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Interesting that for generations ham has become the entre of choice for Easter.  What gets me is that now days the hams  are pre cooked and many are even pre-sliced and boneless.  Yet, everyone sits around and raves about the ham, and praises the cook.
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Couldn't agree more Rics (with reference to your post).  Actually, ham is my least favorite of the holiday dishes.

 BUT... ham goes a long way after the actual Easter dinner.  I absolutely love scalloped potatoes and ham, split pea with ham, ham chunks on pizza, etc. etc.


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Steelie, thanks for that. I was worried I was the only one that cared about such a hugely important issue!
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Interesting that for generations ham has become the entre of choice for Easter.  What gets me is that now days the hams  are pre cooked and many are even pre-sliced and boneless.  Yet, everyone sits around and raves about the ham, and praises the cook.
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Ya, we had a pre-glazed, fully cooked ham that I basically just threw in the oven and heated up. Pre-sliced too. It's OK but I'm a turkey lover at Thanksgiving and for Christmas too. My In-laws always want ham for Christmas, since it's so close to Thanksgiving. But I cook so it's Turkey and besides in some of the different Christmas songs there is no mention of ham but there is mention of turkey.
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I grew up having ham on Easter, but many times I have cooked lamb when it was up to me.  I find the christian tradition of ham to be one of those small deviations from the jewish faith, just enough to be different.  To me, lamb makes much more sense, both in a historical sense, and from the whole lamb of god thing.

I enjoy turkey at xmas, and a standing rib at New Year's.  Some of these choices have been made since I crossed the 45 mark, when disposable income seemed to increase.  


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Our ham is in the oven now.  We won't be eating for another hour and a half.  We eat a ham only 3 or 4 times a year and I am really looking forward to it.
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I don't like ham, so I usually make roast beef at Easter, or else turkey.
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I avoid pork products outside of a very rare piece of bacon. We raised pigs as kids and my Dad thought us watching the slaughter was a great idea. Yeah, great in that it was one of the main reasons I rarely consume meat. Pigs are intelligent and thoughtful beasts. I might be Debbie Downer'ish but having a meal that celebrates renewal of life with dead flesh...is yeah.....

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I avoid pork products outside of a very rare piece of bacon. We raised pigs as kids and my Dad thought us watching the slaughter was a great idea. Yeah, great in that it was one of the main reasons I rarely consume meat. Pigs are intelligent and thoughtful beasts. I might be Debbie Downer'ish but having a meal that celebrates renewal of life with dead flesh...is yeah.....

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My web research reveals that 67% of Americans eat ham on Easter. Further web research reveals that the custom has something to do with the fact that ham could be salted through the winter and preserved, and thus eaten in the spring.

My theory is that since Orthodox Jews won't eat pork, eating ham by Christians was a way of separating themselves from Judaism by eating pork on the most important of Christian feasts. (This theory has no historical evidence.)

Pass the fish tacos, please.
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No thank you.

More potatoes and more salad please.

I brought some mushroom gravy....you can try it if you want.


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Easter pizza here.

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I love ham, but today's Easter meal was leftover Chinese food  :p  :D

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Oo...oo...leftover ham use:

Dump one large bag Barilla tortellini in a casserole dish.  Dump in a drained can of english peas.  Dump in a large jar of alfredo sauce.  Dump in as much diced ham as you wish.  Stir.  Bake at 350 until tortellini is done.  Feast.


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Love ham, and yes, many other uses after the big meal.
Don't forget about the bone ... Great in a pot of beans.


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Love ham, and yes, many other uses after the big meal.
Don't forget about the bone ... Great in a pot of beans.

Although I don't like ham, I do like things that have been flavored with a little ham, like beans.
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.....and everybody knows that ham ain't far from BACON  :)

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Whatever, I put my precooked ham on the smoker, injected with a sweet and spicy mixture of liquid wonder.  It's the same thing I would do with a fresh ham.  The only difference is the amount of time it spends cooking.

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.....and everybody knows that ham ain't far from BACON  :)

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Pork fried rice is almost ham right? Oh and the dumplings were also pork!
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We went to the son and DIL's for the Easter ham lunch, and I was requested to bring sweet potatoes, but they HAD to have marshmallows on them.

I complied with the request.



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I bought a ham because they are cheap for the holiday.  And I appreciated that it's precooked, since I rode 70 miles today.  Diced some spuds to have with it and fried slices of the ham to heat it fast.  I look forward to some other dishes flavored with ham, and it has a bone, so I can do split pea soup the way it's meant to be done.

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Just for the record...The pinto beans (cooked with ham bone) were excellent.
Momma made a firery red chile sauce so we had bean burritos with red sauce.
Nothing like what you get at Taco Smell...this was on a completely different level.


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Just for the record...The pinto beans (cooked with ham bone) were excellent.
Momma made a firery red chile sauce so we had bean burritos with red sauce.
Nothing like what you get at Taco Smell...this was on a completely different level.

Mmmm.  That sounds good.  We're using black bean and wheat tortillas theses days for our burritos.  Most of the leftover ham went into the freezer last night.
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I avoid pork products outside of a very rare piece of bacon. We raised pigs as kids and my Dad thought us watching the slaughter was a great idea. Yeah, great in that it was one of the main reasons I rarely consume meat. Pigs are intelligent and thoughtful beasts. I might be Debbie Downer'ish but having a meal that celebrates renewal of life with dead flesh...is yeah.....

" Pigs are intelligent and thoughtful beasts."


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