My niece and her husband came to dinner
and I made a yummy Spiral Cut Ham-
and it was DELISH!
Needless to say I have a ton of leftover ham.
When I was at the supermarket this afternoon I bought a bag of split peas...to make soup with some of my leftover ham!
Then I happen to land on Lisa's blog~
Lisa made Ham &
Navy Bean Soup.
When I saw her photo I knew I had to have some.
So I got to work.
I followed her recipe and then a
dded a few cut up potatoes
and some diced up kale that was in my fridge.
Then weather is getting colder and we are expecting some snow
and this soup really hit the spot.
Thank you Lisa- it was a hit!
Ham & Navy Bean Soup
taken from "The Cutting Edge of Ordinary"
6 - 8 cups of chicken stock (or broth)
3 medium carrots, sliced
2 stalks celery, sliced
1 ham bone
1 pound navy beans, rinsed and soaked over night.
Leftover ham, cut into bit size pieces.
In a large pot bring the chicken stock, carrots, celery and the ham bone to a boil then reduce to a simmer.
Add in the navy beans and simmer about 2 hours, or
until beans are tender. I also added some Mrs. Dash, fresh parsley, a bay leaf and some cracked black pepper while it cooked. Take out the ham bone. If you have a big dog in the neighborhood I would save it as a nice treat. Since my pup is only 12 pounds and the ham bone weighs as much as him, I had to toss mine since there wasn't a big pooch around. Add the ham during the last 15 minutes of cooking.