Our local Aldi has their glazed hams half priced so we picked up several of them for a great price - 13 lb for $11.00. We’ve had several meals out of the one we didn’t freeze and now it’s time for soup with the left over meat and bone! It’s so yummy and perfect for a rainy dreary day! Ingredients: Ham Bone with meat still on it 2 large containers of chicken stock ( we use Aldi brand) 2 containers of water (from chicken stock) 4 bay leaves Teaspoon ginger Ground pepper to taste ( about 1 tbl) 3 carrots 1 large onion 2 potatoes large (ish) 2 16 ounce pkgs dried split peas 1 cup cream or half and half 2 cups additional diced/cubed ham Boil/simmer bone and liquid and spices for 2 hours. Remove bone and strain liquid. Remove fat from meat and trim bone for remaining meat. Cut larger pieces of meat to bite sized pieces. Discard bone and put meat back into broth. Remove Bay leaves. Add cut carrots, onions and bring to a boil. Add split peas and cook on low (170 degrees if induction) for 1 hour. Add cut/cubes potatoes and continue to simmer until tender (about 20 mins) Note: don’t add any salt until the very end and you have tasted - hams have a lot of salt in them and additional salt may not be needed. Using stick blender - blend soup until chunky or desired consistency. Add 1 cup of cream/ half and half. Add the 2 cups of reserved ham. Stir well/serve/enjoy!