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04-12-2015, 07:13 PM
Need some help with buying a ham
I was thinking about baking a ham for dinner on Christmas Eve. Making some simple side dishes to go with it.

Seems that when I buy a ham, the quality is hit or miss.

What do I need to look for - cut, brand, etc?

I will be feeding seven adults and two kids. Some leftovers would be fine.

Help...

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04-12-2015, 08:46 PM
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Wish I had some good advice, but I'm generally happy as long as a pork product of some kind is going into my mouth. Tell me what time dinner is and I'll be there! Drooling

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04-12-2015, 09:30 PM
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(04-12-2015 07:13 PM)Anjele Wrote:  I was thinking about baking a ham for dinner on Christmas Eve. Making some simple side dishes to go with it.

Seems that when I buy a ham, the quality is hit or miss.

What do I need to look for - cut, brand, etc?

I will be feeding seven adults and two kids. Some leftovers would be fine.

Help...

Honey Baked Ham. Go to http://locator.honeybaked.com/ - there are more than a dozen of them in the DFW metroplex.

They're consistently excellent. Drooling

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04-12-2015, 09:40 PM
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I have an evil comment. I'll let Erx do it for me. Angel

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04-12-2015, 09:47 PM
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(04-12-2015 09:30 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(04-12-2015 07:13 PM)Anjele Wrote:  I was thinking about baking a ham for dinner on Christmas Eve. Making some simple side dishes to go with it.

Seems that when I buy a ham, the quality is hit or miss.

What do I need to look for - cut, brand, etc?

I will be feeding seven adults and two kids. Some leftovers would be fine.

Help...

Honey Baked Ham. Go to http://locator.honeybaked.com/ - there are more than a dozen of them in the DFW metroplex.

They're consistently excellent. Drooling

They are yummy. But hideously expensive, not to mention they closed the one closest to us.

Last year I got a ham at the grocery store (gasp) it was a honey ham, with a packet of stuff you pour over the top -- which of course, I added more stuff to. Because it's me...

It was surprisingly excellent.

About a quarter of the honeybake price and honestly just as good.


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04-12-2015, 09:50 PM
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(04-12-2015 09:47 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  
(04-12-2015 09:30 PM)Chas Wrote:  Honey Baked Ham. Go to http://locator.honeybaked.com/ - there are more than a dozen of them in the DFW metroplex.

They're consistently excellent. Drooling

They are yummy. But hideously expensive, not to mention they closed the one closest to us.

Last year I got a ham at the grocery store (gasp) it was a honey ham, with a packet of stuff you pour over the top -- which of course, I added more stuff to. Because it's me...

It was surprisingly excellent.

About a quarter of the honeybake price and honestly just as good.

I have bought many a ham at the grocery store and have had mixed results from excellent to tasteless/gristly/watery...

I was giving Anj the "no fail" method. Big Grin

Ok, try this: http://www.seriouseats.com/2010/12/the-f...day-h.html

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04-12-2015, 09:57 PM
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(04-12-2015 09:50 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(04-12-2015 09:47 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  They are yummy. But hideously expensive, not to mention they closed the one closest to us.

Last year I got a ham at the grocery store (gasp) it was a honey ham, with a packet of stuff you pour over the top -- which of course, I added more stuff to. Because it's me...

It was surprisingly excellent.

About a quarter of the honeybake price and honestly just as good.

I have bought many a ham at the grocery store and have had mixed results from excellent to tasteless/gristly/watery...

I was giving Anj the "no fail" method. Big Grin

Yes they are very consistent. Pity they're not in this area anymore -- otherwise I might flip for the cost. But honestly this year is pretty dull. Hubby's mom probably won't be coming until Christmas morning (I'll have to get her) and we're just doing appetizer stuff that day.

Christmas Eve because he works, I'll cook a ham so at least he'll have a hot meal when he comes home.

I need a good scalloped potato recipe tho.


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And without so much as a mere touch, cut me into little pieces

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04-12-2015, 10:09 PM
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(04-12-2015 09:57 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  
(04-12-2015 09:50 PM)Chas Wrote:  I have bought many a ham at the grocery store and have had mixed results from excellent to tasteless/gristly/watery...

I was giving Anj the "no fail" method. Big Grin

Yes they are very consistent. Pity they're not in this area anymore -- otherwise I might flip for the cost. But honestly this year is pretty dull. Hubby's mom probably won't be coming until Christmas morning (I'll have to get her) and we're just doing appetizer stuff that day.

Christmas Eve because he works, I'll cook a ham so at least he'll have a hot meal when he comes home.

I need a good scalloped potato recipe tho.

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04-12-2015, 10:57 PM
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(04-12-2015 10:09 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(04-12-2015 09:57 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  Yes they are very consistent. Pity they're not in this area anymore -- otherwise I might flip for the cost. But honestly this year is pretty dull. Hubby's mom probably won't be coming until Christmas morning (I'll have to get her) and we're just doing appetizer stuff that day.

Christmas Eve because he works, I'll cook a ham so at least he'll have a hot meal when he comes home.

I need a good scalloped potato recipe tho.

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My family would rather chew rusty nails with crushed glass than eat that.


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04-12-2015, 11:07 PM
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This is outside the Kraft plant here in town.
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