Don’t forget the ham
Don’t expect your perfect ham to be waiting for you on Christmas Eve — unless you have preordered it.
All the big supermarkets allow customers to pre-order on their websites, or go into your local branch to do so.
There are also plenty of lastminute options such as ready glazed hams in disposable roasting dishes.
Store it correctly
Make sure you put it inside a ham bag in the fridge and it can last for weeks. Emily Blumenthal from Foodstuffs said leftover ham can be used for things like a pizza topping, frittata and croissants.
“Whip up a frittata with ham and other leftover vegetables like fresh Jersey benne potatoes and asparagus — that’s Boxing Day brekkie sorted.
“Talking to more than 600 Kiwis we found 93 per cent of New Zealanders’ Christmas hams don’t get finished on the day, with more than half of those taking around a week or even longer to get through their ham.”