On the night before Easter morning, we always colored Easter eggs. It was a big deal at our house and the whole family would get into it, trying to make the most colorful and decorative egg. On Easter morning, it was our tradition that we wake up and look for our ham joint for sale Easter baskets that the Easter bunny had hidden for us to find. We would find them and marvel at all of the candy the Easter bunny had filled them with. My favorite was always the malted milk eggs. I think sis liked the marshmallow bunnies the best.
Shopping for a gammon in slow cooker is not difficult, even though there are several cuts to choose from. The first would be a whole ham, which weighs about 10 to 20 pounds, and includes the butt and shank portions. The butt end is the upper cut of the hog's rear leg, although this cut has more fat, it is meatier. The shank is the lower cut of the hogs rear leg, and is easier to carve, has less fat, and less meat then the butt. I prefer to buy the butt end, even though it is harder to carve, it does provide more meat for dinner.
Music It's good to have cooking ham music quietly playing in the background. If you want to try for a more sophisticated repast, classical music from Westminster Choir is great, and Handel's Messiah is a Christmas favorite thanks to the famous, "Hallelujah" chorus.
I have worked all along at two jobs in the past 5 years, and she has quit five jobs in a year and a half. I only quit the first one to go to the second one, which paid more, where I was for almost four years. I lost that job because of transportation, and have been living of child support for three months. Sure, I make money here but it is not working out as I thought it would, so I applied for the food stamps, cash assistance, and the medical card. My child support is 404 a month and it is more then the 398 that I am allowed to make in a month in the great state of Pennsylvania. I cannot pay my low house payment of 410 with either amount. I am now facing foreclosure of the home I have made payments on for 13 years by the way.
Gift giving can get quite expensive for a large extended family. Have everyone put their names in a hat or jar, then have one person in the family walk by and grab a name out of the hat - for the adults, that is who you will buy a gift for that year. Buy one gift that both adults can enjoy. For the children, all of the aunts and uncles would buy the cousins gifts. Since there were seven brothers and sisters on my mother's side of the family, each child got seven gifts on christmas ham Eve.
If there's anything worse than ham flavored soda, it has to be a soda flavored like a Christmas tree. This one was just awful. It smells a lot like a pine scented air freshener, and somehow tastes like one as well. If you were ever to lick a pine scented air freshener, I think it would taste like this one.
Whether you and your neighbors are close or just acquaintances spread some holiday cheer around your block and give your next door neighbor a classy and appropriate gift they will love and appreciate this season. Try one of these 10 great gift ideas and give them a gift they will remember all year around!