I’m going with a butterflied leg of lamb, barbecued, but for the lamb haters in the extended family, I’ll also cook a ham. Cook’s Illustrated gives top rating to Cook’s Spiral Hams – specifically, the bone – in “Honey Ham” ( no corporate relationship – name coincidence) , and I agree. Nice meat (toss out the freaking glaze package though – I’ll give you a superior recipe later this week) already cooked, so just warm and serve, Delicious and usually sold at bargain rates this time of year. Official retail is around $3.50 a lb., but look for sales at Food Mart or Shop Rite and I bet you can do better.
Cook’s Spiral Sliced Hickory Smoked Bone-In Honey Ham
$3.29 per pound
Nearly every taster praised the “nice balance of smoke and salt” and “genuine ham flavor.”