Saturday, 11 February 2017




One thing I haven't done for such a long time is buy the packets of ham in the supermarket. I buy one of these.




This one cost £4.25 from Aldi.

It was cooked yesterday in the slow cooker.

Look at all this lovely ham.


Value for money


Cheaper than buying decent pre packed ham from the supermarket and so much nicer.

Looking forward to ham, egg and chips for tea.

28 comments:

  1. I agree, I have not ate pre-packed ham for months, it taste of nothing. We get gammon and cook for a meal and use the rest as cold meats.

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  2. That's a good saving. I've never thought of cooking my own before. I might try this as ham is Lily's favourite sandwich filling at the moment. X

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  3. Home cooked ham tastes so much nicer than pre-packed doesn't it and ham, egg and chips has to be one of the nicest simple meals.....enjoy-x-

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    1. It does Shelia, we are looking forward to tea xx

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  4. We do the same. We have a couple of thick slices for a dinner, either with egg & chips or roast and green veggies with a parsley sauce. Then husband has several days worth of ham sandwiches for work. The knobbly thick end and bits & pieces left from slicing get used for a couple more dinners - either with pasta or rice, in a frittata or as a stir fry. Great value.

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    1. I think we will have some with boiled potatoes, veg and parsley sauce tommorow.

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  5. Sounds delicious, is there enough for another one?

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    1. Go on then, you would be very welcome.

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  6. Quite agree, I much prefer to buy a joint and use it, use it, use it.......

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    1. We will get some good meals and several rounds of sandwiches out of it.

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  7. Being vegetarian it isn't something I buy for myself, but you've given me an idea now for my Mum {I cook all her food} to give her something different. Thank you!

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    1. The thing with it is a joint like this is a versatile thing, so many different meal options.

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  8. I used to faff around boiling ham joints for a few hours in the biggest pan I could find ....until it was recommended to use the slow cooker. So much easier and very tender. Lovely!

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  9. I bought one not long ago in Lidl and it's in the freezer - will get it out one of these days and roast it (once it's completely thawed out, of course.) They are v. good value for money.
    Margaret P

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    1. Tasty and better value, can't go wrong.

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  10. I had the same for my dinner last night, I had to go out in the afternoon and popped into Tesco just in time to snap up some lovely ham on the bone for pennies, I got the bone as well so the soup pot is on today.

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    1. Great idea Pam, that reminded me I sometimes buy the ham hocks as well.

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  11. Ham, egg and chips is one of my favourite meals.
    xx

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    1. It went down very well indeed, I like good simple food the best xx

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  12. I really love a gammon joint, have a lovely, tasty tea xx

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    1. We did thankyou Cheryl, we will have some more tomorrow with spuds, veg and some parsley sauce xx

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  13. I made lemon curd in mine last week, but have never thought to do a gammon joint before. I will follow that up next time I see one in the reduced fridge. Many thanks!
    Arilx

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    1. Slow cookers are wonderful things, thanks for mentioning about curd I might try some jam, x

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  14. I cooked a small smoked gammon from Aldi in the slow cooker this week. It did a dinner with chips and beans and then in rolls with pickles the next day.

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