This recipe reminds me of a story I once read. Written in my own words, as I remember it. It’s funny but teaches a valuable lesson …
A girl was watching her mother prepare dinner one day and noticed something odd. Before placing a large ham in the roasting pan, her mother sliced off one end. The girl asked why she did that. Her mother replied, “It’s something MY mother always did. I’m not sure why, but she was a great cook so I do it like her.” The girl decided to get answers to this puzzle by asking her grandmother why the ham was prepared in such a way the next time she saw her. When the occasion arrived, the girl anxiously approached her grandmother with the question “Mom said you always cut one end off the ham before cooking it. Why grandma?” Her grandmother smiled with sudden realization and said, “Oh, that was because it was too big for my pan.”
LOL I love that story. Just ask when in doubt! But seriously, before making this Cola Glazed Ham recipe, make sure you buy one that FITS your slow cooker. Don’t want to end up like grandma, do you? heehee Keep this recipe in mind for Easter … a traditional oldie.
- Unwrap ham; score the ham with shallow slashes in a crosshatch diamond like pattern. Rub scored area of ham with mustard/brown sugar mixture (add a little cola if needed to make a paste).
- Place ham in crockpot and pour cola into bottom. Cover and cook on LOW and cook for 7 to 8 hours. Baste the last hour of cooking by spooning juices over ham.