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Maple Ham and Cheddar Pinwheels

I recently was asked to bring something to a potluck lunch. Since I still can’t bake in our oven at home, I knew I had to make something I could bake in the office kitchen. Something quick I could prep the night before. So I spent about an hour looking through Pinterest until I came across pinwheels. Most were spinach, but I saw one with lunchmeat ham and cheddar.

I can do better, I thought. So, I bought a ham steak and went to work.


Maple Ham and Cheddar Pinwheels

One cup of water, one tablespoon of brown sugar, one tablespoon of white sugar, and half a pound of diced ham steak into a pan and we got ourselves the makings of good food. Not to forget the two tablespoons of maple syrup I dropped into the mix as well. As the kitchen filled with the glorious scent of maple, I rolled out the crescent roll dough and smothered it with shredded cheddar cheese.

Ham mixture all boiled down until it was sticky, then I put that on top of the cheese. 


Nom, nom, nom. If the dough wasn’t raw, I would have ate it just like that.

Rolled up the mixture the long way, wrapped it in plastic wrap and let it stay in the fridge overnight.

The next day I cut it up into one-and-a-half slices, placed them on a baking sheet, and then baked them at 350 for 15 to 20 minutes. Basically until they were golden brown and cooked through. So good. I should have made more.



Ham and Spuds


When I was little, I remember making ham steaks with maple syrup. It sweetened up the meat and was perfect with eggs at breakfast. Add pancakes and you’re basically set for a food comma. Now that I’m older (and watching what I eat), I’d love to have ham smothered in maple syrup, but I know better. So I did the next best thing, I cut out the syrup (ok, maybe that wasn’t the best part) and bought a ham steak… and a potato… and tossed in some butter. Hmmm the butter may be just as bad as the syrup…


Might have ended up with something completely different than those maple syrup ham steaks with eggs, but it’s keeping me thinking that maybe I’ll reevaluate that in the near future.

So in the end, I heated the potato in the microwave for 5 minutes (or until it was soft enough to break it down with a fork). In a saucepan heated one tablespoon of butter with 2 ounces of diced ham steak. Added a dash of ground black pepper and a dash of garlic salt and cook until ham is browned. Fold into mashed red potato and enjoy. Might want to add a half a tablespoon of butter if it’s dry.