Sunday, April 10, 2011
Hamming it up........
With Easter just around the corner, many of our thoughts are turning to Ham.
Well, at least here in Judiland they are....
I'm also thinking about chocolate eggs and chocolate bunnies and malted milk eggs and peanutbutter meltaways and marshmallow peeps and fancy jelly beans and the most amazing coconut cream pie in all the land.......
OH MY!!! I think I just gained 3 pounds thinking about it all...
Anywaaaay.....before I get too ahead of myself here, let's talk about what I came here to talk about today--HAM.
In most cases, I've found that ham is one of those things you either love or hate.
We live in a divided house---we have 2 ham lovers, one ham hater and then there's me....the one who cooks the ham.....I am a ham convert.
For years, ham was never the centerpiece of any holiday meal in my heart.
Sure, I'd eat it but I only ate it because it was there. (like I did everything else!)
That was until my longtime friend Debbie introduced me to THIS HAM RECIPE....
Let me tell you, friends.....this is one heavenly ham recipe.
The glaze itself turns any ham into the star of your holiday.
And, I am not lying to you here....
Last Easter, I bought a Sam's brand spiral sliced ham and used this recipe in place of the packet that comes with the ham. Spectacular.
Over the summer, I picked up just a store brand ham and used this recipe and whoa baby...Delish!
Over the holidays, I bought a spiral ham at Aldi's, used this recipe and once again....FABULOUS!
I make extra glaze to serve along side of the ham....SCRUMPTIOUS!
This year, we are not hosting Easter.
It's my sister's turn.
Although I'm hoping she will ask for the recipe, I am not going to force her.
I might strong arm her a bit since she is my little sister.
Just in case we won't be getting this ham for Easter, I am going to pick up everything I need today so I can make it next weekend.
Vince will be in town for an alumni event and will make a quick visit home to hang out with us for a few hours. And, my boy loves ham.
Ooooh, I can smell it cooking now!