Carn-Yay went through a stage where he was stockpiling ham bones. Every time he came back from the supermarket it was with another ham bone.
For a while I made soup and baked beans but pretty soon I just couldn’t keep up…
At one point, there were EIGHT big bones in our freezer.
We were were in danger of being over-run.
We couldn’t eat ice cream anymore.
‘It’s got to stop Carn-Yay,’ I said.
‘No more ham,’ I said.
Eventually he moved on to salami.
Today, I finally fished that final bone out of the freezer and I made ham and vegetable soup. We had it with garlic bread from Dick. Dick is always giving us bread.
ham and vegetable soup: last time for a long time
Stock: Boil the crap out of ham bone + onion + carrot + parsley + peppercorns + celery for 2-4 hours. Remove the forlorn looking vegetables and the inedible bits of meat/bone.
Soup: Boil the stock with the ham shards + a crapload of vegetables (whatever, really) for 20 minutes (ish). I used kale, carrot, onion, peas, zucchini, potato.
Eat and don’t be worried if it turns into jelly in the fridge.
Fare the well, ham.
And goodbye garlic bread.
May the two of you not be seen around these parts for at least a couple of months.