Winter Warm-Up

For those of you that enjoy a delicious soup that warms the soul, and yet is not too heavy from the holidays, this is perfect!

I made a ham on Christmas Eve, and decided to use the bone for a soup. I really had no idea what I was going to add to it, but being the Soup Nazi I am, I knew I could pull something together. What I came up with was so good, I just had to share it with you all here.

Here is what you need to make this soup:

1 leftover hambone

1 onion, diced

2 cups peas

10-15 cups water, not all at once

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

1/4 tsp Italian seasoning

2 bay leaves

2 tbsp butter

1/4 cup parmigiano cheese

2 cups egg noodles, broken

 

Place ham bone in a large stockpot and cover with water. Add bay leaves, salt and pepper. Bring to a hard simmer over medium-high heat. When ready, turn down and simmer low for about 5 and a half hours.

The water will disappear about halfway. That’s normal.

Add more water, enough to recover the meat and bone. Add peas, onion, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning and keep simmering 2 more hours.

Take out the bones. Try to get them all.

Add the egg noodles and simmer a half hour more.

Add the butter and parmigiano cheese, stir well and serve immediately.

It is delicious, and warms you up to the soul!

Serves 4-5 comfortably with bread on the side.

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