Who is ready for Christmas dinner?
While Thanksgiving is about the turkey, Christmas is more wide open. People cook all different meats.
Does your family have a tradition? Or do you like to change it up every year?
Ham & lamb are both good choices that many people do for Christmas, although I think even more do them for Easter, especially lamb. And if you are going to buy a ham or lamb at Costco this year (and there is probably a good chance of that since your reading this post). Then let me get right into it.
The ham selection at Costco has not changed much in recent years. That is boneless turkey breast on the right in case you were wondering.
What is the Price of Ham at Costco?
Here are the prices of ham at Costco. I recorded these prices while at the Costco store in Garden Grove, California.
|Ham||PriceKirkland Master Carve Applewood Smoked Half Ham||$2.59/lbKirkland Spiral Sliced Ham||$1.99/lb|
Not much has changed in the world of Costco hams over the last couple holidays. Costco has been offering the same two options – the Spiral Sliced Ham and the Master Carve ham.
That doesn’t mean there have not been changes. Costco use to offer a Master Carve ham in a full size until they went to the half size a couple years ago. Also there use to be a currant glaze that came with the ham. Many people have complained about the glaze being gone, so I came up with a new glaze recipe that I like more than the one that use to come with the ham.
It’s easier to still get a full ham, buy two halves!!!!
The Spiral ham in the red foil has been the same as long as I have been checking for hams at Costco.
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What is the Best Ham to Buy at Costco?
Which ham do I choose?
I always go for the Master Carve ham over the spiral. The reason being is that I like that the Master Carve is a boneless ham that hasn’t been shaped into a log. The ham has a more natural look. Reason why it’s called a Master Cave is that it is so easy to carve since the bone is gone and you don’t have any weird fatty areas.
I don’t like Spiral Hams that much because they can be really easy to dry out if your not carefully. Most grocery stores they usually cost more too, except at Costco the price per pound of $1.99 makes it the cheaper per pound option. The spiral ham isn’t all usable meat like the Master Carve.
What is the Price of Lamb at Costco?
|Lamb||PriceRib Roast (Rack)||$13.99/lbBoneless Leg Roast||$5.99/lbLoin Chops||$7.99/lb|
The prices are much different from when I do my Easter post early in 2018. The only change I saw was that the boneless leg roast is 50 cents more per pound.
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I haven’t published any lamb recipes on the blog yet, but here are a couple I recommend:
My Favorite Tool to Use for Cooking Ham or Lamb?
As a final word of advice, I always recommend that whenever you are roasting beef, that you use a probe thermometer. These take the guess work out of to when your meat is perfectly done the way you want it. A thermometer has saved me so much stress and heartache over the years. I am always telling people to get one, for good reasons!
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