Score ham. Insert cloves into ham, if desired.
Mix brown sugar, mustard and juice. Pour 1/2 of glaze over ham.
Bake according to ham package directions, basting with remaining glaze until ham is done.
Wash and dry sweet potatoes. Peeling is optional. Cut into fairly thick slices.
Toss potatoes in olive oil to coat.
Bake until brown on one side, approximately 10 minutes.
Turn and bake until brown and crispy on other side, approximately 10 minutes more.
Salt and pepper to taste.
Heat the soup in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in Velveeta cheese and bacon and continue stirring until completely melted.
Remove from heat, stir in the mushrooms, then the green beans, evenly coating. Pour the mixture into a casserole dish, and top with fried onions.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until heated through and bubbly.
NOTE: Check near the end of cooking to make sure the onions aren't getting too brown. If they are, cover lightly with tinfoil.
Add remaining ingredients.
Simmer for 20 minutes.
Serve on buns.
Strain the chicken broth and set aside.
Add all the ingredients for the soup and simmer on low heat for 2-3 hours.
About 30 minutes before serving mix up the dumplings by sifting together the dry ingredients. Add half and half to make a moist, stiff batter. Drop by teaspoon into the simmering liquid. Cook covered, without peeking, for 18-20 minutes.
If using onion, fry in the bacon drippings in skillet.
Add green beans to the skillet. Add seasonings and enough water to almost cover green beans. Bring to a rolling boil then turn heat down to simmer for 8-10 minutes or until doneness you desire. Remove lid at the end of cooking time and cook down to a very low liquid.
Serve with reserved bacon pieces.
VARIATION: Add some diced country ham which makes this Southern dish even more delectable.
In a large mixing bowl, blend corn meal, flour, baking powered and sugar.
In another bowl, whisk together milk, eggs and melted butter. Add this mixture to corn meal mixture and blend together thoroughly.
Next using oven mitts, carefully remove the skillet from the oven. Pour batter into the skillet and return to oven. Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Serve with soft butter and honey or maple syrup.