A few years ago for Easter we asked the butcher for a fresh ham. He made special efforts to find one.
Silly us, we should have specified a half ham but when he presented us with a 17 lb full ham,
, we did not have the heart to tell him we wanted only half.
Were so stunned at the idea of 17 lb of ham for just the two of us, didn't ask him to cut it in two. So purchased a hacksaw and did the job ourselves.
Cooked most of it and used it in any way we could imagine.
Finally just froze a bunch which worked fine.
Cured ham freezes even better. It's very hard for the two of us to use even a small half ham without freezing some. And when we can find cottage rolls, not common around here, we stock up and freeze them. Never had a problem and the stuff tastes great when defrosted.