I have a big ham bone with lots of yummy meat still attached. I love a good split pea soup or navy bean soup but my husband and son don't. I am trying to find some creative ideas to use the bone. I was thinking kale soup maybe?? Would love any ideas/recipes.
Pardon me while I
I make the broth and then other kinds of soup. Kale would be delicious in a ham broth.
I made a variation of Pasta Lentiche (Pasta and lentils) with it. Added ditalini, lentils, sauted carrots/celery/onion, and cabbage. Yummy!!
oooh, I like the idea of lentils!!!
I googled Pasta Lentiche to get a based idea of flavoring etc and most recipes call for green or brown lentils. I have been doing a pantry challenge and noticed a bag of red lentils tucked in the back. I know they are "softer" and break down more than green and brown ones when cooked for longer periods of time. Do you think they would work?
Pardon me while I
I just like to cook a big pot of navy beans with a ham bone. Those beans get used for everything from soup to refried. I'll even freeze them in portions so I don't have to cook them so often.
Cristeen ~ Always remembering our warrior ~ Our is 3, how'd that happen?!?!
We welcomed another warrior in May 2012!!
2012 Decluttering challenge - 575/2012
Hungarian Yellow Wax Bean Soup:
lots of bite-sized yellow wax beans
finely chopped carrot or two
chopped meaty tomatoes, or kale, or swiss chard, or spinach
a few cloves of garlic
salt and pepper to taste
Slightly thicken if desired. Add a few diced potatoes if desired.
ETA: Serve with a dollop of sour cream.
Well, I've been absent for 8 months, and during that time, it turns out that I have completely transformed. You are all precious. Thank you for being here and sharing your lives. You are truly a gift. Jan. 23, 2012