Barley Ham Bone Slow Cook Soup

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Hailey Chamberlain 3

"This is an excellent way to use a left over ham bone from dinner. Get the kids involved by helping them to see how leftovers from a family ham dinner can make a healthy soup for lunches! It is great for kids or parents to put in a tupperware container with crackers and shredded cheese to top and warm for a nutritious lunch."
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0 8 servings yields 10-12 cups
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



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  1. After a ham dinner, take bone and place in large cooking pot or slow cooker with bay leave and fill to top with water (roughly 10 cups)
  2. Bring to a boil and then reduce to low, 6-8 hours
  3. Return to cooking pot and gently remove ham from bone
  4. Add onion, leeks, parsley, thyme, salt, pepper, chicken bouillon, 5 spice, stir and leave on low for 2 hours
  5. Add barley (add more water if needed), bring to a boil and then return to low for 1 1/2 hours
  6. Ready to serve, pack into containers, or freezer bags and store. For lunches pack with a bag of shredded cheese and crackers to crumble on top
  7. We will leave this in the cooking pot for a couple of days and just reheat before eating.
  8. Add a touch of cream to each bowl for a smooth touch.
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