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Help a vegetarian cook her first Easter ham!

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Help a vegetarian cook her first Easter ham!

kyoules | Mar 26, 2012 09:06 AM

I have been a vegetarian since I was 13, so I have very VERY limited experience cooking meat, poultry, or fish of any kind. My husband and I are hosting my in-laws for Easter and a couple of the guests requested ham for Easter. I am planning on buying a pre-cooked spiral sliced ham and either using the glaze that comes with it or mixing my own glaze and serving the ham hot. My problem is I only have one oven, and will need the oven for other things on the menu (fish, vegetable pot pie, roasted vegetables, etc). I was hoping to be able to cook the ham in my crock pot, but I have no idea how to. I tried searching chowhound and google, but haven't found any great directions/recipes yet. I would prefer a tried and true recipe, as I WILL NOT be tasting the ham prior to serving (my husband will gladly taste it though). Another option is to cook the ham so it is finished about an hour before the meal and then take it out of the oven, and keep it warm somehow while the rest of the items are in the oven. I know that pre-cooked ham can be served cold, but I think I'd rather serve it hot unless someone can convince me otherwise. What are your suggestions?

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