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Easter ham

By Charles Hopkins Published 03/13/2006 | Religion

For a lot of us, the Easter ham is a big part of the family holiday tradition.  There are a lot of that cannot wait for the special day to come along so that we can enjoy the great feast at dinnertime.  A few weeks before the great religious holiday comes about, we start tasting that great Easter ham and fantasizing about the delicious treat.  There are so many different ways to prepare an Easter ham for you and your entire family.  It all depends on what you like and how you want it to taste. 

There are a lot of different hams to choose from when it comes time to buy your ham.  The first thing that you want to do is make sure that you go shopping for your Easter ham weeks before the holiday meal.  You will be surprised at how fast the hams will disappear from the store shelves once the holiday begins to approach.   You can freeze your ham at home to keep it safe until a few days before your big day.

There are candied hams, boneless hams, sugar hams, salty hams, and even smoked hams that you can choose from.  These are just a few of the kinds of ham that you can buy for your Easter dinner.  It will all depend on what you like best.  Once you have your ham, you can then decide on how you want to prepare it.  When you go shopping for your ham, make sure that you pick up the necessary items that you will need for all your Easter dinner preparations. 

For the Easter ham, a lot of people like to mix a brown sugar coating for the top of the ham.  This will compliment any ham and make it delicious.  You can do any type of coatings that you want.  The brown sugar coating is just brown sugar and some cherry or pineapple juice.  This is a delicious and sweet treat for any ham dinner.  You can also place some cherries and pineapples on top of the ham and then place it in the oven.  You will love the cooked cherries and pineapples for appetizers. 

Another great way to cook you ham is to make a BBQ glaze for your ham.  This will be a special treat for any family at Easter.  You can make your own BBQ glaze or you can buy the store brand kind and drizzle it over you ham.  If you make your own sauce, you can make it spicy, sweet or tangy.  It will all depend on what you and your family like best.

The one thing to remember is to make sure that you are cooking your ham for everyone.  Make sure that you do something that everyone who comes to your dinner will agree with.  You do not want to upset anyone or make anyone sick with your Easter ham.  You want everyone to be happy with his or her Easter dinner.  It is a special holiday dinner and you want to make special memories before, during and after the delicious Easter ham is served.