Wednesday, February 19, 2014

My New England Boiled Dinner

1 ham shank
1 head cabbage cut in chunks through the core to keep attached
3-5 sweet potatoes cut in chunks
4-5 white potatoes cut in chunks
1 pk baby carrots
2 rutabaga cut in chunks
3-4 onions cut in half through center
5 garlic cloves cut in half
1 rounded teaspoon or more Italian seasoning's
8-10 chicken bouillon

Put in a turkey roaster and fill with enough water to almost cover veggies. put in a 350 degree oven for approx. 3 1/2 hours or until the veggies are cooked and soft. Serve in a lipped plate with some of the juice.

When you are finished with dinner just cut the rest of the ham into bite sized pieces and mash the veggies in the water they were cooked in. return the cut ham to the broth and you have a wonderful soup that freezes very well. 

If you prefer split pea soup simply cook your peas in the liquid then add back the smashed veggies and cut up ham and you have the best split pea soup anywhere.

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