As it is for many people today, Christmas was for Jefferson a time for family and friends and for celebrations, or in Jefferson’s word, “merriment.” In 1762, he described Christmas as “the day of greatest mirth and jollity.” Holiday celebrations were much more modest that those we know today. Socializing and special food would have been the focal points of the winter celebrations rather than decorations or lavish gifts.
Made from a Genuine Smithfield Ham, this extraordinary bone-in ham gets its rich mellow flavor from a secret brown sugar seasoning mixture developed by Smithfield associate, Mr. Charles Henry Gray. Each bite leaves a not-too-salty and slightly sweet and smoky taste on the palate. Fully cooked and pre-sliced, it makes an impressive presentation on your table. Add the bone to soups or stews for deep flavor. 12-15 lbs. Serves 20 to 50.