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Serving Sizes

We recommend a half a pound of  ham per person for a sit-down dinner.

A half ham 7-9# feeds 14-16 adults for dinner.
A whole hams 14-16# feeds 28-32 adults for dinner.

We recommend a third of a pound of  ham per person on a buffet.

A half ham 7-9# feeds 21-24 adults on a buffet.
A whole hams 14-16# feeds 42-48 adults on a buffet.

We recommend a quarter pound of  ham per person for a sandwich.

A half ham 7-9# should make about 25 sandwiches.
A whole hams 14-16# should make about 50 sandwiches.

Cooking Tips

Heating a Chicagoland whole or half Ham:
If only a few slices are needed, heat them in a skillet for 3 minutes.

Prior to heating a whole or half ham, let it get to room temperature first. Remove it from the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature for approximately 45 minutes, remove the polyethylene bag and loosen foil. Place the whole or half ham in a preheated 260° oven for 10 min. per pound. Just heat through (do not bake) as your ham is fully cooked.

For microwave heating consult your microwave instruction manual.

Cooking a Beef Honey Roast:

MEDIUM TEMPERATURE
@ 325 degrees F.
RECOMMENDED COOKING
TIME (FROZEN)
1 ½ – 2 ¼ pounds 2 ¼ hours
2 ¼ – 3 ¼ pounds 2 ½ hours
3 ¼ – 3 ¾ pound 2 ¾ hours
3 ¾ – 4 ½ pounds 3 hours
4 ½ – 5 ½ pounds 3 ¼ hours
5 ½ – 6 ½ pounds 3 ½ hours
6 ½ – 7 ¾ pounds 3 ¾ hours
7 ¾ – 8 ½ pounds 4 hours
8 ½ – 9 ¾ pounds 4 ¼ hours
9 ¾ – 11 pounds 4 ½ hours

Cooking a Pork or Turkey Honey Roast

Remove roast from the plastic wrapper. Place FROZEN roast in a baking pan. Add ½ inch of water to the pan. Tent the roast with foil and cook for the recommended time on the chart below. Uncover roast for the last 45 – 60 minutes to brown the roast.

MEDIUM TEMPERATURE
@ 325 degrees F.
RECOMMENDED COOKING
TIME (FROZEN)
2 -2 ¾ pounds 2 ¾ hours
2 ¾ – 3 ½ pounds 3 ¼ hours
3 ½ – 4 pounds 3 ½ hours
4 – 4 ¾ pounds 3 ¾ hours
4 ¾ – 5 ½ pounds 4 hours
5 ½ – 6 pounds 4 ½ hours
6 – 7 ½ pounds 4 ¾ hours
7 ½ – 11 pounds 5 hours

 

Storing Tips

Refrigerating a Chicagoland Ham:
A Chicagoland Ham should keep up to one week under proper refrigeration. Because of poorer refrigeration, the hams of 20 years ago had a very high salt content and while they were less perishable, they were also very salty. Honey Baked Hams are processed to produce a far superior flavor and tenderness, not to keep indefinitely.

Freezing a Chicagoland Ham:
If not to be consumed in one week or less uncooked portions should be frozen as soon as possible. Chicagoland Ham can be frozen for up to 2 months. Package meal size portions in tightly wrapped aluminum foil. Thaw portions as needed for 24 hours in the refrigerator. Whole or half hams require 36-48 hours to thaw in the refrigerator.

Storing a Beef, Pork or Turkey Honey Roast: Honey Roasts should be kept and stored frozen.The roasts can be kept frozen, uncooked for up to 2 months.  The roasts should be cooked from freezer to oven.

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