Dinner Is Prepared...Complete With Stabbing...

Stab Happy... - Stab Happy...
@twoey68 (13651)
United States
May 10, 2008 12:34pm CST
I’m beginning to think that some criminals must have much better upper body strength than I do LOL I am making a ham today and part of how I make is to take one of my big knives and go to town stabbing the heck out of it. Then I put a glaze on it and let it cook. The stabbing opens it up good so the glaze can get down inside the ham. All that stabbing though wears me out LOL I don’t know how some of these criminals do it…I’d be cramping up from it. Hubby thinks I’m nuts but it’s a great way to work out frustrations not to mention my Ham turns out wonderful. Do you ever stab the daylights out of your large chunks of meat? What about the mallet that some use to tenderize? Do you think it’s an acceptable way to open up the meat? **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
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• United States
10 May 08
rotflmao Twoey, I use an injection needle...... so much easier....No cramps, just keep sticking it in and you can use any type of glaze you want.
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
10 May 08
I've heard of them but never tried one...is it as much fun as the stabbing? LOL **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
• United States
10 May 08
rotflmao yup can be.. the insertion is so much easier however.
@ElicBxn (61078)
• United States
9 Jun 08
With my luck, I'd stab myself! If I didn't have bad luck, I'd have no luck at all.
• United States
14 May 08
I've never cooked ham before, but it sounds like it gets the job done, cooking and stress relief. I will have to keep that in mind for when I do cook my first ham. I will sometimes stab my pork chops with a fork several times when I am BBQing them.
@flowerchilde (12534)
• United States
13 May 08
Say that sounds good! Tenderizing, tastiness and exercise all in one! I think I will remember this and use it next time I cook a ham, and when I want to tenderize any meat, which is often as I love to buy cheap cuts.. I never thought of doing this to a ham to get the glaze more into it! A dilemma I have pondered many a time.. But yes, I may have to garner up some rage.. and I too wonder how anyone could carry on like that for long.. must be the crazed part that does it.. I could use being a bit more crazed as a cook (or at least interested) so any tip that helps is a plus..
@DavidReedy (2411)
• United States
13 May 08
All I know is that I really don't want to upset you.
@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
12 May 08
LOL--- I never thought of criminals stabbing people! You are too funny. Yes I beat the heck out of some meat to tenderize it. I don’t stab anything though : ) I should try it with ham—I bet it’s wonderful—gets the glaze in the middle and it cooks through. You should start working out with arm weights- lol to be able to stab the meat!
@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
12 May 08
I don't do any of that being I use the crock pot for roasts and such which tenderizes the meat while it's cooking. Once in a while, I'll put a turkey or chicken on the grill or a ham in the oven but still don't do any of that. I seem to have a way of picking out the best cuts of meat even out of the toughest ones.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
12 May 08
sure why not I take a scerdriver to punch holes in it so I can get the marinate in good
@writersedge (22577)
• United States
11 May 08
Poking with a sterilized, sharp needle is easier, I think. I think crisscrossing surface cuts might work just as well. If you go very far it, I don't think the glaze gets that far in. It may, but I would think the weight of the meat would reseal the inside deeper cuts. Take care
• United States
11 May 08
for my pork like ribs and roast i rub them with mustard and let them set in fridge over night that works good to
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
11 May 08
Ha ha , I have never thought of stabbing your ham...it sounds like it might be a good idea...The next time i bake a ham i will try that...As for comparing it to criminals I have never thought of that either,come to think of it,i bet it would wear someone out to perform those acts...If it is hard to stab a ham,i cannot imagine stabbing a person...It could be that stabbing people takes a lot of upper body strenth or that person may be like is a rage..They have said that being in a rage can give a person extra strength..I will get mad before i stab my ham...
@xboxboy (5578)
10 May 08
i have to take this discussion from the opposite viewpoint. i have stabbed various people but never roasted them so not sure how tender the meat turns out. i do think that you are barbaric to stab an innocent pig 50 times. at least i served my time and learned never to bend over for the soap. people need to remember there are 2 sides to every story. gosh! i just saw george bush bend over! he sure does have a sexy hind!
@Mirita (2668)
• United States
10 May 08
I'm trying to avoid eating so much red meat since my husband has high cholesterol ,but cutting a piece of meat can become somewhat challenging.
@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
10 May 08
Now who said that cooking is not stress-relieving? Between the hammering, the pounding, the slicing, the chopping, we can basically vent our anger and frustration on the poor pieces of meat or vegetables.. To be honest, I rarely cook meat so I don't get the opportunity to beat them up like you did..*smiling*... Still, the image you made with your description surely made me smile...
@winterose (39897)
• Canada
10 May 08
well no, with ham I either just baste it whole or I slice it and place the pieces in maple syrup and put it in the oven, my son loves it that way his doesn't have to cut anything.
@drannhh (15235)
• United States
10 May 08
I've heard of working off tension by kneading bread, but personally I've never stabbed a ham. Chopped wood, yes, but not meat. When I handle knives in the kitchen I try not to do it when I'm angry. You never know where the knife might land. I'm clumsy enough when not deranged. Nopers, when I need to work out frustrations, I go jump on my mini-trampoline. In fact, I do that even when I'm not stressed out, which is most of the time.