The holiday season is in full swing, and that means there’s tons to do here in Alabama. From the Gulf Coast to Montgomery and every small town in between, you’re guaranteed to find an array of December events that are sure to get you in the holiday spirit.
Eufaula Christmas Tour of Homes
Nothing will get you in the holiday spirit quite like the annual Eufaula Christmas Tour of Homes. Downtown Eufaula features a breathtaking tour of some of the South’s most elegant homes decorated for the holidays.
A Chili Country Christmas
The cooler temperatures of the holiday season make a hot bowl of chili taste better. Fire up your RV and cruise to Brundidge on Dec. 16, for the annual Chili Country Christmas dinner. A chili dinner with all of your favorite fixin’s will be accompanied by fiddle players, banjos, and storytelling across the stage of the We Piddle Around Theater. Tickets to this unforgettable holiday show are $20 per person.
Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade
Enjoy the holidays in the warmth and sunshine of Gulf Shores for the annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade. This family-friendly event takes place along the Intracoastal Waterway Canal and can be seen from both Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.
- Ham – preferably not spiral cut
- 1 can of Coca Cola
- ½ cup light brown sugar
- 1 can of pineapple rings
- 15 to 20 whole cloves
Rinse the ham. Line the roasting pan with heavy-duty foil to make it easier to clean when you’re done cooking. Set the ham in the roasting pan. Pour the Coke in the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle the ham with brown sugar. Arrange the pineapple rings on the ham, covering the top and sides. Hold them in place with the toothpicks. Poke the cloves into the ham, spacing them evenly over the top and sides of the ham. Cover the ham with foil, but vent it slightly at the top.
Bake on 285 for about 20 to30 minutes per pound. Check for doneness with a meat thermometer about two hours before you expect it to be done. If you over cook the ham, it will be dry. When the thermometer reads165 degrees Fahrenheit, remove the ham from the oven and let it set (covered) for 20 to 30 minutes.
If you are using a grill, light one burner on a three-burner grill or two burners on a four-burner grill. Adjust the flame so that the temperature stays at 285 degrees. Place the ham on the unlit side of the grill. If you place it on the lit side, it will burn.
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