More than twenty years ago I started the tradition of us having a home cooked ham on Christmas Eve. We have it with salad and chips and we all look forward to it immensely.
Over the years I have done everything from mustard to marmalade hams but this year we are having a change and today I will be making this.........
Mine won't have cost me £1.58 a portion though as it was bought with my T***o vouchers.
The recipe is in the little Christmas book from A**a.
It is wickedly cold here this morning with a spiteful wind blowing. The sky is a horrible sickly grey so I don't know what that is going to throw at us I'm sure.....hoping for a little snow but it will more than likely be rain.
Andy has been into the little town early this morning to fetch his pork pie. He has to have one from Birds and if you don't get there early you don't get one. He says it was really busy in town so I am very glad that I will not be going in again now until after Christmas.
I have a good mixture of jobs to be getting on with while the ham is cooking......finishing off the laundry, clearing all my sewing stuff out of the dining room as the cabinets will have to be wheeled out into the kitchen to make room for seven of us around the table on Christmas Day and there is a small basket of ironing to get done out of the way.
The Christmas music will be going on.....for as long as I can stand it and I may see if I can persuade Andy to light the fire.
Hope you all have a cosy Christmas Friday.