April 23, 2019
I hope everyone had a nice weekend the weather around us was just so beautiful and the flowers have begun popping out too! My absolute favorite magnolia tree was flowering too but my poor daughter's allergies were kicking into full gear. Everything has a ying and yang.
Happen to have any leftover ham or a ham bone from the Easter weekend hanging around? I look forward to this time of year just for the soup options alone! My family really looks forward to it too and I usually change it up but this SPLIT PEA SOUP is one of my favorites and you can really add to it whatever you like too. You can usually find ham on sale right after the weekend too and it's a good time to snap one up for the freezer if you have room. Be sure to take a peek below for some more tips on what to do with leftover ham too.
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SPLIT PEA SOUP WITH HAM
2 cups Split peas, dried
6 cups Cold water
1 Ham bone
1/4 pound ham, cut in 1" pcs
10 cups Water
2 medium Onions, diced
1 cup Celery leaves and stalks, chopped
Soak the peas overnight in the 6 cups of cold water.
Drain and put in a heavy soup kettle with the ham bone,
ham and 10 cups of water. Cover and simmer 2 hours,
then add the onions and celery. Simmer abut 1 hour longer,
adding another cup of wtaer if needed. Put the soup through
a strainer, blender or food processor. If it is not thick
enough, add 1/2 cup of light cream.
Yield: 6 Servings
Category: Soups, leftovers
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You may freeze leftover ham for up to 6 months, but for
best quality, the NFSD recommends 2 months. Freeze whole
cuts or meal-sized packages of diced ham for casseroles,
or larger pieces for flavoring beans, soups, or stews.
Quick ideas using leftover ham:
* Scrambled eggs, fritattas, stratas, or omelets.
* Add to your favorite macaroni and cheese casserole.
* In scalloped or au gratin potatoes, boxed or homemade.
* Add to corn pudding or casserole.
* Slice it up for sandwiches.
* Diced and added to appetizers like tortilla rolls.
* Add to Alfredo sauce with chopped green onions for a tasty
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