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To Kill A Mockingbird

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This month’s Food n’ Flix pick is To Kill A Mockingbird and is hosted over at Eliot’s Eats. I remember reading To Kill a Mockingbird in… I wanna say Jr. High, and my mom read it at the same time. She fell in love with it, or maybe she had previously read it and already loved it. Either way, this book sticks out in my mind as one of the ones that turned my mom into a reader. She wasn’t big into books before reading To Kill a Mockingbird.

I remember both the book and movie being scary. I was afraid of Boo Radley. The trial is the biggest event in the story, but I had completely blocked it out. When I rewatched it this month, it was almost like first time because there was so much I had forgotten. I still say it’s a scary movie! When the kids go running around at night and Jem gets stuck on a fence! My heart was racing, dude!

To Kill a Mockingbird dinner menu from

“There’s a lot of ugly things in this world son. I wish I could keep all of them away from ya. That isn’t possible.” -Atticus Finch

To Kill A Mockingbird has some really great lessons and things to consider. It is also quite heavy! I was impressed by some of the controversial lessons in this film since the book was written in 1960. It also left me a bit saddened that this is a story which takes place in the 1930s, was published in 1960, and yet some of the themes are still present in our world today. I’m glad this was a film many people watched together this month, and I hope everyone took away at least one lesson to improve ourselves and our world.

To Kill a Mockingbird dinner menu from

Now on to the fun! Of course I paid attention to the foods consumed in the film. Eliot’s Eats shares some helpful links, and those tell me that the book mentions even more foods than the film. To Kill A Mockingbird takes place in the southern United States, so I had to make a Southern dinner after watching.

Our main dish is a Maple Glazed Ham – a nod to both Scout’s amazing ham costume, and their dinner guest Walter drowning his dinner in maple syrup. The remainder of the menu is comprised of all my personal favorite southern dishes. The foods I seek out each time I go visit my dad in South Carolina.

To Kill A Mockingbird
Dinner Menu

Maple Glazed Ham (recipe below)
Fried Okra
Creamed Corn
Collard Greens with Garlic Chips
Cheesy Potato Wheels
Buttermilk Biscuits
Sweet Tea
Banana Pudding

To Kill a Mockingbird dinner menu from

To Kill a Mockingbird dinner menu from

Maple Glazed Ham


  • 1 (4-5 pound) smoked spiral cut ham
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 325F.
  2. Place the ham in a roasting pan or baking dish and cover tightly with foil. Bake the ham until warmed through, about 40-60 minutes (10 minutes per pound).
  3. While the ham is baking, mix together the remaining ingredients. The amount of black pepper depends on your personal taste. My family loves pepper, so I use close to a full teaspoon.
  4. When the ham is warmed through, remove it from the oven, and increase the temperature to 400F.
  5. Pour the glaze all over the ham, and place it back into the oven, uncovered, until the glaze is thick and sticky, about 15-20 minutes.

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 426Carbohydrates: 110gProtein: 1g

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