Sunday Dinner.  The perfect excuse to eat a big meal early in the day.  I picked up an on-sale-buck-a-pound ham yesterday and called Victor’s brother as soon as I got home to invite them over for dinner.  A 9-pound ham needs more than two people.  A lot more.  We ended up with seven.  (Well, six.  One is a vegetarian.)

I was actually a good boy.  I didn’t go crazy like I usually do.  One appetizer.  A simple bruschetta for starters.  One.  I amazed myself.  I resisted.  And won.

Besides the ham, we had sweet potatoes, broccoli, a big salad and dinner rolls.  I made some croutons from a loaf of old bread…  Cubed the bread and drizzled it with olive oil, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning.  Baked about 20 minutes at 350°.

The sweets were good.  I steamed them a bit and then put them in a covered casserole with a splash of maple syrup, a splash of sherry, and a bit of salt and pepper.  Baked about 40 minutes.  Steamed broccoli with a bit of butter.  Simple and basic.  And really good.

Marie made dessert.  A Rum Cake that really was good.  We snagged a hunk for a second dessert later on tonight while watching the Olympics.  After ham sandwiches, of course.

My stomach is smiling.