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Hamming it up after Christmas

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A lot of people included a nice, big ham for their Christmas dinner, and there’s a good chance many folks have leftovers. Ham sandwiches are always good, and breakfast fare such as ham and eggs, but if you are wondering how else to put that leftover ham to good use, here are a few suggestions.

Pair up that ham with potatoes and enjoy some hearty fare that will warm your tummies on these cold January nights. Let’s get this new year started!

Ham and potato soup

You can add some diced carrots to this soup, and garnish it with crumbled bacon, shredded cheese, chopped chives and a bit of sour cream if you like. And if you like soup served in a bread bowl, this is a good one for that. You can thicken your soup as to your own liking.

3 1/2 cups peeled and diced potatoes
1/3 cup diced celery
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
3/4 cup diced cooked ham
3 1/4 cups water
2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste (may not need this if the bouillon you use is very salty)
1 teaspoon ground white or black pepper, or to taste
5 tablespoons butter
5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups milk



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