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Old 03-13-2011, 01:22 PM   #41
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I did find a sale ham yesterday at aldi's. It wasn't a great sale but since we haven't had ham for so long, I decided we would try it. Lately I've been seeing hams for $30-40 at the regular grocery store, and that's just too much $$ for me to spend.

Bone in, smoked, spiral cut, $1.49/lb, natural juices (no water added). I remembered what everyone said about being careful not to dry it out. There were fatty parts on the outside. Warmed it up and OMG it was wonderful, moist, slightly salty smoked. For around $14, there is a bone with quite a bit of meat on it, and sandwiches for dinner last night, and another 6 meals for 3 of us put in the freezer.
It was good enough that I'll go get another one for the freezer.
That is a great deal!
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Old 03-13-2011, 01:35 PM   #42
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That is a great deal!
Is it really? I saw someone said they picked up some for 99 cents/lb, but, I was JUST hankering for some smoked ham!
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Old 03-13-2011, 01:56 PM   #43
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Is it really? I saw someone said they picked up some for 99 cents/lb, but, I was JUST hankering for some smoked ham!
Good smoked ham with natural juices and no added water...great deal! Sounds like better quality.

I found the $1.99 a pound corned beef to be much saltier than the $2.18 corned beef. Lower quality, lower price.
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Old 03-13-2011, 04:24 PM   #44
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Hams should be going on sale by April 1st in advance of Easter. Time to clear out those freezers and stock up!
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I haven't had good luck with freezing ham. I found it seemed very watery and less tasty when I defrosted it. Might have been the type of ham.
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Old 03-13-2011, 10:05 PM   #46
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bliss, if you like pea soup and still have the ham bone and leftover scraps, try making my crock pot pea soup.

oh yeah, you have to have a crock pot as well, lol.

Crock Pot Split Pea Soup with Ham
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I haven't had good luck with freezing ham. I found it seemed very watery and less tasty when I defrosted it. Might have been the type of ham.

I haven't had any problems with freezing Ham(or any pork) as long as it is not frozen more then a couple of months.
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Hams should be going on sale by April 1st in advance of Easter. Time to clear out those freezers and stock up!

I am hoping for Turkeys on sale.
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Old 03-14-2011, 02:41 AM   #49
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You couldn't GIVE me a free Smithfield ham...I just don't like 'em...*side note, my mum goes all "gaga" over one*...HAHAHA...I have found my truest love of a ham comes from the VA Baked Honey Ham store over in VA Beach. The ham is seasoned, spiraled, & packaged, &, is expensive as all heck could be, but...that ham "sings" to me all throughout the year, to which, I am blessed to get one or 2 during the holiday seasons. Its moist, juicy, & packed full of flavor!! I have NEVER had a bad ham from there - PLUS - ITS SPRIAL CUT!! This ham is off the richtor-scale as far as taste, flavour, & texture go....LOVE THIS HAM!!!
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bliss, if you like pea soup and still have the ham bone and leftover scraps, try making my crock pot pea soup.

oh yeah, you have to have a crock pot as well, lol.

Crock Pot Split Pea Soup with Ham
Will do! Have crockpot, will travel!
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