Finding a cheap holiday ham is like a sport

From   |  December 15, 2009
In Frugal Food & Facts, Kitchen Basics
Featured Recipe: Marmalade-Glazed Ham

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?

Comments

From Liza Bennett - December 17, 2009

A glazed ham is a wonderful thing to serve for a big buffet party. We planned for about 30 relatives at our extended family Christmas supper last week — but about 40 people showed up! I bought a 12-lb spiral cut ham and, not only did it serve the whole crowd (there were plenty of other dishes but the ham was the only meat course), we had enough left over to make a terrific split pea soup with the ham bone the next day for lunch.

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