Are you a ham or turkey kind of person for the holidays?
I’m a turkey kind of gal. Actually, I could care less what the entree is; my favorite part of holiday meals are the sides. Give me a plate full of stuffing and mashed potatoes any day over sliced turkey or ham.
My family usually cooks a turkey for Thanksgiving and a ham for Christmas. One year, my mom really, really wanted something called a “country ham”. She had it specially ordered from Virginia or Georgia and hung it up in our pantry for the month leading up to Christmas.
When it was time to bite down on the treasured ham—you couldn’t get through one bite. It was so, so salty. It was the saltiest thing I had ever tasted in my life. We had to throw that country ham away and have been doing turkey for both holidays…
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