March 3, 2009


Ham and Broccoli Skillet Dinner

what's for dinner wednesday 5

Welcome to What’s for Dinner Wednesday (gluten-free style). It is a weekly blog carnival where we share gluten-free dinner ideas with each other. If you would like to participate, see the guidelines here.

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.

broccoli ham skillet 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.

Note to subscribers and followers: Mr. Linky and the links people leave do not show up in your reader. I know it’s a pain, but you will have to visit the site to participate and follow the links of others who are participating.

Note to participants: Please provided a link back here somewhere in the text of your post so that people can see all the links and hopefully get involved.

Also, I have new picture codes in the guidelines, including the code for a small picture that will fit in a sidebar.

1. Rachel (Chicken Smoosh)
2. Gina (tempura)
3. Stacey (Thai Chicken)
4. Melanie(steak, mashed potatoes, peas)
5. Debbie (Breakfast Casserole)
6. Wendy (chickpea potato curry)
7. Sylvia (Slow Cooker Chicken & Noodle)
8. Jessie (Meat Loaf)
9. Mikki (cream cheese cookies)
10. The W.H.O.L.E. Gang (crab cakes, coleslaw, potato wedges)

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Linda, this was a great idea! I'm excited about this week's installment of the blog carnival.
It is so nice to see recipes that people are making gluten-free.
Mmh that sounds very good. I will have to try this recipe tomorrow. I have some mushrooms and broccoli here, now I just have to get some cooked ham.
I never thought of mixing the rice with the quinoa. I'll have to try that sometime.
Being under the weather I've just used an older post for this weeks installment. I'm very happy to see many ideas this week already. Great idea this recipe carnival!!
What a great idea. I can always use more gf recipes to feed my hungry teens.
Looks good and again very user friendly. Thanks from another busy mom!
I love this idea. I wish I had known about it sooner! I assume this will be ongoing? I would love to chime in for next week!
So, I TOTALLY posted a Christmas recipe, but these cookies are the bomb all year round. They're super easy to make, too, and no one can tell that they're gluten free.

I hope you like them.

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