The best soup!

@laglen (19783)
United States
December 30, 2008 11:22am CST
For Christmas, we went to my mother's house. She made the best ham ever! I took home the bone. I didn't pay much attention to it. I was about to give it to one of our dogs, I pulled it out of the bag and it was so full of meat and smelled so good. Sorry dog........... I made lentil soup with the ham, carrots, onions and celery. I made a pretty good size pot. I got two bowls out of it and now it's gone. Do you like bean/lentils soups. Do you like to make them? Did you use bones from the holiday yet?
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• United States
30 Dec 08
I'm making navy bean soup tonight with the leftover hambone and ham chunks. I love bean and ham hocks/pieces. I can't wait for dinner tonight. I add onion to mine as well, haven't ever tried carrots. Lentils sound good as well. I always serve cornbread with my bean soup too.
@laglen (19783)
• United States
30 Dec 08
mmm sounds yummy! We had pumpernickel bread with ours!
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• India
31 Dec 08
my mother had prepared soup for christmas. That was very tasty for me and for my friends also. That was needed for healthy body creation.
@LaurenInLA (2272)
• United States
30 Dec 08
I usually make either navy bean soup or split pea soup with my ham bones. Like you, I always use carrots, celery and onions in my soup and I also like to use canned stewed tomatoes in my soups. We won't have our ham until New Years Day. Thanks for the soup idea. I hadn't thought of it yet and it sounds great with the cold weather that we've been having. I like to serve my soup with a salad and hunks of hard crust bread. I'm getting hungry!
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@fasttalker (2798)
• United States
30 Dec 08
Ha! I am fixing 15 bean soup right now with the ham bone from Christmas. Haven't tried it yet but it smells MMMMMM Great! LOL
@AbbeyB (670)
• Spain
4 Jan 09
I have never tried tham but after reading that I might have to I love homemade soup and eat them all the time.
@lilybug (21182)
• United States
31 Dec 08
I actually have some ham and beans cooking right now. I have some great northern beans in there with the ham bone form Christmas. There are some carrots and onion in there too.
• Saudi Arabia
31 Dec 08
We like to use bones in a dish called "Bulalo". It's a bone opened up to get the marrow and it's very oily. After you eat, you can feel the beef's oil in your lips. I love beans but I usually eat them steamed.
@bamakelly (5194)
• United States
31 Dec 08
My husband has actually had an idea to do that with our family ham that we had left over during the holidays. I am not too crazy over bean and ham soup but my husband likes to make that kind of thing. He also suggested that we make ham and potato soup sometime. I am sure tht a lot of people like it. It is okay with me but it would need to be made a special way in order for me to eat it. I am kind of picky sometimes about my soup.
@bdugas (3584)
• United States
31 Dec 08
I would rather have the bone than the meat around it, we use it hare in the usa for flavoring beans, red beans or white navy beans, there is so much flavor around the bone and it gives the soup or what ever you making a great taste, I know the dog is mad now, but oh my god he can't have my soup bone. We buy a shank of ham about once a month, we cut it for sandwiches and some for breakfast, and then the lower end we chunk up for flavoring when cooking and the bone goes straight into the freezer to use when we cook beans, best is butter beans and ham.
@barehugs (8992)
• Canada
31 Dec 08
The best soups are made from the ham bone, hocks, ox-tail, or carcass of a chicken. I like them all but the favorite one is chicken and rice, made by boiling the chicken's carcass (after most of the meat is removed) and adding in black rice, and just a bit of Barley. Boil it all together and you have a famous Soup.
@JashleyB (1441)
• United States
30 Dec 08
That sounds really yummy! I love bean and lentil soups. I make them every few weeks. Sadly we had boneless ham this Christmas so no bones for soup. But maybe i'll be able to try that sometimes soon.
@onlydia (2808)
• United States
30 Dec 08
Yeah I make navy bean and ham. But I don't have any left over this year. So will have to wait. Besides I don't know if I could take the gas smell from the guy's. Have a good day.
• United States
30 Dec 08
I always have my ham bones and pieces. Some thing that i like to do with left over ham is make mac n cheese cassarole and put ham into it. It is really good and very filling.