Michael and I acquired a ham during the Christmas season, it got tucked away in the freezer until this week when I needed the extra freezer space. It is very rare for us to eat ham, and I was pleasantly surprised with all the meals we were able to come up with to use the ham.
Ham and eggs for breakfast
Ham sandwiches for lunch
Ham and potatoes for dinner
When all the ham was gone, I was able to make a soup with the ham bone.
I covered the ham bone with 3 quarts water
and boiled it for 30 minutes.
While it was boiling, I chopped some carrots, 1 onion, and a few stalks of celery,
I threw the veggies in the pot along with 2 bouillon cubes, 3 bay leaves, salt, pepper, and 1 large can of chopped tomatoes (including the juice)
I let that simmer for 2 hours and the last 10 minutes I threw in a handful of macaroni.
I removed the ham bone and cut any remaining meat from it and put it in the soup.