Photo used with permission from The National Pork Association
Last week I had the opportunity to have coffee with Jodi, one of the Industry Relations talents with the Kansas Pork Association. I love working with brands, but I really love working with brands when I can truly get to know the person / people behind the brand. To me, my blog has always been about personal connections. Anytime I can develop a friendship with someone I am working with, it means that much more to me. I choose the brands I work with many times based on the potential for relationship building. I don’t want just a one off partnership. I want to work with people who care about me and my family and I likewise share the same sentiments.
Jodi and I hit it off instantly over our coffee date. She’s a Florida native, a horse lover, and lucky her… she gets to live in Kansas now ;) She is passionate about her job and the quality of work the Kansas Pork Association is doing across the state. The work she is doing with farmers is important, and I am so happy to partner up with them.
The Kansas Pork Association currently has a grand giveaway going on over on their facebook page! If you are a resident of Kansas or Missouri, simply go “like” the Kansas Pork Association Facebook page to register for one of TEN Holiday Ham gift baskets! It’s an awesome promotion going on now through December 16th.
If you are looking for an awesome recipe to place on your holiday table this year, this Sweet Ale Glazed Pork from the National Pork Association is one of the best you’ll find. Enjoy!
Recipe: Sweet Ale Glazed Pork (Recipe and Photo Courtesy of The National Pork Association)
- 7-8 pounds bone-in ham half, spiral-cut, cooked, with Honey Glaze Mix included
- 3/4 cup brown ale, OR porter beer
- 1 teaspoon mustard, grained
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Place ham, face down, on rack in shallow baking pan. Cover pan tightly with foil. Bake in heated oven for 1 3/4 – 2 1/2 hours or until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest portion (not touching bone) registers 135 degrees F. (about 15-18 minutes per pound).
- Meanwhile, pour beer in small saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, until beer is reduced to 3 tablespoons, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and cool slightly. Stir in glaze mix, mustard and pepper.
- Remove ham from oven. Increase oven heat to 425 degrees F. Spread glaze mixture over ham. Bake, uncovered, for 5-10 minutes to set glaze until 140 degrees F. Remove ham from oven and cool slightly. Loosely cover with foil and refrigerate until serving time or up to 1 day in advance. Serves 14 to 16
This is a sponsored post on behalf of the Kansas Pork Association. All opinions expressed are purely my own.