pitiable attempt at storytelling aside, Wednesday always feel like the most despised of days, and that carries over to the way we eat. halfway between the feast of a Sunday family dinner and Saturday night's dining out, a Wednesday dinner often consists of anything that's promised to be delivered in 30 minutes or less. fortunately, Wednesday is held in high esteem around here. when i founded the Wednesday Watercolor Society in the summer of 2010, we had just two rules: never give in to the intimidation of the medium, and never meet on Wednesday. it is the most sacred of days. in honor of this high-holy day, i've prepared a meal that makes me wish every day was Wednesday.
|apple-herb infused smoked ham and mac-and-cheese with veggies in disguise|
|sauteed mushrooms in béchamel and white cheddar sauce.|
|steamy scoobi-doo pasta with blanched veggies await saucing|
|handful of fresh herbs tucked in around the edges of the roasting pan|
i dispensed with the customary diamond pattern carved into the skin. it is a giant piece of salty, smoky meat. trust me... it knows it looks good without the adornment. there will be many sandwiches, omelettes, and maybe even a lucky quiche stuffed with leftover ham in the coming days, and the bone will add immense flavor to a split pea soup. i will save that one for some far less important Day... maybe even Sunday.
|three hours later.|
oh, and i'm eating pomegranates for a good cause. they will feature heavily in a project i plan to undertake later this week. not the seeds, just the stuff that normally ends up in the trash... but that's a tale for some other Day.