Since I'm not cooking for Christmas, I thought I'd try to wrangle the family into spending New Year's Day gorging and chatting like we used to when my grandmother was alive.
For the main dish, I'm thinking I'll prepare a roasted marmalade ham recipe I recently saw posted by Jamie Oliver. Here's a link to the recipe: http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/meat-recipes/roasted-marmalade-ham-usa-imperial-versi
I'd like your suggestions on what might be a good pairing for the meal as well as a possible dessert pairing (I'm not sure what sort of dessert would tie in given the ham is rubbed with marmalade). Keep in mind my family are country folk and their collective palate has been sheltered. I'm looking for something delicious but fairly traditional; nothing too adventurous.
Also it's a family tradition to cook cabbage and hide a dime in it for someone to find. I'd like to keep that tradition so if anyone has suggestions on making something with cabbage included (that won't mind a thoroughly washed coin added), I'd appreciate that as well. I'm not crazy about the cooked cabbage I've had in the past so I'm open to variations.
I can use the broth from the ham as stock for something else, and I'll be asking questions about that in another thread eventually.
So, in short, I'd be honored to receive your:
1) Pairing suggestions for the Roasted Marmalade Ham recipe above (and a cabbage-included dish suggestion to plop a dime in)
2) Dessert suggestions for the meal above
Thanks in advance!
I wish you all a very happy holiday and all the best in the new year!