So, this Christmas will be bringing me a new experience....cooking a ham. When it comes to ham, I've always gone the safe route--either make a trip to Honey Baked Ham or rely on my mom to cook one. I really have no clue what I'm getting myself into.
If you read my HodgePodge post, you read what happened between the grocery cart and my kitchen counter--the netting *WITH THE DIRECTIONS* disappeared!!! How does this happen?!?!? I've never had that happen before, and I've bought my share of turkeys and chickens over the years. Thankfully, I was able to call the grocery store and speak to this really sweet girl in the meat dept. who gave me the directions. :o)
Here's my question(s):
The directions say to add water to the pan before putting it into the oven. Um, how much???? Also, it says to baste as needed. Baste it with what? The water? The directions mention nothing about any type of seasoning, so I'm clueless here.
I don't want to do any kind of sweet glaze because hubby likes a very traditional tasting ham. I just want a ham that has a good, simple flavor, and one that doesn't turn out too dry. It's a 9 lb. spiral sliced ham that's supposed to be cooked 15 min. per lb.