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...