Thursday, August 19, 2010

New England Boiled Dinner

   While we are thinking about fall, here is another good fall supper.  It also uses a lot of the vegetables that are in season now.  So head out to the garden or your nearest farmers market and cook a delicious fresh meal, with locally grown produce. 

New England Boiled Dinner


3 or 4 lbs bone end cut ham
1 bay leaf
1 clove garlic, can use garlic powder
½ large head cabbage, cut in 6 wedges
4 to 6 small potatoes
4 to 6 small carrots, peeled
4 to 6 small onions
¼ lb or less green beans, broken in half

   Wash ham, cut of rind and most of fat.  Put in large pot and cover with water.  Add bay leaf and garlic.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour.  If ham is precooked variety, simmer for ½ hour.
   Remove ham and cut from bone.  (Reserve bone for making split pea soup.)  Return meat to pot.  Add all vegetables except cabbage to ham and simmer ½ hour.  Add cabbage to pot the last 15 minutes of cooking time.

                                             A perfect fall day...

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