Sunday, December 27, 2009


Have you ever noticed the connection between Christian high holy days and pork? I was just thinking about this today, and it occurred to me that the traditional meal for both Christmas and Easter is ham. Christmas ham, Easter ham...just wondering if there is a connection. I'm thinking it must be cultural, because I don't think this was true for the early church, like 2,000 years ago. Did 1st century Christians gather around the family table on Christmas and have a big ham dinner???

Just a thought.


  1. You're funny! At the Stedman house, we've never really had Christmas ham (or Easter ham for that matter...) It's usually spaghetti and meatballs! :)

  2. You just made my day with this "random thought." We have ham only if my dad's family is in town. If it's just us and/or my mom's side we usually have AMAZING lasagna instead (Grandma's recipe).