Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Leftover Ham

Ah, the age-old problem of what to do with leftovers. When you have a big ham, like we did, there is usually a lot left after you've eaten all you can. First thing to do is package and freeze some for use later.

Then, still having a lovely big ham bone left, it's time to make some bean soup.

Get plenty of all kinds of dried beans, peas and lentils.

Rinse those and add to the ham bone.

Now add some sliced carrots and chopped celery and onions.

Add enough water to cover vegetables.
Then cover pot and cook on low for several hours, checking from time to time to see if you need to add more water.
Now, enjoy a nice bowl of delicious bean soup.
And feel virtuous for making such good use of those leftovers!

Have a great day!

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