March 3, 2009
Ham and Broccoli Skillet Dinner
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I know I wrote about a dinner with ham last week, but I decided to tell you about another one. My boys do some basic cooking, but are not particularly interested in it. I like to involve them somewhat, though, so I often ask them what they think would be good together or how they would like something prepared. That’s what I did on this particular night. I had more of that turkey ham to use and decided on some other ingredients. I then ask son #2 how I should combine them.
This is a very simple dinner and one you could easily improve on. I sautéed mushrooms in olive oil, then added fresh broccoli pieces and cooked/stir fried it until tender. I diced the cooked ham and added it to the skillet towards the end of the broccoli’s cooking time.
Separately, I cooked brown basmati rice and red quinoa together in chicken broth. I served the two dishes separately, because that’s what my family likes, but they could easily be combined.
We found that the broccoli was too big to go with the mushrooms and diced ham. It was difficult to eat them together. My son didn’t want anything mixed with the rice and quinoa, but I think it would be best to serve the rice, quinoa, ham, and mushrooms together, then cook and serve the broccoli separately.
Onions, peppers, and soy sauce would be nice additions to this. The idea is to be creative and/or use what you have. And don’t be afraid to get the kids involved. Even if it’s not perfect, it’s still good.
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