Ginger-Glazed Gammon Steak is about to make your weeknight dinner totally awesome. It's ridiculously quick and bursting with sweet, salty, earthy flavors. You definitely want this.
Heading back to school after the long, lazy days of summer becomes more and more of a let down the older I get. For someone who's gone to or worked in school for most of my life, I'm familiar with that spark of back to school energy that can hang in the air. But it's also tinged with worries about not getting enough sleep, not having time to cook, and generally having less time to take care of myself. All of my energy gets sapped by others.
For those of you who are introverts and/or empaths, this is an important time to shore up your energetic shielding. Protection magic can be so helpful when you find yourself in crowds of people with lots of swirling emotions. And on the more mundane side, having a good self-care plan is also crucial. For example, knowing you have some good, super quick and simple weeknight dinner recipes in your arsenal can relieve a lot of stress. And if you add a pinch of ginger to your spells and your recipes, everything will be just a little more awesome.
What makes Ginger-Glazed Gammon Steak so awesome?
I adapted this recipe from Nigella Christmas and transformed it from a massive Christmas ham to a quick and tasty weeknight dinner. Gammon or ham steaks are ideal for dinner for two in a hurry. Use store bought sides to round things out, and add a punch of flavor by creating a quick pan glaze. You don't have to wait for a big family feast to enjoy these flavors. Have them on a Tuesday night. It's so easy.
The glaze is made with ginger ale and orange marmalade or ginger jam. I actually found an orange and ginger marmalade in my market this time, so look around and see what you can find. The gammon steaks cook up in under 10 minutes, then you just need another minute or two to create your glaze in the same pan. I almost wish I was having this again this week.
Magical Properties of Ginger
Ginger is known to add a subtle punch of flavor to recipes, and it can have similar affects in your spellwork. Add a pinch of ginger to any spell to amplify its energy and speed up your spell. This botanical is also strongly associated with stimulating romance, bringing in money, and generally making you more successful. Sip ginger tea to calm an upset stomach and fight off a cold. (Source: The Modern Guide to Witchcraft by Skye Alexander)
For more on the magical properties of other ingredients in this recipe, check my Kitchen Magick page.
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