Cooking a ham in my house means that one or two days later I will be making ham soup. My family loves soup but ham soup is a favorite. I don't really measure with this one. I feel a soup recipe is subjective (well all recipes are) but soup even more so. To me, homemade soup conveys love.
1 ham bone (with ham left on the bone)
3 or 4 medium potatoes, chopped
2 or 3 leeks, cleaned and chopped (every store in town was out of leeks this time. Guess I am not the only one making soup!)
1/2 red onion, chopped
2 or 3 carrots, sliced
2 or 3 stalks celery, sliced
1/2 pkg split peas
1/2 pkg lentils
I like to start off with just the ham simmering in water for a couple of hours. Then I slowly add my other ingredients beginning with the peas and lentils. Simmer everything until coked through and yummy! Then I serve them with bagel chips. Enjoy!