Easter is the only time of year i buy ham. I am not talking about Jennie-O Turkey ham, but 100% full flavor pork. Right now Safeway has whole hams for only $.99 a pound. But who eats a whole ham? Not this family I promise you. I just hand it over to the in-store butcher and have him slice it into quarters. Yes that is still more that we go through in 1 dinner but I plan leftovers. Generally I will get at least 2 meals from each quarter and sometimes up to 4. So 1 whole ham produces 10 meals. That averages out to $1.80 a meal for the ham.


There are lots of ways to freeze food but I prefer to wrap my hams. First i do 3 layers of Serane and then butcher paper. I pick up butcher paper from the local butcher in town where people get their beef cut and wrapped. An end roll cost me $10 3 years ago and there is still plenty left. And the kids use it all the time.


This stuff is wider than anything in the store and if the professionals use it, I will too. Always label your meat and date it so you know what it is and when you purchased it. Happy EASTER everyone!


About keepingiteasyandsimple

I have been married for 20 years and have 3 children. My oldest is 20 and currently in the National Guard. My daughters are 15 and 11 and involved in everything. I believe life is difficult enough, that we can find ways to make the everyday just a little easier and perhaps even more simple. I love to cook, shop and make things with the kids.

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