Christmas Eve is for prepping the veg, cooking the ham, and being sociable.
There is a direct link between the last two.
How to cook a ham, mcspec style
Stick cloves into the ham. Put ham, more cloves and water in a big pot. Bring to boil.
Visit the neighbours, drink wine.
Return eventually, or when Spurs Fan makes a panic stricken phone call “when do I turn off the hob?”
Take out ham , cooked to perfection.
No need to worry about that baking later. Too many things to keep track of.
I am a domestic goddess. Panic not, people, we’re lucky to be having a meal at all. Details are just details.
It’s Christmas eve, babe. Time for a singalong.
ham picture from theordinarycook- she did the baking thing too