Cauliflower Ham Soup

Cauliflower Ham Soup

It was a dark and stormy night… no, really it was.  There was a lot of wind, blowing snow, and I was not in the mood to dine out with my P.S. (Personal Shopper/ hubby).  I had a head of cauliflower that needed to be used and a desire for soup.  But I was lazy so I searched the freezer for packets of frozen diced peppers and celery.  Half of my work was done!
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Lovely Ham Bone Broth Soup

Ham Bone Broth Soup

Ham Bone Broth Soup

This year around Easter my P.S. (Personal Shopper/ hubby) bought two different hams.  Lover of making bone broth that I am, I used each bone in turn to make a good pot of broth.  Eventually my fridge was full and I wanted to make a big pot of soup with the broth and vegetables.  I didn’t have a plan, I just used what I had in the fridge.  The result was the best soup, ever!  Ham bone broth rocks! Continue reading

Creamy Spinach Pasta with Ham or Shrimp

Creamy Spinach Pasta with Ham or Shrimp

Creamy Spinach Pasta with Ham or Shrimp

I was yearning for something creamy and rich for dinner.  I wanted pasta with a creamy sauce full of spinach and shrimp. I would use my go-to recipe for a creamy sauce and add spinach at the end. I would simply  separate the sauce between two skillets, add pasta and ham to one and pasta and shrimp to the other.  A good handful of Parmesan for each, with more for garnish, and my craving would be appeased. Continue reading