Building Your Own Home For Dummies
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Don’t be intimidated by that big ham you just cooked. Carving a ham is easy! To carve a ham that has the bone in, however you cooked it, you need to follow a few simple steps:

  1. Place the cooked ham on a cutting board, steady it with a carving fork, and cut off a few slices.

    Take these slices from the narrow side of the ham.

  2. Turn the ham onto the cut side.

    This position makes carving easier because the ham is resting on a flat portion.

  3. Cut a small wedge of meat from the shank end.

    Removing this wedge makes carving easier.

  4. Cut even, thick slices along the ham.

    Cut the slices down to the bone.

  5. Work the blade of the knife under the slices to release them from the bone.

    Use a sawing motion with the knife.

  6. Remove the slices to a serving platter.

    Your ham is ready to be served!

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Kevin Daum has 22 years of experience in the real estate and mortgage industry. He is founder and CEO of Stratford Financial Services. Daum has financed more than 800 custom homes and has published numerous articles on construction financing, mortgage education, and entrepreneurship. Janice Brewster served as editor of Log Home Living magazine for five years.  Brewster has been involved in the custom home industry for more than 10 years. Peter Economy is a best-selling business author, ghostwriter, development editor, and publishing consultant with more than 100 books, including several Dummies books, to his credit.

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