A simple and delicious centerpiece to any holiday spread. This ham is everything about why family traditions are so important!
This is the holiday ham my childhood memories are made of, and I’ve kept the tradition for my kids. We are to the point that this ham is what had better be on the table, or I’ll never hear the end of it.
I still love making this ham though, I think I’ve kept up the tradition because not everyone is still around and having our traditions makes things feel as though our lost loved ones could be smiling down on us. Even though so much changes in the world we can keep making memories for the next generations and just maybe they’ll have sweet thoughts of us. Not to be thinking gloomy thoughts, I just heard someone in a Facebook group say “I’m so tired of ham for Easter, what else could I make?”. Well I’d prefer to make some memories for the ones I love, there’s 51 other weeks in the year to try new things.
Seriously if you watch “This is Us” there’s a reason the foundation of the show is based on their family traditions and how doing these things on special days is comforting to the soul. We all need that sometimes and we can’t forget to pass these things on to our children just because no one ever knows what the future brings.
Families are so spread out these days, and sometimes the holidays are the only time we can all get together. And the one thing you don’t want to do is be completely exhausted and stressed out on that one day you can all spend some quality time together. So I tend to have a set routine for each holiday, and maybe add one new thing to try different and introduce. It makes shopping easier too, I have my list on the computer and know what I need for each holiday. I just print it out and check things off as I go, I can start picking things up and getting things organized ahead of time and be ready to start cooking up a storm a day ahead.
Simple, easy, delicious and all about why family traditions are so important! Keep it simple, make it fun.
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