On the 12th day of Christmas…I got some soup???

It’s finally here. The best day of the year. Enjoy your day and your loved ones.
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Then after the commotion is over, use your leftover ham to make this delightful and healthy Ham and Bean Soup.  Merry Christmas!!!

1 pound mixed dry beans

Ham bone

1 1/2 cups ham, cubed

1 large onion, chopped

3/4 cup celery, chopped

3/4 cup carrots, sliced or chopped

1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes

2 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

1 cup tomato juice

6 cups water

2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce

1 bay leaf

1 tsp prepared mustard

1/2 tsp chili powder

Juice of 1 lemon

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

1.Place beans in sauce pan. Cover with 6 cups water and soak overnight. Drain the liquid.

2.Combine remaining ingredients in slow cooker.

3.Cover and cook on LOW 9-11 hours or 5-6 hours on HIGH.

4.Remove bay leaf and ham bone before serving.

Makes 10 servings