Third Annual Ham Party

Yeah, you read that right. Ham party. A party with ham. The very best kind of party.

Each year, the company I work for gifts us a lovely ham and a recipe glaze with a personal thank you note – I work for a rad company.

If I ate the ham, I would be eating it for a month with no other meat in my diet. Instead, I use it as an excuse to get a bunch of awesome people together for a party. This year, we even had ham balloons! You know it’s a party when there are balloons.

I’ve been travelling a bit so the first free date was on Saturday just been. I grab some fresh buns and kale slaw to go with the ham and guests bring snacks or whatever they feel like. Seeing as it was 34 degrees this year and we were outside, some bought ice blocks and ice cream – yessss.

Glaze this year was a ginger and orange marmalade – recipe is below. It was on point – some said it was even the best ham yet! I’m not sure about that, but I’ll take it.

There was lots of swimming, then we ate the ham, swum again and ended up playing Cards Against Humanity until around midnight. All in all an awesome day with great company!

Oh, and if you were wondering – there was no ham left.

Ham Party!

Everyone loves a Christmas ham, and lucky for me, my work (Wiley) gifted each employee a ham and bottle of wine for Christmas. They really are generous employers.

I only had a few days to eat the ham before I flew out to NZ for Christmas so I decided to have a ham party!

I decorated the yard, invited a bunch of my close friends and had the Christmas music (much to everyone’s disgust) blaring. Starting with cheese boards, homemade hummus by the legendary Kim and my fave guac by the lovely Lisa we had drinks outside while the ham cooked inside.

I glazed the ham with pineapple and brown sugar (thanks mum for the recipe) and I must say it turned out pretty well! Served with an Asian slaw in buns and beef sausages for those who didn’t eat pork, (cough Daran & Lisa) everyone was pretty full by the time I bought out dessert hush consisted of fruit kebabs and watermelon.

We had a fantastic time, so much so that two of the boys crashed (isn’t Mates Motel a great ad campaign by the govt?!) for the night and two out of the four carloads that drove needed to get a ride with the others!

We had lots of fun, partied from 3-midnight and consumed much of the ham – happy days!!













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