So, I and a couple of other stalwart bloggers and money savers, including PennyWiseSisters , are still doing an eat from the pantry challenge that Money Saving Mom’s Crystal Paine is holding this week to clear out her cupboards before the Paine family moves from Kansas to Tennessee. Got to say, I don’t envy them. Tennessee is a great place but I Detest Moving.
Okay, as much as I wasn’t impressed with our Easter ham, it was still wrapped up and in the fridge so I threw together a 5-ingredient Ham and Potato Soup that I made for the first time this past winter. I’m really pretty souped out from eating soup to stay warm all winter in the frozen tundra of a winter we had on the Maine coast. But everything else was frozen. Speaking of Frozen, am I the last gal on earth who hasn’t seen that movie? My big, giant kid is 11 now and has pretty much grown out of Disney, unfortunately, because I still really enjoy them at 44.
We also had for a snack, because I’m mother of the year material, some oldish pretzels which were still crunchy, and we dipped them into a couple of tablespoons of frosting leftover from the kid’s birthday cake a few weeks ago.
And please, who can help a sister out with ham recipes? We’ve got miles to go before all this ham is consumed.
Here’s the recipe for the soup:
- 1 leftover ham bone
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 3 cloves garlic, diced
- 1 onion, diced
- 3 russet potatoes, chopped into bite-size pieces
- 1 tsp white pepper
- 1 or 2 cups leftover diced ham
- Place leftover ham bone in a large stockpot and add enough water to cover the bone halfway.
- Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until very fragrant, about 30 minutes to 1 hour; remove and discard ham bone.
- Heat oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat.
- Add garlic and onion. Cook until onions are translucent, about 2-3 minutes.
- Stir in ham stock and potatoes.
- Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 10-12 minutes.
- Add ham and simmer another ten minutes.
- Serve with a crusty loaf of bread