Following my post on how to use ham for packed lunch, I will show you how easy it is to make lots of ham. You can then use it for diner and all sorts of packed lunches, i.e. sandwiches, tortilla wraps, rice or pasta salads or even microwavable lunches to eat at the workplace.
Cooking your own ham is very easy and very money efficient. Just remember to cook more than you need so that you can store the surplus for future use. Here is what I do:
Boil in water.
Remove excess fat, make a criss cross pattern and spread glaze on top
Cook in the oven for 20 min. Tip: remove the fork with an oven glove and place it in the sink to ensure you will not pick it up with bare hands while still hot! I know! I have done it before! There is something in your brain that alway expect forks to be cold and you will burn yourself if you are not careful!
Then, cut slices as thin as possible.
Put the rest in the fridge and/or freezer for use in your packed lunches. Make sure you separate your slices with double-thickness greaseproof paper otherwise you will end up with a big frozen block.