Wednesday, July 13, 2011

1950's week - day 4








One of the joys of our household in the 1950's was a ham for Sunday dinner. Sometimes it was an Easter ham, sometimes a Christmas ham. It was never a 4th of July ham! LOL
I don't cook great big hams like this. It's too much for just Peter and me. There's another version not shown here that involved studding the ham with whole cloves. Gosh we loved ham. And, like turkey, some of the best of it was the sandwiches the next day.
I'm not posting a recipe. You can find them via Google by the hundreds. I just wanted to share a bit of nostalgia. Spiral sliced? Did not exist in the 50's.
On another topic, I've shared my discovery of something via my keyboard. It turns out others knew about this already. Many of the blogs I read have type sizes I find difficult to read. I don't know how I found this out, but if you press Ctrl/+ (you don't need to do upper case for that) the text gets larger. Hooray!

12 comments:

Kathleen said...

LOL! I just figured out how to make the text bigger myself. Aint life grand!!! :) Your ham looks great

Jenn said...

Great tip! I bet there are a lot of people that don't know about it. I was never that wild about ham just on a plate with mashed potatoes and veggies...but the next days ham sandwiches were the bomb! I used to tell my mom the reason I didn't eat the ham when she made it for dinner was because I was saving for sandwiches the next day!! lol

Linda www.mykindofcooking.com said...

You learn something new everyday! I am going to pass that tip on to my mom. She has trouble with some of the type too.

Michael Toa said...

Love ham! In fact, I am having some friends over tonight for dinner and we'll be having ham. I hope to get leftovers for sandwich or risotto. Fingers crossed.

http://michaeltoa.blogspot.com/2011/02/sweet-chilli-glazed-ham-sweetcorn.html

Pam said...

Great tip. My mother served ham with melted honey butter on top... it was so good.

Bo said...

I didn't know that about making the text larger...just tried it...It works!

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

Love ham! espcially with cloves - then of course there's leftovers for toasted ham and cheese sandwiches - divine.
Mary

Create. Snap. Eat. said...

Yes! I am now thinking about HoneyBaked Ham -- a family favorite.

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

Mmm...ham :)

Chris said...

We actually did have ham on 4th of July once as a kid. And nah, it wasn't spiral sliced, it was mom sliced!

Create. Snap. Eat. said...

HoneyBaked Ham was HUGE in our household during the holidays. Cloves, huh? I feel like I have seen recipes call for them, but haven't actually tried them.

Oswald said...

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