
In the last few days this is what we've had:
I made a bolognese sauce that I use for pasta, then made a lasagna in a small pan for the first time 6x9....I liked it much better than the one I make in a 9x12...I put in only 3 layers of pasta, as opposed to 4 in the larger pan. I added spinach to one layer and seasoned olives to the ricotta layer. I also added asiago cheese to one layer instead of mozzarella.
We also had bay scallops, one of my favorite foods. I make it very simply. Melt butter in a large skillet, and heat.....add the scallops and cook about 3-4 minutes...splash of white wine then panko, finish with a squirt of lemon. Yummy...I served it with fresh asparagus and rice pilaf with scallions.
Wine: Pinot Grigio
I am going to make a calzone with Italian meats, red peppers, onions tomorrow. I use store bought pizza dough, let it defrost and rise for 2 days. Then roll it out to be about 10x12. Cover 1/2 with mortadella, genoa, and prosciutto, then sliced peppers and onions, and top with picante provolone. Try as best you can to fold over the top of the meat side. The dough should be very elastic. Baste with egg wash and bake, then serve with dipping sauce.
I hope everyone enjoys the first days of spring.
PS. I think Lucy meant dump cake, it's kind of like an upside down cake. I know I have typing errors all the time......