It was important to me that I also enjoy my Holiday Party so I told myself that I wouldn’t make everything from scratch. I cringe imagining flour all over my kitchen an hour before guests arrive…so I skipped making biscuits and bought them frozen at the store. I fried country ham in a dry hot skillet until just crisp and then added about a cup of Coke (the real stuff) and let it simmer until mostly evaporated (to cut the salt of the pork). I served the biscuits with fig jam…which no one touched. Lessons learned!