Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday and to many, it means great food! Great food has always been a Thanksgiving meal tradition. Giving thanks over a wonderful Thanksgiving meal or dinner is always enjoyable. Here is my perfect Southern Thanksgiving meal menu and dinner ham joint cooked in guinness.
Before you cook your slow cooker gammon, you will need to soak it in a bucket of water for two days changing the water every 12 hours. Don't forget that it has been sitting in a salt brine for a long time so if you do not soak it, it will be inedible. You will need to plan ahead to ensure you give yourself enough soaking time if you are to be serving it for guests or at your restaurant.
The recipe calls for the Pepperidge Farm party rolls, which can be found either in the bread section or bakery section of the grocery. These rolls are rather small, but if you would like a bigger sandwich, go with two 12-count packages of prepared dinner rolls. These would make a bigger sandwich, which would be particularly good when serving as a main course sandwich. These also are made a day ahead, which comes in very handy when it comes to saving time. You can make these up, refrigerate them, then bake them whenever you're ready. You could even make these up wrap cooking ham and freeze them. Thaw them in the refrigerator at least overnight before proceeding to bake them.
Cook on medium heat until onions are clear and soft, then add sugar. Turn down and let them turn to a caramelized brown color but not burnt. They will almost look as if they are disintegrating in the pan and that is what you're looking for.
I wasn't christmas ham sure what to expect from Mother's but when I walked in the front door I sauntered straight into the middle of comfort food heaven. The gentleman at the door handed me a menu and shouted "Read this, get in line, place your order and sit anywhere you want!" It was so stern a command that I nearly stumbled over my own feet trying to get to the counter.
Jamaicans are famous for their Jerk Chicken, which is lends it's flavor to a unique combination of spices, but did you know that the traditional meat cooked for the holidays is Christmas Ham? Jamaican Christmas Ham is prepared by using a combination of brown sugar ,salt and powdered or ground nutmeg. The mixture is rubbed on the ham four days prior to cooking and then baked slowly for hours. The result is a succulent, juicy ham that has a slight smoked flavor. Ham not your cup of tea? Then try these other Jamaican prepared meats like baked chicken, and curry goat. If your are really adventurous then you can also try Oxtail.
Using some of these dos and don'ts when planning your next Christmas party should help you have a successful, fun-filled Christmas party, enjoyed by everyone in attendance. For other tips on planning a successful Christmas party, check out the Better Homes And Gardens website. They have many ideas available their for Christmas decorating, food, etc. for that Christmas party you may be planning.