Last week while I was making a Lentil Soup that I have made forever. I was reading a cookbook that my mother-in-law had given me, (believe me I have read a lot of them) but when I opened the book it fell on a page for lentil soup. Usually I throw all of the ingredients into the pot and let it cook. Of course the lentils got cooked before all the ham had fallen off the bone so most of the time the soup was very mushy but good. LOL Anyways even an old dog can learn new tricks.
So here is what I learned. First you cook the onion, carrots and celery with a couple of tablespoons of olive oil and let it cook for a while, until carrots are slightly tender and then add chicken broth 2 quarts and add the ham bone you have saved or some smoked ham hocks from the store. I added some water to cover this huge bone I had and let it cook. Once the ham was peeling off the bone I took it out and cut it at the joint and put it back for awhile. I then took all the ham off the bone and added the lentils. We could actually see some of the lentils because it didn’t cook up to mush. It was very good.
So I guess my method was ok, but sometimes it pays to look at a cook book or internet and see what has been invented. LOL
This post isn’t very long, but thought you would enjoy reading something funny and realize we all can learn new things all the time. With the world going crazy we all have to learn not to waste food and I know most of the emergency food we will use will be as good as we can make it, but reality is, soup is easy to make and not much odor so learn how to make some good ones.
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