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Holiday Ham products are a wonderful treat and easy to serve at any meal or celebration. Here are the answers to some of the questions you may have in trying to choose which item to order or how to serve the gift you received. Please contact us toll free at 877-877-4267(HAMS) for any further information. We are always happy to help.


Ham Questions


How do I serve my Holiday ham?
How much ham do I need to serve my guests?
Are your hams fully cooked?
Can your hams be heated?
How long will my ham keep?
Can my ham be frozen?
What should I do when I receive a Holiday Ham via UPS?
What is the nutritional information for a Holiday ham?


Turkey Questions


How do I serve my Holiday turkey item?
How much turkey do I need to serve my guests?
Are your turkey items fully cooked?
Can your turkey breast or whole turkeys be heated?
What should I do when I receive a turkey item via UPS?
How do I know I received a turkey breast as it is smoked and slightly pink like a ham?
How long will it keep?
Can it be frozen?
What is the nutritional information for a Holiday Ham turkey?


Smoked Sockeye Salmon Questions


Tell me about your Smoked Sockeye Salmon.
How is this salmon different than lox?
Can very cold or very hot temperatures affect the product?
If I do refrigerate the unopened pouch will it last even longer?
What is the oil in the pouch?
Is there salt added to the salmon?
Do I need to heat this?
What is the nutritional information for your Smoked Sockeye Salmon?


General Questions


Can I reserve a Holiday Ham on-line to pick-up at a store?
Where are your stores located?
Do you offer discounts for volume orders?
How can I get a Holiday Ham Co. catalog delivered to my home or office?
How can I redeem a Holiday Ham Co. Gift Certificate?
Do you guarantee your products?



Ham Questions:


How do I serve my Holiday ham?

Holiday Hams are fully cooked and ready to serve. We recommend serving them at room temperature. Just take them out of the refrigerator 30-45 minutes prior to serving to bring them to room temperature. 

Your ham is already spiral sliced to the bone. To remove the slices easily from the bone and make serving easier look at the face of the ham, using a sharp knife slice directly around the bone. You may then cut directly back from the front of the ham along the hams natural fat lines you will see at about 2 o'clock and 10 o'clock as you look at the front of the ham. A third cut straight down from the bone will basically divide the large slices in thirds. This eases serving for large holiday groups of varying ages or in any buffet.




How much ham do I need to serve my guests?

To decide what size ham you may want to order consider first how many guests you will be serving and check our guideline below. Be sure to take into consideration whether you are counting a lot of hearty eaters or small children. Also if you are serving a second entree you may want to use the buffet serving suggestions.



Ham Size
Dinner Servings
Buffet Servings
7lb. half ham
12
16-18
8lb. half ham
14
18-21
9lb. half ham
16
21-24
10lb. half ham
18
24-27
14-15lb. whole ham
24-28
32-40

Note, our smoked honey glazed turkey breast will serve another 8-12 people and provide a nice choice for your dinner guest. If you wish to order a half ham and turkey breast see our classic combinations.




Are your hams fully cooked?
Your Holiday Ham is fully cooked and ready to serve at room temperature. It was slow smoked over hickory embers for more than 28 hours. We suggest serving at room temperature.




Can your hams be heated?
Our hams are spiral sliced for your convenience. Heating the whole ham will only dry it out. If you desire, you may cut slices of hams from the bone and heat in a skillet or microwave.



How long will my ham keep?

It is important to keep your Holiday Ham carefully wrapped as we ship it in the gold foil and freezer bag and refrigerated. Our gourmet hams contain less salt than ordinary ham, which allows for its savory taste. Unless frozen, it should be consumed within 7 to 10 days.




Can my ham be frozen?
Since our gourmet hams do not have water added, they freeze wonderfully. After initial use, freeze leftovers as soon as possible. You may want to freeze small portions, the whole ham or the bone. To insure that savory taste, freeze no longer than 45 days.




What should I do when I receive a Holiday Ham via UPS?
Upon receiving, remove it from the box and the outside packaging material. This includes the gift box, Styrofoam Cooler and padded insulation sleeve which will leave it in our heavy-duty freezer bag and gold foil. Think about when you will be serving it. If you will be serving it within the next couple of days refrigerate it immediately, leaving it within the heavy-duty freezer plastic and gold foil it arrives in to extend its shelf life. If you do not plan on serving it within 5 days, immediately put it in the freezer, keeping it again in the same foil and freezer wrap packaging. Allow three days to thaw in the refrigerator before serving at room temperature.




What is the nutritional information for a Holiday Ham?
The nutritional information for each item prior to glazing is as follows:

 

Serving Size 3oz
Calories 130
Total Fat 6g
Sat Fat 2g
Cholesterol 50mg
Sodium 870mg
Total Carb. 0g
Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 17g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0%
Iron 4%




Turkey Questions:

 

How do I serve my Holiday turkey item?
Holiday Ham turkeys are fully cooked and ready to serve. We recommend serving them at room temperature. Just take them out of the refrigerator 20-30 minutes prior to serving to bring them to room temperature. Your turkey breast is already specially sliced and ready to serve while the whole smoked turkey will need to be carved.

 



How much turkey do I need to serve my guests?
Consider first how many guests you will be serving and check our guideline below. Be sure to take into consideration whether you are counting a lot of hearty eaters or small children. Also if you are serving a second entree you may want to use the buffet serving suggestions. 

Note, if you want to serve turkey but have a large gathering consider adding a hickory smoked honey-glazed spiral sliced ham to your order to provide a nice choice for your dinner guest. If you wish to order a half ham and turkey breast see our classic combinations.

Turkey Breast (approx 4lb.) 10-12 dinner servings 12-16 buffet servings
Whole Turkey (approx 10-12lb) 10-12 dinner servings 12-16 buffet servings




Are your turkey items fully cooked?
Yes, your Holiday Ham turkey is fully cooked and ready to serve at room temperature. It was slow smoked over hickory embers for more than 28 hours. We suggest serving at room temperature.




Can your turkey breast or whole turkeys be heated?
Our turkey breasts are special sliced for your convenience. Heating the sliced & glazed turkey breast will only dry it out. If your desire, you may put slices on a platter and warm slightly in a microwave. 

Whole turkeys may be heated by wrapping them lightly in foil and placing them in a covered roasting pan with a little water at 275 degrees for 90 minutes.




What should I do when I receive a turkey item via UPS?
Upon receiving, remove it from the box and the outside packaging material. This includes the gift box, Styrofoam Cooler and padded insulation sleeve which will leave it in our heavy-duty freezer bag and gold foil. Think about when you will be serving it. Turkey breast should be consumed within 5 days for best flavor. If you will be serving it within the next couple of days refrigerate it immediately, leaving it within the heavy-duty freezer plastic and gold foil it arrives in to extend its shelf life. If you do not plan on serving it within 5 days, immediately put it in the freezer, keeping it again in the same foil and freezer wrap packaging. Allow three days to thaw in the refrigerator before serving at room temperature. 

Our whole turkeys will keep in the refrigerator for up to 60 days if the sealed package is unopened. Once opened it should be consumed within 5 days or freeze leftovers.




How do I know I received a turkey breast, as it is smoked and slightly pink like a ham?
Turkey breasts have been slow smoked over hickory embers for more than 28 hours. This gives the turkey a slightly pink color. It also has no bone in it, so it is easy to tell it's not a ham!




How long will it keep?
It is important to keep your Holiday Ham turkey item carefully wrapped and refrigerated. Our gourmet turkeys contain less salt than ordinary smoked meats, which allows for its savory taste. Unless frozen, it should be consumed within 7-10 days. Be sure to freeze leftovers if you are not going to use right away. 

Note our whole turkeys will keep in the refrigerator for up to 60 days if the sealed package is unopened. Once opened it too, should be consumed within 5 days or freeze leftovers.




Can it be frozen?
Since our gourmet turkey items do not have water added, they freeze wonderfully. After initial use, freeze leftovers as soon as possible. To insure that savory taste, freeze no longer than 45 days.




What is the nutritional information for Holiday Ham’s turkey?
The nutritional information for each item prior to glazing is as follows:

 
Turkey Breast
Whole turkey
Serving Size
3oz
3oz
Calories
90
100
Total Fat
1g
2g
Sat Fat
0g
.5g
Cholesterol
40mg
55mg
Sodium
870mg
960mg
Total Carb.
2g
1g
Fiber
1g
0g
Sugars
1g
0g
Protein
19g
20g
Vitamin A
0%
0%

Vitamin C

6%
2%
Calcium
0%
0%

Iron

2%
4%




Smoked Sockeye Salmon Questions:


Tell me about your Smoked Sockeye Salmon.

This is a Sockeye (red) Salmon which has been Alderwood-smoked and is then fully cooked in the vacuum-sealed gold foil pouch There are no chemicals, preservatives or nitrates in Gold Seal Smoked Sockeye Salmon. 

The Gold Seal pouch the smoked salmon comes packaged in is like a "flexible can" - as long as it is not opened, punctured or leaking, it will stay good for many years (just like a can). The product will be good for at least five years, and even that is conservative. This method of preservation seals the product so as to require no refrigeration until the pouch is opened…then, of course, it is perishable and will keep in the refrigerator for 7-10 days.




How is this salmon different from Lox?
Lox is a cold, light smoke (nearly raw product). Gold Seal Smoked Sockeye Salmon is Northwest style, Alderwood-smoked and fully cooked.




Can very cold or very hot temperatures affect the product?
Smoked Sockeye Salmon has been shipped around the world under all kinds of climate conditions. Hot or cold temperatures have not ever affected the product; however, we do not recommend storing for any long period of time in either extreme of temperature.




If I do refrigerate the unopened pouch, will it last even longer?
It will only be a waste of your refrigerator space. If you plan on saving your unopened pouch of salmon or oysters, then we suggest you store it in the original gift box to keep the pouch free from being punctured.




What is the oil in the pouch?
The oil in the pouch is the natural oil from the salmon. NO OIL IS ADDED TO THE SALMON. Sockeye Salmon is the highest in Omega III oil and very good for lowering human blood cholesterol.




Is there salt added to the salmon?
We use the minimum amount required in the special brine recipe, therefore, there is no salty taste. The salt content is 340 mg. per two ounces.




Do I need to heat this?
All you need to do is tear open the flavor seal foil pouch and your salmon is ready to serve! The salmon is 100% bone free!




What is the nutritional information for the Smoked Sockeye Salmon?

Serving Size
2oz
Calories
110
Total Fat
6g
Sat Fat
1.5g
Cholesterol
80mg
Sodium
340mg
Total Carb.
0g
Fiber
0g
Sugars
0g
Protein
14g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
2%
Iron
0%





General Questions:


Can I reserve a Holiday Ham on-line to pick-up at a store?

You can reserve any item by e-mailing us at holiday@holidayham.com. Be sure to include you name, address, telephone number, day of pick-up and item as well as the store where you will be picking it up.




Where are your stores located?
Our family owned main store has been located at 11548 W 95th Street, Overland Park, KS 66214 since 1988. We are located on the northeast corner of 95th Street And Quivira Avenue across from the Oak Park Mall. We are open 10am- 6pm Monday through Friday and 10am-5pm Saturdays with extended seasonal hours. 

Our kiosk is open for the Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons at:

  • Metro North Mall Kiosk (816) 468-5956, 400 NW Barry Road, Kansas City, MO at Hwy 169 and Barry Rd. We are located inside the mall on the lower level near the Jones Store entrance.




Do you offer discounts for volume orders?
We offer discounts for shipping orders over $500. If ordering on the website these discounts automatically are applied to a one time order at 5% for orders over $500 and 7% for orders over $2000. Larger order discounts may vary as to whether all items are being shipped to the same address or to various addresses. Please call our office for additional information and prices. Toll free 877-877-4267(HAMS).



How can I get a Holiday Ham Co. catalog delivered to my home or office?
E-mail your catalog request with your name and address to holiday@holidayham.com and we will send one out immediately.




How can I redeem a Holiday Ham Co. Gift Certificate?
You can use your gift certificate as cash in our store and kiosk. If you are shipping you can mail in your shipping order and gift certificate to Holiday Ham Co., 11548 W 95th Street, Overland Park, KS 66214. A gift certificate bought online may be redeemed online.




Do you guarantee your products?
Holiday Ham Co. is proud of our quality meat products. You and those who receive your gift must be completely satisfied or we will make it right. Our family reputation depends on your satisaction.