thread every Christmas my mother in law insists on buying us a massive lump of gammon
which we eat about 3 slices of then throw away. she won't take no for an answer, so every bloody year, 3 tonnes of gammon.

"you can slice it and freeze it and eat it in sandwiches". until fucking July.

nice of her to think of us, but I think we'd both prefer her to take a passing interest in her grandchild. also, her partner is gammon.

blimey, that was pent up. carry on.
permalink At least she doesn't boil the grandchild,
freeze them, and serve them up in sandwiches until July
permalink these fucking joints are bigger than the 4-year-old
I know pigs are big, but jesus...
permalink My mum always does gammon on Christmas Eve, with mash and peas,
and Turkey on the big day. Then on Boxing Day we have some slices of the meat cold and use the rest in a cheaters' quiche which is always ALL the delicious.
permalink I like it
it's just the sheer quantity.
permalink I had gammon in a pub recently
that came with pineapple salsa. It was excellent.

Feel free to redirect your Christmas gammon my way.
permalink pineapple salsa?
oh the humanity.
permalink I think cowjam is right.
It sounds excellent. I trade gingerbread or sausages.
permalink Back in the mists of time
when all the grandparents & assorted extended family came round for Xmas dinner, my mom used to make a massive turkey and a huge gammon.

She still does it, despite the fact that time has massively reduced the numbers. Luckily, I love cold meat leftovers.

Also they're getting grandchildren now, so the numbers are going up.
permalink Crikey!
Better out than in, mind you!