You can eat all week off of one ham.
Purchase one good sized ham, then:
1. Slice off the good portions to be used for ham sandwiches. The ham sandwiches are one meal.
2. Hunk up the rest of the meat that is on the bone. Place the ham chunks and bone in a large pot, cover meat with water till just covered. Boil till meat is cooked adding chopped up cabbage, chopped onion and carrots and homemade dumplings. This is another meal.
3. Use the same kettle and fixings that you made the last meal in and make either bean soup or split pea soup. That’s another meal.
(editor’s note: I’ve tried this and with leftovers, we ate all week. Good tip, Kristy.)