umm....maybe they're on extreme Atkins? Otherwise I got nothing as far as a motive for such insanity.
The funny thing is, I was looking at ham at the store the other day and it is freakin expensive
If I were the couple I would blow my holiday budget on the best ham I could afford, and be super grateful
that everyone else could contribute sides and dessert to round out the family meal. The meal could be everyone's gift to everyone else, and I could retain my pride in being able to provide the centerpiece of glazed meaty goodness.
awesome, but not good enough to usurp every other holiday dish. Just...no.