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Easter Hams?

sivyaleah | Mar 15, 2006 10:42 AM

I have NO idea what the difference between hams are. I've never cooked one. Totally out of my cooking comfort zone. I'm hosting Easter dinner for my husband's family and they do sort of expect a ham to be on the table.

Since I'm earning a free one from my local grocer, I need to know the difference between them, so that I make the right choice. I do know that I usually see those spiral ones on most tables. I also know I personally do not prefer them, but for the sake of my guests, am happy to cook one.

Can anyone give me a short synopsis on ham types, cooking methods and preferences? How large of one do I need for about 10 people (I do not want leftovers). Are they difficult to cook? For some reason, it always seems like they are more trouble than they are worth or maybe it just seems that way, since I don't normally cook any kind of large roast (just my husband and I at home, no kids, and I've never had any reason to cook something so large).

I am also going to be cooking lambchops for those who prefer it (several of us, including me). I am considering making a pork loin instead of the ham, because my poor husband dislikes both ham and lamb, and I know everyone will eat the pork loin. But again, somehow Easter says ham in his family.

Thanks to anyone and everyone who can help this ham-challanged person to achieve the perfect roast!

Laurie

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