(Closed) I hate ham

posted 6 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
3580 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@jatelynn:  You know at least it gives you an excuse to get the house ready faster than you probably would. Darling Husband invites people over when the house is a mess all the time but it’s the only time the house gets spotless. 😉

I like the pot roast idea better, personally. Im with you.

Post # 7
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@jatelynn:  Small ham and beef. I was going to suggest that but I know some people don’t like to cook 2 entrees, but that’s normally what I do. 

Post # 8
5423 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

@jatelynn:  I do like ham but its not my fave.  I’m pretty sure the spiral hams at the store come with directions, even for the glaze.

Post # 9
11233 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I like ham when it’s done right, but otherwise, yuck. We’ve always done spiral ham (I think) in a crock pot with Mountain Dew (or Coke). It gives it a nice, sweet flavor and it’s really tender and juicy. 

Post # 10
2107 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

If he’s not helping, he gets no say.  Otherwise, do as others have already suggested, and make a small ham and beef. 


Post # 11
6015 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I like ham.  We usually have it for Christmas.  My dad calls Heavenly Ham (or whatever it’s called now) and picks it up the day before.  It’s all cooked and all you have to do is reheat it.  You could do that.

I usually make pineapple bread pudding for a side. It’s easy, you can google a recipe online for it.  It’s crushed pineapples, old bread, sugar, butter and you just bake it.  You can make it before and nuke it to reheat it.

But I’m not sure I’d be motivated to do much until someone helped out.  😀

Post # 12
943 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

yay for the ham haters! Just last night I made one (DH loves it, I barely like it at all but I can take one for the team a couple times a year).  Really the only ham I can tolerate (other than a little bit of Boars Head honey ham or Virginia ham in a sandwich) is spiral sliced, honey or brown sugar glazed ham.  Darling Husband knows I don’t like ham and he said, “OMG I can’t imagine who besides you doesn’t like ham, this is amazing!”…lol I should show him this thread!

Soooo easy to make them–I highly recommend them as they are precooked and sliced so all you do is heat/glaze/serve.  The one I made last night was brown sugar glazed. Super easy.  Buy it in the store, unwrap, it was 12-15 min/lb at 250 degrees (yes, 250 not 350–reheating not cooking, 350 will dry it out!) tightly wrapped in foil in a pan.  About 1/2 hr before it’s done you take it out and glaze it (the pre-packaged glaze I made last night was granulated, you just mix in 2 tbsp water over med-high heat to boiling, remove from heat and glaze).  Then just finish heating and serve!

I have a spiral ham rack from a Honey Baked Ham Co ham I had years ago which displays it nicely (and if you can order a Honey Baked, they are FAR superior to store hams but pretty pricey–good thing is they will deliver if there is no HBH store near you and you can usually find coupons) like the pic below.

Side dishes, I tend to make mashed potatoes, biscuits and green bean casserole.  I know lots of people like mac n cheese (I do that the next meal with the leftover ham) or baked beans, or glazed carrots.  All of it’s pretty simple.  I’m with you though, far prefer Prime Rib–that’s what I’m making for Christmas dinner!

For dessert I like apple pie or apple crisp (I also make apple crisp pie which is AH-MAZING…pie crust with apples like a pie, but instead of top crust I put the apple crisp topping…soooo good).  You can also serve apple sauce or glazed apples with your ham to keep the “apple-y” theme.

Post # 13
943 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Also, to add:

on the plus side, spiral glazed hams are the least salty (that’s what I hate about regular ham) because they are sweeter.  I’ve done them with pineapple in the glaze too so the pineapple bread pudding HisIrishPrincess mentioned will be on my list next time!

One more thing that’s a plus, it’s pretty hard to mess them up and they take very little effort because it’s basically reheating, they keep well and retain their heat/moisture if covered while you cook the rest and if you have a bunch of unplanned guests, a couple of those hams go far, look nice and are relatively simple.  Plus you could still make a roast or something to go with it all so you’re happy too!

Post # 14
1526 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Another ham hater here!  That pot roast, on the other hand, sounds delicious!  If I were you, I would stick with what I like.  Unless he’s cooking, he doesn’t have much of a say.  Tongue Out

Post # 15
4046 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

If he wants ham, he has to cook it. Or get some cold cuts and make your delicious beef.

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