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Mar 31, 2010 09:19 PM

side dishes to go with Easter Ham?

Wondering if anyone has any suggestions for a side dish to go with the spiral sliced ham and potatoes Au gratin my sister is making for Easter Sunday. Caveat: must appeal to 1 very picky 6 year old as well as two very picky and non-adventurous 70 year olds. Tall order, I know, but any suggestions??TIA

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  1. Corn pudding goes well with ham as does peas with mint, asparagus, marinated artichokes and fresh green beans almondine

    1. Sigh.... broccoli and cauliflower with cheese sauce. If you must. My parents and my kids love it.

      1. Orange things: Honey and lemon glazed carrots, roasted butternut squash or mashed sweet potatoes with orange zest.

        A nice mixed Spring greens salad, or a spinach salad, while probably not be the 6-year old's choice, but it might make the others happy.

        1 Reply
        1. re: bushwickgirl

          I'm a northerner but greens such as mustard, turnip ,collards etc Now would a child eat those choices ? Ya never know !!!!!

        2. One of our family's traditional Easter sides is Baked Pineapple, a casserole of sorts that uses bread and canned pineapple. Honestly, it's not my cup of tea, but it is a big hit with others.

          Baked Pineapple
          1/2 cup unsalted butter
          3/4 cup white sugar
          3 eggs, beaten
          Dash salt
          5 slices fresh white bread, crusts trimmed off and cubed
          1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple, partially drained

          1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
          2. In a mixing bowl, cream together butter with sugar. Add beaten eggs and beat all together.
          3. Add in the salt, pineapple and bread (mixture will look curdled).
          4. Pour mixture into a 1 1/2 quart ungreased casserole dish. Bake at 325 degrees for 45 - 60 minutes.

          2 Replies
          1. re: TrishUntrapped

            I was going to suggest this also. We called it Pineapple Souffle - but we often had it with ham or ham loaf. It's loaded with sugar and not my cup of tea anymore, but people do love it.

            1. re: lynnlato

              You can easily cut back the sugar to 1/2 cup or even 3 Tbsp.--I've done this successfully, it's one of our favorites! My son is visiting for the holiday weekend and I'm making it this morning per his request.

          2. My mom and grandmom always made German Potato Salad. I wish I had gotten their recipes. But in another link here, some great CH's have posted some ideas.