Ham season is around the corner. It’s a good idea to cook up a shopping list as early as now. You don’t want to find yourself scurrying to figure out what to buy and where to shop when the holidays arrive. So, prepare early and don’t forget to put ham at the top of your list.
There are a lot of reasons why ham is the perfect holiday main dish. Here’s why it’s a favorite among Filipino families:
- It’s so easy to prepare.
Choosing ham is the easiest decision you can make because a Christmas feast is not complete without ham. It’s easy to prepare, too. Just choose the brand that you trust, add your favorite seasonings, and pop it in the oven or the stove. Some stores offer pre-cooked ham and all you have to do is heat it.
- It brings people together.
Ham is perfect no matter how big your party is. Its size can feed a crowd and it’s not as expensive as other feast fare like lechon belly. Ham can guarantee that your party will be a success. Everyone loves this special meaty treat that its mere sight can pump up the party, and so good times will soon follow.
- You can season it however you like.
You can spice it up with the glaze that comes in the box or you can make your own toppings. Pineapple pairs really well with ham, but you can also use gravy, honey, or herbs like rosemary. It can also serve as an extra ingredient for other dishes. Toss it in your macaroni salad or mix it with carbonara.
- You can pair it with different side dishes.
It goes nicely with rice, vegetables, pasta, bread, and any food you can think of. You can put bread and cheese on the Christmas dinner table so everyone can make their own ham sandwich to go with their chicken and spaghetti.
Ham is great for any occasion, but of course, you don’t need a special event to enjoy it. Whether there’s a celebration or not, you can always head to stores like SLERS to satiate your ham cravings.