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Old 12-31-2018, 12:30 PM   #1
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Happening now... New year's dinner for the family.

How would do "you" do this?
15 lb sliced ham... cook 2hrs. @ 250deg.
spaghetti and butternut squash 1 1/2 hrs @ 350deg.
Scalloped potatoes 45 min @375deg.
Biscuits 12 min @400 deg.

161 answers on hard boiled eggs... figured to start now for next year's New Year dinner.

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cook the ham first
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Old 12-31-2018, 01:21 PM   #5
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Instant Pot or other pressure cooker for the squashes.
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Ham first. Are you actually cooking it or only warming it? For 15#, I suspect warming.
Squash and potatoes together (different pans) at 362.5 F.
Biscuits
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Old 12-31-2018, 01:28 PM   #7
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I know it says one oven, but I have a gas grill and I would put the ham in there on low. The other three are pretty easy in the oven. 350 versus 375 isn’t that much different. Call it 365 and adjust times a little bit. The biscuits can go in last and the rest will stay warm for the 10-15 minutes needed.

Otherwise, as big hitter says, cook the ham first. My oven has an area that emits pretty warm air (exhaust?) so I’d keep the ham near there while the others cooked. Wrap the ham in foil. It will stay warm awhile. You could also cook the ham and then put it in a cooler. Wrap in foil and towels for insulation. Pre heat the cooker with some hot water (drain it after a minute or two). That will hold the ham for a good long time. If you’re really concerned, you can put a meat thermometer in the ham to monitor it’s temp to make sure it stays warm. I think the number to shoot for is 140, but with the ham being already cooked, you might be able to get away with it dropping a bit lower towards the end - say 130.
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Do the ham first, then pull it out and leave it covered to keep warm.
Then start the spaghetti and butternut squash...350 and 375 are almost the same so add the scalloped potatoes with 50 minutes to go and take both out when done and keep covered.
Cook the biscuits for 12 minutes and put the ham back in for a bit at the same time.
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250F for two hours will not suffice for a 15 lb. ham. davebarnes has a good solution for the squash and scalloped potatoes - they are forgiving. Biscuits should be last as others have noted. You need a way to hold the ham, probably after cutting it into smaller pieces. Do you have a toaster oven? A microwave is less desirable, but will work, You could even throw it in a roasting pan with a little liquid, cover, and keep at very low flame.
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Happening now... New year's dinner for the family.

How would do "you" do this?
15 lb sliced ham... cook 2hrs. @ 250deg.
spaghetti and butternut squash 1 1/2 hrs @ 350deg.
Scalloped potatoes 45 min @375deg.
Biscuits 12 min @400 deg.

161 answers on hard boiled eggs... figured to start now for next year's New Year dinner.

Bake ham first at 250, set aside, foil-covered.

Next up -- Bake squashes at 350. After 45 minutes add potatoes to oven. Bake all until all are done. Monitor baking process, may need to crank oven to 375 to brown potatoes and cover squashes with foil if they are cooking too fast. (Set aside, covered.)

Crank up oven to 400, bake biscuits. (If ham has cooled too much, you could pop it in oven for a little 'heat boost', but ham doesn't need to be piping hot.)

Serve a tasty dinner. What time should I be over?

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250F for two hours will not suffice for a 15 lb. ham.
True. Assuming it was refrigerated before going in the oven, four hours might be more appropriate. Those things take quite a while to get the internal temp up.
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Old 12-31-2018, 01:48 PM   #12
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I'd cook the scalloped potatoes ahead of time and refrigerate. Heat them back up when you cook the biscuits (last).


I cook big meals with one oven and have found an electric roaster oven to be a great investment. I use it all the time for big dishes, like your ham.


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This particular ham might be too big, but I've had good luck warming ham in a slow cooker set on low.

I second the suggestion of an electric roaster. I have used ours for the two most recent turkey dinners, and it makes things much easier. Cook the turkey in the roaster, leaving the oven for all the sides.
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I've used a slow cooker for each of the items you're preparing. If you plan on a slow cooker for one item, the oven for another item, and make one item on the stove top, it's much easier to coordinate.
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The thing about most hams is that they're already cooked. All you're doing cooking them at 250 degrees for a couple of hours is getting the water out of the ham that was injected in it. So a 2 to 2 1/2 hours will do the job. It can also be done in a slow cooker if you have one large enough for a 15 pound ham.
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Bake ham first at 250, set aside, foil-covered.

Next up -- Bake squashes at 350. After 45 minutes add potatoes to oven. Bake all until all are done. Monitor baking process, may need to crank oven to 375 to brown potatoes and cover squashes with foil if they are cooking too fast. (Set aside, covered.)

Crank up oven to 400, bake biscuits. (If ham has cooled too much, you could pop it in oven for a little 'heat boost', but ham doesn't need to be piping hot.)

Serve a tasty dinner. What time should I be over?

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Thanks to all... Everything went perfectly, and almost to a "T" with the Omni instructions, though at the time I hadn't read them... (Was a cooked ham) Everything came out hot and at the right time. Missed the bisquits tho, cuz nobody wanted them.

Next time, when we have lobsters, clams and fries, will give a days notice for the recipe. Hmmm... what kind of wine? Chardonnay?

Happy New Year!
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I would have googled various options and settled on one temperate for all of it. Then I;d put the ham in followed by other stuff at appropriate intervals. Biscuits would go last with the oven cranked up and the other stuff removed.
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Buy a spiral-sliced honey ham ready to serve.

Seriously, who serves ham hot anymore?
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Just an aside, but that bottom drawer on your range, where all the miscellaneous pots, pans, and lids are stored, is actually a warmer...
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