Saturday Cooking-Using What I Have

@SonjaRae (5875)
United States
May 14, 2022 2:32pm CST
I guess I started getting hungry, because I was trying to figure out what to cook today and all of a sudden I started thinking about what I have in the refrigerator and freezer that I can use to create something different. In my freezer I had about a half of a package of diced ham, so I googled recipes to use ham. Found a Ham & Lentil soup recipe. I did have to vary it as far as ingredients go. But here is what I did; Went through the refrigerator and took out veggies that needed to be used and diced them up. Celery Onion Orange Bell Pepper Baby potato’s Mini San Marzano tomatoes 16 ounces of vegetable stock and about 3 cups of water put into my pot with a little bit of chicken bouillon. I added in about a teaspoon of black pepper, a half a teaspoon of salt, a teaspoon of smoked paprika and minced four cloves of garlic. I added all of the vegetables the ham and three handfuls of lentils into the pot and brought it to a boil. Reduced the heat and it is simmering.
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@RubyHawk (59635)
• Atlanta, Georgia
15 May
I put all mine in the crockpot cooked it a couple of hours and it tastes good.
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@SonjaRae (5875)
• United States
15 May
That’s awesome! I’m glad it turned out fine.
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@RubyHawk (59635)
• Atlanta, Georgia
15 May
@SonjaRae Hope yours is just as good.
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@SonjaRae (5875)
• United States
15 May
@RubyHawk Thanks dear! I was pleasantly surprised the flavors were delicious
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@oahuwriter (22583)
• United States
15 May
Mmm, sounds great! I used up my fresh veggies and fruit too, except for my half apple is left. Good to get all cooked up!!
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@SonjaRae (5875)
• United States
15 May
It definitely is. I hate when I let things go to waste so I start to get that fire underneath me when I see things that I need to use app
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@oahuwriter (22583)
• United States
16 May
@SonjaRae Exactly, and no waste too. We're good home chefs
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@SonjaRae (5875)
• United States
16 May
@oahuwriter That’s awesome! Yes ma’am
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@Morleyhunt (21773)
• Canada
14 May
Now you’ve reminded me…I need to create some supper. Dessert is looked after….I picked the rhubarb and baked a rhubarb custard pie.
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@SonjaRae (5875)
• United States
14 May
I must admit that I have never had rhubarb pie! I bet it’s divine
@Morleyhunt (21773)
• Canada
15 May
@SonjaRae it was very good…just the right amount of tartness. We threw some burgers on the barbecue so supper was a quick fix,
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@SonjaRae (5875)
• United States
15 May
@Morleyhunt that sounds like a nice Saturday meal!
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@LindaOHio (92294)
• United States
15 May
Sounds good. I hope you have a wonderful Sunday.
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@SonjaRae (5875)
• United States
15 May
Thanks dear. You too!
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@LindaOHio (92294)
• United States
16 May
@SonjaRae Thank you.
@Deepizzaguy (65493)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
14 May
Nice meal that you cooked today.
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@SonjaRae (5875)
• United States
15 May
It was a little experimental and I wasn’t sure how it was going to turn out but it was very delicious
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@Deepizzaguy (65493)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
15 May
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@wolfgirl569 (53819)
• Marion, Ohio
15 May
Enjoy
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@SonjaRae (5875)
• United States
15 May
Thank you! I really did it was good
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@FourWalls (42515)
• United States
15 May
I can smell it cooking from here! A fine job you’ve done there!
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@SonjaRae (5875)
• United States
15 May
Lol good one like a scratch and sniff my light post lol
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@NJChicaa (106643)
• United States
14 May
enjoy it!
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@SonjaRae (5875)
• United States
15 May
Thanks!
@wolfgirl569 (53819)
• Marion, Ohio
15 May
Enjoy
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