Not me, but my poor friend Tom. He called a few minutes to tell me and I couldn’t wait to pass on the story.
He was invited to his sister’s home for Thanksgiving. All his family was coming, each bringing a dish to share. His sister had planned on setting up the food buffet style in the dining room.
As many of his relatives don’t care for turkey, Tom decided to splurge and get a nice HoneyBaked ham. These are spiral-cut bone-in hams covered in a sugary glaze which is then torched to create a lovely sweet crunchy crust. The hams look spectacular – here is a link to their site: http://www.honeybaked.com/
. Also, they can be pretty pricey. Tom spent over $70 for his ham.
His plan was to put the whole ham on a large platter with a serving fork. But his sister objected and said that would cause too much trouble – that he should have taken the slices off and piled them on platter. Tom explained the ham is pre-sliced and everyone could easily serve themselves. Sister insisted on her way and took the ham into the kitchen. Tom shrugged and began mingling with cousins.
Thirty minutes later, sister came out with a small platter of ham slices, all hacked into weird trapezoidal shapes. She had carved off every smidgen of that fabulous glaze and tossed it out. Tom did a double-take and sister became defensive and said, “Well no one likes that crust, I was just helping out.”