Tuesday, January 3, 2012
S T R E T C H I N G IT
We had some leftover sale priced ham from Christmas. It was .99 a pound and I bought a fairly large one. We had some for Christmas dinner, then had leftovers for a couple of days. There was still quite a bit left so today I cut it up, cubed up most of it and froze 3 bags full of those ham cubes to use for future meals. The bone, and the meat still attached to it, went in the Crockpot along with some dry split peas, veggies and spices. Six hours later, I removed the bone, cut the meat off it and then chopped it up. I then pureed the veggies and peas and added the chopped up ham back into the pot. This will make enough for several meals for my husband and I along with some to freeze for future meals. I love being able to pull a Ziplock bag of frozen soup out of the freezer and let it thaw for dinner on a busy or cold night. It is also great for having on hand when you don't feel well. I try to keep a variety of homemade frozen soup in our freezer for us and for our grown kids.