Thursday, April 10, 2014

Ham Glaze

You won’t locate it in the Bible; many cherished Easter traditions have been around for centuries. The most prominent symbol of the Christian holiday, Easter bunny was introduced to America by the German immigrants who brought their stories of an egg laying hare. 

The decoration of eggs is believed to date back to at least the 13th century, while the rite of the Easter parade has even older roots. Other traditions, consumption of Easter candy, are among the modern additions to the celebration of this early springtime holiday.

Nowhere in the Bible that mention the Easter bunny. But, the Easter bunny has become a symbol of Christianity’s most important holiday.

The largest Easter egg ever made was over 25 feet high and weighed over 8.000 pounds.

Decorating eggs for Easter is a tradition that dates back to at least the 13th century, according to some sources. One explanation for this custom is that eggs were formerly a forbidden food during the Lenten season, so people would paint and decorate them to mark the end of the period of penance and fasting, and then eat them on Easter as a celebration.

Easter egg hunts and egg rolling are two popular egg traditions. In the America, the White House Easter Egg Roll, a race in which children push decorated, hard boiled eggs across the White House lawn, is an annual event held the Monday after Easter. The first official White House egg roll occurred in 1878, when Rutherford B. Hayes was president. The event has no religious significance, although some people have considered egg rolling symbolic of the stone blocking Jesus’ tomb being rolled away, leading to his resurrection.
Research Source: History 

Do you have your Easter menu planned yet? Grab that ham and make this delicious ham glaze.

Ham Glaze
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1/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon honey mustard
1 tablespoon melted butter
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

In a small bowl, whisk all ingredients until well blended.

Brush glaze over ham the last 45 minutes cooking. Enjoy!

Note: You can use this Ham Glaze on ham steaks. Delicious!

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