I love ham, and it was around easter. I saw a recipe for Crock Pot Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham and wanted to give it a try. Seems simple enough.

Layer of brown sugar on the bottom of the crock pot. Add sliced ham, open up a bit with your fingers. Dump honey all over it, and a can or two of chunk pineapple.

Then add more brown sugar. A bunch more. Turn on Low and…..

…… don’t do what I did, which was fall asleep on the couch. It says to cook on Low for 3.5-4.0 hours. I fell asleep for about 8-9 hours. Oops.

Verdict: Actually, it was still delicious. Definitely overcooked but it wasn’t dry at all. I ended up chopping it up into small pieces and adding some barbecue sauce and having sandwiches with it.

Lesson learned: Carefully read the recipe. And don’t fall asleep. Or, set an alarm.

Edit: This crock pot ham idea sounds really good too. I might have to try that one in a couple weeks.