Ham and Sweet Potato Soup

With only a dimly lit Christmas tree illuminating the room in our quiet house, I’m savoring the last waking hours of our holiday decorations knowing my husband will start dismantling everything in the morning. This can only mean one thing for my children… they finally get my blessing to eat the candy off their individual gingerbread houses we made and displayed on our buffet as a holiday centerpiece.

A few weeks ago, we challenged junior Kitchen Explorers to submit a picture of their own decorated gingerbread house for an opportunity to be featured on the PBS Parents site. It is my pleasure to showcase 4-yr old, Neha’s beautiful masterpiece here on Kitchen Explorers. Isn’t her house lovely? Great job, Neha!

My kids are enjoying their winter break by spending time with cousins, out of town family, and the welcomed break of having no homework. My job is to feed everyone, doing my best to eat through all the leftovers before I re-commit myself to healthier eating starting New Year’s Day.

Today, I have a simple ham and sweet potato soup recipe using left over spiral ham we feasted on yesterday. I like this recipe because it is easy to make and the smoked ham adds a lot of flavor. Enjoy!

Ham and Sweet Potato Soup by Kitchen Explorers

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