Finding a cheap holiday ham is like a sport
| December 15, 2009
In Frugal Food & Facts, Kitchen Basics
Featured Recipe: Marmalade-Glazed Ham
We make a sport out of seeing how little we can pay per pound for our holiday ham. The delectability of a ham does not depend on paying a lot of money for it. A very cheap ham tastes just as wonderful as a very expensive one. That’s especially true if you bake the ham with our marvelous marmalade glaze. (Click here for the recipe.)
We’re so partial to our glaze that we prefer to buy an unglazed ham, which costs a fraction of one already-sliced and glazed. Slicing a ham just isn’t that difficult. (We’ve even been known to wash the glaze off a spiral-sliced ham we bought at a rock-bottom sale in order to use our glaze instead!)
What's the cheapest price per pound you've ever found for a ham?
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My husband grew up in Michigan and his mother was originally from the hills of Kentucky. I first had Chocolate Gravy one winter when she was visiting. Growing up in the South, too, I was surprised that I had never had it nor even heard about it. Anyway it was rich and delicious and she served it over hot, flaky biscuits.
My husband told me that when he and his cousin were running cross country in high school, before each Saturday race, his mother would make them biscuits and chocolate gravy. Now thanks to Cheap. Fast. Good! I am preparing your version of biscuits and chocolate gravy. Except now instead of heading to a cross country race we will be headed to our son's swim meet. Thanks for helping me carry on a family tradition.
-- Louanne Bisel
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