So, Goodwill gave its employees a free ham for Easter. A 16-pound ham. It's awesome, except what do I do with 16 pounds of ham? Also, how do I lug that monstrosity on my hour-long trek from work to the homestead? Answer: male friends. I had my friend, Kyle, who also works at Goodwill, take my ham home in his nifty vehicle. I then made him stash my ham, along with his own, in his fridge. I'm a giver.
Lucky for me, Kyle not only lives nearby, but has three male roommates who are perfect in their ham-consuming capacity. I felt a little bad about making them stow my extra ham, but decided to compensate them for their troubles... with ham. As such, I popped over yesterday after work to commence some ham-cooking.
Fun fact: I've never cooked a ham before. I culled up some advice from coworkers and family alike, then with a dash of ingenuity and a whole lot of finger-crossing, I winged it.
1 large ham
3 cans of pineapple slices, in pineapple juice
2-lb bag of brown sugar
Little squeeze of honey
*Note: Seriously. Winged it.
Step One: Prep Time
Show up to boys' house at 9:15 PM, ready to cook. Assert your need to cook ham. When one of them offers you honey for a glaze, defiantly brandish the pineapple slices/brown sugar, which are lying in wait in your bag.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Accept the fresh whiskey-coke offered by resident.
Step Two: Ham
|Step 1A: Confound family members by insisting it's "semi-boneless."|
|Looks so wrong, it must be right.|
|Challenge: Keeping pictures in focus after additional whiskey-cokes!|
Step Five: Glazing Over
|Unnecessary Photo- FTW!|