The First Soup

I finally got to cutting up the ham into meal-sized chunks and getting them into the freezer. This left the bone ready to boil, so I stuck it into the Crock-Pot and let it simmer until this afternoon at lunch time.

I took out the ham pieces – and there was a lot of meat there – and some of the broth to make some Cream of Potato Soup for lunch today. When I had out the broth I wanted to use for the soup, I added the same amount of boiling water to the Crock-Pot to let it continue to suck out the goodies from those bones. I’ll probably leave it overnight tonight as well.

For the Cream of Potato Soup, I used some leftover Potatoes O’Brien from last night, several cups of the broth, about two cups of milk, a lot of chunks of the ham, some leftover asparagus for color and interesting flavor, and my usual array of seasonings.

To thicken the soup, I shook up some flour and milk and added that, stirring until it had thickened nicely. At the table, we added some of the roasted green chiles – super delicious with that bit o’ bite!

The toppings are turmeric, smoked paprika, and dill (l. to r.).  The salad was dressed with a small spoon of the blueberry pomegranate dressing.


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23 Responses to The First Soup

  1. Kit says:

    Wow! What a presentation!

    • judilyn says:

      The old favorite . . . Soup and Salad! ;-> I had a tiny piece of cornbread left, but forgot to put it into the toaster oven to crisp up. Love cornbread with just a touch of brown on the top! There is still enough soup left for another lunch, so maybe my tired ol’ brain will remember the cornbread this time! ;->

  2. Sounds very tasty, Such a nice presentation with all the spices. 🙂

  3. taphian says:

    looks wonderful, Judi, virtual hugs Mitza

    • judilyn says:

      Thanks. Thank goodness there is a serving for each of us left! It was scrumptious!

      • taphian says:

        I made some potatoe salad with red beets, pickled cucumbers, apples, spring onions and young hering with a sauce of sour cream with a little mustard, honey, salt and pepper and it was so delicious that I usually make a huge bowl for 2 days.

      • judilyn says:

        How colorful! Sounds very good! I love herring in a sour cream sauce, but haven’t had any in decades!

      • taphian says:

        We get a lot of this fresh Hering from Holland, it’s a bit salty but very delicious. Don’t you get this in the US where you live?

      • judilyn says:

        Maybe in a specialty shop in a larger city than here, but I’ve never seen any here. Maybe I’m not looking in the right place. When I lived in Florida (decades ago!), it was available in the refrigerated deli section in small jars in a sour cream sauce. Delicious, but very expensive.

        We don’t eat any seafood any more – after Fukushima. Too risky for Gary’s lack of much of an immune system.

      • taphian says:

        I understand that you have to be careful for Gary’s health but herings come from the North Sea. Here such salads are very cheap. I usually buy the herings on the market or in fish shops. Viele Gruess an Gary und gute Gesundheit, Mitza

      • judilyn says:

        He says “Danke, Mitza”! He is making his morning coffee, getting ready to sit out on the deck with his computer and stare at the mountains.

      • taphian says:

        Maybe that’s some sort of meditation, too and will do him good:) Virtual hugs Mitza

      • judilyn says:

        You’re definitely right! It has been chilly for a few days, and yesterday was the first day in several he could go out there in the morning. He had been really missing it. Even when it is just slightly chilly, we bundle him up in lots of down-filled jackets and lap robes so he can enjoy the view without getting chilled, but it was just a little too cold for that. It warms up quickly during the day, though, and has been very pleasant.

      • taphian says:

        Yesterday we were very lucky, we had 22 degrees, the heat and the sand in the air coming from the Sahara up to Hamburg. But now it will get colder a bit. Hope it will stay warm for Gary 🙂

  4. Kim says:

    Love the way you used the herbs to make it artsy!

  5. gypsy97 says:

    What a lovely soup! My mother made an excellent potato soup, but I was never very successful in making it so I haven’t had it in years. The colors of the seasonings look so beautiful against the background of the soup.

  6. Linda says:

    Looks and sounds delicious! 🙂

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