What To Cook For New Year’s Eve Dinner – Anyone Has A Yummy Baked Ham Recipe?

Hello there, dear friends 😀

I have been wondering for a few days now about what to cook for my family’s New Year’s Eve Dinner 🙄 ………also mulling over what type of cuisine, like Chinese, Western or Japanese……..  when I got an idea after reading sweetrosie’s blog   HERE  to serve a whole Baked Ham!  We just love ham but the only way we have had it was in our sandwiches! I have never bought a whole ham leg nor bake one before, so this recipe will be a novelty for us to be enjoyed greatly!  😆

As such, if there is anyone who has their favourite, yummy Baked Ham recipe to share with me so that I can have some ideas on how to cook this, I would be most happy and appreciative with your contribution.

Thank you!

With best wishes for a successful New Year 2008 to you all,

choesf  😀


5 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    sweetrosie said,

    awww.. thanks dear choesf *blush*
    The ham was so easy to do, and I hadn’t baked one before. Mine was a half leg- a whole would have been too much. You know, the cut end didn’t really dry out too much at all and I decided to carve it longways: standing it on the cut end, and carving down from the bone.

    choesf, you can make up any glaze you like for ham. I think sugar, fruit and spice go so well. Basically I just used a jar of apricot jam but I have a feeling I am much lazier than you are… You can put lemon and /orange slices studded with cloves over the top too ( I forgot to do that) Pineapple, orange and even Coke have featured in recipes I’ve seen.

    I would recommend covering the ham with foil part way through the cooking. All that sugar wants to burn 🙂

    dear choesf, I am sending an email asking for feng shui advice for my daughter’s room. Only when you get time- no hurry 🙂

    Have a lovely evening


  2. 2

    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Dear sweetrosie, 😀

    Thank you so much for your prompt response! 😀

    I was about to log off when I decided to look at the “Comments” section one last time and I was so glad to see your recipe here. For the past one hour, I have been “Googling” for Baked Ham recipes, but it definitely is much better coming straight from someone posting here….well, it is the personal touch and advice from the recommendation that I get here, I think! 😉

    As you mentioned you are sending me an email, I now have an excuse to hang around the PC longer as today, I am not cleaning nor cooking and therefore I have lots of time to be here! 😆 😆 😆

    Thank you for your lovely recipe!


    choesf 😀


  3. 3

    Dani said,

    When you are in a hurry, pour a can of dr. pepper over your ham, bake at 325 for 15 min per lb. cover with foil until the end and then baste and let the sugars carmelize for the last 15-30 min. No muss, no fuss. Other than that, traditional brown sugar, butter and orange juice or pineapple glazes work well too. good luck


  4. 4

    Dani said,

    I only know the dr. pepper trick because I was catering a buffet dinner on a cruise for 200 and some of the boxes never made it from the dock to the galley. I went up to the bar & asked for a bib of dr. pepper and let’s just say it was a hit. Guests were leaving the trip and asking to take leftovers with them. I have never had that happen. When one guest asked about the ham, I told her it was just regular uncooked hams picked up at a local superstore & then I told her about a few boxes being left behind and that I improvised with soda. She thought I was joking, I wasn’t and we were asked to host her school’s next fundraiser. Nothing like a tasty and inexpensive menu!!!!


    • 5

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hello there and welcome, dear Dani 😀

      Thank you so much for your tip on using Dr Pepper to bake a delicious ham. I have a recipe for a simple yet delicious pork chop dish that calls for the use of 7-Up! Yes, I do agree wholeheartedly with you – nothing like a tasty and inexpensive menu indeed! 😀

      Have a Happy Prosperous New Year!

      With peace and joy,

      choesf 😀


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