Me: So, do you think that I ought to go out and shoot a couple of bunnies and throw them in the pit for Easter or do...
Her: YOU'RE GETTING A HAM!!!!!
I think the ham bit was more of a reaction to her not being too fond of how it feels more solid when you chomp down on a bunny bone that is noticeably more solid than a bird bone and I might be able to convince her that there are other things that aren't ham that would be good, but I'm not ready to push that one yet. I might go out early Saturday morning and thump a couple of bunnies anyway, but that had better not be the only thing on the menu for my sake.
I'm nowhere near a ham guru and I obviously don't have the time to cure one myself, so I'm wondering what others on this site who are more experienced with preparing ham would do in my shoes. I have all the normal stores around (Albertsons, Smiths, Costco, etc...) and there is a local butcher shop that has phenomenal meats, but the prices are quite high. Are there any pre-cured raw hams that are readily available that somebody might suggest, or would I just be better off going and getting a pre-cooked one and warming it up in some smoke? If there aren't any options that will result in something better than just getting a precooked ham and warming it up in the oven, I'll start pushing some ribs or something, but that "YOU'RE GETTING A HAM" kind of makes me leery.