It's only in the 50's here today, so what's better than soup simmering on the stove all day?
German Vegetable Soup
adapted from Kate Gosselin (of Jon & Kate +8)
1 leftover ham bone, with a little meat
1 large onion, chopped
3 carrots, sliced
3 celery stalks, sliced
3 potatoes, peeled and diced
1 can green beans
1 can corn
28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
2 bay leaves
salt & pepper
2 tbsp Italian seasoning
1 c spatzle
In a large stock pot, cover ham bone with water. Boil for 1.5 hours. Remove bone from pot. Remove meat from bone, mince, and return to pot. Discard bone.
Add onion, carrot, celery, potato, green beans, corn, crushed tomatoes, bay leaves and Italian seasoning. Season generously with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then simmer 1-2 hours.
Stir in spatzle. Simmer 30-60 minutes, stirring frequently.