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Holiday Ham Dinner and a $100 Giveaway


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I love the holiday season. The gift giving, seeing family, and of course the food. Our December has been packed with holiday meals with friends and soon we’ll be having our family dinners too.

First, we’ll be having a Christmas meal with DH’s parents. I’ve been wracking my brain for easy menu ideas because we won’t have much time for preparation with work and our schedules.

Normally when I work with various product brands on this blog, I choose ones that I know and use on a daily basis. I confess, I didn’t know of Dietz & Watson when I was presented with the opportunity, but when I saw that they specialize in ham, I knew that this could potentially be the solution to my pre-Christmas dinner dilemma.

My family never did the traditional ham dinner, but DH’s family always does. I never much cared for ham until after I started spending time with DH’s family and now I quite look forward to it during the holidays.

I researched Dietz & Watson’s ham nutrition facts before agreeing to this review. I was most interested in the All Natural Uncured Classic Ham and I liked what I read: gluten free, no MSG, nitrate free and low sodium. DH’s parents have become much more health conscious recently, so this ham looked promising. For my purposes, I’ve always found ham to be too salty so I was happy to see this one was low sodium.

We purchased a ham this weekend to test it out. Since we couldn’t possibly finish an entire ham by ourselves, we decided to have an impromptu small gathering with some friends I wanted to see before the end of December. It also gave me an excuse to show off all the Christmas decorating I’ve been doing.

With the ham being the centerpiece, it was easy to put together a meal. We bought the ham and I had DH help me make it. Since it’s already precooked, it’s pretty easy to get ready. You just make a glaze and bake it in the oven. I made some desserts, my friends brought some sides so I didn’t have to the stress of having to do all the cooking, and dinner was set.

The ham was a great success. It was a noticeably less salty compared to other hams I’ve eaten. I especially liked the look of the cross sections on top.

So if ham is part of your holiday tradition, you may want to consider a Dietz & Watson brand ham.

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What is your favorite part of the holiday season?

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88 comments on “Holiday Ham Dinner and a $100 Giveaway”

  1. My favorite part is sharing all the food with family. All the baking, cooking, eating, drinking, what’s not to love?

  2. My favorite part of the holiday has to be christmas lights, they make me feel in the spirit every time i see them!

  3. Gift giving.

  4. The celebration of our faith, seeing family that we don’t usually see, and being with friends.

  5. my favorite part of the season is seeing all my family happy

  6. The chance to take a break from the hundreds of pages of reading and writing a night (grad school) and be able to catch up with family and old friends.

  7. My favorite part of the holidays is reconnecting with friends and family that I don’t see all year! It’s a crazy time of year, but great memories are made.

  8. The food and recipes my family comes up with.
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  9. I love time off to relax and I love the Christmas lights and decorations people put up! I wish people had lights up all year round!

  10. Feasting with loved ones.

  11. The best part of my Christmas is making the gifts!

  12. Get together with my family

  13. My favorite part about the holiday season consist of the three F’s: food, family, and friends (:

  14. nom nom = eating with friends and family. nom nom.

  15. I love gathering around the dinner table with my family and enjoying a leisurely meal we prepared together!

  16. My favorite part of the season is introducing my granddaughter to our family traditions and finding new ones.

  17. my favorite part of the holiday is sitting down with family and having a great meal. everyone makes their favorite dish and desert. Then we sit and share all of our milestones during the year. We all get to see each other and the things that happened during the year that created stress and drama is out the window….Everyone is laughing and sharing themselves with each other….its a happy time when we all focus on Jesus and the reason for the season. The family time and all the good times…..forget about the money and presents…its about jesus, family and having each other….

  18. It’s not about the presents it’s about sharing love with family and friends near and far. Those little moments throughout the holiday season that bring joy to your heart.

  19. we spend Christmas eve in Boston with friends: church and Chinese. Afterwards we all go over to their home for some more seasonal celebrating. We hd somevery bad health scares this year so there will be a new level of thankfulness as we celebrate.

  20. My favorite thing is singing Christmas music with my wonderful church family as we celebrate the Saviour’s birth.

  21. I love Dietz and Watson. I especially love the sweet slicing dinner ham!

  22. My favorite part is seeing all the Christmas lights!

  23. I like seeing friends, family and having great food

  24. Decorating, making gifts, visits with family and holiday foods that we indulge in each year.

  25. Family gatherings

  26. Food, family quality time is the best part of any holiday!

  27. hmm. My favorite part of the holiday season would have to be decorating the tree with loved ones, while the christmas carols are on!

  28. My favorite part of the holiday season is definitely family togetherness.

  29. Over the holidays, we go to 5 Christmas parties, and have my daughter’s birthday (New Years Eve). It’s a chaotic time, but I do love getting to see friends and family that I haven’t seen in a while. This year, one of my cousins brought his guitar, and we had in impromptu sing-along. Sure, “The Gambler” isn’t a traditional holiday tune, but I think after this year I will always associate it with Christmas and with my cousins. 😉

  30. My favorite part of the holiday season is slowing down the pace and just relaxing.

  31. My favorite part is getting together with just my immediate family for a quiet celebration.

  32. My favorite part of the holiday season is having all of my family togethr
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