On the hopeful basis of “surely you can make soup even with a freezer-burned chunk of hambone”, I sauteed some cauliflower, carrots, mushrooms, etc. with some Herbs de Provence and garlic, added the hambone, then some pink beans, the last of the hard cider, and ….I’m sure there was something else
Oh, part of a golden beet. I thought it would add a little color.
It’s been simmering for over an hour now, and the bits of meat on the hambone are dutifully falling off into the soup, which tastes pretty good.
I’m afraid it’s a little late for me to be eating it, but I’m sure it will be even better tomorrow, if Word doesn’t get any this evening.