What is it about peeling and dicing potatoes that calms me, soothes me, centers me?
What is it about making something so simple as soup?
Some humble vegetables, some chicken bones boiled in water to make broth, some salty ham…
Something magic happens when you combine these simple things…a tonic for the soul.
Ham & Cabbage Soup
1 onion, diced
3 potatoes, peeled & diced
2 carrots, peeled & diced
4 cups shredded cabbage
2 cups water
2 cups chicken broth
4 tablespoons butter
1/4 lb. diced ham
Combine all ingredients in stock pot. Cover and bring to a boil. Then reduce heat and simmer 30 to 60 minutes or until vegetables are cooked through. Serves 4-6.
* I doubled the recipe, and then some. I used a whole head of cabbage, which I’m sure was more than 8 cups. And I used 3/4# of ham.
* So I just added equal parts water and chicken broth until it barely covered the vegetables. The cabbage will give off some water, making the final product more “soup-y”.
* I used a ham steak, instead of leftover regular ham.
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