By: Margcata ( Margaux Cintrano ) Firstly, I would like to take a moment to wish all of you a very fulfilling and healthy New Year 2012 ahead and may the spirit of this wonderful season be with you through 2012. This recipe hails from a farm in Elk River Valley, West Virginia, and Bob and Carolyn Canterbury have been carrying on their family rituals and traditions since time memorial and are initmately linked to a rural past in Sinks Grove, close to Kamawha County. Cured country ham can be prepared with a sweet and sour touch ... One can use semi sweet sparkling wine or Champagne, Gingerale or Coca Cola ( or Pepsi ) as I had been told ... Coca Cola Glazed Country Ham ... Serves 10 - 12 ... Ingredients: 1 Country Cured Ham weighing 15 to 17 pounds 3 Cups of Coca Cola ( or other type of Carbonated Cola ) 1) Wash thoroughly the whole ham 15 to 17 pounds 2) Place the ham roast in a deep large pot or container and cover with cold mineral water, not tap water 3) cover and refrigerate until no longer overwhelmingly salty - about 14 - 15 hours or overnight 4) Preheat oven to 350 Degrees Farenheit 5) Drain the ham and pat dry with paper towelling 6) Transfer ham to a large foil lined roasting pan 7) pour 3 cups of Coca Cola or Pepsi over the ham and cover tightly with foil roast and baste ham with pan juices every 30 minutes until the liquid has reduced to a thick syrup and place a meat thermometer in the thickest part of the ham, and when it registers 150 degrees - 3 hours, Uncover the ham and continue roasting and basting until the exterior is crisp and thermometer registers at 165 degrees - 30 minutes more or less. 9) Let the roast rest before slicing - 20 minutes or so 10) Serve with the pan juices ... 11) Serve this with a Rosé or Rosé Sparkling strawberry colored wine from California or a Lambrusco, an Italian Sparkling variety which pairs perfectly with a sweet and sour sauce ... Happy Holidays Margaux.