I just had to buy a ham this weekend, you all made me so hungry for it. And I can hardly wait to get down to the bone and do the next thing with it. Also I love the bone broth idea. Never tried that but I will definately start that with my boney leftovers.
I love this! There's a ham bone in my freezer and I have the same dilemma.
I'm thinking maybe I'll add it to the next bone broth. I collect bones in a large baggie in the freezer and make up a batch about once a month from them. Then I freeze it in ice cube trays and use as needed for cooking. No reason I can't throw a ham bone in there.
Another option is I can throw it in the crockpot with an all meat chili. Let it stew all day to add some extra flavor.
I just have to get out of my little box and quit thinking of it as a base for split pea soup. Those days are gone
Thanks to both of you. I was so exhausted last night, I couldn't keep my eyes open. I think I'll experiment with the veggie soup and add a ton of veggies/flavoring and will let you know how it comes out. It'll be the blend of both of your wonderful suggestions :)
I guess exhausted brain (me) doesn't lend well to "inventiveness!" I almost laughed out loud at your post because it is so obvious now that I see someone else write it!! ha ha That's what I'll do...but I'll still wait and see what other creative ideas arise.
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