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All of my Christmas decorations are up and the gifts have taken over my bedroom closet. I need to start wrapping presents ASAP.
I’ve been making lists and checking them twice. So, the countdown to holiday get-togethers with family and friends is on. One recipe I can always count on is Southern Pineapple Casserole. If you’ve never had it, you’re in for a treat.Parties and get together’s are so much easier when they’re semi-homemade. For instance, a few weeks ago, I had the entire family over for Sunday lunch. That’s five children!
I have two sons-in-law, one fiancé, one girlfriend, four grandsons, one husband and me. Yes, fifteen total! We’re a close-knit family and we love to catch up with each other on Sunday’s over a home-cooked meal. It’s even more special during the holidays. Yes, I admit that I wanted to show off my holiday decorations, too.
My Family Is Crazy About Ham
The entire family is crazy about ham, so when I was in Walmart with a grocery list in hand, shopping for Sunday lunch, the pretty packaging of Hormel Cure 81 Bone-In Cherrywood Flavor caught my attention. And when I saw that it was fully cooked (heat according to package directions) and spiral-sliced, I was sold.
My husband, bless his heart, is always in charge of slicing the ham. I’m a helicopter wife, hovering and trying to tell him how to slice it. He was relieved to know that Hormel Cure 81 is presliced and our marriage will be happier because of this convenience.
The one side dish I always serve with ham is Southern Pineapple Casserole. Everyone who’s ever had this casserole loves it and wants the recipe. And now, you’ll have the recipe, too.
Southern Pineapple Casserole
Casseroles are always fun and easy to make because all you do is mix the ingredients together and bake. For this particular casserole, I combine the ingredients in one bowl.
Start by mixing together sugar and flour. Add cheese and pineapple and mix well. Place in a 9×9 baking pan and top with crushed butter crackers. Pour melted butter over the crackers and bake at 350º for 30-35 minutes.
Add a tossed salad and rolls to go alongside the ham and southern pineapple casserole. Dinner is served!
Here’s the finished product! The cracker topping is crunchy and the pineapple/cheese mixture is slightly sweet and tangy. It’s a family favorite during the holidays and all year long.
Sunday Gatherings Are Better With Hormel
My Sunday lunch get-together was the first time I served a Hormel Cure 81 Cherrywood Ham. The son-in-law declared it the best ham he had ever tasted.
My husband said, “What did you do differently with this ham? The entire family agrees that it was the most delicious ham they had ever eaten and immediately requested it for our next get-together.
And all you do is heat it according to the package directions. It’s so easy, right?
Be sure and try my Southern Pineapple Casserole recipe during the holidays. It’s the perfect side dish to your Hormel Cure 81 ham and your dinner guests will be talking about your party long after it’s over.
What’s your favorite way to serve a Hormel ham during the holidays?
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