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After the Christmas holidays (and the money that is spent!) we like to try to live “low to the ground” during January. And that includes our grocery bill. Here’s our recipe for Ham & Lentil Soup. It’s a favourite for a cold winter day!
Although we don’t spend a huge amount at Christmas, we like to cut the spending for the next month or two, if we can.
So we eat out of our pantry, cold room & freezers and just hunker down. We make soups, stews and other delicious homemade meals.
If we start early enough in the morning, we can cook the soup on top of our woodstove.
Great because it’s easy, it makes the house smell awesome for hours and we don’t even need to turn on the electric stove to get it made.
If you make it on your electric stove, plan for it to take about 3 hours.
This soup can feed a family of 6 for about $10 and that’s a great price for dinner! Add a loaf of fresh homemade bread to serve along with it.
If you don’t already have a breadmaker, consider getting one this year. Find one at the thrift store if you can’t afford a new one, but get one.
You will save so much money on bread – right now, we pay almost $4 a loaf for multigrain bread.
So we make our own. The breadmaker is so convenient.
Hearty Ham and Lentil Soup
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