Sunday, November 13, 2011

Quick Sunday Soda Ham

". . . the primary duty of a woman in a home is to see that her family is well-fed." ~ Grace Livingston Hill, The Honor Girl

If you happen to try it, I should caution you that the Horseradish sauce gives it a slight flavor kick.This shouldn't be surprising to anyone that has eaten with us. My guarded recipes are either extra sweet, with lots of herbs or has a surprise kick. But,  to those that don't eat at my table often you should consider it carefully when using a tablespoon or a teaspoon of horseradish.

This is the original recipe along with what I do!

1 Ham (I buy one that is about 5lb since that fits my crock pot)
1/2 cup brown sugar (I use 1 cup)
1 t. ground mustard  ( I use 1 Tablespoon)
1 t. prepared horseradish  sauce ( I use 1 Tablespoon)
4 t. of soda either coke or pepsi  ( I  use 3/4 of a 20 ounce and I drink the other 1/4th!)
Stick all ingredient in a Crock Pot. Cover. Cook on low for 8 hours turning occasionally.

I serve this with Sweet Coleslaw and fresh  Green Beans which has been slow simmered on the stove in butter and 2 bouillon cubes.  Sweet Potato Casserole is always a request too. The type of Sweet Potato Casserole with nuts not marshmellows! If I am having guest, I typically skip the Sweet Potato Casserole and serve with a Baked Macaroni. The thought of Devil Eggs would complete this meal nicely.  

Most people think of ham and potato salad, I suppose. I just haven't found a "sweet" potato salad that is top -notch! Let me know if you have one!

Regardless, it is a perfect little meal for Sunday, a small family who is going to be away from extended family at the Holidays, or a great crock pot camping meal.


  1. My grace livingston hill quote about being "well feed" seems a little strange with a picture of a toxic can of soda! Doesn't it? (giggle)

  2. This looks and sounds really good. I will have to try it soon. I so enjoy using my crockpot. Enjoy your day and God bless.

  3. That looks so delicious! I have never made a ham in the crockpot...what a big mistake!

    I'm with you on the horseradish too!

    Best wishes for a lovely week,

  4. Love the quote and I'm laughing because I thought the same thing about the soda in relation to it! LOl.

    As for Disney we are arriving the 27th and staying through Jan 2nd. We will be at music resort. Spur of the moment plan so limited budget and options, lol. Maybe we'll see you while we're there? Here's my email not sure if you have it or not.

    Have a great night!


  5. Yum. Ham is such a perfect holiday food. Everyone likes it and it goes with lots of side dishes. I have never heard of using a soda. I have a recipe for Dr. Pepper cake, I have had for years but have never tried it. You might have inspired me. I'm a Pepper for sure!

  6. Sounds so delicious! I'm writing it down and tucking it into my notebook. We all love ham :)


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